READING, UK, 28 June 2010 – DataCore Software, a leading provider of virtualisation software for storage and the proud recipient of five Finalist nominations in the 2011 Storage Awards, came up trumps last Thursday with SANsymphony-V taking the top honor in the Storage Virtualization Product of the Year Award category. DataCore’s software-based storage virtualization solution beat traditional hardware and array based offerings to take the main prize. The prestigious Award Ceremony was held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, in London’s Covent Garden.
Keith Joseph, Regional Manager, Northern Europe, DataCore Software, was there to collect the prize in front of the large gathering of solution providers, re-sellers and members of the UK IT industry, “We are thrilled to have won this award; it recognizes our momentum in the market and it is the second major UK accolade received for DataCore’s new generation of software storage virtualisation.”
Announced in January 2011, SANsymphony-V software enables data centres to use existing equipment and conventional storage devices to achieve the robust and responsive shared storage infrastructure necessary to support their highly dynamic virtual IT environments. This contrasts sharply with the expensive “rip and replace” approaches being proposed to support desktop and server virtualisation projects.
Virtualization projects are 3-dimensional
“Virtualization software has revolutionized today’s cost and productivity expectations for server and desktop investments, however the same compelling benefits have until now been limited in their scope and applicability to storage. The DataCore’s software approach goes beyond these hardware bound device limitations and make it easy to manage and optimize storage capacity, performance and data protection across the entire infrastructure. The software is not limited to a single generation of device or brand of storage array. That makes DataCore the logical software choice for getting ‘more from your storage’ and addressing the third dimension of virtualization with a hardware-independent strategy,” adds Joseph.
Nearly 5000 votes were cast in this years’ scheme and winning the Storage Virtualization Product of the Year Award signifies the readers’ appreciation of DataCore’s new virtualization software that is taking the market by storm.
The Storage Awards were established in 2004 to recognize best-in-breed, easy to use solutions that make the working lives of storage and virtualization managers easier and more effective. This year is the first time the storage virtualization category has been represented at the awards.
Try SANsymphony-V for yourself
An interactive live trial environment, free 30 day downloads and extensive reference materials and supporting videos on SANsymphony-V may be found at the SANsymphony-V launch page: https://www.datacore.com/SANsymphony-V .
About DataCore Software
DataCore Software is the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualization software. Its software-as infrastructure platform solves the big problem stalling virtualization initiatives by eliminating the storage-related barriers that make virtualization too difficult and too expensive. For additional information, visit the DataCore website at www.datacore.com or call 44 (0) 118 949 7024.
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