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VMware Partner Exchange 2011: DataCore Showcases Newest Storage Virtualization Software; Targets Resellers Ready to Grow their Virtualization Practice and Rewards

Server and desktop virtualization specialists will learn how DataCore extends their practice to the 3rd dimension to eliminate storage-related downtime and bottlenecks using the new SANsymphony-V R8

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – February 8, 2011 – DataCore Software, the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualization software, today announced that it will showcase its SANsymphony™-V solution and its new partner readiness sales resource site www.datacore.com/partners/resellers/program/ at this week’s VMware Partner Exchange 2011 (VMPEX) conference. SANsymphony-V is DataCore’s next-generation storage virtualization software solution used by solution providers to eliminate storage-related barriers preventing customers from realizing the financial and operational goals of their virtualization initiatives.

VMPEX 2011 takes place at Disney’s Coronado Resort in Orlando, FL from Tuesday, February 8 until Thursday, February 10, 2011. DataCore will be exhibiting in booth #415.

Although VMware vSphere and View products have modernized large data centers, the transition to centralized, shared storage often proves too costly and cumbersome to implement, particularly for midsize and smaller organizations. Storage is also recognized as the biggest single source of downtime and slowdowns creating unexpected disruptions and I/O performance bottlenecks.

Two years in development, SANsymphony-V software enables datacenters to use existing equipment and conventional storage devices to achieve the robust and responsive shared storage environment necessary to support highly dynamic virtual IT environments. This contrasts sharply with the expensive “rip and replace” approaches being proposed to support desktop and server virtualization projects.

Extend Your Virtualization Practice, Accelerate Your Deal Flow and Earn More
To help VMware partners understand the value proposition and learn how they can accelerate their virtualization deals and extend their current practices, DataCore has created a one page sales resource site at: www.datacore.com/partners/resellers/program/ to make it easy to get started.

At the DataCore booth, value-added resellers and virtualization solution providers will learn how they can:

  • Overcome storage-related obstacles stalling vSphere deals
  • Take their virtualization practices to the 3rd Dimension
  • Empower their customers with the economic advantages of a software-based storage infrastructure

DataCore will also highlight several joint VMware and DataCore customer case studies who are realizing the true promise of software-based virtual infrastructures by:

  • Eliminating single points of failure for virtually 100% uptime
  • Gaining a 200% performance boost over their physical environments
  • Realizing greater than 60% cost savings

Storage virtualization software has been lauded as a “game changer” in a number of reports, including: InformationWeek’s ‘Storage Anonymous’ Cover Story.
Attend VMPEX 2011 to discover how solution providers are reaping the benefits of combining VMware and software-based storage virtualization from DataCore.

Event Overview
Start: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
End: Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Expo Hall Booth: 415
Partner Appreciation Party: February 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Website: http://communities.vmware.com/community/partner-exchange/

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and discuss your virtualization opportunities with the DataCore team and have a firsthand look at SANsymphony-V. Experts will also be available to expand on DataCore’s recently announced benchmark results and research paper titled, “Benchmarking a Scalable and Highly Available Architecture for Virtual Desktops,” which found a greater than ten-fold (10x) decrease in the per-Desktop costs of SAN-based, high-availability virtual desktop infrastructures.

More Information
Extensive reference material and supporting videos for SANsymphony-V may be found at the SANsymphony-V launch page: https://www.datacore.com/SANsymphony-V.

DataCore will make use of its newly launched company blog – “The Virtual Viewpoint: Storage Virtualization Blog” – to provide updates from VMPEX. The blog can be found on the company’s website at: https://www.datacore.com/blog/.

About VMware Partner Exchange
VMware Partner Exchange is an annual, global partner conference dedicated to VMware Partners. For more information, visit http://communities.vmware.com/community/partner-exchange.

About DataCore Software
DataCore Software is the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualization software. Its software-as infrastructure platform solves the big problem stalling virtualization initiatives by eliminating the storage-related barriers that make virtualization too difficult and too expensive. For additional information, visit the DataCore website at www.datacore.com or call (877) 780-5111.

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Media Contacts:

Stuart Smith
DataCore Software
954-377-6032
stuart.smith@datacore.com and publicrelations@datacore.com

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Brian Alberti
Davies Murphy Group (DMG)
781-418-2403
datacore@daviesmurphy.com