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DataCore Virtualization Software Rental Program Caters to Cloud Service Providers Eager to Capitalize on Strong Market Growth for Hosted Storage Services

DataCore Software, the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualization software, today introduced a new program offering qualified cloud service providers (CSPs) rental access to its SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor. The program fulfills the intense demand to host advanced storage virtualization services on a subscription basis and complements programs provided by server and application virtualization independent software vendors such as VMware, Microsoft and Citrix.   

According to analysts at Gartner, worldwide cloud services revenue growth is projected to reach $148.8 billion by 2014. DataCore’s program enables CSPs to offer advanced storage hypervisor services without incurring up-front capital expenses to license the software. Instead, these CSPs can rent SANsymphony-V on a monthly basis for predictable operational costs matched to their service offering. Additionally, CSPs gain the ability to easily add storage capacity and quickly scale to accommodate new clients.

DataCore’s SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor is unique in its ability to provide an architecture that manages, optimizes and spans all the different price-points and performance levels of electronic and mechanical storage, including SSDs, hard disk drives and inexpensive cloud storage resources. Cloud providers count on the technology to address several aspects of their environment, including:

  • Reducing short and long-term storage infrastructure costs;
  • Expediting and simplifying provisioning;
  • Tiering service levels to match workloads and price objectives;
  • Scaling disk capacity and I/O performance according to SLAs;
  • Maintaining unquestioned dependability and data protection;
  • Extending non-stop access to their clients; and
  • Rolling out business continuity and disaster recovery services.

“Current and prospective cloud service providers are constantly in the hunt for a technological and pricing edge,” said Dan Hascall, vice president of Americas channel and sales operations for DataCore Software. “We’re giving them both in a form that they can immediately leverage without any CAPEX impediments or hardware lock-in. They’ll also gain negotiating clout when shopping for their next round of storage equipment, thanks to the hardware interchangeability that SANsymphony-V brings. Equally important, we allow CSPs to maintain predictable service levels, despite the unpredictable state of their hardware environment and the fluctuating demands that daily reshape their clouds.”

The DataCore CSP Program offers an attractive, monthly rental rate starting with:

  • A pair of full-featured SANsymphony-V node licenses;
  • 12-month, fixed rate, auto-renewing contract;
  • Non-production use licenses for in-house testing;
  • Access to technical support 24 x 7, 365 days a year; and
  • Access to the latest SANsymphony-V software updates.

CSPs gain access to an all-inclusive set of SANsymphony-V features including:

  • virtual disk pooling
  • automated storage tiering
  • adaptive, high-speed caching
  • thin provisioning
  • synchronous mirroring
  • pass-through disks
  • snapshots
  • CDP
  • asynchronous replication
  • advanced site recovery


The DataCore CSP Program is available now through leading distribution partners. For more information on the program or to work with distributors in the Americas, Europe or Asia, please email DataCore at

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011 6:40 PM by David Marshall
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