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TwinStrata and DataCore Deliver Industry-First Storage Virtualization Solution to Incorporate Cloud Storage
TwinStrata, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud-based data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, today announced that DataCore, the premier provider of storage virtualization software, is bundling a free, one-terabyte TwinStrata CloudArray virtual appliance with the DataCore SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor software to provide a fast and secure way for organizations to scale their storage infrastructure more cost effectively using cloud storage.

"TwinStrata and DataCore are making it possible for users to easily include cloud storage as a transparent extension of their existing data center storage environment," said Terri McClure, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "This gives companies greater control over storage performance and helps control costs by making it easy to tier their storage across the absolute widest range of resources, from high-performance SSD arrays and legacy disk arrays, to scalable, cost-effective cloud storage."

Available in both virtual and physical appliance configurations, the TwinStrata CloudArray cloud storage gateway extends customers' storage infrastructure to the cloud, enabling them to enjoy limitless storage capacity, escape the cost, complexity and risk of off-site infrastructure or tape and recover data instantly to any location. DataCore's SANsymphony-V, the industry's first storage hypervisor, is an innovative software solution that has enabled thousands of VMware and Hyper-V customers to successfully eliminate the storage-related costs and complexity associated with virtualization by improving hardware utilization and increasing operational efficiency in virtualized environments.

"SANsymphony-V was designed to help customers get the maximum performance, availability and utilization from the storage devices in their data centers," said Carlos Carreras, VP of alliances at DataCore. "By bundling the TwinStrata CloudArray appliance with our SANsymphony-V, we give our customers even more flexibility and greater cost control by enabling them to include cloud storage in their virtual storage architecture."

The free TwinStrata CloudArray for DataCore SANsymphony-V bundle includes:

  • 1TB TwinStrata CloudArray┬« Virtual Appliance (a $2995 value)
  • Upgradable to handle petabytes of data
  • 30 days of free cloud storage
  • Seamless integration with DataCore SANsymphony-V in minutes
  • Data compression/deduplication
  • At-rest/in-flight encryption
  • Snapshotting
  • Disaster Recovery - On-site, off-site or in the cloud
  • Bandwidth optimization & scheduling
  • High availability options
  • Choice of cloud storage providers

"DataCore storage virtualization software enables us to maximize storage pool resource utilization to ensure high performance and availability for our clients," said Jason Schuerhoff, vice president of sales at Sublime Solution, a global IT reseller and services company specializing in virtualization solutions. "Using it with CloudArray to integrate cloud storage into the mix will enable us to create some exciting new storage configurations that further reduce costs and increase storage scalability for customers."

Published Tuesday, October 04, 2011 12:13 PM by David Marshall
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