Press Release

DataCore Software Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2016 Partner Program Guide

Annual Guide Recognizes the Best Channel Partner Programs in the Market

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 11, 2016
DataCore, the leader in Parallel-Powered Software, Application-Adaptive Data Infrastructure and Hyper-converged Virtual SAN solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given DataCore
Software a 5-Star rating in its 2016 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution
providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution
providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

To determine the 2016 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings,
partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

The DataCore Partner Program, which spans Premier and Traditional partners, is a robust program
designed to benefit all participants. The program was awarded a 5-Star rating by CRN in recognition of its openness toward partners in ensuring that doing
business with DataCore is simple, the comprehensiveness of services offered, and the overall tangible value to those representing DataCore in the channel.
DataCore has also focused on expanding its portfolio with Hyper-converged Virtual SAN solutions and Parallel I/O technologies that provide great
competitive differentiation for channel partners that represent DataCore products.

“Solution providers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor with the right technologies
and the right channel approach can mean the difference between successful adoption of a new technology or business model and an awkward, unnecessarily
difficult integration,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings recognize the best channel
programs available in the market today and serve as a valuable resource for solution providers looking for the right fit.”

“Our partners are critical to DataCore’s success, and we have worked tirelessly to build simple, focused programs designed to help them build and grow
their businesses, while providing valuable recognition for those committed to selling DataCore solutions,” said Devi Madhavan, vice president of channel
and sales enablement at DataCore Software. “It is an honor to receive the 5-Star Partner Program rating from the Channel Company in recognition of our
efforts in building a world-class partner program.”

The 2016 Partner Program Guide was featured in the April issue of CRN and online.

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.

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative
marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more
than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the
technology marketplace.


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Melanie Turpin

The Channel Company

(508) 416-1195

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