Hyperconverged solutions are a hot topic right now. But is there a hyperconverged offering that can work for small offices? Paul Woodward Jr. takes a look at StorMagic SvSAN and puts it through its paces to find out how it can work for locations that need something that fits their style.
In some ways, StorMagic has an old school approach to software-defined storage. Instead of a hyperconverged infrastructure approach that utilizes some of the same principals, but ultimately locks you into very specific hardware, StorMagic is strictly software only. Their goal is to provide software abstracted storage functions that allow organizations to run on their hardware of choice. They see their market at the edge of the enterprise. These would be remote locations for large organization where installing and deploying specialized hardware isn’t cost effective or physically feasible.