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DataCore Announces New SMB SAN Software Solutions – Making Storage Cost Avoidance and Fault Tolerance Practical for Server Virtualization Environments
DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization, business continuity and disaster recovery software solutions, today announced an expanded line of new, feature-packed, SAN software starter packages priced for small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs). “Two critical elements necessary for safe and effective virtualization have remained out of reach for SMBs: SANs to consolidate and manage storage, and business continuity solutions to assure that consolidation works for you and not against you,” said George Teixeira, president and CEO, DataCore Software Corporation. “SMBs needed a solution that does both and does it at the right price.”

Unmatched enterprise-class capabilities priced to fit the SMB budget

The high cost and complexity of traditional SAN storage required to support virtual servers and desktops puts it out of the reach for many small and mid-size businesses. DataCore’s new packages firmly reset the industry’s starting price point for business continuity solutions that provide true auto failover/failback high-availability and fault tolerance. These new packages provide a new level of automated storage protection to ensure business uptime, while also significantly lowering the cost and complexity barriers of SAN storage for Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix, Virtual Iron, Parallels, VMware and other server and desktop virtualization environments.

The new software packages, with entry prices starting at under $2,000 per server, include thin provisioning, data migration technology, storage performance caching software, snapshots for fast disk backups, remote site disaster recovery replication and DataCore’s High Availability (HA) data protection. In virtual server and desktop environments, DataCore’s HA is unmatched in automation (true failover/failback recovery), manufacturer independence (storage and server brands), network connectivity (iSCSI or FC, or both) and proven fault tolerance (deployed in thousands of systems worldwide).

Market Impact – High-end auto failover and failback recovery SANs, now practical for SMBs

DataCore’s new packages fill the gap between low-end, Windows system replication solutions that provide limited single system data protection (e.g. Double-Take Software) for VMs at a cost of thousands and higher-end, enterprise-class storage arrays and SAN that provide necessary protection but are complex and often cost $100,000 or more. With these packages, DataCore has created a new class of SAN solutions that deliver the highest-end data protection capabilities at a SMB price point.

DataCore’s cost-effective solutions make ‘cost avoidance’ and high availability SANs a reality

“DataCore makes cost avoidance a reality,” continued Teixeira. “The software leverages existing storage investments, maximizes utilization and runs on virtually any Intel/AMD hardware platform or, for maximum cost avoidance, even on a VM itself. It is a ‘renewable resource” within SMBs providing years of return on investment, because unlike throw away hardware-based solutions, it can be expanded and upgraded to meet growth needs and stay on top of the rapid pace of changes in IT.”

Please visit: www.datacore.com/costsavings and learn how DataCore can help you avoid costs by not routinely having to buy more storage because you are getting more out of what you already own.

For more details on the SAN starter packages for SMBs, please visit: www.datacore.com/SMBpackages.

Resellers Join Now

DataCore invites resellers to join its network of partners serving thousands of customers worldwide. For more information about becoming a DataCore partner, please visit: www.datacore.com/StepUpToDataCore or email: StepUp@datacore.com.

Published Tuesday, December 30, 2008 7:19 AM by David Marshall
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