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. Intel Inside®. Powerful Solution Outside. 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 1 Intel Inside®. Powerful Solution Outside. ITIC 2016 Global Server Hardware and Server OS Reliability Survey. Web. © 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved. Lenovo is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors. Lenovo, System x, ThinkServer, and the Lenovo logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lenovo. Intel, Xeon, Xeon Inside, Intel Inside, and the Intel logo are registered 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. For more information, contact your Lenovo business partner or sales representative.