DataCore Software Storage Hypervisor Energizes Reseller Channel
08/22/2012

SANsymphony-V 9.0 Garners Significant Praise from Partner Community

Online PR News – 22-August-2012 – READING/Berkshire – Channel Partners find the SANsymphony-V Storage Hypervisor Essential for
Solving Customers’ Most Pressing Data Storage Challenges

READING, UK. – August 22, 2012 – DataCore Software, the storage hypervisor leader and premier provider of storage virtualisation software, today announced that resellers are avidly supporting the new release of DataCore’s SANsymphony-V 9.0 storage hypervisor to address the top storage challenges their customers are facing, including: budgetary constraints, systems performance, application uptime and the need for flexibility and freedom of choice. DataCore reseller partners serve as trusted IT solutions and services providers, solving significant storage and business challenges for their customers.

“The trend to virtualise storage-intensive, tier 1 applications like databases and mail systems has really pushed the limits of performance and business continuity for many storage architectures,” explained Jason Cherveny, president and CEO, Sanity Solutions, a DataCore US reseller partner. “DataCore makes it practical to help clients meet their demanding application needs and not have to rip and replace everything to do it.”

Moreover, according to Barry Martin, partner and chief technical architect of The Mirazon Group, another IT solutions provider and DataCore partner, “Chief among the obstacles our customers are facing is flexibility of storage. The challenges we hear range from affordability of technology to overcoming performance roadblocks to ensuring non-stop business operations and uptime through high availability. Most organizations have multiple concerns and every customer comes to us with a different perspective on what is most important to them.”

A large hospital that recently engaged Mirazon was a perfect example of the wide variety of problems that organizations face with their storage environments. Chiefly, they needed to replicate data to a disaster recovery (DR) site and required a solution that would ease the migration to their next storage array of choice.

“SANsymphony-V is the ideal, flexible software platform for building completely virtualised infrastructures,” continued Martin. “In fact, we run our business on a SAN powered by DataCore SANsymphony-V. I can tell you from our own internal use of the product, and as a small business, that it has provided us with a very robust SAN at a very affordable price, one that is built to our precise needs and specifications. This is exactly why we deploy the DataCore storage hypervisor for our customers. As with us, it gives them the ability to have both choice and control of their storage.”

Freedom of Choice and More: Performance and Uptime
“SANsymphony-V 9.0 is the latest version of an intelligent virtualisation solution from an experienced, independent software provider with no bias for specific hardware manufacturers,” stated Jim Steinlage, president and CEO at Choice Solutions, a DataCore reseller partner.

Resellers also emphasize the performance enhancements that SANsymphony-V 9.0 delivers.

“DataCore’s storage hypervisor improves performance and protects the investments of any legacy equipment our customers already own as well as equipment they purchase in the future,” explained Martin. “SANsymphony-V 9.0 simply makes any storage faster, while delivering maximum ROI.”

Resellers agree that SANsymphony-V 9.0 solves perhaps the most pressing of all IT challenges – uptime. With synchronously mirrored copies each running the storage hypervisor, customers can perform maintenance of their SAN, even in the middle of the day, without disruption to end users. It also allows customers to eliminate storage downtime, which is paramount for avoiding performance issues with all other aspects of their virtualised infrastructure, including servers, desktops and tier 1 applications. This uptime is not just critical to resellers meeting the maintenance needs of their customers, but also for building out or replacing backend disks and storage arrays.

“If a storage array is front-ended by DataCore, we can literally expire those disks, add new storage and bring that into the pool with zero downtime,” noted Martin.

Resellers Praise Enhancements to SANsymphony-V
“DataCore is ‘on the move,’” added Martin. “They have demonstrated very well over the past year and a half that they are taking SANsymphony-V to the enterprise after experiencing tremendous success in the SMB space. What we are seeing in SANsymphony-V 9.0, and what we have been exposed to in terms of features beyond release 9.0, removes all barriers to selling the product to any organization – small or large. From a business standpoint, it’s a great time to partner with DataCore Software.”

DataCore development is primarily driven by direct partner and customer feedback. According to resellers, the following enhancements to SANsymphony-V 9.0 are proving particularly effective, listed in order of significance:

• Auto-tiering and Heat Map Fine Tuning for optimal performance and SSD utilization
• Integration with major system monitoring tools (i.e., Microsoft, VMware, Hitachi and SNMP)
• Scalability and High-Availability: N+1 grid, scale up and out
• Multi-site replication and recovery: many-to-one, one-to-many, DR readiness test mode

“We love working with DataCore and providing solutions to our customers based on the SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor,” concluded Cherveny. "DataCore enables us to solve tough problems, perform non-disruptive migrations and cost-effectively insert new technologies like flash storage into customers’ existing infrastructures.”

About Choice Solutions
Choice Solutions delivers a formidable combination of strategic and business acumen-backed by the highest level of product, service and technical knowledge with a bias toward none. Choice Solutions learns your business goals then creates application delivery and desktop virtualisation solutions that will maximize your productivity and profitability. Choice Solutions tackles and solves the most complex business challenges with forward-looking IT solutions serving clients in the Central US from offices in Kansas City, Dallas, Omaha, St. Louis, and Cedar Rapids. For more, go to www.choicesolutions.com.

About The Mirazon Group
Delivering world-class technical expertise combined with the highest level of customer service, The Mirazon Group is a premier provider of technology solutions and consulting services and is a strong advocate for virtualisation. The company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Infrastructure Partner and has strategic partnerships with VMware, DataCore, Cisco and others. Customers rely on The Mirazon Group as a trusted IT advisor and solutions provider that delivers complete business solutions. Visit www.mirazon.com.

About Sanity Solutions
Founded in 2004, Sanity Solutions, an “Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Private Company” and “CRN Fast Growth Solution Provider,” is a storage solutions provider that creates distinctive value for every customer. Complete solutions that eliminate data loss, increase data availability, and lower overall costs are determined based on customer needs. As a market leader, Sanity Solutions partners with the industry’s foremost storage and data management companies to offer customers the most advanced products as part of a comprehensive storage solution. For more information, visit www.sanitysolutions.com.

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 00 44 118 949 7224.

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