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DataCore's SANmelody Installation Wins "Storage Virtualization Project of the Year" at Volkswagen Financial Services at Inaugural SNS Achievement in Technology Awards
DataCore's SANmelody™ solution has won the SNS Achievements in Technology Award for the “Storage Virtualization Project of the Year” for the installation at Volkswagen Financial Services. Voted for by readers of SNS Europe, Data Centre Solutions and SNS UK magazines, the award recognized VWFS' use of DataCore's SANmelody to provide a dedicated virtualized SAN with central management, auto failover and recovery to protect its business critical data which is growing 300% year on year. The Award was received at the Carlton Jumeirah Hotel, London, and within the Storage Virtualization Project of the Year category, DataCore beat LeftHand Networks, FalconStor Software and Pillar Data Systems.  

Mike Duxbury, Senior Networking Specialist, Volkswagen Financial Services, selected SANmelody to virtualize the existing network storage because of its auto recovery features and its ability to centrally provide capacity on demand reducing administrative efforts and improving utilization of existing capacity. Within the first three months of operation, VWFS noted that storage was easier to manage with optimal utilization of available disk. And there are tangible cost benefits that outweighed the initial cost of the solution. Mike concluded, “A painless, straightforward SAN experience with what has to be classified as a major infrastructure change.”

This is the first year of the SNS Achievement in Technology Awards, set up to recognize the best utilization of storage technologies in the UK. Keith Joseph, Regional Manager, Northern Europe, DataCore Software, noted “It's always great to pick up such an award in such a strong category. This Award endorses that SANmelody on the ground continues to provide practical and affordable high availability.” 

DataCore's SANmelody software converts standard Intel/AMD servers, blades or virtual machines (VMs) into fully capable SAN storage servers that virtualize disks & serve them over existing networks to application servers. They are simple to operate, take only minutes to install, and let you cost-effectively optimize, manage and protect data storage and disk space.

DataCore Announces New SAN Software Solutions – Making Storage Cost Avoidance and Fault Tolerance Practical for Server Virtualization Environments

DataCore has recently announced new software packages; each includes 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).

Please visit: and learn how DataCore can help you avoid costs by not routinely having to buy more storage – because DataCore enables you to get more out of what you already own.

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Published Monday, January 05, 2009 5:36 AM by David Marshall
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