Storage Virtual Appliance Enables E.ON to Achieve High Availability

StorMagic®, a leading provider of enterprise class virtual storage for virtual-server environments, today announced that E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH is implementing the SvSAN storage virtual appliance in more than 100 remote locations worldwide.

“StorMagic’s SvSAN storage virtual appliance solution enables us to cost effectively implement simple, 2-server highly available systems with minimal hardware requirements,” explained Uwe Fischer, Head of Asset Information Systems at E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH. “With VMware® and StorMagic’s SvSAN at each location, we dramatically reduce the risk of downtime for energy-production applications and eliminate the need for on-site support.”

For E.ON, the SvSAN solution enables high availability (HA) for energy production applications and the control of local equipment in very remote renewable-energy facilities. These locations support wind turbines, solar farms and biomass plants. StorMagic partner, Stainczyk & Partner GmbH, developed and implemented the proof of concept and is supporting the ongoing roll out, which leverages StorMagic’s SvSAN storage virtual appliance.

“SvSAN has become a popular solution for organizations with branch and remote office environments, because it makes high availability simpler and more affordable,” responded Hans O’Sullivan, CEO at StorMagic.

StorMagic has experienced exceptional growth as a result of the adoption of the SvSAN storage virtual appliance solution into virtualized multi-site and branch-office environments. The new initiative with E.ON reinforces StorMagic’s ongoing success in developing a cost-effective and flexible solution for multi-site environments.

Founded in 2006, StorMagic provides storage management software to simplify SAN adoption in core and VMware IT environments. At StorMagic we identify innovative ways to significantly reduce the cost of shared storage. With the SvSAN storage virtual appliance solution, we leverage the resources of the vSphere server and provide integrated vCenter management to deliver a highly available performance driven shared storage system for a fraction of the cost of traditional systems. Learn more about SvSAN and StorMagic at

Headquartered in Düsseldorf, E.ON Climate & Renewables are responsible for the Group’s global renewables and carbon sourcing activities.

E.ON Climate & Renewables plays a leading role in the development of the renewable industry worldwide and has already invested 7 billion Euros in renewable generation projects in the last five years. E.ON currently operates over 4 GW of renewable capacity and will invest another 7 billion Euros in renewables in the next five years. Today, E.ON is already active in generating energy from onshore and offshore wind, biomass, photovoltaic (PV), and concentrated solar power (CSP).