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DataCore Software’s SANsymphony-V Makes the Grade in Education Sector; New Academic Discount Program Now Available

Academic institutions leveraging DataCore’s next-generation storage virtualization software to stretch tight budgets, reap financial and operational benefits of server and desktop virtualization

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – July 13, 2011 – DataCore Software, the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualization software, today announced significant customer momentum among educational institutions for its newest software release, SANsymphony™. By implementing SANsymphony, academic organizations of all sizes are eliminating the storage-related barriers that can prevent them from realizing the financial and operational goals of their virtualization initiatives. Some of the academic institutions and school districts that have turned to DataCore SANsymphony include: Santa Barbara County Education Office (CA), Academy at the Lakes (FL), Mt Zion School District (IL), Barren County Schools (KY), Bellarmine University (KY), Spalding University (KY), All Saints Catholic Schools (MI), Lapeer County Intermediate School District (MI), and Germantown Central School District (NY).

Today, academic organizations are extending virtualization to their number one IT hardware expense: storage. By borrowing storage virtualization techniques practiced in the commercial sector, they now have a stronger, more flexible storage infrastructure that increases performance, availability, and utilization. This is allowing schools to reduce their spend, and more importantly, keep education accessible and affordable.

In keeping with the company’s commitment to bring the latest technology to academic institutions, DataCore is also announcing a new discount program. With discounts of up to 50 percent, qualified school districts and higher education institutions can now realize the benefits of storage virtualization at a cost effective price point. For more details visit: http://s.datacore.com/EducationBenefits or email: info@datacore.com.

Lowering Operational Costs and Delivering Sophisticated Storage Virtualization Services without Complexity

Announced in January 2011, SANsymphony software virtualizes these schools’ entire storage infrastructure, going as far as repurposing existing resources for optimal use, higher availability and faster performance. Moreover, the device-independent software layer gives schools the chance to negotiate the best hardware value among multiple competing vendors when upgrading or expanding.

“Over the years, DataCore Software has attained a reputation as being an ally to educational institutions of all sizes,” said Tim Warden, director of systems engineers for the Americas, DataCore Software. “We value making important technical and financial contributions to these schools in support of their desktop and server virtualization projects. Ultimately, SANsymphony clicks in the education sector because it is an enterprise-class solution priced to meet their needs.”

Universities, Colleges, and Secondary Schools Optimize Storage Infrastructure with DataCore

Numerous educational organizations have deployed storage virtualization using DataCore’s virtualization software solutions. These include:

  • Higher Education: Arizona State University, Capital Community College, Gateway Community College, Georgia Tech, Housatonic Community College, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Louisburg College, Lubbock Christian University, Middlesex Community College, Midway College, Midwestern University, Northland Pioneer College, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Rogue Community College, Sacramento City College, Salt Lake City Community College, Scottsdale Community College, University of California San Francisco, University of Illinois, University of Utah, Utah Education Network.
  • Secondary Schools: Academy at the Lakes, All Saints Catholic Schools, Bellarmine College Preparatory (CA), Christian Academy of Louisville (KY).
  • School Districts: Azusa Unified School District, Branford Board of Education, Brockport Central School District, Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corporation, Gooding School District 231, Greensburg Community Schools, Jefferson Schools, Lakota Local School District, Loomis Union School District, Los Rios Community College District, Meriden Board of Education, Oak Hill United School Corp., Prince Edward County Public Schools, Rocklin Unified School District, Saginaw Intermediate School District, Saginaw Township Community Schools, Questar III, Vancouver School Board, Weston Public Schools, Westwood Regional School District.

“We have found DataCore storage virtualization software to be an enterprise-class solution that meets mid-market budget practicalities. It gives us all the sophistication for storage virtualization that we need,” states Bryan Peterson, associate director of technical services – enterprise systems and software development at Utah Education Network.

More Information
Extensive reference material and supporting videos of SANsymphony-V may be found at the SANsymphony-V launch page: https://www.datacore.com/SANsymphony-V.

For more on how Educational Institutions benefit from DataCore storage virtualization visit:
Virtualization: Have You Overlooked Storage.

Discounts of up to 50 Percent for Institutions in Education
DataCore is committed to fostering education and has put in place an attractive education program with special discounts of up to 50 percent for software. Join the growing academic community realizing the benefits of storage virtualization. To learn more, please contact DataCore Software at (877) 780-5111 and mention that you’re in the education sector, or email us.

About DataCore Software
DataCore Software is the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualization software. Its software-as infrastructure platform solves the big problem stalling virtualization initiatives by eliminating the storage-related barriers that make virtualization too difficult and too expensive. For additional information, visit the DataCore website at www.datacore.com or call (877) 780-5111.

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