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DataCore Software Builds Virtualization Momentum in France

Quoting from their press release:

DataCore Software, a leading virtualization and storage management software supplier, announced today that it is celebrating the deployment of more than one-thousand SANsymphony(TM) and SANmelody(TM) servers installed across Europe. The growing success of DataCore in Europe is due in part to some major market trends: the growth of virtualization (e.g. providing robust storage and SANs required for VMware server consolidation projects), the need for more affordable disaster recovery (DR) solutions and the adoption of new technologies like iSCSI. The increasing popularity of IP (iSCSI) based storage networking and new low cost Fibre Channel SANs have dramatically opened up new opportunities for DataCore, not only in large enterprise accounts but more and more within small to mid-size firms, which need high-end features that are affordable.

While DataCore's presence in Central and Northern Europe is larger than in Southern Europe, France in particular has shown a fundamental shift in the adoption of virtualization during the first half of 2006. SANmelody 2.0 disk servers were launched within the French-speaking market just last year. Primarily designed for small and medium-sized environments, the software has been especially successful in Microsoft Exchange and SQL environments, which need fast disk-to-disk backup solutions, as well as in building virtual infrastructure (e.g. VMware) storage networks and for remote site, disaster recovery solutions. Many customers in France, Belgium and Luxemburg, from a wide variety of business sectors, have already
deployed SANmelody. 


"The DataCore solutions have undeniable advantages compared to what is traditionally available on the market," explained Alain Collet, IT Manager at la Compagnie Generale du Chauffage (Grenoble). "Rather than buy equipment that becomes quickly obsolete, we chose SANmelody since it is hardware independent and we used it to create two IP Virtual SANs entirely based on readily available and affordable standard equipment."

"High availability, performance and flexibility were decisive factors and were the criteria used in choosing a storage solution," said Andreas Trockle, technologist of IKEA's Global Infrastructure Group. "After having been convinced of the functionality and reliability of the SANmelody solution through intensive testing and with the installations proceeding very smoothly so far, we are more than satisfied with our choice to use DataCore for critical storage operations. The performance gains were a bit unexpected as we saw up to a tenfold factor of acceleration in comparison with the IBM SSA systems, which was a real quantum jump."

Read the entire press release, here.

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2006 6:30 AM by David Marshall
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