DataCore Software, a premier provider of storage virtualization software, today announced it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft 2013 Partner of the Year Award in the server platform category.
"Since DataCore™ was founded 15 years ago, its storage virtualization solutions have been written to work solely on Microsoft-based platforms," said Carlos M. Carreras, vice president of alliance & business development at DataCore Software. "Our SANsymphony-V storage virtualization platform helps Microsoft customers to gain the most from their storage investments, which is an absolutely critical component to any organization's data center. This award validates the value that DataCore can provide to those who demand the highest performance from their IT infrastructure."
Awards were presented in 44 categories with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants from 106 different countries worldwide. The Server Platform Partner of the Year Award recognizes partners that have excelled in delivering solutions enabling a customer to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures, save time and reduce costs, and provide a server platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center.
"We are pleased to recognize our 2013 Partner Award finalists for their dedication in solving today's most vital technology challenges facing our mutual customers," said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "Their unwavering commitment to quality and innovative solutions earns their place among our best Microsoft partners. Congratulations to this year's finalists. We are excited to see the exceptional work you'll deliver in the year ahead!"
Since its introduction in 2011, SANsymphony-V has been hailed for its ability to automatically tier and manage enterprise-wide storage across often incompatible devices from multiple suppliers. This has made it the ideal solution to significantly improve the performance of Tier-1 business critical applications (VDI, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint) normally reserved for high-performance drives, such as solid state disks (SSD) and flash. DataCore enhances the availability and maximizes the utilization of distributed investments in flash and SSD, as well as conventional hard disk drives and mid-range to high-end storage systems.
SANsymphony-V pools, thin provisions, replicates, continuously protects and caches storage resources throughout an entire infrastructure. The centrally managed, closely integrated functions operate uniformly over the broad range of purpose-built storage equipment required to best balance business objectives against budget constraints. The solution spans on-premise and cloud-resident assets, serving the needs of mixed workloads running on physical or virtual machines. The SANsymphony-V storage virtualization platform also integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Windows Server 2012, enabling enterprises to easily monitor and manage the diverse storage assets virtualized by SANsymphony-V alongside other facets of their data center.
The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.