DataCore’s SANmelody™ endorsed as the critical dimension for three-dimensional virtualisation.
DataCore Software, a leading provider of storage virtualisation software, has once again scooped one of the UK’s top storage awards by winning the Virtualisation Product of the Year Award at the prestigious 2010 Storage Awards held last week at the Tower Hotel in London.
Keith Joseph, Regional Manager, Northern Europe, DataCore Software, commented, “What DataCore’s SANmelody provides is an agile virtual storage infrastructure that aligns with the other two key dimensions of virtualisation. DataCore does for storage what VMware, Microsoft and Citrix do for servers and desktops. This is the first time this category has been represented at the awards and it illustrates just how important the software storage aspect is to server and desktop virtualisation.”
Virtualisation projects are 3-dimensional
Servers and desktops deserve much attention, but disks represent a disproportionately large share of recurring capital expenditures and a constant source of upheaval. By virtualizing disks across pools of tiered storage devices, DataCore software overcomes incompatibilities among different generations, models and manufacturers to maximize their combined value. As importantly, it eliminates storage-related disruptions, bottlenecks and funding roadblocks that jeopardize server and desktop virtualisation projects. DataCore lets you provision, share, reconfigure, migrate, replicate, expand and upgrade storage without slowdowns or downtime. This helps contain costs, avoid risks, boost productivity and extend the life of IT investments.
In terms of how SANmelody delivers value, the Virtualisation Product of the Year Award signifies the readers’ appreciation of how it easily and cost-effectively converts physical Intel/AMD servers or virtual machines (VMs) into fully-capable, virtualisation servers that are able to optimize, protect and manage storage over existing networks to fulfill the needs of application servers.
The Storage Awards were established in 2004 to recognize best-in-breed, easy to use solutions that make the working lives of storage and virtualisation managers easier and more effective.