Press Release

DataCore and Microsoft Increase Collaboration to Develop Leading Storage Virtualisation Software

READING, UK. – February 14, 2012 – DataCore Software, one of the industry’s premier providers of storage virtualisation software, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC). For more than a decade, DataCore has developed innovative storage virtualisation solutions designed specifically to work on Microsoft platforms . As an MPSC partner, DataCore now has increased access to Microsoft product teams, data centres, a state-of-the-art laboratory environment, technical support and training, and space directly on the Microsoft campus. This allows for the company to align better with Microsoft engineering, management, and sales teams to provide the best storage virtualisation solution to partners and customers.

Located on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, the MPSC facility brings together world-class technology companies dedicated to the rapid development of secure, end-to-end business solutions for enterprise customers and partners.

This membership further strengthens DataCore’s relationship with Microsoft along with the company’s recent joining of the Microsoft System Center Alliance and the introduction of the SANsymphony-V Monitoring Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2008 R2, which provides constant visibility into the health, performance, and availability of virtualised storage resources from within System Center.

“We welcome DataCore to the MPSC and our partner ecosystem,” said David Hayes, Senior Director, Microsoft Partner Solutions Center. “As with all of our partners in the MPSC, DataCore brings a unique offering that helps address various infrastructure challenges our customers face today. With DataCore’s storage hypervisor, customers can now better monitor and manage their dynamic storage environments, while allowing for increased availability, speed, and utilisation.”

DataCore’s SANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor enriches Microsoft’s virtualisation solution by harnessing the native capabilities of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server Hyper-V to address critical storage challenges. The DataCore™ SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor enhances the value of diverse storage resources by unifying advanced services, such as provisioning, auto-tiering, replication, and performance acceleration, through a common storage virtualisation layer.

“Joining the MPSC was an important progression of our relationship with Microsoft,” stated Carlos Carreras, Vice President of Alliances & Business Development for DataCore Software. “DataCore has worked with Microsoft for 13 years, delivering advanced storage solutions. As customer demand for storage virtualisation solutions on the Windows platform is growing quickly, it is a great opportunity for us to work on-site at Microsoft’s headquarters and to build on our combined strengths to address the storage needs of our customer and partner community.”

About DataCore Software
DataCore Software develops storage virtualisation software leveraged in virtual and physical IT environments to obtain high availability, fast performance and maximum utilisation from storage.  DataCore’s SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor is a comprehensive, yet hardware-independent solution which fundamentally changes the economics of provisioning, replicating and protecting storage for large enterprises and small to midsize businesses.  For additional information, visit the DataCore website at www.datacore.com or call +44 1189  497024.

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