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DataCore Software Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Microsoft Solution Providers; Fast-Tracking Resellers to Knock Down Sales Barriers to Virtualization
At the Microsoft® Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2009, DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization, business continuity and disaster recovery software solutions, today announced that it has developed a fast-track for Microsoft partners to sign on and grow their business. DataCore is using the Microsoft WPC09 event to extend a direct invitation to Microsoft partners to experience the “DataCore Difference.” The storage virtualization leader has even developed a self-serve portal – whereby Microsoft partners can directly access:

1. The DataCore “How to” video presentation: ‘Knock Down Storage-Related Sales Barriers to Virtualization

2. Special promotions to cost-effectively deliver shared storage SAN solutions into Microsoft Exchange, SQL, Cluster and Server & Desktop Virtualization environments.

3. Software promotions for educational institutions – up to 50% discounts.

4. A “Revitalize, Refresh and Repurpose” program enabling Microsoft solution providers to target installed accounts and existing storage. With DataCore, partners can avoid “rip and replace” and new storage hardware buys since they can take full advantage of the equipment already in place.

5. Sales tools and materials to grow your Microsoft and DataCore business.

According to Barry Martin, partner and chief technical architect, The Mirazon Group, a DataCore-accredited partner and Microsoft Gold partner, “Nobody has the complete feature set that DataCore has in a software-based storage virtualization solution. In terms of the quality of DataCore’s virtualization solutions, our experience has been – install it and it works. That is how a SAN has to function. It has to be rock-solid. More than that, it is very enjoyable to work together with DataCore as a partner company and we appreciate that they are 100% channel-driven.”

DataCore: A Strategic Complement to Your Microsoft Practice

Martin adds, “Mirazon fundamentally sees software-based storage virtualization as strategic because of the value it provides and because of the flexibility of the solutions that virtualization enables our firm to create.”

IDC Viewpoint: Software-based Storage Virtualization

To learn more about software-based storage virtualization and overcoming the barriers to virtualization please see the recent IDC Viewpoint Report titled: Removing Storage-Related Barriers to Server and Desktop Virtualization.

This IDC Viewpoint discusses an alternative to costly investments in high-end storage systems. It covers the key considerations of a software-based storage virtualization solution and proposes using storage virtualization software to create scalable, robust SANs using equipment already in place.

Win virtualization deals without compromising on quality or margins

DataCore storage virtualization solutions offer advanced features and hardware independence that give Microsoft resellers a competitive advantage by helping their customers avoid risk, boost productivity, contain costs and protect financial investments. See:

DataCore offers your customers the features they want:

• Hardware independence

• High availability for split or “stretch” clustering

• SAN-wide performance acceleration

• Synchronous or asynchronous mirroring

• Fibre channel and ISCSI support

• Business Continuity & Remote Site Recovery Solutions

• SAN-wide management versus device by device admin

With DataCore, partners can capitalize on the economic crunch by meeting availability and recovery goals at a fraction of their competitors’ hardware costs. Avoid “rip-and-replace” barriers by repurposing their existing equipment. And best of all, as a DataCore partner you can adapt to last minute budget changes without compromising on quality of the solution or margin points.

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2009 6:00 PM by David Marshall
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