Efficient Storage for Green IT

Green Storage Journal

Subscribe to Green Storage Journal: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get Green Storage Journal: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Trends in Green Storage Authors: Natalie Lerner, Greg Schulz, RealWire News Distribution, Bob Gourley, Jayaram Krishnaswamy

Related Topics: Cloud Computing, Virtualization Magazine, VMware Journal, Green Storage Journal

News Feed Item

StorMagic Announces Support for VMware vSphere™ 4

StorMagic®, a fast-growing developer of iSCSI SAN management software for virtualized server environments, today announced that the StorMagic SvSAN™ storage virtual appliance is supporting VMware vSphere™ 4, which includes VMware ESX and VMware ESXi. Qualified users can get a free copy of the SvSAN for management of up to 2 TB and with no expiration date by visiting the StorMagic booth #2536 at VMworld 2009, August 31 through September 3, in San Francisco, Calif. At VMworld 2009, StorMagic is also sponsoring a “Crack-the-Vault” contest that gives attendees an opportunity to win $10,000 in cash, and also learn how they could save thousands of dollars.

The StorMagic SvSAN is designed to enable the deployment of a high-availability shared storage solution for less than $2,000, allowing VMware vSphere 4 users to take advantage of enhanced server virtualization functions without the need to purchase expensive shared storage.

Introduced in April 2009, VMware vSphere 4 is the industry’s leading virtualization platform, transforming datacenters into dramatically simplified cloud infrastructures to enable the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services. VMware vSphere 4 is the most cost-effective way for small businesses to enable ‘Always On IT’ – the high availability, reliability, and manageability of enterprise-class operations optimized for small and midsized businesses.

"With its support for VMware vSphere™ 4, the StorMagic SvSAN can now better manage our infrastructure as an efficient, flexible and dynamic virtualized environment," said Kim Tauchen, director of operations/IT at Direct Enterprises, Inc. "Smaller companies like ours have similar needs to the enterprise, so to have an option like the SvSAN that cost-effectively delivers enterprise-class features is terrific."

“Customers are responsive, in part because they are now able to create, manage, and provision storage in their VMware environments through a user-friendly console,” said Scott Brousse, chief technology officer at PBG. “On top of this, the StorMagic solution allows them to build a business continuity plan, knowing that they can get the simplicity they want without giving up high availability – through rapid and automated failover - and performance.”

“We are now offering VMware users storage virtual appliances to manage the storage infrastructures of virtualized environments,” said Mike Stolz, vice president of marketing at StorMagic. “We launched SvSAN a few months ago, and the interest we have experienced from the VMware community is amazing. Our tests in real-world environments have shown that the SvSAN addresses the shared storage needs of SMBs and remote office environments, and delivers similar performance to external storage with a comparable number of disk drives.”

StorMagic SvSAN includes features users would expect from an enterprise-class SAN and provides optional licenses for high availability and capacity management. By turning unused storage capacity into a virtual SAN, the solution is designed to enable users to take advantage of advanced features of VMware environments such as VMware High Availability (HA), VMware VMotion™ and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), without the need for an external SAN. StorMagic SvSAN is also designed to work with VMware vCenter™ Server, so that administrators are able to manage datastores, the StorMagic iSCSI SAN, and the internal RAID controller from within the VMware vSphere Client and VMware vCenter Server.

With capacity that starts at 2 TB and scales to unlimited storage, the SvSAN enables administrators to create, manage and provision datastores through a single-step process, which allows them to rapidly deploy datastores without managing multiple applications. Add-on features include active-active mirroring for high-availability and capacity management upgrades.

About StorMagic

StorMagic is a fast-growing provider of cost-effective storage management software solutions that simplify, automate, and manage data storage for virtual server environments. With an executive team of storage veterans from companies such as Adaptec, Xiotech, and Eurologic, the company has brought to market an easy-to-use and highly reliable software with superior data management and migration capabilities, helping organizations protect and manage their mission-critical data. StorMagic has offices in Bristol, United Kingdom, and Eden Prairie, Minn. For more information, please call (800) 517-5282 or visit www.stormagic.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.