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DataCore’s SANmelody installation wins “Storage Virtualisation Project of the Year’ at Volkswagen Financial Services at inaugural SNS Achievement in Technology Awards

READING, UK, 19 December 2008 – Voted for by readers of SNS Europe, Data Centre Solutions and SNS UK magazines, the award recognised VWFS’ use of DataCore’s SANmelody to provide a dedicated virtualised SAN with central management, auto failover and recovery to protect its business critical data which is growing 300% year on year. The Award was received at the Carlton Jumeirah Hotel, London, and within the Storage Virtualisation Project of the Year category, DataCore beat LeftHand Networks, FalconStor Software and Pillar Data Systems.

Mike Duxbury, Senior Networking Specialist, Volkswagen Financial Services, selected SANmelody to virtualise the existing network storage because of its auto recovery features and its ability to centrally provide capacity on demand reducing administrative efforts and improving utilisation of existing capacity. Within the first three months of operation, VWFS noted that storage was easier to manage with optimal utilisation of available disk. And there are tangible cost benefits that outweighed the initial cost of the solution. Mike concluded, ‘A painless, straight forward SAN experience with what has to be classified as a major infrastructure change.’

This is the first year of the SNS Achievement in Technology Awards, set up to recognise the best utilisation of storage technologies in the UK. Keith Joseph, Regional Manager, Northern Europe, DataCore Software noted ‘It’s always great to pick up such an award in such a strong category. This Award endorses that SANmelody on the ground continues to provide practical and affordable high availability.’

DataCore’s SANmelody software converts standard Intel/AMD servers, blades or virtual machines (VMs) into fully capable SAN storage servers that virtualise disks & serve them over existing networks to application servers. They are simple to operate, take only minutes to install, and let you cost-effectively optimise, manage and protect data storage and disk space. DataCore set a breakthrough price point with its entry level SANmelody solution, which takes the enterprise capabilities of thin-provisioning and makes it affordable to all levels of business. DataCore’s entry level SAN solutions including thin-provisioning, now start at prices under £600 MSRP.

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About DataCore Software
DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualisation 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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Sharon Munday
Account Director, KPR Global
(Representing DataCore Software)
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