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Software-Defined Storage and Virtual SAN Solutions Powered by FUJITSU PRIMERGY Servers Achieve DataCore Ready Certification

DataCore’s Software Turns Fujitsu PRIMERGY Servers into Powerful Software-Defined Storage Solutions to Virtualize, Pool and Protect Any Storage

MUNICH & READING, UK. – November 19, 2014DataCore, a leader in software-defined storage and converged Virtual SAN solutions, announced today that the latest generation of FUJITSU PRIMERGY BX, and CX servers, are all certified as DataCore Ready Software-Defined Storage (SDS) servers. Also, the FUJITSU ETERNUS® DX series of storage systems has achieved DataCore Ready Certification, providing an additional pathway to expand and meet storage needs. Together, these new cost-effective solutions, powered by Fujitsu’s PRIMERGY servers and software from DataCore, deliver enterprise-class performance and scaling capabilities. Likewise, with DataCore’s new performance optimized software release and Fujitsu’s latest servers, the scale and performance has effectively doubled over that of the previous generation.

Fujitsu and DataCore solutions combine to deliver exceptional performance and the highest levels of availability to meet growing business demands within larger-scale enterprises. In addition, FUJITSU PRIMERGY servers and DataCore‘s Virtual SAN software make an ideal solution for the mid-market, especially for Microsoft virtualization projects and mixed Hyper-V and VMware environments running business-critical applications such as Microsoft Dynamics ERP, SQL databases, SharePoint, Exchange, SAP, Oracle and VDI.

DataCore’s SANsymphony-V and converged Virtual SAN software enable FUJITSU PRIMERGY servers to be transformed into fully featured software-defined storage servers that are able to virtualize, enhance and derive the utmost productive value from a company’s present and future storage investments.

With DataCore software, Fujitsu’s servers and storage products are now able to be easily pooled and integrated with existing storage from a variety of vendors, including EMC, Hitachi, HP, IBM and NetApp. DataCore’s automated caching and tiering technologies also make it easy to leverage the power and resources of FUJITSU PRIMERGY servers to accelerate performance over a company’s entire infrastructure of storage assets. The combination supports powerful features like metro-wide shared storage for clusters and business continuance, and automates the optimization, provisioning and migration of data storage across the diversity of new or installed disk and flash-based technologies.

Enterprise-class Performance and New Random Write Acceleration Optimizations

The newest enhancements to DataCore’s SANsymphony-V  and Virtual SAN software, now available and shipping, further boost I/O performance and enterprise-class scaling, doubling the amount of nodes supported in Virtual SAN configurations supporting up to 64 FUJITSU PRIMERGY servers and providing the capability to deploy larger-scale 64 petabyte configurations with the power to drive over 100 million IOPs.

The new DataCore release also features a breakthrough Random Write Accelerator, an innovation  designed to highly optimize random write processing (boosting speeds up to 30 times faster depending on workloads), especially for transaction-oriented applications like databases and ERP systems. 

“The combination of FUJITSU PRIMERGY servers and our proven software-defined storage platform takes software-defined storage to a whole new price performance level,” said Christian Hagen, SVP DataCore EMEA. "While we work with all the popular hypervisors, the price performance of FUJITSU PRIMERGY servers lets us target a largely unfulfilled segment of the marketplace – that is, fast, affordable and simple-to-use Virtual SANs that support Microsoft virtualization and Hyper-V projects and mixed VMware ESXi environments running critical applications such as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, SAP, Oracle and VDI.”

A Growing Partnership Focused on Providing Greater Customer Value

Today’s announcement furthers the partnership launched earlier this year in Europe between DataCore and Fujitsu and the most recent introduction of new models to the DataCore SVA (Storage Virtualization Appliance) line of jointly integrated and tested, turn-key storage virtualization appliances. These latest SVA models are fully tuned systems which are delivered as turn-key appliances with all the necessary hardware and software included. Customer support services via a single point of contact are available from both Fujitsu and DataCore to assure rapid response and more productive user interactions. These easy-to use appliances deliver outstanding performance, availability and scalability at a fraction of the cost of what traditional storage vendors offer.

For further information:  DataCore_SVA.

"Together, our solutions are defining a new era of software-defined storage solutions. We are committed to delivering industry-leading solutions and this important partnership and certifications with DataCore make it simple for users to obtain highest quality, fully optimized and most cost-effective solutions,” states Jens-Peter Seick, Vice President, Product Management and Development, Service Platform Business of Fujitsu. “The DataCore Ready designation applied to FUJITSU PRIMERGY servers and Fujitsu’s storage products emphasizes a much higher standard and level of solution compatibility."

The DataCore Ready designation acknowledges the completion of the rigorous testing process to achieve certification. The new solutions are now generally available and can be ordered by contacting DataCore or Fujitsu directly for more information.

DataCore at Fujitsu Forum 2014

Stop by and meet DataCore’s team and DataCore’s CEO George Teixeira at the Fujitsu Forum at Stand J.14, International Congress Center ICM Munich on 19-20 November. To meet the DataCore team or to schedule a media interview with DataCore, please contact infoGermany@datacore.com. 

Event Registration Link:
https://ts.fujitsu.com/cisi/fts/Event.aspx?ID=16a01b5d-6193-44c6-beee-50c146b73f27

About Fujitsu Forum

With more than 10,000 participants, the Fujitsu Forum is Fujitsu‘s largest IT event in Europe. It addresses business and IT decision-makers, data center experts, project managers and IT architects as well as consultants and users. It is also a source of inspiration for technology, sales and consulting partners, representatives from government and research institutions as well as journalists, analysts and opinion leaders. More: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/microsites/fujitsu-forum-2014/

About DataCore Software
DataCore is a leader in software-defined storage. The company’s storage virtualization and virtual SAN solutions empower organizations to seamlessly manage and scale their data storage architectures, delivering massive performance gains at a fraction of the cost of solutions offered by legacy storage hardware vendors. Backed by 10,000 customer sites around the world, DataCore’s adaptive and self-learning and healing technology takes the pain out of manual processes and helps deliver on the promise of the new software defined data center through its hardware agnostic architecture.

Visit http://www.datacore.com or call (877) 780-5111 for more information.

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