Press Release

DataCore SAN Storage Virtualisation Solutions Are “Citrix Ready” for Citrix XenServer

READING, UK,  January 22, 2008 ? DataCore Software Corporation today announced that DataCore SANmelody? and SANsymphony? virtual storage SAN solutions are among the first solutions to be verified for Citrix XenServer? in the Citrix Ready? program. DataCore, the leading provider of hardware independent storage virtualisation solutions, is currently validating additional Citrix Ready solutions, including DataCore? storage virtualisation with Citrix Provisioning Server? and Citrix XenDesktop?, individually and in combination with Citrix XenServer?.
 
?Storage virtualisation goes hand-in-hand with server, desktop and application delivery virtualisation,? said George Teixeira, president and CEO, DataCore Software.  ?DataCore extends the virtual infrastructure all the way through to your storage, giving your storage the same qualities that Citrix virtualisation gives your servers, desktops and applications — flexibility, simplicity, optimal utilisation and ease of administration.?
 
The Citrix Ready programme recognizes Citrix partner products that have been validated by Citrix and/or partners to work in Citrix environments, making it simpler for customers to identify solutions that can be used with confidence in Citrix environments.
 
?Storage is critical to rapidly deploying virtualisation solutions, and DataCore?s storage virtualisation solutions have been validated with Citrix XenServer? said Barry Davis, VP Business Development at Citrix. ?DataCore?s affordable, high availability, SAN storage solutions will help our mutual customers to overcome the cost barriers and complexity that SAN storage can present.?
 
DataCore solutions convert standard Intel/AMD servers or even virtual machines (VMs) into fully capable storage servers that virtualise disks and serve them over existing networks to application servers. They are simple to operate, take only minutes to install, and cost-effectively optimise, manage and protect data storage and disk space.
 
Citrix Server Virtualisation and DataCore Storage Virtualization Solutions Are Fully Complementary
Server Virtualisation with Citrix XenServer?.  The new Citrix XenServer product line is an enterprise-class platform for managing server virtualisation in the datacenter.  Based on the high-performance Xen virtualisation engine, Citrix XenServer? combines comprehensive server virtualisation capabilities with unparalleled scalability, performance and ease-of-use. The new product line ranges from Citrix XenServer Express Edition, an easy-to-use single-server solution available for free download, to the most comprehensive Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition (formerly XenEnterprise).
 
Storage Virtualisation with DataCore SANmelody and SANsymphony. DataCore virtual SAN storage solutions free storage from the ?hard-wired? constraints of physical storage devices, making storage and SAN infrastructures fault tolerant, flexible and virtual.  It allows storage to be pooled, shared, served, managed, serviced and protected as a network software service instead of through the laborious manipulation of individual, physical storage devices. With DataCore, storage becomes completely portable and ?floats? across the infrastructure to where it is needed, without moving or reconnecting physical devices one to the other. In combination with Citrix virtualisation solutions such as XenServer, it is the virtual storage layer that completes a ?Total Enterprise Virtualisation? strategy, providing true mobility for virtual servers and desktops, while optimising disk space utilisation, accelerating I/O performance and providing your storage with the same flexibility, ease of movement, cost savings and ease of administration that only a virtualisation solution can provide.
 
A Winning Combination:
?Our production environment is highly demanding, but we have met all our objectives with DataCore SANmelody and Citrix XenServer,? said Philippe Ottin, System Manager for Weishardt Group, one of Europe?s largest manufacturers of gelatine used in the food production, life sciences, and other industries. ?The combination solution gave us a simple to use, cost effective, and agile virtual infrastructure, in which we can deploy and redeploy virtual machines easily and confidently knowing that SANmelody?s high availability virtual disks will follow them wherever they go.?
 
About DataCore Software:
DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualisation SAN software, fundamentally changes the economics of managing storage with innovative software that combines advanced functions and services with the agility and savings of hardware independence. DataCore’s disk server software easily adds capacity and provides centralised storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, VMware, MacOS, and NetWare systems. DataCore is privately held and its corporate headquarters are in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit www.datacore.com.

About Citrix:
Citrix Systems, Inc. is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 200,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 99% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2006 was $1.1 billion.

DataCore, the DataCore logo, SANsymphony and SANmelody are trademarks or registered trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. Other DataCore product or service names or logos referenced herein are trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. All other products, services and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Bettye Grant
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Sharon Munday
Account Director, KPR Global
(Representing DataCore Software)
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smunday@kprglobal.com