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Sumisho Computer Systems of Japan Adds DataCore Software to Meet Citrix, VMware and Microsoft Users’ Demand for Business Continuity, SAN and Virtual Storage Solutions

Partnership extends SCS’s virtualization solutions – broadening its portfolio to include SAN virtualization software and disaster recovery solutions.

TOKYO, Japan and FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – April 23, 2009 – DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization software, today announced that Japan-based Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS) has signed on as a new DataCore value-added distributor. SCS, one of Japan’s leading value-add distributors of IT solutions, offers an unmatched portfolio of cost-effective virtualization solutions enabling their partners to fulfill customer demand for end-to-end virtualization, including Citrix, VMware, Microsoft server and desktop virtualization and now virtual storage with DataCore. DataCore overcomes the major cost and complexity barriers of providing shared storage solutions. DataCore’s software solutions maximize the use of existing storage resources and enable projects to fit within budgets while delivering the full productivity benefits of virtualization.

“DataCore is key to our being able to offer a compelling end-to-end virtualization portfolio,” said Mr. Fumito Kan, General Manager, Security Product Sales Division, SCS. “By adding the industry’s leading, storage and SAN infrastructure management software to our existing set of virtualization solutions, SCS has raised the bar in terms of delivering value to the virtualization marketplace. DataCore’s disaster recovery and business continuity solutions enable users to maximize their storage utilization, achieve high availability data protection and improve performance.”

Virtual Servers Need Virtual Storage, Both = Cost Savings + Productivity

SCS is a natural fit as a DataCore partner. In becoming a distributor for DataCore Software, SCS is building on its successful track record of distribution partnerships for productivity software solutions from vendors such as Citrix, VMware and Microsoft. The SCS partnership extends DataCore Software’s distribution within Japan and brings additional value to resellers through SCS’s virtualization-focused product offerings, their renowned technical support and their commitment to total quality of service.

“This new partnership is an extension of DataCore’s global channel strategy to align with successful Citrix, Microsoft and VMware distributors in key high growth markets worldwide,” stated Mr. Peter Thompson, VP of Asia Pacific Operations, DataCore Software. “The demand for virtualization solutions in Japan is growing rapidly. SCS is the perfect distribution partner since they have the right set of skills and a large partner base that is ready to take advantage of the large virtualization business opportunity.”

SCS and DataCore – Meeting the Growing Demand for Virtualization

In signing on as a value-added distributor for DataCore Software, SCS will promote and distribute DataCore’s virtual storage, business continuity, disaster recovery and SAN software products throughout Japan. The agreement includes the distribution rights for the full line of DataCore’s storage virtualization, disaster recovery, and continuous data protection solutions.

“The combination of SCS and DataCore makes it much simpler for reseller partners to build a successful business to deliver easy to use, cost-saving virtualization solutions to end-users,” said Mr. Takashi Katayama, Sales Account Director, DataCore Software. “For SCS, its resellers and their customers, DataCore’s powerful software-based SANs provide a shared storage solution that make it far easier to adapt to change and deploy, protect and migrate storage along with virtual servers, desktops and applications.”

About Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS)

Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS), founded in 1969, offers a wide range of system integration services to companies not only in Japan but worldwide.

SCS aims to be in the first tier in the IT services industry, focusing on three strategic business domains: the industry-specific application business, which utilizes expert knowledge in each industry to customize system architecture to client needs; the ERP solutions business, which includes proprietary packaged software; and the platform solution business, which concentrates on IT architecture services for the creation of IT systems. SCS will provide your company with a service of trust and quality.

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 and NetWare operating systems as well as hypervisors from VMware, Citrix, Microsoft and other suppliers. DataCore is privately held and its corporate headquarters are in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit

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