The two new Dell EMC appliances come fully configured. Each model includes server and storage hardware, Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere hypervisor, StorMagic’s SvSAN software and includes three years of maintenance and support.
Based on industry-leading servers from Dell EMC in combination with StorMagic’s simple, cost-effective and flexible virtual SAN software (SvSAN), the StorMagic Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) appliances make the adoption of the technology more affordable for SMEs and remote office/branch office environments where small budgets and lack of IT resource are a growing challenge. The two models being announced are StorMagic Dell EMC HCI 640 and the StorMagic Dell EMC HCI 740.
John Glendenning, SVP of sales and business development, StorMagic said that HCI vendors have a reputation of primarily targeting enterprise datacenters and large remote sites, which is apparent in the cost and complexity of these solutions.
“StorMagic is erasing that perception with appliances designed specifically for small datacenters and edge computing with pre-configured, two-server clusters that bring HCI to a price point and level of simplicity that has just not been available until now.”
StorMagic’s SvSAN uses the internal disk drives of any two x86 servers and actively mirroring data between them to enable highly-available, shared storage and the simple, hyperconverged environment desired by many end users. The Dell EMC servers being used, the R640 and R740XD, are ideal platforms to host the hyperconverged appliances because of their reliability, scalability and performance.
Kevin Matthews, Exertis enterprise sales director said that many of its partners are SME focused and their customers often struggle to find a solution that is easy to use and fits their IT budget.
“These appliances enable our StorMagic and Dell EMC partners, and their customers, to consume a more simple and cost-effective alternative to traditional vendor hyperconverged solutions.”