Press Release

DataCore Parallel I/O Software Takes the Gold in the Storage System Software Category of Storage Magazine/ Products of the Year Awards

Joins a Growing List of Recent DataCore Awards Including Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, Virtualization Review Editor’s Choice Awards,
Storage-Insider Reader’s Choice Awards, and Enterprise Management Associates’ Best Enterprise Solution for Software-Defined Storage

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 10, 2016
DataCore, the leader in Parallel-Powered Software-Defined StorageApplication-Adaptive Data Infrastructure and Hyper-converged Virtual SAN solutions, today announced that its Adaptive
Parallel I/O software was named a Gold winner in the Storage System Software
category of the 2015 Products of the Year Awards announced this month by Storage Magazine/ The awards, presented annually by the
editors of TechTarget’s Storage Media Group, were judged by the Storage magazine/ editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of
users, industry experts, analysts and consultants.

The judging panel rated DataCore™ Adaptive Parallel I/O first in performance among the 13 finalists in the Storage System Software category. Comments from
the judges included that there is nothing else like DataCore’s Adaptive Parallel I/O on the market, and one called the software “potentially
revolutionary.” Another noted that most software-defined storage products, or storage virtualization, are not capable of parallel I/O.

The award comes on the heels of DataCore setting a new world record for price-performance in the Storage Performance Council’s SPC-1, the industry’s most recognized and peer reviewed storage benchmark. Due in large part to the
breakthroughs of parallel I/O technology that harnesses the untapped power of multi-core processors, DataCore achieved an audited SPC-1 Price-Performance™
of $0.08 per SPC-1 IOPS™ [1], making it the
number one result for SPC-1 Price-Performance™ overall. This result was certified with DataCore’s SANsymphony and Hyper-converged Virtual SAN software
featuring parallel I/O technology on a powerful 2U Lenovo System x3650 M5 multi-core server featuring Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 series processors. On this
same platform, DataCore also booked record-breaking response times of 0.32 milliseconds at 100% load. At the incredibly fast 0.32 milliseconds response
time, the results are 3x-10x better than all other reported results including those from all-flash arrays and million dollar plus systems.

Additionally, DataCore received a Silver Stevie Award for the Front-Line Customer Service
Team of the Year – Technology Industries Category of The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in March, the world’s leading sales, business
development, contact center, and customer service awards. This tops off a banner year for DataCore in 2015 when its SANsymphony™-V and DataCore
Hyper-Converged Virtual SAN both received the

Virtualization Review
2015 Editor’s Choice Awards,

with DataCore SANsymphony-V being called one editors’ “favorite technology product in 2015.” The readers of Storage-Insider and IT Business also
awarded SANsymphony-V with the
Reader’s Choice Award for Best Software-Defined Storage.

Furthermore, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) named DataCore Software’s SANsymphony-V the “Best Enterprise Solution for Software-Defined Storage” in the EMA Radar™ Report for Enterprise Software-Defined Storage. DataCore SANsymphony-V was named a
category value leader in the same report.

About DataCore Adaptive Parallel I/O: Fully Exploit the Power of Multi-Core CPUs
DataCore Adaptive Parallel I/O technology enables the execution of many independent I/O streams simultaneously across multiple CPU cores, significantly
reducing the latency to service and process I/Os by taking full advantage of cost-effective but dense multi-core servers. Competing products serialize I/O,
limiting their throughput and slowing response times.

This dramatically reduces the I/O limitations and bottlenecks that restrict the number of virtual machines (VMs) and workloads that can be consolidated on
server and hyper-converged platforms. The software enables industry-standard x86 servers to gain the essential storage functionality needed to meet today’s
demanding tier-1 business application requirements.

DataCore’s revolutionary parallel I/O software uniquely takes advantage of today’s advanced generation of multi-core server platforms – allowing companies
to increase productivity and server consolidation savings by supporting the I/O needed to run more VMs and more application workloads faster and at a much
lower cost. To learn more visit:

About DataCore

DataCore, the Data Infrastructure Software company, is the leading provider of Software-Defined Storage and
Adaptive Parallel I/O Software
– harnessing today’s powerful and cost-efficient server platforms with Parallel I/O to overcome the IT industry’s biggest problem, the I/O bottleneck, in
order to deliver unsurpassed performance, hyper-consolidation efficiencies and cost savings. The company’s comprehensive and flexible storage virtualization and hyper-converged virtual SAN solutions free users from the pain of
labor-intensive storage management and provide true independence from solutions that cannot offer a hardware agnostic architecture. DataCore’s
Software-Defined and Parallel I/O powered platforms revolutionize data infrastructure and serve as the cornerstone of the next-generation, software-defined
data center – delivering greater value, industry-best performance, availability and simplicity. Visit or call (877) 780-5111 for more information.


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