Press Release

DataCore Software tells LeftHand Networks: Resellers: “We Want You!”

READING, UK ? October 6, 2008 ? DataCore Software has announced today its new ?Step Up to DataCore? programme for LeftHand Networks? resellers. The programme, which includes discounted software and extra margin rebates, is dedicated to helping LeftHand resellers become successful DataCore partners. DataCore believes the uncertainty surrounding LeftHand?s loss of independence is an opportune moment to seriously consider stepping up to the better performance and scalability of the DataCore product line to differentiate their solution offerings from those of the herd.
 
?HP is a terrific company,? said James Price, vice president of product and channel marketing, DataCore Software. ?However, many LeftHand resellers, like our own partners, differentiate themselves from the competition by tailoring their solutions to the specific needs and budgets of their customers. Freedom from hardware tie-ins is critical to delivering these solutions.?
 
DataCore?s software can plug in anywhere that LeftHand appliances are in place. Partners can upgrade their customers from LeftHand to DataCore without additional hardware investment by installing it on the LeftHand appliance hardware.
 
?Step Up? Discounts, Incentives and Transition Tutorials
In an effort to aid VARs impacted by LeftHand?s acquisition, DataCore will offer discounted software and extra margin rebates to VARs that register and upgrade their LeftHand customers to DataCore. Resellers will benefit from the additional opportunities of DataCore?s partner programme, technical guidance and cookbooks tutorials to simplify the transition from LeftHand appliances.
 
Certified Compatibility
DataCore?s commitment to industry standards and compatibility assures resellers and customers through its multi-vendor ?Ready Logo? certifications.  Delivering complete iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage backed by ?VMware Ready?, ?Windows Ready? and ?Citrix Ready? certifications.
 
Focused on Virtualisation 
LeftHand?s entry-level storage appliances have provided customers with their first taste of storage virtualisation. Customers quickly realize the larger value comes from leveraging the same technologies across all their storage assets. DataCore Software provides the only comprehensive storage device support with universal storage virtualisation features.
 
?The DataCore product line is ideally suited for VMware and other virtualisation infrastructure products,? said Price. ?We stand alone in providing true high-availability with auto failover and auto failback solutions that are perfect for virtualisation customers.?
 
Step Up to DataCore: Join DataCore?s Worldwide Partner Network and Offer Your Customers Superior Interoperability, Scalability and Performance
 
As a DataCore partner, you can:

· Build on Your LeftHand Investment – Remove Customer Concerns Over Dead-end Purchases
Run DataCore on the LeftHand appliance hardware. DataCore is hardware and network independent, eliminating the usual concerns about obsolescence.  In addition, VARs can leverage DataCore?s unique “Carry-forward” Value Protection Program that allows for ?no penalty? upgrades.
 
· Add the Performance Advantage to Your Arsenal
Designed for performance, DataCore?s high-speed caching harnesses the CPU and memory resources untapped by the original LeftHand SAN/iQ software, enabling customers to get 4x the throughput from the same hardware platform. Link: http://sanmelody.blogspot.com/2008/06/vmtn-sanmelody-performance-chart.html
 
· Enhance Scalability & Network Flexibility
The acquisition of LeftHand may make customers hesitant to add more LeftHand hardware or they may be considering Fibre Channel-based storage (not available from LeftHand) for more intensive workloads. Fibre Channel support, including the latest 8Gbps standard, is currently available from DataCore.
 
· Deliver Uncompromised High-Availability for Fail-safe Solutions
High-availability is the new standard by which storage platforms are measured.  DataCore offers LeftHand resellers an opportunity to deliver the industry?s highest level of storage availability for customers from the SMB to the Enterprise.

Join Now
DataCore invites LeftHand resellers to join its network of partners serving thousands of customers worldwide.

For more information about becoming a DataCore partner, please contact: Keith Joseph, Channel Manager, DataCore Software on 07841 359963
Also, to learn more please visit: www.datacore.com/StepUpToDataCore.

About DataCore Software
DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualisation 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 and NetWare operating systems as well as hypervisors from VMware, Citrix, Microsoft and other suppliers. DataCore is privately held and its corporate headquarters are in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit www.datacore.com.
 
DataCore and the DataCore logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. Other DataCore product or service names or logos referenced herein are trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. All other products, services and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Corporate Contacts:
DataCore Software
Bettye Grant
Tel: 954-377-6000
publicrelations@datacore.com

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