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We performed a comparison between StarWind Storage Appliance and StorMagic SvSAN based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Software Defined Storage solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed StarWind Storage Appliance vs. StorMagic SvSAN Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The integration is excellent.""Having instant failover redundancy helps me sleep easier at night.""They call us when monitoring shows a possible issue and are very flexible in working with our schedule to troubleshoot when it is convenient for us."

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"This synchronization is easy with StorMagic, and we can establish availability between servers.""StorMagic SvSAN's best feature is that it is platform agnostic.""StorMagic SvSAN is a very effective solution and the interface is good.""It gives zero downtime and it works with two nodes rather than three nodes, unlike other solutions.""What I found most valuable in StorMagic SvSAN is integration. As a software-defined storage solution, it's also very easy to use and it's the trend in the market today. StorMagic SvSAN also made the customer happy because the customer could use his existing hardware with it. The customer had rack-mounted storage, so he didn't want to purchase a dedicated hardware for storage purposes. He just upgraded his hard disk drives."

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Cons
"They offered onsite installation, but we chose to do it ourselves. That took longer and was more work for us but saved us a ton of money in the end.""StarWind no longer sells HDDs for primary storage.""The dashboard features are not in the free version."

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"In terms of what could be improved in StorMagic SvSAN, I don't have a major issue with it, but its user interface should be more customer-oriented.""There are two features missing: there's no REST API functionality, and there is no date duplication in it.""In the next release, StorMagic SvSAN should include multi-node clusters, which would allow storage spaces to be used more efficiently.""The only improvement area I can see is their licensing. For example, the memory caching feature is only available in an advanced license. Normally, it's in a standard license. It would be better if they had memory caching features in the product. Some backup features should also be in the product""The deployment of StorMagic SvSAN is very small. However, you need some time to do it. It's important to make a test deployment before the real deployment."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "StarWind by far provides the best bang for the buck."
  • "On the homepage, you can not see the pricing."
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  • "It's fairly cheap when compared to other options. But it can be improved as some features may not be available in the standard license. The vendor positions it as an edge product, so it isn't suitable to compare with VMware vSAN or Nutanix because that's another product altogether."
  • "The pricing of StorMagic SvSAN is fairly good because if you compare it with VMware, it's at a better price. This is an important thing to remember."
  • "The licensing cost is $7,000 per two nodes for two terabytes."
  • "70% cheaper than competitors and provides all the enterprise feature requirements at low cost."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Having instant failover redundancy helps me sleep easier at night.
    Top Answer:StarWind is really transparent on price. Software cost is on the website, and they will work with you on what hardware you want to run on. 
    Top Answer:StarWind no longer sells HDDs for primary storage.
    Top Answer:This synchronization is easy with StorMagic, and we can establish availability between servers.
    Top Answer:It's fairly cheap when compared to other options. But it can be improved as some features may not be available in the standard license. The vendor positions it as an edge product, so it isn't suitable… more »
    Top Answer:The only improvement area I can see is their licensing. For example, the memory caching feature is only available in an advanced license. Normally, it's in a standard license. It would be better if… more »
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    Overview

    For SMB and Enterprises who are looking for high performance primary storage for server virtualization, VDI, database and Big Data scenarios, or inexpensive secondary backup tier, our solution is StarWind Storage Appliance. It unifies commodity servers, disks and flash, and associated software into an easily scalable storage platform.

    Additionally, the appliance features an optional gateway to Azure public cloud, which helps to implement an effective Disaster Recovery plan or meet regulatory requirements. StarWind SA scales up by adding individual disks and flash modules, or JBODs, while adding ready controller nodes allows scaling out. 

    StarWind SA targets those, who need high-performance primary storage or secondary storage for backup. In case there is a whole virtualization infrastructure to build from scratch, StarWind HCA will come in handy. Otherwise, if all the required hardware is present, StarWind Virtual SAN will be enough to build a high-performance virtualization setup. 

    StorMagic SvSAN simplifies storage at the edge. It is a virtual SAN, virtualizing the internal storage of two servers and creating an active-active mirror that ensures an exact copy of data resides on both servers at any time. Needing just two nodes in each cluster, using any x86 server, any CPU and any storage combination, SvSAN gives you the flexibility to deploy lightweight, low cost highly available storage as you wish. 

    A single, incredibly lightweight witness provides quorum to as many as 1000 SvSAN clusters and they can all be deployed and managed from a central location. Stretch your SvSAN clusters across entire cities for added resiliency. Deploy on VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Linux KVM hypervisors and avoid vendor lock-in. Leverage sophisticated caching algorithms when superior performance is required. If security is a priority, implement StorSecure - SvSAN's integrated encryption and key management feature. And if redundancy is a concern, deploy three nodes per cluster to withstand two node failures and still keep your applications online.

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    Sample Customers
    Bosch, EC2 IT, Solid Earth Inc., Canon
    E.ON, Bayer, NHS, Keiser Corp., TDK, Oxford University, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Bridgestone, Argos, UnitedHealthcare, Harris Corp.
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization8%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government7%
    Retailer6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Buyer's Guide
    StarWind Storage Appliance vs. StorMagic SvSAN
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about StarWind Storage Appliance vs. StorMagic SvSAN and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    StarWind Storage Appliance is ranked 9th in NAS with 3 reviews while StorMagic SvSAN is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 5 reviews. StarWind Storage Appliance is rated 9.4, while StorMagic SvSAN is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of StarWind Storage Appliance writes "Great performance with excellent technical support and good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StorMagic SvSAN writes "Effective redundancy, good interface, and responsive support". StarWind Storage Appliance is most compared with FreeNAS, StoneFly VSO NAS, VMware vSAN and StarWind Virtual Tape Library, whereas StorMagic SvSAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, Veeam Backup & Replication, StarWind Virtual SAN, DataCore SANsymphony and HPE SimpliVity. See our StarWind Storage Appliance vs. StorMagic SvSAN report.

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