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What is StorMagic SvSAN?

StorMagic SvSAN simplifies storage at the edge. It is a virtual SAN, virtualizing the internal storage of two servers and creating an active-active mirror that ensures an exact copy of data resides on both servers at any time. Needing just two nodes in each cluster, using any x86 server, any CPU and any storage combination, SvSAN gives you the flexibility to deploy lightweight, low cost highly available storage as you wish. 

A single, incredibly lightweight witness provides quorum to as many as 1000 SvSAN clusters and they can all be deployed and managed from a central location. Stretch your SvSAN clusters across entire cities for added resiliency. Deploy on VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Linux KVM hypervisors and avoid vendor lock-in. Leverage sophisticated caching algorithms when superior performance is required. If security is a priority, implement StorSecure - SvSAN's integrated encryption and key management feature. And if redundancy is a concern, deploy three nodes per cluster to withstand two node failures and still keep your applications online.

StorMagic SvSAN is also known as StorMagic .

Buyer's Guide

Download the Software Defined Storage (SDS) Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: October 2021

StorMagic SvSAN Customers

E.ON, Bayer, NHS, Keiser Corp., TDK, Oxford University, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Bridgestone, Argos, UnitedHealthcare, Harris Corp.

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about StorMagic SvSAN pricing:
  • "It's fairly cheap when compared to other options. But it can be improved as some features may not be available in the standard license. The vendor positions it as an edge product, so it isn't suitable to compare with VMware vSAN or Nutanix because that's another product altogether."

StorMagic SvSAN Reviews

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Owner at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Reseller
Top 10
A software-defined storage solution with a useful synchronization feature

Pros and Cons

  • "This synchronization is easy with StorMagic, and we can establish availability between servers."
  • "The only improvement area I can see is their licensing. For example, the memory caching feature is only available in an advanced license. Normally, it's in a standard license. It would be better if they had memory caching features in the product. Some backup features should also be in the product"

What is our primary use case?

We use StorMagic SvSAN in two hotels. The hotel needed redundant servers, and we installed two servers on each site with StorMagic. We use it for server availability. We used it with VMware, and we synchronize disks with StorMagic and VMware disks as common storage on both servers. 

What is most valuable?

This synchronization is easy with StorMagic, and we can establish availability between servers.

What needs improvement?

The only improvement area I can see is their licensing. For example, the memory caching feature is only available in an advanced license. Normally, it's in a standard license. It would be better if they had memory caching features in the product. Some backup features should also be in the product. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using StorMagic SvSAN for a couple of months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable and uses very low process and memory resources. It works well.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable for edge products. Because on the edge, you can use a maximum of three servers. If you use many servers, you should use data center products like VMware vSAN or Nutanix. For edge, it's very scalable because, with three servers, you can have about 100 virtual machines in the area. It's more than enough for edge situations.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have contacted StorMagic sales representatives and technical consultants before installation. They are very helpful, and they know the product and the configurations very well. They helped with the trial installations and post-setup review. I more than appreciate StorMagic's technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have experience with data center products, but that was before StorMagic. I was looking for a cheap edge product that was suitable for two servers. One of my colleagues suggested StorMagic, and it's our gig now.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup and installation are very easy with StorMagic because StorMagic has a VMware vCenter plugin. When you install the plugin, it's easy to deploy StorMagic appliances and configure all of them.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented this solution by ourselves.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's fairly cheap when compared to other options. But it can be improved as some features may not be available in the standard license. The vendor positions it as an edge product, so it isn't suitable to compare with VMware vSAN or Nutanix because that's another product altogether.

What other advice do I have?

I would generally recommend this product to potential users.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give StorMagic SvSAN a nine.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: reseller
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