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DataCore Software’s SANmelody, wins 2008 Network Computing Award for “Virtualisation Product of the Year”

READING, UK, 17 March 2008 ? DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualisation software, has scooped the Virtualisation Product of the Year Award at Network Computing Magazine?s prestigious 2008 Annual Awards dinner held last week at the Tower Hotel in London, beating stiff category competition from finalists VMware, Citrix, Vizioncore and NetApp.

George Teixeira, CEO, DataCore Software, commented, “It?s great to receive this award. For network managers, virtualisation is all about lowering costs, reducing time consuming tasks and keeping their users happy. DataCore makes it simple to enhance the user experience; providing powerful and simple to use storage services to better utilisation, manageability, productivity, uptime and performance. It was a well represented category, so to win demonstrates SANmelody??s dramatic impact and its ability to deliver affordable best of breed virtualisation.”

The Awards, voted on by thousands of Network Computing Magazine?s readership, signifies the readers? appreciation of SANmelody and how it easily and cost effectively converts  physical Intel/AMD servers or virtual machines (VMs) into fully capable virtual storage servers that are able to optimize, protect and manage storage over existing networks to fulfill the needs of application servers.

Other features that enticed winners? votes include SANmelody?s thin provisioning for disk space capacity automation, point-in-time snapshots for fast disk based backups, and powerful data protection services that provide auto failover across redundant disk servers and long-distance asynchronous replication for disaster recovery over IP WANs.

The Network Computing Awards were established in 2004 to recognise best-in-breed, easy to use solutions that make the working lives of network managers easier and more effective. Mike Duxbury, Senior Networking Specialist, Volkswagen Financial Services agrees with the selection of SANmelody, “For us, it represented a painless, straight forward SAN experience with what has to be classified as a major infrastructure change.”

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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. DataCore’s portable storage server software simplifies and automates capacity expansion and centralizes storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, MacOS, NetWare, VMware and other leading open system and virtual server platforms. DataCore is privately held and its corporate headquarters are in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit

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