Press Release

DataCore Software and VirtualSharp Software Announce Partnership

Reading, UK – July 30, 2012 – DataCore Software, thestorage hypervisor leader and premier provider of storage virtualisation software, and VirtualSharp Software, the leading provider of next generation automated Disaster Recovery solutions for private and public clouds, today announced a technology partnership that integrates storage virtualisation with Disaster Recovery automation to deliver the next step in Disaster Recovery management: Disaster Recovery Assurance.

“The time and resource costs of Disaster Recovery plan exercising, especially that which is supported by manual or semi-manual processes, have become the most significant IT Disaster Recovery Management pain point for many of Gartner’s clients,” wrote John Morency, research vice president at Gartner, Inc. in “Best Practices for Planning and Managing Disaster Recovery Testing”. (Research Paper G00215785)

“Non-stop, reliable business continuity is an absolute imperative today, regardless of an organisation’s size or market,” stated Carlos M. Carreras, vice president of alliances and business development, DataCore Software. “SMBs, private cloud operators and even the largest enterprises require the ability to recover from an IT disaster without losing any data. Together with VirtualSharp, we are bringing complete assurance to the cloud and grant IT administrators the peace of mind knowing their information will always be protected and retrievable.”

“Virtualisation’s benefits now extend to storage, and DataCore’s storage hypervisor makes storage more efficient and agile for thousands of companies worldwide,” said Carlos Escapa, Co-Founder and CEO of VirtualSharp Software. “It was an easy decision to partner with DataCore to make Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery simpler, certain and more affordable.”

The DataCoreSANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor gives customers a solid foundation for Business Continuity and delivers powerful, infrastructure-wide, device-independent storage virtualisation that can manage environments of all sizes and quickly roll out agile, scalable storage infrastructures, including cloud. SANsymphony-V provides snapshots, synchronous mirroring for high availability, and asynchronous replication to remote Disaster Recovery sites. Disaster Recovery procedures can be periodically tested and verified without disturbing production activities at other points in the storage environment. Similarly, the software allows rapid resynchronization and resumption of a temporarily suspended site.

VirtualSharp Software’ ReliableDR adds 100 percent automated Disaster Recovery testing for guaranteed push-button failover and failback across clouds. Without any footprint or impact on the production environment, it works with the SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor to create application and service-aware snapshots at a Disaster Recovery site that are guaranteed to work, making it easy to enforce recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO).

“DataCore and VirtualSharp integrate seamlessly to leverage storage and server virtualisation and enable highly resilient enterprise clouds,” said John Greenwood, sales director at NCE Computer Group. “We are impressed by the synergy and close collaboration that these two vendors are demonstrating.”

About DataCore Software
DataCore Software develops storage virtualisation software for high availability, fast performance and maximum utilization from storage in virtual and physical IT environments. DataCore SANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor is a comprehensive, hardware-independent solution that fundamentally changes the economics of provisioning, replicating and protecting storage in large enterprises and small to midsize businesses. For additional information, visit the DataCore website at:https://www.datacore.com or call (877) 780-5111.

About VirtualSharp Software

VirtualSharp Software was founded in 2010 to address the new Disaster Recovery needs for the cloud era. VirtualSharp, an elite-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner, develops next generation Disaster Recovery software for private and public clouds that continuously and automatically certifies the recoverability of services running in the cloud. VirtualSharp’s software enables unparalleled levels of resiliency for virtual IT infrastructures and full alignment between IT Disaster Recovery and Corporate Business Continuity Planning. For more information, visit: http://www.virtualsharp.com.

Media and Analyst Contacts:
For DataCore Software:
Sharon Munday
smunday@kprglobal.com and publicrelations@datacore.com
+44 7787 566382

For VirtualSharp Software:
Amber Rowland
amber@therowlandagency.com
+1-650-814-4560