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Universities and Institutes of Higher Learning Worldwide Open Their Doors to Students and to Storage Virtualization Savings from DataCore Software

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – September 17, 2009 – DataCore Software, a leading provider of storage virtualization, business continuity and disaster recovery software solutions, today announced new SAN software packages and promotions for academic institutions that deliver price savings of 50% and highlighted a host of educational organizations that have already deployed storage virtualization using its SANmelody(tm) and SANsymphony(tm) solutions. DataCore’s software solutions enable the data centers and IT departments within these universities to better manage and maximize storage capacity and leverage existing hardware to protect and serve storage assets to Windows, Netware, MacOS, UNIX, and Linux systems and to Microsoft, VMware and Citrix virtual servers and desktops. With DataCore, these organizations can better utilize their existing storage investments and gain the virtualization agility needed to keep up with technology changes and storage growth.

“Most educational enterprises want enterprise-class storage networking functionality but have to settle for a lot less, since they do not have the budgets to implement these solutions due to the high costs and complexity that is involved – especially for fault-tolerant, auto recovery storage systems needed to protect and support virtual server environments,” stated George Teixeira, president and CEO, DataCore Software. “And even if they could, most would not want to be tied to a specific hardware vendor since the hardware arrays and the disk technologies are innovating and becoming outdated quickly as new technologies at new price points hit the marketplace.”

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Delivering Benefits across the Education Sector

USA-based institutions of higher learning, public school systems, school districts and other educational entities are seeing tangible results with DataCore. These include: American River College (CA), Auburn University (AL), Barren County Schools (KY), Branford Board of Education (CT), Brockport Central Schools (NY), Bryant And Stratton College (NY), Butte College – CCC Technology Center (CA), Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corporation (IN), Consumnes River College (CA), Daytona Beach Community College (FL), Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (FL), Gateway Community College (CT), Georgia Institute of Technology (GA), Greensburg Community Schools (IN), Idaho School of Deaf and Blind (ID), Indianapolis Public Schools (IN), Jefferson Schools (MI), Kentucky Wesleyan College (KY), Lakota Local School District (OH), Lexington School Board (KY), Loomis Union School District (CA), Los Angeles County Office of Education (CA), Los Rios Community College District (CA), Louisburg College (NC), Midway College (KY), Morehead State University (KY), Mount St. Mary’s University (MD), Oak Hill United School Corporation (IN), Oswego County School District (NY), Owasso Public Schools (OK), Peoria Unified School District (AZ), Rocklin Unified School District (CA), Schenectady City School District (NY), Scottsdale Community College (AZ), South Putnam Community Schools (IN), Spalding University (KY), Sullivan University (KY), Syracuse University (NY), Texas A&M University (TX), Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (TX), Texas Tech University (TX), Three Rivers Community College (CT), Trenton Independent School District (TX), University of Arkansas System (AR), University of Colorado at Boulder (CO), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL), University of Maryland – College Park (MD), University of Michigan (MI), University of Utah – Education Network (UT), and University of Utah, School of Medicine (UT), among others.

Going Beyond Hardware: Universities around the Globe are Embracing DataCore SAN Solutions

International DataCore accounts in the education market are vast. Examples like Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS), link:, highlight the cost saving benefits they have achieved by using DataCore as their storage platform of choice.

A representative sample of academic institutions using DataCore follows, sorted by country.

Australia – Murdoch University, Scotch College, The College of Nursing

Austria – Technische Universitaet TU Wien ZID

Canada – Vancouver School Board, University of Western Ontario

China – Beijing Film Academy, Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce

France – Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL and affiliates: CNRS, Universit Paris VI, Universit Versailles St Quentin, IRD, Ecole Polytechnique, ENS Paris), Ecole de Travail ORT (CFA), Ecole nationale de la magistrature, International Space University, UFR – Universit Reims Champagne-Ardennes, IUT de Nice

Germany – Freie Universitaet Berlin – Fachbereich Veterinaermedizin, Julius Maximilians Universitaet Wuerzburg, Justus Liebig Universitaet Giessen, Universitaet Bamberg, Universitaet Bonn, Universitaet Erlangen Medizinisches IK-Zentrum MIK, Universitaet Erlangen Nuernberg, Universitaet Passau

Great Britain – Amersham & Wycombe College, Barry College, Bishop Stopford CofE School, Blackpool & The Fylde College, Bournemouth & Poole College, Corpus Christi College, Cowplain Community School, Eastbourne College, Hertford College (University of Oxford), Huddersfield Technical College, Hull College Of Further Education, Institute of Education, Jesus College (University of Oxford), Kirklees College, Magdalen College (University of Oxford), Marlborough College, Marlwood School, Murray Edwards College – New Hall (University of Cambridge), Nuffield College, Oriel College, Oxford University – Department of Physics, Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS), Pembroke College (University of Oxford), Queen Mary, University of London Foundation, Royal Northern College of Music, School of Architectural Association, Sheffield Hallam University, St Anthony’s College, Stantonbury Campus, Tertiary College Coleg Gwent, The Open University, The University of Westminster, UCAS, University of Buckingham, University Of Gloucestershire, Wadham College, Warwick University, Weston College of Further Education, Wootton Bassett School.

Korea – Chodang University, Daekyo, Open Cyber University

The Netherlands – Veluws College

Norway – Universitet i Stavanger

Portugal – Reitoria da Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa

Switzerland – Gemeindeschulen Neuenkirch, Leysin American School

Taiwan – Taipei Medical University, Technology and Science Institute of Northern Taiwan

Thailand – Bangkok Patana School

The Right Flexibility and the Right Price: Virtualization Gaining Momentum at the Secondary School Level as Well

Secondary schools around the globe are also embracing storage virtualization solutions from DataCore in an effort to do more and save more. Notable secondary schools that have gone with DataCore include: Brentwood School (UK), Brune Park School (UK), Bruton School for Girls (UK), Choate Rosemary Hall (US-CT), Christian Academy of Louisville (US-KY), Farnborough Sixth Form College (UK), Harrow School (UK), Norfolk Academy (US-VA), North Star Charter School (US-ID), Parkview Baptist School (US-LA), Sidwell Friends School (US-DC), Stanley Park High School (UK), The Dunham School (US-LA), The Haberdashers Askes School for Girls (UK), The Leys School (UK), Thorpe St Andrews School (UK), Tolworth Girls School (UK), and Winnacunnet High School (US-CT), among others.

DataCore Offers Special Storage Virtualization Promotions and Packages for Universities and Qualified Educational Institutions

DataCore’s full range of data storage management, SAN and virtual infrastructure storage solutions are available under the program.

For more information, go to For details on available packages, go to

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software, a leading provider of storage virtualization software solutions, 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. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit

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