Press Release

DataCore Software announces affordable line of feature-packed SAN virtualisation solutions for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

READING, UK ? February 26, 2008 ? DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualisation SAN software, today announced that it has developed a series of Feature-Packaged Virtual Storage Solutions that run on VMware, Microsoft VS, Oracle VM, SUN VM, Virtual Iron and Citrix XenServer virtualisation platforms, or Intel/AMD based hardware servers and blades. DataCore?s Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions support capacities ranging from 2TB to 32TB and start from £2250. All the Feature-Packed solutions include auto-allocating thin provisioning storage support, SANmotion data migration technology, storage performance acceleration caching software, snapshots for fast disk backups, auto failover and auto recovery data protection via synchronous network mirroring as well as remote site IP mirror replication for disaster recovery. These solutions provide the simplest and most affordable way on the market to get started fully realising the cost savings and productivity benefits of a full-featured, virtual SAN that can scale and survive hardware obsolescence.

?These feature-packed hardware independent software solutions truly pack a punch,? exclaimed George Teixeira, president and CEO, DataCore Software. ?This announcement follows the recent release of a new VM Starter SAN and an enhanced Virtual Infrastructure Foundation PLUS package. The logical next step up from these entry-level offerings are the Feature-Packed Solutions, which include automated high availability for fail-safe data protection as well as remote site disaster recovery ? together in one package. They can thin provision storage capacity, migrate data via SANmotion, accelerate storage performance, and create high-speed disk copies for fast disk backup and recovery. Best of all DataCore is portable software ? enabling these solutions to survive over multiple generations of hardware platforms.?

Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions ? Explained

With these Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions, the major features and functions of SANmelody have been bundled together ? or ?Feature-Packed? ? making these offerings easy-to-use and cost effective. Like all DataCore solutions, these are portable software solutions, which run on a server that can even be a virtual machine (VM). The solutions pool storage (of all kinds) into a storage area network (SAN), enabling system and network administrators to slice up and serve that storage to their servers as they like. Moreover, the Feature-Packed Solutions automate capacity allocation and management as well as other administrative tasks for maximum utilisation and efficiency. Above all they protect data, while bringing to an organisation?s storage infrastructure the same kind of benefits they get from VMware in regards to servers.

?These solutions are an incredible value for the money,? said Ken Celecia, director, Fairway Consulting Group. ?They bring enterprise-class functionality down to an affordable level that any size business can deploy. Organisations get a SAN delivering high availability data protection, automatic failover, plus remote site disaster recovery ? all in one package. Moreover, enterprises can upgrade from one DataCore product to another, simply by paying the cost difference. It is that simple. The solutions are inexpensive, easy-to-administer and they can grow as needs change.?

Investment ?Value Carry-forward” Upgrade Program

DataCore?s unique ?Value Carry-forward” Upgrade Program applies to all of DataCore?s Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions. ?Value Carry Forward? means that users only pay the difference in cost should they add options like Fibre Channel, upgrade to higher capacity, or upgrade to larger scale SANsymphony platforms at some future time. Buy ? upgrade ? and only pay the difference. It is that simple.

Pricing and Availability

DataCore?s Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions support a range of capacity ? 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 8TB, 16TB and 32TB, and are available immediately. All Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions can also be easily upgraded to fully support Fibre Channel connections ? giving companies the ultimate flexibility in choice of network, without requiring the customer to pay for the choice in advance. To learn more visit:

Feature-Packed Virtual Storage and HA/DR Solutions

TB Capacity Per Server    2TB            3TB            4TB            8TB            16TB               32TB

iSCSI / Ethernet Support Included     Included    Included    Included    Included    Included

Synchr. Mirroring (HA)    Included     Included    Included    Included    Included    Included

Thin Provisioning              Included     Included    Included    Included    Included    Included

Snapshot                           Included     Included    Included    Included    Included    Included

Async IP Mirroring (DR)  Included     Included    Included    Included    Included    Included

Fibre Channel                  Upgrade       Upgrade    Upgrade    Upgrade   Upgrade    Upgrade
                                           Option          Option       Option        Option      Option       Option

DataCore Storage Virtualisation Software Solutions Are Citrix Ready?

DataCore SANmelody? and SANsymphony? virtual storage SAN solutions are the first SAN solutions to be verified for Citrix XenServer? in the Citrix Ready? programme. The Citrix Ready programme recognises 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. Find out more:

Distributors Stand Ready

Three of DataCore?s UK key distributors, Bell Micro, DNS Arrow and Magirus stand ready to take orders for all DataCore Feature-Packed Solutions.

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 expansion and 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

DataCore, the DataCore logo, SANsymphony, SANmelody and SANmotion 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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