Virtual SAN Vendor Stormagic appoints MPA Systems

StorMagic®, a fast-growing developer of iSCSI SAN products for VMware appoints MPA systems Pty Ltd.

Virtual SAN Vendor  Stormagic appoints MPA Systems

StorMagic®, a fast-growing developer of iSCSI SAN management software for virtualised server environments, today announced the appointment of MPA systems Pty Ltd as a distributor for Australia.

MPA Systems is a privately owned IT distribution organization, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The company is a leading provider of Enterprise and SMB computing solutions in the region providing targeted quality products from established manufacturers of Network Security and Virtualisation-based Solutions.

Stormagic's SvSAN product is a storage virtual appliance for VMware environments that provides shared datastores by leveraging the disk drives in your existing ESXi hosts. With SvSAN, users can deploy a high-availability shared storage solution for VMware environments for less than AUD$2,000.. The partnership with MPA Systems will enable StorMagic to reach out to a wider section of its target audience among small, medium and large enterprises in Australia, through targeted  Virtualisation partners.

Looking forward to the partnership, Mr. Richard Forrest, Director of Sales , StorMagic, said, “MPA Systems is known for its experience and value-added solutions in the SMB reseller market of Australia. With an established presence and support network in the region, we believe having MPA Systems as a distributor will benefit StorMagic's penetration into this market tremendously.”

“We are looking forward to working with StorMagic because the SvSAN will help our resellers differentiate their offerings and make them more competitive,” said Mr. Guy Goodman, Managing Director of MPA Systems. “SvSAN is a disruptive solution that allows our partners and their customers to extend their VMware environments into a highly available infrastructure without the cost and complexity of traditional SAN approaches. Today, this is very appealing to all end-users out there who are closely monitoring their CAPEX and OPEX.”

“Today’s economic challenges are forcing customers to further embrace leading-edge virtualisation technologies to maximize investment protection and further reduce costs,” he added. “Partnering with StorMagic has allowed us to offer a competitive virtual SAN appliance, ultimately allowing us to provide greater value and ‘bang for the buck’ over more traditional offerings.”

StorMagic SvSAN works with VMware vCenter™ Server to enable administrators to manage datastores, the StorMagic iSCSI SAN, and the internal RAID controller from a single interface. With capacity starting at 2 TB and scaling to unlimited storage, the SvSAN lets administrators create, manage and provision datastores through a single-operation, which allows them to rapidly deploy datastores without managing multiple applications. Add-on features include active-active mirroring for high-availability and capacity management upgrades.

About MPA Systems Pty Ltd
MPA Systems Pty Ltd is a privately owned IT distribution organization, with offices in Melbourne , Sydney and Brisbane. They offer a whole range of innovative products to a national channel of resellers and integrators. MPA Systems provide products within three specific areas of focus.  Security and Connectivity with products offering data protection, bandwidth management and reporting at both the gateway and the endpoint;  Virtualisation and Datacentre with products offering thinclient computing, data storage , virtualisation deployment, remote accessibility and power management;  Full integration Services with implementation and support for Internet gateways, Virtual Private Networks, Virtual storage, SCO UNIX and  Microsoft Terminal Services systems.
MPA Systems works closely with its resellers to deliver innovative solutions to the marketplace. Pre- and post- sales support, education & training , product configuration and on-site  technical support are examples of services the company can offer in conjunction with its reseller partners. For more information, please visit www.mpasystems.com.au

About StorMagic
StorMagic is a fast-growing provider of cost-effective storage management software solutions that simplify, automate, and manage data storage for virtual server environments. With an executive team of storage veterans from companies such as Adaptec, Xiotech, and Eurologic, the company has brought to market an easy-to-use and highly reliable software with superior data management and migration capabilities, helping organizations protect and manage their mission-critical data. StorMagic has offices in  United Kingdom, and USA. For more information, please visit www.StorMagic.com.