The DataCore and Microsoft partnership enables virtualization resellers to be more competitive and drive more business; fast-track initiatives help partners overcome storage-related barriers to virtualization.
NEW ORLEANS – July 15, 2009 – At the Microsoft(r) Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2009, DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization, business continuity and disaster recovery software solutions, today announced that it has developed a fast-track for Microsoft partners to sign on and grow their business. DataCore is using the Microsoft WPC09 event to extend a direct invitation to Microsoft partners to experience the “DataCore Difference.” The storage virtualization leader has even developed a self-serve portal – whereby Microsoft partners can directly access:
- The DataCore “How to” video presentation: ‘Knock Down Storage-Related Sales Barriers to Virtualization
- Special promotions to cost-effectively deliver shared storage SAN solutions into Microsoft Exchange, SQL, Cluster and Server & Desktop Virtualization environments.
- Software promotions for educational institutions – up to 50% discounts.
- A “Revitalize, Refresh and Repurpose” program enabling Microsoft solution providers to target installed accounts and existing storage. With DataCore, partners can avoid “rip and replace” and new storage hardware buys since they can take full advantage of the equipment already in place.
- Sales tools and materials to grow your Microsoft and DataCore business.
According to Barry Martin, partner and chief technical architect, The Mirazon Group, a DataCore-accredited partner and Microsoft Gold partner, “Nobody has the complete feature set that DataCore has in a software-based storage virtualization solution. In terms of the quality of DataCore’s virtualization solutions, our experience has been – install it and it works. That is how a SAN has to function. It has to be rock-solid. More than that, it is very enjoyable to work together with DataCore as a partner company and we appreciate that they are 100% channel-driven.”
DataCore: A Strategic Complement to Your Microsoft Practice
Martin adds, “Mirazon fundamentally sees software-based storage virtualization as strategic because of the value it provides and because of the flexibility of the solutions that virtualization enables our firm to create.”
IDC Viewpoint: Software-based Storage Virtualization To learn more about software-based storage virtualization and overcoming the barriers to virtualization please see the recent IDC Viewpoint Report titled: Removing Storage-Related Barriers to Server and Desktop Virtualization.
This IDC Viewpoint discusses an alternative to costly investments in high-end storage systems. It covers the key considerations of a software-based storage virtualization solution and proposes using storage virtualization software to create scalable, robust SANs using equipment already in place.
Win virtualization deals without compromising on quality or margins
DataCore storage virtualization solutions offer advanced features and hardware independence that give Microsoft resellers a competitive advantage by helping their customers avoid risk, boost productivity, contain costs and protect financial investments. See: https://www.datacore.com/solutions/sanwide_features_home.asp.
DataCore offers your customers the features they want:
- Hardware independence
- High availability for split or “stretch” clustering
- SAN-wide performance acceleration
- Synchronous or asynchronous mirroring
- Fibre channel and ISCSI support
- Business Continuity & Remote Site Recovery Solutions
- SAN-wide management versus device by device admin
With DataCore, partners can capitalize on the economic crunch by meeting availability and recovery goals at a fraction of their competitors’ hardware costs. Avoid “rip-and-replace” barriers by repurposing their existing equipment. And best of all, as a DataCore partner you can adapt to last minute budget changes without compromising on quality of the solution or margin points.
For More Information on becoming a DataCore partner
VARs and system integrators that would like to partner with DataCore should visit https://www.datacore.com/stepuptodatacore or contact an authorized distributor.
DataCore’s North American distributors are: Alternative Technology, Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Lifeboat Distribution, Promark Technology, and Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD).
See DataCore at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)
See DataCore in booth #301 at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Microsoft WPC09 runs July 13-16, 2009 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. For more, visit https://www.datacore.com/WPC09.
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 Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, 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 https://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.
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