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DataCore Unveils Industry's First Software-Defined Storage Benefits Calculator

DataCore, a leader in software-defined storage, today launched the industry’s first software-defined storage benefits calculator, as a part of its revamped website. By providing a few details about an organization’s storage environment, the benefits calculator instantly provides a personalized savings report, which details the benefits of using DataCore for storage virtualization, covering six categories:

  • Financial savings over five years
  • Reduce downtime in hours
  • Centralize management
  • Pool tiered resources
  • Reclaim free space (TBs)
  • Extend functional coverage

“As the software-defined storage market continues to grow at a rapid pace, we felt there was a void in the industry in providing organizations with the tools necessary to realize the full benefits of storage virtualization,” said Paul Murphy, vice president of worldwide marketing, at DataCore. “The benefits calculator is designed to instantly show the real business impact storage virtualization can have on an organization, something our customers – across more than 10,000 sites – have experienced for the past 16 years.”

DataCore partnered with Alinean – the leading ROI and TCO experts – to develop the software-defined storage benefits calculator. The calculator estimates savings based on: industry estimates for costs associated with downtime (planned and unplanned); the reduction of downtime customers experience after introducing DataCore; industry averages for the cost of storage and the staff to manage it; the improvement in the utilization of once stranded capacity is pooled, provisioned, cached and auto-tiered using DataCore; and the extended functional coverage that DataCore’s software-defined storage platform brings through infrastructure-wide services.

In addition to the benefits calculator, the DataCore website now features hundreds of real-world customer case studies from different industries and a number of new video testimonials demonstrating the real life benefits that customers are experiencing as a result of using DataCore. The most recent video testimonial highlights how Englewood Hospital reduced downtime, increased performance, improved IT responsiveness and decreased storage-related spending. The site also features a two minute video that exposes the secret that hardware vendors have been keeping from their customers for years – how software-defined storage will change the IT industry forever.

For more information and to view the revamped website please visit,

Published Wednesday, March 05, 2014 7:13 PM by David Marshall
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