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SNW Names the Town of South Windsor in Connecticut as a Finalist for Its Spring 2010 “Best Practices” Awards Program

Town of South Windsor Recognized by SNW for Excellence in Storage Technology.

SOUTH WINDSOR, Connecticut and FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – April 8, 2010 – DataCore Software, a leading provider of storage virtualization software, today announced that the Town of South Windsor in Connecticut has been selected by SNW as a Finalist for its Spring 2010 “Best Practices” Awards Program.

According to Scott Roberts, IT director, Town of South Windsor, “We are honored that the Town of South Windsor has been named as a Finalist in the SNW Best Practices Awards Program for Storage Resiliency, Data Protection and Recovery. The fact is that we have gone ‘all in’ in terms of virtualization – deploying virtual servers, supported by virtual storage. We have faith in this network because of DataCore, which was not the case before we deployed the DataCore SAN. Our data is critical and irreplaceable if lost. The bottom-line is that I can sleep at night knowing we can handle anything.”

SNW’s “Best Practices” Awards Program

SNW’s “Best Practices” Awards Program identifies and acknowledges excellence among users of storage IT solutions and approaches. Five Finalists and one Winner in each category will be recognized during an Awards Ceremony taking place at SNW, April 12-15, 2010, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.

“Data and storage networking initiatives are more challenging and crucial then ever before and is still one of the most important pillars of the IT infrastructure,” said Ellen Daly, senior vice president, events, IDG Enterprise. “The organizations and professionals judged to be Finalists in SNW’s Spring 2010 Best Practices’ Awards Program have not only met these challenges but are the best of the best when it comes to deploying the most strategic applications and using it to their advantage.”

Town of South Windsor – An SNW Awards Program Finalist for Best Practices in Storage Resiliency, Data Protection and Recovery

South Windsor has achieved its objective of embracing business continuity and disaster recovery – within budget, without compromising on capabilities, with DataCore Software’s SANmelody(tm). With SANmelody as its storage area network (SAN), South Windsor has realized tremendous benefits and is indeed now powered by virtualization “top to bottom.”

After being sold on VMware to address the IT Department’s server-sprawl, Roberts knew a SAN was needed to support the virtual machines. The Town of South Windsor can now lose an entire building and be up and running at a moment’s notice, since the SANs are synchronized. The virtual servers that are connected to the SANs can also be restored quickly on the same premise – they are replicated too.

Five people comprise the IT Department at the Town of South Windsor and all told, approximately 250 people work for the town. Anyone on the government side of things, other than the Board of Education, relies on the systems supported by a small IT team – including public safety, public works, finance, strategic planning, etc.

Entities utilizing these systems are the Police Department, the Public Works Department, the Tax Collector, the Town Assessor, the Finance Office, Human Resources, the IT Department itself, the Recreation Department, the Human Services Department, and the Sewer Treatment Plant. For all of these IT “constituents,” IT is charged with, among other things, ensuring that the 40-50 applications the systems support do so without interruption. The entire Police system (including the 911 system) is running on this virtualized infrastructure.

For a Case Study on the virtualization deployment at the Town of South Windsor, visit:

About Town of South Windsor

With 25,000 residents, the Town of South Windsor encompasses roughly 26 square miles. Visit

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For more information about SNW’s “Best Practices” Awards Program, please contact:

Kelly McGill
Executive Programs Manager
IDG Enterprise

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