Addition of premier professional services provider Kodak gives DataCore resellers and end users more services options from a trusted source.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 29, 2009 – DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization, business continuity and disaster recovery software solutions, and Kodak, a leader in document imaging solutions and services, today announced that KODAK Service and Support has become a professional services provider for DataCore Software. Kodak launched its DataCore services offerings, which may be purchased through DataCore’s and Kodak’s common distributors in North America. KODAK Service and Support consultants and Kodak’s Field Engineers have been certified as DataCore Certified Implementation Engineers (DCIE), and are highly qualified to professionally implement the DataCore solutions that customers count on to control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.
“Storage and virtualization are growth markets, and our agreement with DataCore is a great opportunity for Kodak to build services offerings directed to this market,” said Dolores Kruchten, General Manager, Business Solutions and Services and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “We think very highly of the DataCore solution portfolio and we believe that creating professional services offerings at this time around DataCore and its software-based approach to storage virtualization and management, is a very sensible investment for Kodak.”
The Kodak relationship gives DataCore resellers the benefit of having a blue-chip professional services group as a trusted partner to work with in implementing DataCore solutions for their customers.
“An emerging, advanced solution like storage virtualization represents a compelling opportunity for VARs to bundle DataCore sales with professional implementation services,” said Tech Data Director, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Amy Belcher. “Today’s announcement enables VARs to capitalize on that services revenue without staffing up, investing in new technical trainings or expanding their geographic reach. Through Tech Data and DataCore, they now can easily partner with a trusted leader like Kodak to deliver services on their behalf.”
“We are thrilled that Kodak has joined with us to deepen our professional services partner network across North America,” said George Teixeira, President and Chief Executive Officer, DataCore Software. “Kodak has a national presence and a proven reputation in delivering professional services and working effectively with channel partners. We think many customers and resellers alike will come to see Kodak as their ‘go-to’ team for competence and expertise in implementing DataCore storage virtualization solutions.”
KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.
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, NetWare, VMware 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 www.datacore.com.
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(Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.) 2009
Stuart Smith, Red Nine PR, +1 336-896-1874, ssmith@redninePR.com
Bettye Grant, DataCore Software, +1 954-377-6000, Publicrelations@datacore.com
Jack Kasperski, Kodak, +1 585-724-5130, Jack.Kasperski@kodak.com
Shannon Lappin, Eric Mower and Associates, +1 585-389-1868, KodakPR@mower.com