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DataCore Announces New Generation of Storage Virtualization Software that Solves the ‘Big Problem’ Stalling Today’s Server and Desktop Virtualization Projects

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Jan. 31, 2011 storage virtualization

The "Big Problem" Stalling Desktop and Server Virtualization Projects: Storage

Richard Villars

Two years in development, SANsymphony-V software enables datacenters to use existing equipment and conventional storage devices to achieve the robust and responsive shared storage environment necessary to support highly dynamic virtual IT environments. This contrasts sharply with the expensive "rip and replace" approaches being proposed to support desktop and server virtualization projects.

The new software helps to cost-effectively avoid the many performance problems caused by I/O bottlenecks and the lost business suffered from downtime that make customers very hesitant to virtualize crucial business applications, such as mail and databases systems. SANsymphony-V uses adaptive caching and performance boosting techniques perfected over the past 10 years to absorb wildly variable workloads while simultaneously removing storage as a single point of failure and disruption.  SANsymphony-V offers a flexible, open software platform from which to provision, share, reconfigure, migrate, replicate, expand, and upgrade storage without slowdowns or downtime.

Bottom-line: DataCore™ uses software to reshape server and disk resources already in use to meet the largely unpredictable and unforeseen workloads that virtual machines and virtual desktops throw at newly consolidated data centers – delivering compelling operational and economic value.

The Business Advantage: Lower Costs, Reduced Risks, Enduring Value and Recurring Payoff

Judy Pieper-Young

North American Stainless is one of thousands of customers around the world relying on DataCore to clear budgeting and technical roadblocks that once jeopardized their virtualization plans.  More importantly, DataCore has enabled them to realize the business benefits that caused them to migrate to a virtualized infrastructure in the first place.

George Teixeira

Enterprise-class Solution Designed to Meet Mid-Market Practicalities

DataCore designed SANsymphony-V to meet the needs of midmarket end-users and solution-providers, especially those familiar with Windows Server administration eager to adapt their IT operations to accommodate the many variables that server and desktop virtualization introduce.

While some vendors in the virtualization field recommend that customers lock themselves into specific storage hardware configurations and exotic purpose-built appliances, SANsymphony-V frees customers from hardware vendor lock-in by decoupling the virtual infrastructure from the underlying disks.  It also optimizes the I/O response obtained from standard storage devices that would have otherwise needed to be replaced.  Then when they need to expand capacity, they can simply choose the best deal at the time from a number of competitive suppliers rather than be limited to one specific vendor’s hardware.

Carla Arend

Sophistication without Complexity

In addition to reducing capital expenses, SANsymphony-V also takes a big bite out of operational costs by removing an enormous amount of complexity from the care and feeding of virtual IT infrastructures.  It does this by instituting best practices through the use of automation and guided workflows to ensure:

  • Cost Savings through software
  • Fastest application response
  • High-availability stretched across rooms or off-site
  • Optimum disk space utilization
  • No downtime to repurpose and migrate systems and workloads
  • Reduced administrative complexity and risk
  • Multi-site and bi-directional recovery management
  • Time saving recovery

SANsymphony-V further accelerates the transition between physical and virtual machines by putting to full use the disk drives and data mounted on the original systems.  The rich set of advanced features, all device-independent, includes disk pooling, high-speed caching, synchronous mirroring, asynchronous remote replication, non-disruptive disk migrations, and low-impact online snapshots.  SANsymphony-V also includes a number of advances to better safeguard your workloads and avoid disruptions including integrated continuous data protection (CDP), multi-site recovery and high-speed and traffic compressing replication.

Getting the Most Out of Your Storage Resources

With SANsymphony-V, you can achieve:

  • Much lower risk to deploy your virtualization projects
  • Cost-effective Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Infrastructure-wide administration and automation
  • Greater savings
  • Reduced complexity and greater control
  • Enduring value

Pricing and Availability

SANsymphony-V software may be purchased through DataCore-authorized solution providers across the globe.  With the new release comes a simple licensing and pricing structure based on instances of the software (generally 2 copies for high-availability) and managed disk capacity.  Five different models and price points are available to meet needs from large to small.


More Information

The Virtual Viewpoint: Storage Virtualization Blog

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software is the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualization software.  Its software-as infrastructure platform solves the big problem stalling virtualization initiatives by eliminating the storage-related barriers that make virtualization too difficult and too expensive.

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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