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News Release

DataCore's Storage Virtualisation takes centre stage at IP Expo

Detailing the Software-Defined Data Centre.
Released: 15th October 2013
Publisher: DataCore Software

Reading & London, 15 October 2013. DataCore Software, the leader in software defined storage architecture and premier provider of storage virtualisation software, is, once again, thrilled to be one of IP Expo’s leading sponsors and speaking-slot thought leaders.

DataCore will be using IP Expo as the UK platform to detail the new release of their SANsymphony™-V solution; set to optimize the future of the software defined data centre by effectively freeing their customers from hardware vendor lock-in. From Stand E60, DataCore customers are warmly invited to gather to hear a sneak-preview about the latest release of SANsymphony-V, which will set the standard in storage defined storage platforms. The new release provides much greater scalability, faster next generation replication services for disaster recovery,  automatic self-healing storage capabilities, expanded platform integration and new space reclamation services from  Microsoft ODX and VMware VAAI  The new release will be made available from DataCore on November 4, 2013.

New capabilities within the release will include:

  • Twice the scaling with support for up to 16 federated nodes
    - Scales performance and HA; federated nodes can span Metro-wide distances
  • New next generation remote replication services
    - Speeds up performance for disaster recovery
  • New self-healing storage services
    - Reduces business downtime from hardware failures
  • New failsafe non-disruptive data mobility services between storage pools
    - Increases overall resiliency
  • New Microsoft ODX and VMware VAAI services
    - Offloads hosts to accelerate performance and data mobility operations
  • New space reclamation services
    - allows IT organizations to reclaim unused capacity they already own
  • New change-control management and audit trail logs
    - Helps prevent avoidable errors and simplifies troubleshooting

As a premium sponsor, DataCore is offering customers self-registration guest tickets at http://www.ipexpo.co.uk/Exhibitors/DataCore-Software-UK/?WT.mc_id=IP13588LADAT saving £25 on the door entry costs.  

Across both days of the event at 10.30am within the Data Centre Optimisation Theatre, DataCore’s thought leadership presence takes centre stage with Project Leaders from Quorn Foods speaking first-hand on their experience of using DataCore’s SANsymphony-V to become the cornerstone of their software optimized virtual infrastructure across this leading food brand (itself a part of the Marlow Food giant). The presentation, “See firsthand how Quorn Foods achieved 5 Nines Availability with a Total Virtualised Infrastructure Overhaul” is expected to be a significant crowd puller, with attendees keen to learn how to quickly and efficiently optimise their Tier 1 applications even with the high burden that virtual servers place when they are delivering thin client capabilities; how to take Business Critical ERP into the Virtual World using DataCore to reduce data mining times from 20 minutes to 20 seconds; and finally how to successfully use Auto-Tiering within DataCore’s SANsymphony-V to achieve an intelligent, optimised, usable form of ILM.

Christian Hagen, Vice President EMEA, DataCore comments on what attendees can expect to see at IP Expo and strikes a cautionary note about false claims of providing software defined data centre: "This seems to be the year of Software Defined storage, accompanied with much  talk  and hype usually driven by the major hardware vendors, aware that customers are now becoming savvy of the unnecessary ‘rip and replace’ cycle every three years. This is a great confirmation for our technology approach as we have successfully pursued provision of an encompassing software layer for  over 15 years and have thousands of customer endorsements worldwide to prove it – some of which you will hear from at the Exhibition.” He concluded.

Hardware independence, higher availability for non-stop business operations, faster application performance and cost saving strategies build the four main pillars of a Software-defined strategy on show with DataCore. DataCore Software recently launched a European-wide education and information campaign to spread the word on the benefits of storage virtualisation and software-defined storage architectures. Information resources including informative webcasts, links to video series on storage virtualisation, white papers, “How To” guides and regional case studies are now available on DataCore’s “Stop Fighting Your Storage Hardware” sites. They are showing how customers have achieved a software defined data centre that can maximise business productivity and capitalise on their current hardware investments.

About SANsymphony™-V R9
SANsymphony™-V storage virtualization software significantly improves the performance of Tier-1 business critical applications (VDI, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint). At the same time, it enhances the availability and maximizes the utilization of distributed investments in flash memories, solid state disks, conventional hard disk drives and midrange to high-end storage systems. Differentiated by its ability to auto-tier and manage storage enterprise-wide across often incompatible devices from multiple suppliers, SANsymphony-V pools, thin provisions, replicates, continuously protects and caches storage resources throughout an entire infrastructure. The centrally-managed, closely-integrated functions operate uniformly over the broad range of purpose-built storage equipment required to best balance business objectives against budget constraints. SANsymphony-V spans on premises and cloud-resident assets, serving the needs of mixed workloads running on physical or virtual machines.

About DataCore Software
DataCore Software develops storage virtualization software for high availability, fast performance and maximum utilization from storage in virtual and physical IT environments. DataCore SANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor is a comprehensive, hardware-independent solution that fundamentally changes the economics of provisioning, replicating and protecting storage in large enterprises and small to midsize businesses. For additional information, visit the DataCore website at http://www.datacore.com or call   +44 (0) 118 949 7024.

Media Contacts:
Sharon Munday
+44 7787 566382 
smunday@kprglobal.com

DataCore, the DataCore logo and SANsymphony are trademarks or registered trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. Other DataCore product or service names or logos referenced herein are trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. All other products, services and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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