DataCore, Citrix Team Up To Cut Storage Costs and help Customers

DataCore, Citrix Team Up To Cut Storage Costs and help Customers
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In the same vein as networks like Small Business Web, two IT companies have joined forces in an effort to actually help customers.

DataCore Software and Citrix Systems – both located down there in balmy Florida – are now working together to cut storage costs. Companies that use Citrix’s virtual server tools can now try out DataCore’s virtual storage software, the DataCore Virtual SAN appliance: https://www.datacore.com/virtualSANappliance/, for free.

Basically, instead of losing stored data in a horrible virtual server crash, the customer can safely store data elsewhere by means of DataCore software. And it’s free!

DataCore CEO and president George Teixeira said a big hurdle for Citrix customers was the cost to store that data.”A company that wants to go to virtualization might get excited, they might see a cost savings,” Teixeira said. “But when they go to buy the storage, they find the cost is actually high.”He said storage hardware equipment costs, on average, $100,000.

This is a brilliant business move by Citrix and DataCore. Not that they need it, Ctirix especially.Last month, the company reported that second-quarter revenue was nearly flat, at $393 million, but profit grew 22% to $43 million.

A move like this means Citrix will only get bigger – and DataCore is happily going along on the ride.

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