IP Expo Europe 2014: DataCore Showcases Software-defined Storage Services, ‘No Limits’ Virtual SAN and free license offer for ‘Any Storage, Any Hypervisor’ Software
NetEnt Onsite Customer Testimonial proves real-world Business Value of Software-Defined Storage infrastructure supporting over 16 Billion Commercial Transactions a Year
DataCore, today and tomorrow is at the new IP Expo 2014 to show European attendees the power of its new ‘any hypervisor, any storage’ Virtual SAN software and its SANsymphony-V10 storage services platform, already proven in over 10,000 customer installs. On stand K8, DataCore demonstrates how the comprehensive 10th generation SDS platform and the DataCore Virtual SAN, resolves the challenges of managing separate ‘data islands’, integrating cost-effective commodity hardware, adding innovative Flash technology, and avoiding lock-ins caused by the convergence movement that adopters face in their journey towards a software defined data centre. At the shows’ ever popular “Software Defined Data Centre Theatre”, DataCore is pleased to invite one of the world’s leading online gaming companies, NetEnt (NetEntertainment), to present each day on how they have improved their productivity and overcame IT specific challenges within their industry including rapidly emerging and changing regulations by deploying DataCore software to enable the business to perform over 16 billion transactions a year in one of the fastest growing European markets.
“No known hardware based solution could be identified to offer improvement in regard to our exacting storage requirements. In fact, amongst all well-known storage vendors, there was no real encompassing solution until we evaluated DataCore’s SANsymphony-V software. DataCore’s SDS platform gives NetEnt all the storage flexibility, high availability, performance and functionality required and improves our overall data security with an adaptable design for future requirements, which is a key priority for us”, comments Anders Redander, NetEnt’s Infrastructure Architect . “That’s why I am happy to be talking about our experience in the theatre and off the stand each day at IP Expo.”
In addition to the presentations, Anders will also be hosting a Customer Clinic on the stand, where attendees have the opportunity to have an independent no-holes barred discussion on the merits and concerns they may have in adopting software defined infrastructure. For those that still need convincing, attendees will be offered a free special Virtual SAN software license for virtualisation and storage experts to test-drive back at base.
“One of the key themes of IP Expo is the emergence of software defined and we are relishing the opportunity to tell everyone how we address their environments across any storage and on any hypervisor.” Comments George Teixeira, CEO and president at DataCore. “DataCore enables businesses to get started with a high performance, stretchable and scalable virtual SAN at an appealing price without dealing with the cost and complexity hassles of traditional SANs or forcing limitations to using a single vendor hypervisor or specific flash and disk storage brands.” < br style="background-color: white; color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; text-align: justify;" />
DataCore “Any Hypervisor, Any Storage” Virtual SAN scales up to the Enterprise level DataCore™ Virtual SAN leverages its 10th generation SDS technology to create an highly flexible, performant and scalable cross-platform shared storage for all major hypervisors (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V etc.). With DataCore’s Virtual SAN, organisations can virtualise server flash and server disks as well as integrate external storage arrays into a cost efficient virtual SAN for virtual servers. Thus it eliminates the need to deal with traditional SAN costs and complexities, while it accelerates performance to more than 50 million IOPS and scales to 32 petabytes of capacity across a cluster of up to 32 servers, making it one of the most powerful and scalable systems available. DataCore’s Virtual SAN capabilities allows companies to automatically tier and optimise their storage investments to achieve the best balance of price and performance, regardless of storage or server brands, hypervisor platforms or location of the data.
Putting It All Together with DataCore SANsymphony-V10, the Ultimate Storage Services PlatformWith growing demand for capacity and speed, the DataCore Virtual SAN (empowering both server Flash and disk technologies) can seamlessly integrate or migrate into a physical SAN of enterprise dimensions with petabytes of data under the Software Defined Storage platform SANsymphony-V spanning different departments, data centres and remote locations. DataCore SANsymphony-V10 provides a complete range of storage services to enhance, virtualise and manage existing and new storage assets enterprise-wide.
DataCore’s advanced technology allows for continuous data availability, with nearly zero percent downtime, reducing storage costs by up to 75 percent and improving the I/O performance of virtualized applications by up to 10x. DataCore customers report up to 4x increase in capacity utilisation, nearly 100 percent reduction in storage-related downtime, as well as a 90 percent decrease in time spent on routine storage tasks.
Stand K8: Free DataCore Virtual SAN for Virtualisation Followers
DataCore is commemorating its 10th generation release by offering a free, non-production lab use Virtual SAN software licenses. Intended primarily for technical specialists, virtualisation consultants, certified storage experts, instructors and architects evaluating technologies to manage and optimise storage infrastructures, the software will help organisations evaluate and experience the value of a converged infrastructure. Drop by the stand or request a copy at: www.datacore.com/products/features/virtual-san.
For the young at heart, AbstractPuppy makes his first appearance on the stand (#AbstractPup), for attendees to enjoy and re-home.
Please find time on your IP Expo schedule to stop by stand K8 and meet the Team and hear for yourself why our customers report up to 75% reduction in their storage costs. Journalists, analysts, potential partners, customers (and AbstractPuppy lovers) all warmly welcomed.