Press Release

Insight Venture Partners and Updata Partners invest $30 Million in Storage Virtualisation Leader, DataCore Software.

READING, UK, 28 April 2008 ? DataCore Software Corporation, the leading provider of storage virtualisation and management software, today announced that it has accepted a $30 million equity investment from Insight Venture Partners and Updata Partners.

?Insight Venture Partners has built its reputation on finding and investing in companies poised for tremendous success in the industries in which we specialise,? said Jeff Horing, Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners. ?DataCore is perfectly positioned as the virtual storage foundation for all server and desktop virtualisation platforms, regardless of vendor. We believe that storage virtualisation will eventually be as big as server virtualisation and that DataCore will be the big beneficiary of this trend.?

?DataCore has gained global customer traction with superior storage virtualisation and storage management solutions,? said Barry Goldsmith, General Partner, Updata Partners. ?We are pleased to invest in a company that has already had significant impact in its market and is well-positioned for high growth.?

Insight Venture Partners is the leading private equity and venture capital firm focused on the global software and Internet industries. Updata Partners is a leading information technology-focused venture capital firm whose general partners have been active as investors and operators in the IT industry for more than two decades.

?When Insight and Updata approached us, it was clear that they already understood that DataCore has become the storage virtualisation and SAN management solution of choice in the server and desktop virtualisation space,? said Ziya Aral, Chairman and CTO, DataCore Software. ?We are glad to have these two excellent firms as part of the team.?

About Insight Venture Partners
Founded in 1995, Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specialising in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives with more than 150 years of collective experience in these industries, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. The company is headquartered in New York City.  For more information, please visit:

About Updata Partners
Updata Partners is a leading venture capital firm that invests in growth stage information technology companies with innovative intellectual property enabling market-leading products and services.  Led by an investment team averaging more than 20 years of operational and private equity experience in the technology industry, we seek investments where the combination of our financial backing and operating expertise will accelerate growth.  With close to $500 million under management, the firm also selectively provides recapitalisation and management buyout financing. For more information, visit       

About DataCore Software
DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualisation 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 centralises storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, MacOS, NetWare, VMware, Citrix XenServer 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

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Corporate Contacts (US):
DataCore Software
Bettye Grant
Tel: 954-377-6000

Sharon Munday
Account Director, KPR Global
(Representing DataCore Software)
Tel: +44 (0) 1189 745418
Mob: +44 (0) 7787 566382