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DataCore Helps Resellers Remove the Storage-Related Sales Barriers to Virtualization, Empowering Customers to “Do More and Save More”

DataCore offers new partner benefits and encourages solution providers to attend a webinar so that they can learn how to “knock down storage-related barriers to virtualization”.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – April 14, 2009 – DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization, business continuity and disaster recovery software solutions, used the occasion of VMware Partner Exchange 2009 to shine a spotlight on its new distribution partners and to highlight its enhanced partner program, new lead registration incentives, as well as a new “open-door” model that helps encourage more resellers to sell DataCore solutions. Moreover, the new initiatives include reseller-focused, “SAN starter” promotions to accelerate DataCore(tm) business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) solution sales.

Accelerate Your Sales; Get on Board with a DataCore Distributor

DataCore is committed to the “Power of Partnering” and working with solution providers to stimulate, accelerate and grow their virtualization business.

VARs and system integrators that would like to partner with DataCore should contact any of DataCore’s North American distributors: Lifeboat Distribution, Alternative Technology, Promark Technology, Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD), and Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM).

Capitalize on the Current Economical Climate: Why Partner with DataCore?

  1. First, with its “open door” model, DataCore has made it far simpler to become a DataCore reseller.
  2. Second, as part of its enhanced Partner Program, DataCore has increased and simplified lead registration incentives. The lead registration incentives now apply to all software product sales – new customers, upgrades and follow-on sales.
  3. Third, DataCore has established “SAN starter” promotions for its industry-leading BC and DR packages that are designed for resellers to kick-start business and grow with DataCore’s “value protection, upgrade path” model.

In addition, DataCore’s storage virtualization software solutions provide unmatched return on investment and help clients “Do More and Save More.”
Learn more at: www.datacore.com/costsavings

VARs and system integrators should contact a DataCore distributor to learn more about these new benefits of the DataCore Partner Program.

Partner Spotlight: A Radically Simple, High Availability Storage Virtualization Solution Designed for VMware-Virtualized IT Environments

“DataCore has helped us to get our foot in the door with a lot of SMB customers,” said Lak Gill of Interware Systems, a VMware and DataCore Gold partner in Canada. “With a DataCore foundation, we can easily upgrade these customers later on – enabling their infrastructures to grow as their companies grow.” The flexibility to grow with DataCore was a key consideration in the decision of Toronto-based The State Group to select a combined DataCore and VMware solution implemented by Interware Systems.

SANs are essential for virtual server environments. However, the high costs of most SANs put them beyond the reach of most customers. In particular true-high availability between physically separate locations, even when located in the same building, can be prohibitively expensive. “DataCore allows us to put together solutions for our clients that do the job right within their budgets,” explained Tim Rettig, President, LAN Solutions, a DataCore reseller partner. “What is more, we feel strongly that our clients are getting robust, enterprise-level SANs at SMB prices.”

Continued Rettig, “With DataCore, the client can pick among hardware offerings from their favorite hardware vendors, and even mix and match them,” Rettig said. “When their requirements approach their systems’ limitations, we can non-disruptively upgrade them to faster, newer technology, possibly from a different supplier who then offers a better price/performance alternative. Because it offers an adaptable enterprise solution to our clients – in terms of capabilities, performance and reliability, all for a reasonable price, we feel that DataCore helps our firm to build lasting relationships with our clients.”

Call to Action: Prospective Partners Should Attend A “How To” Webinar Titled “Knock Down Storage-Related Sales Barriers to Virtualization”

DataCore is presenting a webinar exclusively for solution providers and IT consultants advising clients on server and desktop virtualization.

When:
Tuesday, April 21st at Noon, EST or
Wednesday, April 22nd at 4pm, EST

Click here to register: www.datacore.com/partner or email: info@datacore.com

See DataCore at VMware Partner Exchange 2009

DataCore Software will be exhibiting at VMware Partner Exchange 2009 in booth 38. The event runs April 14-16, 2009 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

DataCore will be speaking on Wednesday, April 15th at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in Salon E3, Ballroom Level, Fifth Floor. Topic: “Capitalize on Current Economical Climate: The Benefits of Partnering with DataCore.”

It has never been easier to partner with DataCore. DataCore’s new partner program and incentives serve as a stimulus program for partners – enabling them to accelerate their virtualization business.

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 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, the DataCore logo and SANmelody 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.

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