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DataCore Storage Virtualization Certified on Virtual Iron Virtual Infrastructure

Virtual Iron Software (, a provider of server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software, today announced that DataCore Software’s SANmelody™ virtual storage solutions are now certified for use with Virtual Iron. The combined solution delivers enterprise-class server and storage virtualization capabilities to the mainstream market at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions.   
SANmelody software converts PC servers into cost-effective disk servers and virtual SANs. Their capacity appears as additional internal drives to disk-starved servers on LANs or SANs. Simple, low-cost networked storage combined with virtual infrastructure enables benefits such as no downtime maintenance, automatic capacity management, and business continuity without spare hardware.

Virtual Iron provides an enterprise-class virtualization and virtual infrastructure management platform that supports Windows and Linux virtual servers. The software combines advanced virtualization and policy-based management capabilities to deliver the benefits of all primary virtualization use cases including server consolidation, development/test/staging environments, virtual appliances, business continuity and dynamic capacity management.

"We searched the virtualization market for a solution that delivers the complete benefits of virtual infrastructure management," said Dermot Reynolds, Managing Director, NewDatum, a leading virtualization consultancy and reseller in the United Kingdom. "The combination of Virtual Iron and DataCore was the clear leader on price and capability. The ability to create virtual infrastructure from low cost industry standard servers dramatically improves the reliability and capacity of the data center at a price that is a fraction of VMware-based solutions. This provides tremendous price value to our customers."

"Together the Virtual Iron and DataCore solution provided by NewDatum offer us tremendous flexibility," said Mark Aylwin, Flexible Lamps IT Support Manager. "DataCore runs on industry standard hardware and can utilize any vendor’s storage that’s connected to it, while Virtual Iron allows us to replicate our server infrastructure without purchasing multiple servers to do it. The joint solution delivers an extremely cost effective virtual infrastructure and disaster recovery solution at a fraction of the cost of alternatives."

"SANmelody allows customers to build cost-effective and flexible storage networks delivering the highest levels of data protection using standard servers and networks," said George Teixeira, President and CEO, DataCore Software. "Together, Virtual Iron and DataCore are dramatically changing the economics of virtualization and delivering enterprise-class capabilities and ROI to the mainstream market.”

"Networked storage unlocks the power of virtualization by allowing virtual servers to freely migrate to any server in the data center,” said John C. Thibault, President and CEO, Virtual Iron Software. “However, to date, the price of existing networked storage has excluded much of the market from these benefits. DataCore SANmelody and Virtual Iron together deliver advanced capabilities at a fraction of the cost, enabling enterprise-class virtualization for the mainstream market."

The companies also announced a joint webcast to help users learn more about the details and benefits of the integrated solutions: Reducing Data Center Costs and Complexity Using Virtual Storage and Virtual Servers - February 8, 2007 at 11:00 AM EST.  Click here for more information. 

Published Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:16 PM by David Marshall
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