Press Release

DataCore Software previews latest release of its SANsymphony-V software defined storage platform

Munich-Unterföhring / Frankfurt , 16. October 2013. DataCore Software, , the leader in software defined storage architecture and premier provider of storage virtualization software, will feature a major presentation on software-defined storage, a real-world customer case study and will introduce its new enhanced version of the SANsymphony™-V platform at Powering the Cloud/SNW Europe 2013 (Congress Center, Frankfurt a.M., 30-31 Oct., Stand 18). Addressing the requirements of today’s Software-defined data center infrastructures, the new SANsymphony-V, release sets the new standard for software defined storage and provides much greater scalability, faster next generation replication services for disaster recovery,  automatic self-healing storage capabilities, expanded platform integration and new space reclamation services from  Microsoft ODX and VMware VAAI.  The new release will be made available from DataCore on November 4, 2013.

SANsymphony-V is a true hardware-independent software-defined storage platform designed to scale and meet the demanding availability and performance needs required by Virtual Infrastructures. The storage virtualization features work universally across both internal local disks and flash technologies within a server as well as to external storage systems connected remotely over storage networks.  SANsymphony-V manages, virtualizes and auto-tiers across all the popular flash/SSD technologies and spinning disk devices. DataCore automates and optimizes the use of fast electronic in-memory technology with its self-tuning and adaptive cache and powerful auto-tiering features. In addition, DataCore scales easily across metro-wide distances with failsafe synchronous mirroring. The software greatly improves the performance for replication adds services for improved disaster recovery and remote site replication. Updated plug-ins and services tightly integrate with popular server hypervisors to allow users to non-disruptively provision, share, clone, replicate and expand virtual disks among physical servers and virtual machines.

New highlighted capabilities within the release include:

  • Twice the scaling with support for up to 16 federated nodes
    – Scales performance and HA; federated nodes can span Metro-wide distances
  • Advanced next generation remote replication services
    – Speeds up performance for remote replication and disaster recovery
  • New self-healing storage services
    – Reduces business downtime from hardware failures
  • New failsafe non-disruptive data mobility services between storage pools
    – Increases overall resiliency
  • New Microsoft ODX and VMware VAAI services
    – Offloads hosts to accelerate performance and data mobility operations
  • New space reclamation services
    -allows IT organizations to reclaim unused capacity they already own
  • New change-control management and audit trail logs
    – Helps prevent avoidable errors and simplifies troubleshooting

 
“Everyone is talking about Software-defined storage. What is most ironic to me is that it has become such an important movement that it is now being driven by the marketing machines of even the major hardware vendors who are making marketing claims that distance themselves from the hardware they have just sold their customer base”, says Christian Hagen, Vice President EMEA, who will represent DataCore with European top level representatives at the branch leading event. “Clearly, there is great momentum and interest which confirms the large market opportunity that we see before us. We have successfully pursued a ‘Software-defined’ approach over the last 15 years and have thousands of Software-defined customer installations worldwide validating our solutions. SNW Europe 2013 is an ideal platform for end users and partners to get the latest developments and upcoming updates on our flagship SANsymphony-V and its key role for the cost-efficient, flexible and future-proof Software Defined Data Centre.”

 
On the second day of the event (30th Oct,11:00) Alex Best, one of DataCore’s storage virtualization gurus, will be evangelising on “The Future of the Software Defined Data Centre”. In the following customer speaking session (30th Oct, 14:00) Paul Alexander, IT Director Open University, explains the benefits of using DataCore: “Initially we went for DataCore to achieve redundancy and security between two locations. What was fantastic was that we were able to integrate the majority of our existing storage. With the environment growing, we upgraded to SANsymphony-V, DataCore’s fast and feature rich latest offering. As new projects come on board, they themselves bring new challenges in the software and hardware requirements. DataCore’s software layer helped us to seamlessly meet these challenges and has always been growing and expanding with us. We always expect the unexpected, and that is why I am pleased to work with DataCore as it continues to help us to solve our problems.” 


“Stop Fighting Your Storage Hardware”
Hardware independence, higher availability for non-stop business operations, faster application performance and cost saving strategies build the four main pillars of a Software-defined strategy with DataCore. DataCore Software recently launched a European-wide education and information campaign to spread the word on the benefits of storage virtualization and software-defined storage architectures. Information resources including informative webcasts, links to video series on storage virtualization, white papers, “How To” guides and regional case studies are now available on DataCore’s “Stop Fighting Your Storage Hardware” sites. They are showing how customers have achieved a software defined data centre that can maximize business productivity and capitalize on their current hardware investments.

DataCore VDS 2.0 – The VDI Solution
Visitors at the DataCore stand 18 will also find out more about the recently announced DataCore VDS 2.0 software. DataCore VDS overcomes the VDI adoption issues and addresses the major market need for affordable desktop virtualization solutions in a climate where smaller budgets and the European crisis are impacting all IT decisions. DataCore VDS 2.0 removes many of the most painful implementation obstacles while significantly reducing the cost per virtual desktop instance. 

Please Pre-Register for the DataCore Session and Open University Case Study presentation
Visitors and partners can self-register for free with the promo code S2M13 at Powering the Cloud’/SNW Europe 2013  ( October 29 to 30 , 2013, Frankfurt ). C

Conference Speaking Slots:

Wednesday, 30th Oct, 11:20, Room Spektrum 2 
Providing a Truly Software Defined Data Centre that makes Economic Sense
Alexander Best, Director Technical Business Development bei DataCore Software

Wednesday, 30th Oct, 14:00, Room Conclusio 
How the Software Defined Data Centre Makes practical and economic sense within one of the UKs Largest University Infrastructures, Paul Alexander, IT Director, Open University, Video.

To arrange a meeting with DataCore representatives please contact
Michael Baumann (+49-151-58728448; mbaumann@kprglobal.com). 

About SANsymphony™-V R9
SANsymphony™-V storage virtualization software significantly improves the performance of Tier-1 business critical applications (VDI, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint). At the same time, it enhances the availability and maximizes the utilization of distributed investments in flash memories, solid state disks, conventional hard disk drives and midrange to high-end storage systems. Differentiated by its ability to auto-tier and manage storage enterprise-wide across often incompatible devices from multiple suppliers, SANsymphony-V pools, thin provisions, replicates, continuously protects and caches storage resources throughout an entire infrastructure. The centrally-managed, closely-integrated functions operate uniformly over the broad range of purpose-built storage equipment required to best balance business objectives against budget constraints. SANsymphony-V spans on premises and cloud-resident assets, serving the needs of mixed workloads running on physical or virtual machines.

About DataCore Software
DataCore Software develops storage virtualization 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   +44 (0) 118 949 7024.

Media Contacts:
KONZEPT PR / KPR Global
Michael Baumann
+49-821-3430016
m.baumann@konzept-pr.de

Sharon Munday
+44 7787 566382  
smunday@kprglobal.com

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