Press Release

DataCore Software, Promise Technology and Microsoft Windows HPC at SC08 Delivers Virtualization

Companies Showcase Live Demos of Fast and Scalable Virtual SAN Infrastructure Tailored for High Productivity Computing Attendees.

AUSTIN, Texas and FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – November 20, 2008 – DataCore, the leading provider of storage virtualization software, and Promise Technology Inc., a leading supplier of sophisticated RAID subsystems for enterprise and SMB customers, have partnered together at the Supercomputing 2008 (SC08) conference, taking place this week at the Austin Convention Center. “Everything here is about ultra high-performance computing,” said James Price III, Vice President of Channel Sales at DataCore. “We are demonstrating DataCore’s high-performance SANsymphony(tm) storage virtualization solution paired with Promise Technology’s VTrak E-Class external storage solution, with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC cluster – to bring an optimal solution for today’s supercomputing needs.”

DataCore and Promise = Cost-Effective, High-Performance Storage Solutions

DataCore and Promise Technology are running in conjunction to showcase a real-world, fully functional, fault-tolerant SAN demonstration. “We are excited to feature DataCore’s SANsymphony solution with us in our booth at SC08,” said Keith Parker, Senior Marketing Manager, Promise Technology. “Together, DataCore and Promise Technology offer a solution that is ideally suited to high-performance computing environments.”

Next Generation Grid N+1 Storage Scalability and I/O Acceleration

DataCore’s SANsymphony software addresses larger scale, heterogeneous storage virtualization needs through sophisticated I/O performance acceleration and caching as well as its Grid style, N+1 network architecture. DataCore’s high performance Storage virtualization delivers:

  • Storage I/O Performance Acceleration
  • Fault Tolerant SAN Data Protection
  • Space Efficient Utilization
  • N+1 Grid Storage Scalability

Live Demonstrations of this Multi-Vendor Configuration Are Being Showcased Throughout SC08

“In showcasing a high-availability, 8Gbps SAN demonstration, attendees are witnessing how a mosaic of best-of-breed products can be deployed to deliver the real benefits IT professionals are seeking in the context of ultra high-performance computing,” commented Price. “We have been ‘wowing’ attendees throughout the event by featuring DataCore, Promise, and Microsoft – delivering reliable storage efficiently as needed.”

Using Virtualization to Meet Performance and Uptime Objectives

DataCore storage virtualization software solutions remove physical, geographic and device-specific restrictions of data storage equipment that frequently slow down, interrupt or endanger computer operations – making it practical for organizations large and small to get the fullest utilization, highest availability and fastest performance from their disk storage assets by consolidating and automating essential data protection measures and storage management practices.

DataCore – Get the fullest use, the highest availability and fastest performance

The storage infrastructure absolutely must scale smoothly and cost-effectively to deliver quicker response time in the face of more users and expanding capacity. From a storage hardware perspective, the challenge is delivering enough throughput and I/O transactions to increasingly faster servers despite disk subsystems that fall further behind each year. DataCore’s answer: Put the same high-speed servers in control of your storage with portable SANsymphony software. Fully leverage the swift advancements of the latest CPU, memory and I/O technology to deliver storage performance that keeps pace with your applications – at an affordable price. Learn more:

DataCore Software Free 30-day Trial

With virtualized storage, customers receive enduring ROI benefits from the comprehensive storage management services provided by the software. For more information and a free 30-day test drive, please visit:

About SC08

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About Promise Technology, Inc.

With a long history of innovation, Promise Technology develops and manufactures sophisticated RAID solutions – offering a complete line of RAID controller cards and SAS/SATA RAID subsystems catering to enterprise, mid-range and entry-level data protection needs worldwide. Known as the originator of SATA/ATA RAID products, Promise’s comprehensive product base includes high available (HA) standalone RAID subsystems with standards-based management interfaces, host-based (internal) RAID controllers, NAS appliances for SOHO, and SATA ASICs integrated into an extensive list of industry-leading motherboards. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., Promise is ISO-9001:2000 and ISO-14001:2004 certified, and has offices and operations throughout Asia and Europe to support local business partners and customers. For more information, visit Promise Technology’s website at

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

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