Press Release

DataCore VDS 2.0 – The Virtual Desktop Server – An Ideal fit for 25 to 200 virtual desktop environments

READING, UK, June 3, 2013 – DataCore Software, a leader in software-defined storage and desktop virtualization software solutions, has announced the release of DataCore™ VDS 2.0 software to make it simple and cost-effective to deploy persistent ‘stateful’ virtual desktops. The release adds a new 25 virtual desktop entry-level offering, priced to meet the needs of smaller scale VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) deployments and makes a number of significant enhancements to its virtual desktop server software platform.  These include performance optimizations to speed response times; a new Hot Standby VDI server protection option; support for Single sign-on (SSO) access and Active Directory (AD); plus new wizards, templates and tools to achieve a higher degree of integration with Microsoft VDI and Windows Server 2012 platforms and their remote desktop and delivery services. The new DataCore VDS 2.0 software release is now available to customers via select authorized European solution providers who are trained and qualified to deliver simple to use, high-performance and cost-effective VDI solutions packaged and designed to meet the undeserved needs of small to mid-sized businesses.

DataCore VDS overcomes the VDI adoption issues for small to mid-size companies 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. It allows our solution provider partners to deliver cost-effective and highly productive VDI solutions, well matched for 25 to 200 virtual desktop environments. Unlike highly complex VDI solutions that are costly and designed for very large 1000 or more desktop projects, DataCore VDS 2.0 removes many of the most painful implementation obstacles while significantly reducing the cost per virtual desktop instance,” says Christian Hagen, vice president of DataCore EMEA. “DataCore finally makes it practical for small and medium enterprises to operate a virtual desktop infrastructure to improve their productivity and costs.”

DataCore VDS addresses the VDI paradox; designed and priced to meet pent up SMB market demand

The paradox is simple, small and medium businesses want to adopt desktop virtualization for the same reasons large enterprises do – to reduce desktop management costs, improve productivity and increase business agility, but they can’t afford enterprise-class solutions since they cost a fortune and are overkill for smaller environments.

Unlike VDI offerings aimed at ‘Big Companies’ on the market which are complex and require many 1000’s of desktops to justify the high costs involved, DataCore VDS dramatically lowers the complexity and significantly reduces the cost per VDI instance. The solution is priced and sized for small, medium sized businesses and departmental users. DataCore VDS addresses this undeserved market with cost-effective and simple to use solutions specifically designed to meet the budgets of 25 to 200 virtual desktop deployments. Most importantly, DataCore VDS makes it economically possible to not sacrifice performance while maintaining a ‘true’ desktop user experience.

DataCore VDS – The Virtual Desktop Server

DataCore VDS is a VDI solution that builds on DataCore’s architectural and storage saving advantages to make it economically feasible to deploy and operate persistent ‘stateful’ virtual desktop environments at a lower cost and higher performance than alternatives.

DataCore VDS serves complete virtual desktops which are ‘stateful’ (or persistent), they deliver a similar user experience as if a user were located directly on a physical desktop or laptop PC. With ‘stateful’ virtual desktops, an end-user is assigned a virtual machine for their own use to browse, to do downloads and to run their personal applications. Turn the virtual desktop off and then back on and it retains the ‘State’ of what you were doing just like when you close and open a laptop, it functions like your own private desktop, it’s just virtual.

DataCore VDS delivers powerful virtual desktops for less than the cost of a PC refresh

DataCore VDS is the easy and affordable virtual desktop solution designed for SMBs. It deploys on a single server, and includes the tools Windows® administrators need to rapidly deliver centrally-managed virtual desktops to any user for less than the cost of new PCs.

The DataCore VDS highly efficient architecture eliminates up to 75 percent of VDI costs without compromising performance and most importantly the user experience.

DataCore VDS is:

  • Simple and Fast to Install, Administer and Use
    • Runs on off-the-shelf servers; any storage
    • Intuitive and easy for administrators to use
  • Affordable and Super Storage Efficient
    • Uses a fraction of storage compared to other VDI architectures
  • A High Performance Optimized Architecture
    • Delivers ‘Best in Class’ price performance
    • Optimally manages I/O traffic and caches to achieve high performance
  • A Powerful ‘Stateful’ Virtual Desktop Computing Solution
    • True Desktop computing. What users expect!

Product Availability

DataCore VDS 2.0 solutions are now ready to ship and available exclusively in Europe through DataCore’s established network of trained and authorized EMEA based solution providers.

Pricing for DataCore VDS software licenses start at around $3000; enabling complete centrally managed VDI systems to be deployedat prices much less than the cost per user of new PCs.

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 or call (877) 780-5111.
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