Press Release

DataCore to Offer Free Storage Hypervisor to VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Design Experts, VMware Certified Professionals and VMware Certified Instructor

READING, UK. – August 26, 2011 – DataCore Software, the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualization software, announced today that it is calling all VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Design Experts, VMware Certified Professionals and VMware Certified Instructors to download their free licence key to the NFR  free storage hypervisor, DataCore’s SANsymphony-V.

From Monday 29 August, download of the license key will allow accredited virtualization experts non-production use within home or office so that they can see for themselves how adoption of the storage hypervisor will give them the hands on ability to manage and leverage the storage assets that sit behind every virtualization project.
 
Download is simple from Monday 29th August: http://pages.datacore.com/Free_NFR_Software.html; and enter proof of VMware certification and start trialling and recommending.
 
Keith Joseph, Regional Director, DataCore Software, summed up the free licence keys programme. “What we are doing here is effectively empowering the key influencers of virtualization projects to try with confidence before they recommend and overcome many of the storage and resource bottlenecks that have stalled virtualization projects in the past. It is a significant move that we anticipate to be very popular, so try it as soon as you can. Hands-on knowledge will be viewed as a great asset to the VMware professionals’ portfolio.
 
“Storage has been the forgotten tier of virtualization, routinely stalling projects and adding unforeseen complications and costs,” said Linda Haury, vice president worldwide marketing at DataCore Software. “By providing the SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor to these experts for home and office labs, they’ll be able to educate others about the most effective means for leveraging storage assets, a move which will advance virtualization adoption and benefit the industry as a whole.”
 
Unveiled this week, SANsymphony-V 8.1 is a portable, centrally-managed software suite capable of enhancing the combined value of multiple disk storage systems, including the many purpose-built storage appliances and solid state disks (SSD) type devices arriving to the market daily. The storage hypervisor supplements the individual capabilities of specialized equipment with a broad range of device-independent, integrated services. The SANsymphony-V software executes on physical and virtual servers or can co-reside with server hypervisors.  Other major features include, but are not limited to, automated tiering and continuous data protection (CDP).
 
About DataCore Software
DataCore Software is the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualization software. Its SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor software solves the big problem stalling virtualisation 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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