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StorMagic is a British multinational computer software company headquartered in Bristol, specializing in software-defined storage and edge computing. StorMagic designs, develops and sells virtualization software that allows users to create virtual SANs.
StorMagic was founded in 2006 by Hans O’Sullivan and Chris Farey, both of whom had worked at IP storage company Eurologic and its spin-off Elipsan. O'Sullivan said that the idea for SvSAN came from his thesis at the University of Limerick.
The company’s first product was a software-based iSCSI SAN named SM Series, launched in 2007, which could be supplied to customers pre-installed on white box hardware. The company also began working with VMware. Early adopters of the product included a number of higher education institutions such as Oxford University, Liverpool University and the University of Illinois.
StorMagic SvSAN was launched in 2009, using knowledge and feedback gained in the development of SM Series. At launch, SvSAN was one of a collection of solutions to pioneer the concept of the virtual SAN, a type of solution favoured by SMEs and edge computing environments such as remote and branch locations to provide highly available shared storage.
StorMagic has worked with Cisco to make its software compatible with the Cisco Unified Computing System line of servers. StorMagic also entered into a partnership with Lenovo in 2015. In May 2018, a new range of Dell EMC appliances running SvSAN were unveiled. A partnership with Citrix was announced, including Citrix Ready certification.
Major developments of SvSAN have included the introduction of read and write caching features as well as data at rest encryption involving partnerships with several KMS vendors including Fornetix, Thales Group, HyTrust and Gemalto. At beginning of 2019, for the first time, StorMagic was included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure alongside competitors including VMware, Nutanix, Starwind and DataCore. In addition, former Spectra Logic Chief Sales Officer, Brian Grainger, joined StorMagic as Chief Revenue Officer at the start of 2019.
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