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At Powering the Cloud 2014, DataCore previews latest Software-defined Storage releases and announces Microsoft Azure StorSimple Certification


Oct 27, 2014 AT 03:40 PM

Breakthrough in scalability and performance for ‘any hypervisor, any storage’ - DataCore Virtual SAN.

This week, DataCore will showcase its Virtual SAN solution and preview its latest product innovations at Powering the Cloud 2014 (Congress Center, Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 28-29 Oct., Stand G70).  DataCore will also feature new models of the Fujitsu DataCore SVA (Storage Virtualization Appliance) built on Fujitsu Primergy Servers and highlight its growing network of strategic alliances with new DataCore Ready certified joint solutions from major partners like Dell and Microsoft. The next release introduces new breakthroughs in scalability and performance, providing  more powerful and comprehensive enterprise-class functionality to DataCore’s SANsymphony™-V10 storage services platform and to its ‘any hypervisor, any storage’ DataCore™ Virtual SAN

At Powering the Cloud 2014 DataCore will preview an important update to DataCore’s Software-defined Storage platform SANsymphony-V10 that will be made available in November 2014. The new SANsymphony-V10 and Virtual SAN update release features breakthroughs in the areas of scalability and performance and provides new innovations including a new capability designed to highly optimize random write processing, especially for transaction-oriented applications like databases and ERP systems. 

DataCore’s new ‘any hypervisor, any storage’ Virtual SAN capabilities will be featured at the show. DataCore Virtual SAN eliminates the need to deal with the traditional high costs and complexities of storage networks. Unlike alternative approaches, it is not bound to a single hypervisor platform or locked to specific storage hardware vendor’s system, instead it works cross-platform with all major hypervisors (VMware vSphere, KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V, etc.) and popular flash and storage device offerings. The new update will further enhance enterprise-class functionality and scaling of DataCore’s ‘any hypervisor, any storage’ Virtual SAN by doubling the number of nodes supported up to 64, boosting random IO performance and providing an extended growth path to integrate and unify physical SANs with SANsymphony-V making it one of the most powerful and scalable systems available on the market today. 

DataCore continues to build customer momentum and has developed a growing market footprint across Europe, resulting in numerous alliances and solutions aimed at helping DataCore partners deliver certified and ready-to-go offerings. In Central Europe, Fujitsu and DataCore have recently introduced three new models of their jointly developed and supported DataCore SVA (Storage Virtualization Appliance) with either 16Gb/s or new 8Gb/s fibre channel connectivity and "call home" services. In addition, PCIe flash cards from Fusion-io, OCZ Storage Solutions and STEC are now qualified and supported on these new SAN appliance models. 

Another important example of the growth and expansion of DataCore’s partner ecosystem is the strategic cooperation with Microsoft. At Powering the Cloud 2014, DataCore will deliver demos and presentations at their booth G70 on how to benefit from using DataCore Virtual SANs in Microsoft Hyper-V environments. The partners will use the event to announce a new certified solution that allows customers to use DataCore to manage and virtualize on-premise storage and tier workloads, migrate or replicate data, do backups and archive storage to Microsoft Azure-based Cloud storage. 

"Software is driving the future of storage and our software-defined “data anywhere” architecture enables organizations to manage, virtualize and leverage all resources from server flash and disk to the external SAN and to the Cloud from a single point spanning different departments, data centres and remote locations regardless of storage or server brands or hypervisor platforms”, says Christian Hagen, Senior Vice President EMEA, who will represent DataCore with European top level representatives at the branch leading event. “So we identified Powering the Cloud 2014 is an ideal platform to provide end users and partners with the first preview on our upcoming release of our flagship SANsymphony-V and Virtual SAN solutions and feature our newest certified and ready-to-go offerings that we have developed with strategic partners Fujitsu, Dell, Microsoft and many others.”

Free DataCore Virtual SAN licenses:

DataCore is offering free, non-production licenses of its Virtual SAN software intended primarily for technical specialists, virtualization consultants, certified storage experts, instructors and architects evaluating technologies to manage and optimize storage infrastructures. To request a copy and learn more, please visit Booth G70 or www.datacore.com/products/features/virtual-san

DataCore Conference Speaking Slots (presentations in German): 

Tuesday, 28th Oct,10:55 – 11:25, Storage Innovations Theatre
Software Defined Storage (SDS) in Action – Added value and benefits for any company size
Alexander Best, Director Technical Business Development, DataCore Software GmbH 

Wednesday, 29th Oct,13:00 – 13:25, Storage Innovations Theatre 
DataCore Virtual SAN – Any Hypervisor, Any Location; 
Alexander Best, Director Technical Business Development, DataCore Software GmbH


Visit DataCore at Powering the Cloud 2014 (Congress Center, Frankfurt a.M., 28-29 Oct., Stand G70)! Register for a meeting with a DataCore representative and get a ticket for both days of the event for free: http://datacore.com/campaigns/powering-the-cloud/english