DataCore and StorageLink – storage management for the Citrix and Microsoft Hypre-V virtual infrastructure worlds

http://vmblog.com/archive/2009/05/06/datacore-announces-citrix-essentials-storagelink-integration-and-showcases-non-stop-storage-solutions-for-microsoft-hyper-v-and-xendesktop-vdi.aspx

StorageLink provides a rich integration point between DataCore’s Storage Virtualization Software and Citrix Essentials,” stated James Price, vice president of product and channel marketing, DataCore Software.Citrix StorageLink is a component of the new Citrix Essentials for XenServer and Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V products – enabling simpler, integrated deployment of virtualization and storage solutions.

“Most virtual environments encompass diverse storage devices with disparate or non-existent management tools,” continued Price. “DataCore consolidates the configuration, control and monitoring of these dissimilar disk subsystems under one unified management interface. This reduces complexity and costs by allowing administrators to satisfy the varied capacity, availability and performance needs of XenServer and Hyper-V virtual machines through coordinated and consistent requests, irrespective of the underlying storage hardware.”

DataCore makes high availability SANs practical – offering non-stop storage and high performance for Citrix and Microsoft Hyper-V environments
“Many customers are stunned by the high costs and major overhaul generally proposed to put a new shared storage configuration in place,” cautions Price. “And there’s no getting past the sticker shock after hearing that 90% of their virtualization budget will be chewed up just to roll in a new SAN.””Instead, DataCore storage virtualization software recasts all of their storage and any extra servers they may have into a fully virtualized, highly available, shared storage pool at a fraction of the cost, without compromising performance, functionality or peace of mind.”

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