StorMagic, a leading provider of enterprise-class virtual storage for virtual-server environments, today announced a High Availability virtual server solution for VMware ESXi extending to vSphere Essentials.
StorMagic’s High Availability option for ESXi will be a standardized feature with its acclaimed virtual storage appliance (VSA) the SvSAN. Designed as an affordable alternative to physical storage, SvSAN became popular as a virtual shared storage solution for server virtualization environments, enabling VMware vSphere features such as High Availability, vMotion and DRS.
“Many VMware users approached us looking for ways to achieve cost-effective High Availability as they began the early stages of virtualization. We felt that our SvSAN could be enhanced to provide a VMware-based solution for them versus the alternative of going to another platform,” said Hans O’Sullivan CEO at StorMagic.
SvSAN’s High Availability enables ESXi users to achieve affordable HA for virtual machines with or without vCenter. In combination with the SvSAN’s Web-based management tool, this decreases the cost and complexity of entry into virtualization.
“It’s the SvSAN’s flexibility that generates so much interest as a solution for multi-site environments. Now with SvSAN’s new HA management functionality for Virtual Machines, customers can begin to enjoy the benefits of virtualization at an affordable cost,” explains Richard Forrest, Director of Sales at StorMagic.
StorMagic’s SvSAN HA functionality is currently available as a Beta with the full release due mid-September. Existing customers with support contracts in place will be able to upgrade at no additional cost.