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DataCore Software Announces “Pay-as-You-Serve” Cloud Service Provider Programme to Slash Capital Costs of Providing Hosted IT Services

READING, UK. – June 26, 2012 – DataCore Software, the storage hypervisor leader and premier provider of storage virtualisation software, today announced that providers of hosted IT services may now rent DataCore’s SANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor through the company’s Cloud Service Provider Programme. Under the programme, Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) pay for the use of the software monthly based on the amount of storage they serve versus having to purchase it outright. This allows participating providers to reduce capital expenditure and better align costs to revenue.

DataCore’s storage hypervisor software manages and protects hosted IT environments, providing a high performance, highly scalable, automatically tiered storage infrastructure upon which providers can confidently build and offer their hosted IT services.

“Pay-as-You-Serve” Business Model Aligns Storage Costs with Revenue Generating Services
The DataCore Cloud Service Provider Programme goes a step further in the direction of “on demand” infrastructure with its “Pay-as-You-Serve” proposition to hosted IT service providers—they pay for the software as they use it, based upon the storage they serve to their subscribers.

“In order to offer the most competitive pricing for their services, CSPs and other hosting, companies seek to lower capital expenditures and keep expenses and their timing aligned to revenue-producing activities,” said Carlos M. Carreras, vice president of alliances and business development, DataCore Software. “The DataCore storage hypervisor ‘software advantage’ gives us the unique ability to offer the kind of service provider programme that other leading software companies, like VMware, have developed, but apply it to the storage-side of the infrastructure. Ideally tailored for the flexibility, efficiency and predictable expenses they seek.”

DataCore’s Storage Hypervisor: Greater ‘Buying Power’, Productivity and Operating Expense Savings
New cutting edge technologies will also be of interest to CSPs. These innovations designed to satisfy large scale, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) requirements crucial to building robust cloud storage infrastructures are packaged in the company’s newest product, SANsymphony-V R9.0, aptly described as “The Storage Hypervisor for the Cloud.”

The storage hypervisor’s powerful storage management capabilities and interchangeable hardware design empowers hosters with great cost-savings flexibility, new levels of automation for increased resource productivity and a storage infrastructure that easily incorporates the industry’s latest innovations.

“The new DataCore CSP pricing model reduces our upfront costs – thereby enhancing our margins,” comments Philippe Merckel, CEO, MERCKEL SAS. “DataCore understands that as data centres move to the cloud in the form of virtual, private data centres, cloud platforms need the storage virtualisation functionality that DataCore brings to the table with its storage hypervisor. The key, however, for CSP providers lies in making the adoption of this technology cost-effective. That is what this Cloud Service Provider Programme does. It makes it far easier for us to standardise on DataCore for storage virtualisation because we pay as we go rather than paying for everything upfront. It fundamentally suits our own business model whereby our own clients lease our cloud platform.”

More Information: Getting Started with DataCore’s Cloud Service Provider Program
The DataCore Cloud Service Provider Programme is currently open only to providers of hosted IT services located in Europe; the programme will be expanded to include North America and additional geographies over the next 90 days. For more up-to-date information about programme eligibility and the program itself, please visit: https://www.datacore.com/Partners/cloud-service-providers/CSP-Programme.aspx.

About DataCore Software
DataCore Software develops storage virtualisation software for high availability, fast performance and maximum utilisation 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 +44 (0) 118 949-7024.

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DataCore Software
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