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DataCore Software Announces Affordable Line of Feature-Packed SAN Virtualization Solutions for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization SAN software, today announced that it has developed a series of Feature-Packaged Virtual Storage Solutions that run on VMware, Microsoft VS, Oracle VM, SUN VM, Virtual Iron and Citrix XenServer virtualization platforms, or Intel/AMD based hardware servers and blades. DataCores Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions support capacities ranging from 2TB to 32TB and start from $4,500. All the Feature-Packed solutions include auto-allocating thin provisioning storage support, SANmotion data migration technology, storage performance acceleration caching software, snapshots for fast disk backups, auto failover and auto recovery data protection via synchronous network mirroring as well as remote site IP mirror replication for disaster recovery. These solutions provide the simplest and most affordable way on the market to get started fully realizing the cost savings and productivity benefits of a full-featured, virtual SAN that can scale and survive hardware obsolescence.

These feature-packed hardware independent software solutions truly pack a punch, exclaimed George Teixeira, president and CEO, DataCore Software. This announcement follows the recent release of a new VM Starter SAN and an enhanced Virtual Infrastructure Foundation PLUS package. The logical next step up from these entry-level offerings are the Feature-Packed Solutions, which include automated high availability for fail-safe data protection as well as remote site disaster recovery together in one package. They can thin provision storage capacity, migrate data via SANmotion, accelerate storage performance, and create high-speed disk copies for fast disk backup and recovery. Best of all DataCore is portable software enabling these solutions to survive over multiple generations of hardware platforms.

Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions Explained

With these Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions, the major features and functions of SANmelody have been bundled together or Feature-Packed making these offerings easy-to-use and cost effective. Like all DataCore solutions, these are portable software solutions, which run on a server that can even be a virtual machine (VM). The solutions pool storage (of all kinds) into a storage area network (SAN), enabling system and network administrators to slice up and serve that storage to their servers as they like. Moreover, the Feature-Packed Solutions automate capacity allocation and management as well as other administrative tasks for maximum utilization and efficiency. Above all they protect data, while bringing to an organizations storage infrastructure the same kind of benefits they get from VMware in regards to servers.

These solutions are an incredible value for the money, said Ken Celecia, director, Fairway Consulting Group. They bring enterprise-class functionality down to an affordable level that any size business can deploy. Organizations get a SAN delivering high availability data protection, automatic failover, plus remote site disaster recovery all in one package. Moreover, enterprises can upgrade from one DataCore product to another, simply by paying the cost difference. It is that simple. The solutions are inexpensive, easy-to-administer and they can grow as needs change.

Investment Value Carry-forward" Upgrade Program

DataCores unique Value Carry-forward" Upgrade Program applies to all of DataCores Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions. Value Carry Forward means that users only pay the difference in cost should they add options like Fibre Channel, upgrade to higher capacity, or upgrade to larger scale SANsymphony platforms at some future time. Buy upgrade and only pay the difference. It is that simple.

Pricing and Availability

DataCores Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions support a range of capacity 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 8TB, 16TB and 32TB, and are available immediately. All Feature-Packed Virtual Storage Solutions can also be easily upgraded to fully support Fibre Channel connections giving companies the ultimate flexibility in choice of network, without requiring the customer to pay for the choice in advance. To learn more visit: http://www.datacore.com/products/prod_SANmelody_buy.asp.

Feature-Packed Virtual Storage and HA/DR Solutions

TB Capacity Per Server   2TB   3TB   4TB   8TB   16TB   32TB
iSCSI / Ethernet Support
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Synchronous Mirroring (HA)
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Thin Provisioning
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Snapshot
Included
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Async IP Mirroring (DR)
Included
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Fibre Channel
Upgrade Option
Upgrade Option
Upgrade Option
Upgrade Option
Upgrade Option
Upgrade Option

DataCore Storage Virtualization Software Solutions Are Citrix Ready

DataCore SANmelody and SANsymphony virtual storage SAN solutions are the first SAN solutions to be verified for Citrix XenServer in the Citrix Ready program. The Citrix Ready program recognizes Citrix partner products that have been validated by Citrix and/or partners to work in Citrix environments, making it simpler for customers to identify solutions that can be used with confidence in Citrix environments. Find out more: www.citrix.com/English/ps2/citrixready/product.asp?contentID=746020.

Distributors Stand Ready

Two of DataCores key distributors Lifeboat Distribution and Alternative Technology stand ready to take orders for all DataCore Feature-Packed Solutions. To contact Lifeboat Distribution, please call 800-847-7078 or visit www.lifeboatdistribution.com. For Alternative Technology, go to: www.AltTech.com, e-mail: sales@AltTech.com or call toll-free: 800.544.7674 (USA), or 866.240.9991 (Canada).

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:43 AM by David Marshall
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