Press Release

Storage Networking “Goes Virtual” and Hardware Free

Munich, Frankfurt ? October 29th, 2007 – Leading storage virtualisation and storage management vendor, DataCore Software is announcing at Storage Networking World Europe (29. ? 31. October, Congress Centre, Frankfurt) new UpTempo? performance accelerators, ?Free to Try? Thin Storage Provisioning and a major enhancement that adds versatility to its entire line of storage virtualisation solutions, SANmelody?, SANsymphony? and Traveller? CPR. 

Storage Networking World is the leading European customer conference for storage and storage infrastructure and is entirely focussed on showcasing innovative storage solutions. SNW 2007 pre-registration research shows that virtualisation is on top of the agenda for visitors attending the show. Accompanied by its long-time Value Added Distributor, ACAL, DataCore will unveil several important announcements set to revolutionise storage virtualisation and Thin Storage Provisioning.

DataCore Virtual SAN Solutions Run ?Hardware-Free? on Virtual Machines
Topping the bill of multiple announcements is the news that DataCore?s storage virtualisation and management platforms SANmelody?, SANsymphony?, and Traveller? for continuous data protection can now be implemented ?hardware free? on virtual machines in combination with today?s leading  server virtualisation platforms ? VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, Xensource, Virtual Iron. As virtual SAN servers, the solutions provide a new level of consolidation and flexibility never previously experienced.

“Virtualisation now represents the major paradigm shift in IT and storage. Storage is becoming increasingly a software topic and with DataCore it has become an application like any other”, commented Christian Hagen, VP Europe, DataCore Software. “Our latest enhancements go one step further: they virtualise storage on virtual servers. Storage server solutions running on virtual machines (VM) shift the solution away from hardware-based storage solutions towards flexible, hardware-independent, software-based ,storage solutions and infrastructures. SNW Europe is a brilliant platform to inform users about this innovative IT concept.”

Go Green: DataCore?s Hardware-Independent Thin Provisioning Can Trim Fat Storage By 50%; Reduces Storage Hardware Burden On Wallet And Planet
DataCore will also showcase that it has made its thin provisioning software easily available by download to anyone who wants to try it. It also can run and be evaluated on a VM environment. Thin provisioning is revolutionizing storage management and energy savings in data centers around the world, but most potential users have limited access to the technology because vendors restrict their thin provisioning solutions to work only with their own higher priced storage arrays and disks.

According to Mike Karp, senior analyst, Enterprise Management Associates, ?Thin provisioning can be great solution for budget-strapped IT managers. It saves money, time, worry, and is ‘green’, so it makes companies good environmental citizens. The DataCore approach, like that of VMware, and Citrix, is not wrapped in expensive hardware. A customer?s investment is protected because DataCore thin provisioning will keep working even if their hardware infrastructure changes.?
To make the benefits of thin provisioning even more accessible, DataCore has made a 30-day free trial available for download at www.datacore.com/download.asp.

UpTempo: Overcome Performance Bottlenecks Due To Slow Disk I/O
In addition, new server versions of DataCore?s UpTempo performance accelerators can be seen at the show.  UpTempo software can be easily downloaded so users can see for themselves how it optimises Microsoft Exchange, SQL Databases, Virtual Servers, Citrix, Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) and other I/O intensive applications. The performance can be accelerated by a factor of 3 to 4x I/O performance (and sometimes 10x or more). Seeing is believing – take a free test drive! Click here to download: https://www.datacore.com/download.asp .

To fix an appointment with a DataCore representative at SNW Europe (ACAL, Booth G 16) please contact KPR Global.

About Acal

Founded in 1997, ACAL Storage Networking is based on supplying the IT channel with best of breed storage networking solutions. The purpose of these solutions is to network servers with storage devices to form Storage Area Networks (SANs).
ACAL Storage Networking is the expert distributor of storage networking hardware, software and services. These enable the channel and their customers to network the world?s business data. Typical applications might include mission critical data backup, storage & server consolidation, and business continuance.

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization 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’s disk server software easily adds capacity expansion and centralized storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, VMware, MacOS, and NetWare systems. 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.

DataCore, the DataCore logo, SANsymphony, SANmelody. Traveller and UpTempo 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.

Corporate Contacts (UK):
Sharon Munday
Account Director, KPR Global
(Representing DataCore Software)
Tel: +44 (0) 1189 745418
Mob: +44 (0) 7787 566382
smunday@kprglobal.com