Press Release

SANsymphony™-V software ushers in a new era for virtualisation solution providers to capture a “bigger share” of storage deals

READING, UK. – March 16, 2011 – DataCore Software, the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualisation software solutions, today announced that its resellers worldwide are championing the arrival of SANsymphony-V for growing their virtualisation practices and for accelerating the move to a new era of virtualisation – one which enables enterprises of all sizes to virtualise and optimize their infrastructure-wide storage environments.  DataCore SANsymphony-V is the industry’s only software-based solution that cost effectively solves the storage-related performance and availability problems currently plaguing enterprises engaged in server and desktop virtualisation, cloud computing, business continuity, and disaster recovery initiatives.
 
“Where virtualisation initiatives are stalling in companies today, the likely cause is the failure to anticipate the impact of inflexible storage,” says Jon Toigo, CEO of Toigo Partners International.  “Few firms can afford the unanticipated expense of the storage ‘rip and replace’ that they believe their server or desktop virtualisation projects will require.  The good news is that an affordable solution is available in the form of storage virtualisation, as demonstrated by industry leader DataCore Software.  Their flagship technology, SANsymphony-V, is just what the doctor ordered for simplifying capacity management, performance management and data protection management behind virtual server infrastructure.” 
 
Resellers explain more: John Greenwood, Solution Sales Director of UK based Gold Partner, NCE Group, explains more: “We have been selling DataCore for over seven years to customers spanning across many verticals. The launch of SANsymphony-V is very exciting and offers a different story for us to promote,  it focuses on automation and simplicity and provides new features, opening up new opportunities and new customers for us to capitalize on and take forward.”
 
As John refers, Value Added Resellers and virtualisation solution providers who are now offering SANsymphony-V software are able to address all the dimensions of infrastructure virtualisation by:

  • Taking their virtualisation practices beyond server and desktops to include the storage dimension;
  • Growing VMware, Microsoft and Citrix deals by leveraging their sales and services teams with a similar virtualisation software approach delivering equally compelling benefits to storage;
  • Overcoming the major storage-related obstacles stalling virtual server and desktop deals; and
  • Empowering customers with the economic advantages of a software-based storage infrastructure.

To help new resellers get started on how they can accelerate their virtualisation deals and extend their virtualisation practices, visit: www.datacore.com/partners/resellers/program/ or email info@datacore.com.
 
Powerful software: for greater productivity, cost saving efficiency and a new level of management automation – what IT Managers and today’s Data Centres desperately need
 
“With DataCore SANsymphony-V, the user interface is significantly improved and things are more intuitive,” notes Andy Judge, founder and CEO of US based Grove Networks.  “Essentially what used to take three steps now takes one. It is far easier to use and far easier to manage.  Apart from the ease-of-use, of great interest to our customers will be the high-availability SANsymphony-V delivers as well as the ability to choose whatever type of hardware they would like to use in the back-end.  The fact that customers have the freedom to use whatever hardware is efficient for their company is a significant benefit – enabling them to avoid vendor lock-in.”
 
Reliable: developed to easily solve the most important virtualisation challenges
 
Enterprises today are simultaneously experiencing massive growth in data volume, with a fundamental transformation in system dependency due to new initiatives in desktop and server virtualisation and related trends such as cloud computing, business continuity and disaster recovery.  A traditional storage device that once supported a single application may now support multiple applications, which means any malfunction in that device could have a profound impact across multiple applications and, ultimately, the business. SANsymphony-V is the first software solution that enables enterprises to achieve non-stop reliability and radically improved efficiency of their existing storage infrastructure, while also freeing them from vendor lock-in. This avoids the added risk and cost typically associated with traditional approaches that ‘rip and replace’ systems. Overall, SANsymphony-V makes it much easier to implement a successful virtualisation project.
 
To view more SANsymphony-V reseller video testimonials – please visit:  “What Virtualisation Resellers Are Saying About SANsymphony-V.”
 
SANsymphony-V: Delivering Business Value
 
SANsymphony-V gives resellers and customers alike a unified solution that delivers on three key business requirements: cost savings, risk reduction and productivity improvement

  • Cost Savings – SANsymphony-V provides new ways to extend the storage budget. 
  • Risk Reduction – SANsymphony-V ensures high-availability and non-stop data access.
  • Improved Productivity – SANsymphony-V delivers greater staff productivity and simplified management. 

SANsymphony-V’s flexible, open software approach empowers customers to a new level of automation and simplified storage administration in order to provision, share, reconfigure, migrate, replicate, expand, and upgrade storage without slowdowns or downtime. 
 
To register and view the recorded DataCore Business Value Proposition webcast, please visit: “Overcome the ‘Big Problem’ Stalling Server and Desktop Virtualization Projects.”
 
About DataCore Software
DataCore Software is the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualization software.  Its software-as infrastructure platform addresses the increasing storage demands of proliferating virtual machines and desktops, while delivering the high performance and non-stop availability required to support an agile, enduring and cost-effective IT infrastructure.  For additional information, visit the DataCore website at www.datacore.com or call (877) 780-5111.

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.

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