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StorMagic Introduces Lightweight "Edge in a Box" Solution to Simplify Edge Computing

StorMagic announced today the availability of its all-inclusive "Edge in a Box" solution, optimized to run edge or small datacenter onsite applications with 100 percent uptime. "Edge in a Box" includes Schneider Electric's innovative 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center, any two x86 servers and StorMagic SvSAN software for less than $12,000. Enterprise customers with hundreds or thousands of sites as well as SMBs (small to medium sized businesses) with less than five sites can begin processing, managing and storing data in minutes, on the leanest, most lightweight solution on the market today.

"StorMagic's ‘Edge in a Box' is designed for edge computing environments not optimized for IT systems, and leverages Schneider Electric's self-contained, secure, wall-mountable EcoStruxure Micro Data Center for hyperconverged architectures," said Jim Simonelli, SVP emerging businesses, secure power division, Schneider Electric. "Industries such as retail, manufacturing and SLED are all looking for ways to lower the cost of IT at smaller locations, deploy standardized, pre-integrated systems faster while still ensuring resiliency. ‘Edge in a Box' with our EcoStruxure Micro Data Center complete with remote management is an ideal solution to meet these requirements."

"Edge in a Box" is simple to install and manage and does not require onsite IT staff, making it well-suited for both edge computing sites and SMBs. The complete solution can be tailored to meet exact customer requirements and includes the following components:

  • Schneider Electric's 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center - This fully integrated infrastructure solution is composed of a unique wall-mountable low-profile enclosure, APC Smart-UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) and customizable physical security, remote management and servicing options.
  • Any two x86 servers - The solution supports servers from leading manufacturers like Dell, HPE and Lenovo with any combination of disk drive, memory and processor.
  • Server virtualization software - Customers can choose from VMware, Microsoft or open-source KVM.
  • StorMagic SvSAN software - SvSAN provides storage virtualization, high availability and a lightweight remote witness that can manage up to 1,000 edge sites.

"StorMagic's ‘Edge in a Box' is a very lightweight, budget-friendly offering that allows any edge site or SMB to deploy a simple IT solution optimized for fast onsite integration," said Bruce Kornfeld, CMO and GM-Americas, StorMagic. "SvSAN is compatible with any x86 server, with any configuration and the leading hypervisors, so customers have the ultimate flexibilty to deploy only what they need, keeping costs to a bare minimum."

‘Edge in a Box' is on display for the first time this week at VMWorld Europe in StorMagic booth E132.

Pricing and Availability
StorMagic's "Edge in a Box" is available now with pricing starting below $12,000.

Published Tuesday, November 05, 2019 9:46 AM by David Marshall
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