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DataCore Software Lets Customers Experience New Migration and Clustering Features in Microsoft Hyper-V without Buying a New SAN

BERLIN, Germany and FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – November 9, 2009 – DataCore™ Software today announced that customers who don’t have a SAN can now experience new features in Microsoft Hyper-V including live migration, dynamic load balancing and high-availability, simply by downloading DataCore’s pre-configured Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA).
VSA makes it possible for two physical servers to share disks and that is something of great significance to Hyper-V users – since many Hyper-V capabilities require just that. The DataCore VSA comes in a standard VHD format for Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ and Microsoft Hyper-V. The VSA can be downloaded at .
Fully operational in just a few minutes
With DataCore’s Virtual SAN Appliance Microsoft Hyper-V users can quickly:

  • Utilize Microsoft virtualization environments with an iSCSI SAN created from their server’s internal disks. No need for new hardware!
  • Pool up to 1 Terabyte of disk space
  • “Thin Provision” storage to the virtual machines. See how much capacity it saves!
  • Leverage DataCore’s “mega cache” capability – this speeds up performance for Exchange, SQL and others applications using surplus server memory to cache I/Os from the virtual SAN
  • Use Snapshots for Instant Volume Cloning and Fast Disk-to-Disk Backups
  • Create a SAN from their server’s internal disks

DataCore Virtualizes Storage for Microsoft Hyper-V Users
“Why wait until you can roll in a SAN,” said Augie Gonzalez, Director of Product Marketing at DataCore Software. “When DataCore can virtualise the physical storage from internal or direct-attached disks to make it behave like a shared storage pool.”
New DataCore SANmelody™ Virtual SAN Appliance for Microsoft Virtualization Environments – Get Started!
The Virtual SAN Appliance can be downloaded by going to – . It is free for a 30-day trial.

A Winning Combination: Microsoft and DataCore Software
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About DataCore Software
DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization 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 lowers the cost and complexity of IT by making storage efficient, fast, flexible, fail-safe and virtual. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit

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