StorMagic SvSAN with Lenovo and System x

SOLUTION SHEET
StorMagic SvSAN with Lenovo and System x
Eliminating downtime for your
business-critical applications
TARGETED INDUSTRIES
Legal
Docs
Video
Surveillance
Retail
POS
Government
Comms
Energy
Production
One of the greatest challenges of multisite organizations is to
ensure the uptime and availability of business-critical applications
in local and distributed IT environments. This becomes even
more challenging as organizations strive to reduce capital and
operating expenses.
This is now achievable through combining the leading softwaredefined storage solution from StorMagic with the latest in server
technology from Lenovo™. This joint solution allows businesses to
deploy a data storage infrastructure that remains highly available.
SvSAN’s unique features and benefits
• Abstraction of storage services away from traditional
storage arrays, making it a key component of a
software-defined storage strategy
•
Elimination of the need for a physical Storage Area
Network (SAN)
•
Virtualization of internal disk drives and external, directattached storage arrays (DAS) to enable storage sharing
among multiple servers
•
High availability in a simple two-server solution (the
only software that can do so)
•
At least 33% lower capital acquisition cost for
distributed environments
•
Over 40% lower TCO through reduced power and
cooling costs, decreased sparing and maintenance
costs, and minimized need for dedicated IT resources
•
Maximized application uptime
•
Centralized storage management of entire
multisite infrastructure
•
Rapid, scripted deployments and updates of multiple
sites simultaneously with automated provisioning
•
Optimal flexibility, as SvSAN is hypervisor agnostic
and can scale as storage requirements grow
•
Fast resynchronization through restore capability,
enabling users to replace a failed server with a new
one and automatically rebuild their environment
What is StorMagic SvSAN?
SvSAN is a software solution which enables organizations to
eliminate downtime of business-critical applications where this
disruption directly equates to a loss in service and revenue.
SvSAN ensures high availability through a virtualized shared
storage platform so that business-critical applications remain
operational. StorMagic’s customers have anywhere from a single
site to thousands of remote sites where local IT resources are not
available and uptime of applications is a must.
SvSAN provides an intuitive, standardized management interface
that allows multiple SvSANs to be managed and provisioned
quickly and simply. SvSAN’s lightweight (1vCPU and 2GB RAM),
flexible architecture and its modular approach enable it to meet the
ever-changing and increasingly demanding storage requirements
of any organization.
Lenovo System x3250 M5
Intel Inside®. Powerful Solution Outside.
For more information, contact your Lenovo business partner or sales representative.
SOLUTION SHEET
SvSAN Standard vs. Advanced License
Feature
Standard
Advanced
Minimum cluster size
2
2
Synchronous mirroring / high-availability storage
Yes
Yes
Stretched / MetroCluster support
Yes
Yes
Volume migration
Yes
Yes
VSA restore (VMware vSphere only)
Yes
Yes
Centralized management and monitoring
Yes
Yes
Remote shared quorum
Yes
Yes
I/O performance statistics
Yes
Yes
Multiple VSA GUI deployment and upgrade
Yes
Yes
Powershell script generation
Yes
Yes
SSD caching (read / write)
No
Yes
Memory-based caching — most frequently used mode
No
Yes
Memory-based caching — read-ahead mode
No
Yes
Memory-based caching — data-pinning mode
No
Yes
Intelligent automated tiering
No
Yes
Lenovo System x3250 Server
Benefits
•
For SMB / ROBO with small HA requirements
•
Hyper-V and VMware supported
•
Compact 1U servers (small form factor)
•
IMM2 management with FoD
•
Intel® Xeon® processors
•
Affordable price point and TCO
•
Efficiency and value
•
2.5" and 3.5" disk CRNs available
Requirement
CRN
Description
SvSAN Licensing Part # (Lenovo Part #)
2TB 1U SvSAN
Standard Entry
HCSMMEC1A64
Lenovo 2TB 4C entry HDD only configuration
SM-SvSAN-2TB-STD-PLAT1 (7ZN7A04017)
2TB 1U SvSAN
Advanced Entry
HCSMMEC3C64
Lenovo 2TB 4C entry SSD and HDD hybrid
configuration
SM-SvSAN-2TB-ADV-PLAT1 (7ZN7A04023)
6TB 1U SvSAN
Standard Entry
HCSMMEA1A64
Lenovo 6TB 4C entry HDD only configuration
SM-SvSAN-6TB-STD-PLAT1 (7ZN7A04029)
6TB 1U SvSAN
Advanced Entry
HCSMMEA3C64
Lenovo 6TB 4C entry SSD and HDD hybrid
configuration
SM-SvSAN-6TB-ADV-PLAT1 (7ZN7A04035)
Intel Inside®. Powerful Solution Outside.
For more information, contact your Lenovo business partner or sales representative.
SOLUTION SHEET
Lenovo System x3550 Server
Benefits
•
For SMB / ROBO with small HA requirements
•
High-performance CPUs up to 10 cores
•
Compact 1U servers (small form factor)
•
Hyper-V and VMware supported
•
Intel Xeon processors
•
2.5" and 3.5" disk CRNs available
•
IMM2 management with FoD
®
®
Requirement
CRN
Description
SvSAN Licensing Part # (Lenovo Part #)
2TB 1U SvSAN
Standard Mid
HCSMMEC2B64
Lenovo 2TB 8C mid HDD only configuration
SM-SvSAN-2TB-STD-PLAT1 (7ZN7A04017)
2TB 1U SvSAN
Advanced Mid
HCSMMEC4D64
Lenovo 2TB 8C mid SSD and HDD hybrid
configuration
SM-SvSAN-2TB-ADV-PLAT1 (7ZN7A04023)
6TB 1U SvSAN
Standard Mid
HCSMMEA2B64
Lenovo 6TB 8C mid HDD only configuration
SM-SvSAN-6TB-STD-PLAT1 (7ZN7A04029)
6TB 1U SvSAN
Advanced Mid
HCSMMEA4D64
Lenovo 6TB 8C mid SSD and HDD hybrid
configuration
SM-SvSAN-6TB-ADV-PLAT1 (7ZN7A04035)
Lenovo System x3650 Server
Benefits
•
High-performance CPUs up to 10 cores
•
IMM2 management with FoD
•
For SMB / ROBO with high
application requirements
•
Groundbreaking storage density
•
•
Hyper-V and VMware supported
Flexible 2U design
•
2.5" and 3.5" disk CRNs available
Requirement
CRN
Description
SvSAN Licensing Part # (Lenovo Part #)
12TB 2U SvSAN
Standard Mid
HCSMMEB1A64
Lenovo 12TB 8C high HDD only configuration
SM-SvSAN-12TB-STD-PLAT1 (7ZN7A04041)
12TB 2U SvSAN
Advanced Mid
HCSMMEB3C64
Lenovo 12TB 8C high SSD and HDD hybrid
configuration
SM-SvSAN-12TB-ADV-PLAT1 (7ZN7A04047)
UTB 2U SvSAN
Standard Mid
HCSMMEB2B64
Lenovo UTB 8C high HDD only configuration
SM-SvSAN-UTB-STD-PLAT1 (7ZN7A04053)
UTB 2U SvSAN
Advanced Mid
HCSMMEB4D64
Lenovo UTB 8C high SSD and HDD hybrid
configuration
SM-SvSAN-UTB-ADV-PLAT1 (7ZN7A04059)
Powered by Lenovo
The StorMagic SvSAN solution leverages powerful Lenovo servers with Intel® Xeon® processors for optimal reliability,
scalability, and performance. Lenovo servers use industry-standard components and range from feature-rich, scalable
enterprise x86 servers to rack-optimized servers designed for business productivity to entry-level rack and tower servers.
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For more information, contact your Lenovo business partner or sales representative.
SOLUTION SHEET
Lenovo delivers a number of unique advantages over other x86-based platforms for distributed enterprises and
virtualized environments. In addition to supporting a wide range of networking, storage, memory, and processor options,
they remedy common IT pain points with these highlighted benefits:
• Leadership reliability for high uptime — System x servers incorporate best-in-class and redundant components such as hot-swappable
power supplies, fans, disks, and RAID for data protection and high availability. According to the ITIC 2016 Global Server Hardware and Server
OS Reliability Survey,1 an overwhelming 99% of System x servers achieved a minimum of 99.95% uptime for the highest reliability of x86
systems in the industry.
• Outstanding performance and storage for quick business decisions — Lenovo’s innovative AnyBay design allows multiple storage types
in the same drive bay from PCIe SSD to 3.5" SATA. Whatever your storage needs, Lenovo ThinkServer® and System x servers can meet the
demands of your business-critical applications.
• Energy efficiency for cost savings — Lenovo servers include superior energy features and options for significant power savings, including
support for ambient operating temperatures (up to 45° C). Ideal for an environment where data center cooling is not an option.
Solution applications
The combination of SvSAN with Lenovo servers is an ideal solution for organizations in many industries, including:
• Retail — systems such as stock control, customer and staff management, and point-of-sale optimization
• Defense — battlefield control systems
• Government — diplomatic communication platforms
• Manufacturing and building automation — process control
• Financial services — customer transactions
• Restaurant and hospitality — booking and kitchen order systems
• Transportation — vehicle positioning and monitoring
• Energy production — remote power-generation plant control
• Medical — PACS, health records
• Legal — file and print, document management
Solution benefits
StorMagic and Lenovo deliver to the edge:
• Competitive cost of entry for shared storage in
• Unique multisite features, such as a
virtualized environments
simple two-server configuration
• A hypervisor-agnostic storage infrastructure,
• High-availability storage
accommodating both VMware ESX and Microsoft
Hyper-V implementations
• Centralized management
• Easy, automated deployment
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Intel Inside®. Powerful Solution Outside.
ITIC 2016 Global Server Hardware and Server OS Reliability Survey. Web.
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trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners. Version 3.0, November 2016.
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