All eyes turned towards London last week at the prestigious Network Computing Awards for 2009 were unveiled where DataCore’s SANmelody was rewarded with the “Software Product of the Year” beating off stiff category competition from finalists EMC, CA, Attempo, amongst others.
Keith Joseph, Regional Manager, Northern Europe, DataCore Software, commented, “It’s great to receive this award as it demonstrates that network managers are moving away from the traditional hardware based solutions that disk manufacturers advocate in favour of a software storage solution that operates on anything and reutilises the storage and disk already in the network to provide greater utilisation, manageability, productivity, uptime and performance.”
The Awards, voted on by thousands of Network Computing Magazine’s readership, signifies the readers’ appreciation of SANmelody and how it easily and cost effectively converts physical Intel/AMD servers or virtual machines (VMs) into fully capable virtual storage servers that are able to optimize, protect and manage storage over existing networks to fulfill the needs of application servers.
Other features that enticed winners’ votes include SANmelody’s thin provisioning for disk space capacity automation, point-in-time snapshots for fast disk based backups, and powerful data protection services that provide auto failover across redundant disk servers and long-distance asynchronous replication for disaster recovery over IP WANs.
The Network Computing Awards were established in 2004 to recognise best-in-breed, easy to use solutions that make the working lives of network managers easier and more effective.