Press Release

DataCore Software’s SANmelody Wins 2008 Network Computing Award for “Virtualization Product of the Year”

UK’s leading networking awards recognize SANmelody’s dramatic impact on storage utilization and ease of management for network managers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida and READING, United Kingdom – March 17, 2008 – DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization software, has scooped up the Virtualization Product of the Year Award at Network Computing Magazine’s prestigious 2008 Annual Awards dinner held last week at the Tower Hotel in London, beating stiff category competition from semi-finalists VMware, Citrix, Vizioncore and NetApp.

George Teixeira, president and CEO, DataCore Software, commented, “It’s great to receive this award. For network managers, virtualization is all about lowering costs, reducing time-consuming tasks and keeping their users happy. DataCore makes it simple to enhance the user experience; providing powerful and easy-to-use storage services for better utilization, manageability, productivity, up-time and performance. It was a well represented category, so to win demonstrates SANmelody’s dramatic impact and its ability to deliver affordable best-of-breed virtualization.”

The Awards, voted on by thousands of Network Computing Magazine’s readership, signify the readers’ appreciation of SANmelody and how it easily and cost effectively converts physical Intel/AMD servers or virtual machines (VMs) into fully capable, virtual storage servers that are able to optimize, protect and manage storage over existing networks to fulfill the needs of application servers.

Other features that enticed winners’ votes include SANmelody’s thin provisioning for disk space capacity automation, point-in-time snapshots for fast disk-based backups, and powerful data protection services that provide auto failover across redundant disk servers and long-distance asynchronous replication for disaster recovery over IP WANs.

The Network Computing Awards were established in 2004 to recognize best-in-breed, easy-to-use solutions that make the working lives of network managers easier and more effective. Mike Duxbury, Senior Networking Specialist, Volkswagen Financial Services agrees with the selection of SANmelody, “For us, it represented a painless, straightforward SAN experience with what otherwise would have been classified as a major infrastructure change.”

For more information on the full-line of Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions, please visit: www.datacore.com/products/prod_SANmelody_buy.asp

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, NetWare, VMware and other leading, open system and virtual server platforms. 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, SANsymphony, SANmelody, Traveller, UpTempo, Virtual Infrastructure Foundation and Powered by DataCore 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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Corporate Contact (UK):
Sharon Munday
Account Director, KPR Global
(Representing DataCore Software)
Tel: +44 (0) 1189 745418
Mob: +44 (0) 7787 566382
smunday@kprglobal.com

Corporate Contacts (US):
DataCore Software
Bettye Grant
Tel: 954-377-6000
publicrelations@datacore.com

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