“We believe software-defined storage will be one of the highest-impact trends changing infrastructure and operations through 2018,” said Jeff Zanardi, VP of business development, Curvature. “We are excited to build solutions based on DataCore’s industry leading IO/s and price performance storage virtualization technologies. This will change how companies, procure, build and manage their storage infrastructures, which will result in a disruption of the current market, especially among entrenched storage vendors.”
DataCore Software has announced a partnership with Curvature LLC, an IT infrastructure and services provider, that will change the economics of storage and the useful life span of storage investments.
The combination of Curvature and DataCore will help large organizations gain control over the management and cost of their data center storage devices and costs – without sacrificing functionality and performance. DataCore enables customers to benefit from software agility that helps ‘future-proof’ and optimize their investments while delivering storage performance acceleration to improve overall application and business productivity. These new combined solutions, now available from Curvature, take advantage of commoditized hardware to build robust storage infrastructure and deliver unique ways to expand the life of existing equipment.
CRN noted in its Exclusive: Curvature Jumps Into Software Defined-Storage With DataCore Partnership that DataCore’s software, combined with Curvature’s hardware and professional services, will give customers a competitive storage solution at an attractive price point.
Virtualization Review also recently published “Playing the ‘Forced Hardware Update’ Game” where Dan Kuznetsky detailed a conversation held with Jeff Zanardi of Curvature and both George Teixeira and Steve Houck of DataCore, where they spoke about how enterprises often find themselves being pushed to upgrade systems, networking and storage equipment, even though those devices are still working just fine. Since the design lifecycle for equipment is often five to seven years, buying new equipment every three to four years seems silly. Enterprises take this step because they want to know that support will be available when something goes wrong.
Industry analyst firm Gartner also predicts that, “By the end of 2017, more than 25% of Global 2000 enterprises’ IT organizations will try to base their own storage systems on an SDS approach, which will be a major increase from today’s 10%.” (Gartner Research, How to Determine Whether Software-Defined Storage Is Right for Your Organization, by Julia Palmer)
The Curvature and DataCore partnership will provide customers with control over the design, build and operation of their storage platforms. As a result, organizations will be able to transform existing and pre-owned equipment into a longer-lasting, more agile custom-defined platform that operates independently from manufacturer-installed software.
Organizations can repurpose their existing server and storage equipment by adding DataCore’s unified software services alongside Curvature’s hardware and third-party maintenance platform.
Thousands of businesses globally rely on Curvature to keep critical assets working beyond the original manufacturer’s specifications, which reduces TCO and increases business agility.
“We admire Curvature’s focus on ensuring customers control the investments in equipment they already paid for in addition to providing them with new alternatives on how to lower OPEX and CAPEX purchasing costs for new gear, creating efficiencies and savings across the IT spectrum,” said Steve Houck, COO, DataCore. “Our partnership combines our software solutions, world-class maintenance and cost-effective hardware alternatives to allow customers to keep current storage equipment functioning long beyond expectations.”
Delivering faster performance and automatic management of a customer’s storage technology, DataCore’s SDS solutions enable companies to reduce the risks associated with constant change and avoid capital expenses by eliminating the need to ‘rip and replace’ storage equipment already in place. Purchasers pay once for intelligent software and run it on the hardware of their choice, buying what they need, when they need it.
Curvature is transforming how companies procure, maintain and upgrade equipment and support for multi-vendor network and data center environments. Founded in 1986, the company, formerly known as Network Hardware Resale, has become a trusted strategic partner for more than 10,000 organizations globally, including some of the largest telecommunications carriers, top financial services firms and Global 1000 organizations. Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., the company specializes in delivering 24X7 global technical support, advanced hardware replacement, and complete lifecycle management of networking and data center equipment from corporate locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.curvature.com