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DataCore’s SANmelody and SANsymphony solutions are certified to run on and serve storage to XenServer as SAN storage virtual appliances

LONDON, UK, Storage Expo Build-Up ? October 14, 2008 ? DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualisation software, today announced that its SANsymphony? and SANmelody? products have been certified on Citrix?s newest XenServer 5 release as virtual SAN appliances, as well as on both standard servers and blades. With XenServer 5, Citrix has optimized Citrix XenApp performance on XenServer virtual machines.  According to Citrix, this enables XenApp workloads to be virtualised with as little as 7% overhead and as many as 73% more users than XenApp workloads virtualised with competing products. Citrix XenApp (formerly Citrix Presentation Server) is used by more than 100 million users and 99% of the Fortune Global 500.
?Our storage virtualisation software creates a ?storage usability layer,’ giving your storage the consolidation flexibility, simplicity, and utilisation benefits of virtualisation and the advantage of performing all your important storage services across all your physical storage as a single pool, instead of having to fuss with these devices individually,? said George Teixeira, president and CEO DataCore Software. ?Now more than ever, storage virtualisation is being adopted hand-in-hand with server, desktop and application delivery virtualisation.?
DataCore Virtual SAN appliance and storage virtualisation software are certified for XenServer 5
Through its own rigorous testing, Citrix has certified that both SANsymphony and SANmelody software support XenServer 5 virtual machines as shared storage pools with advanced storage virtualisation functions critical to demanding virtual server environments. The manufacturer-independent features include fail-safe data protection, high availability mirroring, remote replication to disaster recovery sites, non-disruptive virtual data migration, thin provisioning and high speed caching for performance acceleration.
Resellers gain momentum delivering DataCore storage virtualisation in combination with Citrix XenServer and XenApp environments
Citrix partners have gained a competitive edge as well as a new crop of customers by implementing DataCore SANmelody or SANsymphony to virtualise the storage pools for Citrix XenServer, XenApp and XenDesktop configurations.
DataCore partner: Moose Logic ?
“As a Citrix partner with a keen focus on Virtualisation, we are seeing first-hand a wave of server virtualization brought on by the appeal of Citrix XenServer,? said Steve Parlee, Senior Systems Consultant, Moose Logic. ?With XenServer so hot right now, it was clear to us that DataCore is the perfect match for XenServer as it unlocks advanced XenServer features such as high availability and XenMotion. Moreover, with the release of XenServer 5.0, integrating shared SAN storage with DataCore?s SANmelody is dramatically easier today than it has been in past XenServer releases.?
DataCore partner: J4 Systems?
?The DataCore approach, like that of Citrix, is not contingent upon a customer buying expensive hardware,? John Joseph, president, J4 Systems. ?DataCore’s affordable hardware independent, thin provisioning software solutions enable any business to fully participate in the cost saving benefits of virtualising and consolidating its storage.?
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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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