Press Release

In the Wake of Launching SANsymphony-V 9.0, “The Storage Hypervisor for the Cloud,” DataCore Expands Management Team to Respond to New Market Opportunities and Growth

READING, UK. – July 26, 2012 – DataCore Software, the storage hypervisor leader and premier provider of storage virtualisation software, today announced the appointment of its first Chief Operating Officer (COO), Steve Houck. The new position was created to organise and drive DataCore’s rapid growth and market leadership in storage virtualisation. Houck is a highly regarded veteran in virtualisation, flash storage, cloud computing and data centre technologies. His previous roles included vice president of worldwide channels for VMware, along with various global sales leadership posts at EMC Corporation. Houck has also held executive posts for global field sales and go-to-market strategy development at start-up ventures focused on cloud computing and flash storage, with the most recent executive role at Astute Networks, an innovative SSD technology company. 
 
“DataCore’s industry leadership – combined with a top-notch management team and superb market conditions – presented a perfect scenario for all involved,” stated Steve Houck, COO, DataCore Software. “The momentum toward storage virtualisation adoption is palpable and SANsymphony-V 9.0 is head-and-shoulders above any other solution. I look forward to ensuring DataCore builds upon its success and reputation for delivering ‘must have’ technology.”
 
DataCore Upscales Solutions & Management Team to Capture New Market Opportunities
The appointment comes in the wake of DataCore launching a new version of its leading-edge storage hypervisor, SANsymphony™-V 9.0, which targets larger scale data centres and cloud storage infrastructures. With the success of SANsymphony-V 9.0, as well as the launch of new Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and System Builder programmes, DataCore is scaling up to take advantage of new business opportunities and expand routes-to-market in order to keep pace with growing demand for its technology worldwide.
 
DataCore’s new SANsymphony-V 9.0 – “The Storage Hypervisor for the Cloud” – squarely meets a market need for IT directors and systems administrators seeking to manage enterprise-wide storage and quickly roll out agile, scalable virtualised storage infrastructures. The new capabilities are driven by:

  • Organisations planning private cloud deployments.
  • Large data centres seeking responsive, cloud-like services.
  • CSPs developing public, private and hybrid cloud offerings.

A guided tour video of SANsymphony-V and additional “at-a-glance” information is available here: https://www.datacore.com/products/sansymphony/
 
The Next Level: New Targets and New Routes to Market
“Our pursuit of available market opportunities and the success of SANsymphony-V made it important for DataCore to add an executive of Steve’s caliber to build on our momentum,” said George Teixeira, president and CEO, DataCore Software. “Steve is a proven leader and his market experience, initiative and ability to build and grow successful business partnerships will enable us to seize new market opportunities and scale our company to the next level.” 
 
DataCore is investing in its team, technology and go-to-market strategy in many ways. Houck’s new position coincides with the rollout of new routes-to-market for DataCore products, specifically through Cloud Service Providers (CSPs)s and system builders.
 
DataCore is committed to working with partners to build an ecosystem of appliance-focused, value-add versions of its storage hypervisor that meets the individual needs of customers. New business development efforts are underway that further support volume resellers, system integrators, solid state disk (SSD) vendors and appliance system builders selling SANsymphony-V.
 
For background information, please see: DataCore Software Targets Volume Resellers, System Integrators, SSD Vendors and System Builders with Fast-Start Business Development Programs. Link: http://tinyurl.com/bws46gx
 
To learn more and to get started with these new programs, please contact the DataCore Business Development team at alliances@datacore.com.
 
About DataCore Software
DataCore Software develops storage virtualisation software for high availability, fast performance and maximum utilisation from storage in virtual and physical IT environments. DataCore SANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor is a comprehensive, hardware-independent solution that fundamentally changes the economics of provisioning, replicating and protecting storage in large enterprises and small to midsize businesses. For additional information, visit the DataCore website at https://www.datacore.com or call 44 (0) 118 949 7024.
 
DataCore, the DataCore logo and SANsymphony 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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