StorMagic SvSAN 5.2

StorMagic, Inc. introduced version 5.2 of SvSAN - a virtualized shared storage platform - at VMworld and make it available to the market September 15.

It is available for demonstration at the StorMagic booth during show exhibition hours. Also, after it becomes generally available, a free 60-day trial will be available on the website.

It enables organizations to add a SSD caching capability that accelerates server I/O operations, migrate SvSAN data targets from one location to another, better manage storage pools and monitor solution performance.

The new elements in SvSAN 5.2 include:

- Data Migration. This feature migrates SvSAN targets from one storage location to another, ensuring that targets are distributed and load balanced over available SvSAN resources. Targets can be migrated between storage pools on the same SvSAN solution or to another SvSAN virtual storage appliance entirely.

- Storage Pool Enhancements. It enables existing storage pool capacity to be expanded when underlying disks are grown, and allows storage pools to be categorized with user-defined labels.

- Write-Back Caching. It uses SSD as a 'staging' area, providing faster server I/O response time. Data is then de-staged from the cache to the final storage location at a later point. Write-back caching algorithms ensure the cache is utilized, and storage tiering allows targets to span multiple storage types. In addition, per-target caching enables users to select the targets that can benefit from I/O acceleration, ensuring important data is prioritized.

- Performance Monitoring. Granular, historical I/O transaction and throughput statistics are available to users, presented in an intuitive format. Reports are issued per iSCSI target, enabling customers to troubleshoot I/O performance issues or identify I/O trends or patterns


The solution that delivers a virtualized shared storage platform, enables enterprises to eliminate downtime and ensure high availability of applications at the edge where disruptions equate to losses in revenue and service. By leveraging existing server storage and presenting it as a virtual SAN, SvSAN supports a range of organizations – from those with 10 edge sites to those with 10,000 or more - through minimal IT infrastructure

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