Press Release

Microsoft Tech-Ed 2010: DataCore Virtualization Software Takes Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Cluster Servers to the 3rd Dimension

DataCore Software Highlights Real-world DataCore + Microsoft Successes that Go Beyond Servers and Desktops to Virtualize Storage

NEW ORLEANS and FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – June 7, 2010 – DataCore Software, a leading provider of virtualization software for storage, today highlighted a number of customers that have deployed Microsoft solutions – including Microsoft(r) Windows Server(r) 2008 R2 with Hyper-V(tm) and Microsoft Cluster Servers, among others – in conjunction with a virtualized storage infrastructure powered by DataCore Software.

A sampling of customers, ranging in size, using both DataCore and Microsoft in virtualization infrastructures includes health network Continuum Health Partners (, floral distributor Northwest Wholesale Florists (, and law firm McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams ( These companies are but a small sample of the tens of thousands of organizations worldwide using DataCore virtualization solutions.

At Tech-Ed 2010 – Metro Clustering Using Microsoft and DataCore

Onsite at the DataCore booth (#442), executives from Continuum Health Partners (“Continuum”) will be present to describe how DataCore virtualization software has been deployed to manage storage across metro clusters at Continuum, whereby it affords multi-site data protection and failover. The Continuum representatives present will include IT Director Jill Wojcik and Interim CIO Mark Moroses.

Continuum, like many health networks, was faced with the challenge of making their diverse storage infrastructure available around the clock, across multiple locations. To meet this challenge, DataCore’s SANsymphony(tm) storage virtualization software is running as metro clusters at two hospitals that are part of the Continuum Health Partners network (Beth Israel Medical Center and Roosevelt Hospital in New York), ensuring business continuity and overcoming downtime and unavailability of data.

“DataCore storage virtualization software is the key to the virtualization puzzle – offering the flexible storage virtualization dimension needed for any virtualization project – and serving as the perfect complement to server virtualization as well as the perfect enhancement to storage hardware,” noted Jill Wojcik, IT Director, Continuum Health Partners.

The bottom-line for this customer is that DataCore makes metro clusters possible. DataCore software runs at each hospital and communicates with its mirrored counterpart at the central data center, where the rest of the organizations’ data is also stored. Either of these installations can automatically fail-over to the other “hot site.”

Microsoft solutions running on the DataCore virtualized infrastructure at Continuum include: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Cluster Servers (MSCSs). In total, DataCore SANsymphony software virtualizes and manages well over 200 TBs (collectively) for the various hospitals in the Continuum network. The environment supports a community of 14,000 users using over five-hundred (500) servers. For a more in-depth Case Study on this deployment, please visit:

DataCore and Microsoft Hyper-V Combine Server and Storage Virtualization with Live Migration Functionality

Based in Seattle, Washington, Northwest Wholesale Florists (NWF) is one of the oldest and most respected wholesalers of floral and floral-related products in the Northwest. According to Doug Otani, General Manager, Northwest Wholesale Florists, “Our IT environment is now comprised of a virtual infrastructure whereby DataCore is deployed in conjunction with a clustered Hyper-V system. With a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster, our company now has the ability to live migrate our virtual machines (VMs). Because these VMs can “live migrate” between the two hosts, the DataCore-Hyper-V virtual infrastructure minimizes and even eliminates downtime – when we need to do system maintenance.”

Scott Gorcester, President, Moose Logic, a solutions provider and DataCore partner in the Pacific Northwest, who assured the management team at NWF that the Windows 2008 Server with Hyper-V was the right way to go, added, “The bottom-line is that with the DataCore and Windows 2008 Server R2 with Hyper-V environment, NWF can weather multiple equipment failures and continue to run its business, which ultimately provides peace of mind because the virtual infrastructure avoids unnecessary downtime.”

FREE Whitepaper: Uninterrupted Access to Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs) Synchronously Mirrored Across Metropolitan Hot Sites

In this paper you will learn how DataCore Software solves a longstanding stumbling block to clustered systems spread across metropolitan sites by providing uninterrupted access to the CSV despite the many technical and environmental conditions that conspire to disrupt it. Go to –

See DataCore at Tech-Ed – Booth 442

  • Visit DataCore Booth 442 at Microsoft Tech-Ed 2010 in New Orleans, June 7th – 10th.Learn how DataCore storage virtualization software is essential to your Microsoft Virtualization strategy.
  • Find out how DataCore and a clustered Hyper-V system can successfully solve your downtime and high availability challenges.

Visitors who wish to schedule a time to meet experienced DataCore technical representatives onsite at Tech-Ed 2010 should contact Sabrina Gelado via email at or by phone at 954-377-6021 to schedule a meeting.

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software develops the storage virtualization software needed to get the highest availability, fastest performance and maximum utilization from storage resources in physical and virtual IT environments. It provides the critical 3rd dimension on which the success of server and desktop virtualization projects hinge, regardless of the models and brands of storage devices used. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit

DataCore, SANsymphony and the DataCore logo 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.

Media Contacts:

Red Nine PR
Stuart Smith

— or —

DataCore Software