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DataCore Showcases SAN

CANNES, France -- DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization SAN software, celebrates its ten-year anniversary at VMworld Europe (Stand 46, Palais Des Festivals, Cannes, February 26-28) with some impressive announcements. At the show, the company will announce a number of new storage virtualization solutions all ready to run on VMware virtual machines, the highlight being a pre-announcement of SANharmony, the first virtualization platform integrating management of both NAS and SAN storage. In addition, DataCore will be announcing the enhanced Virtual Infrastructure Foundation PLUS (VIF+) package, which now supports even greater capacity, delivers snapshot technology and offers Fibre Channel support together with advanced thin provisioning and iSCSI support. Further announcements will include a range of new DataCore featured-packed high availability and disaster recovery solution packages based on its SANmelody™ and SANsymphony™ platforms. All the above offer the best out-of-the-box experience on the market, whereby any of these DataCore solutions can run on any physical or virtual machine of choice: Intel/AMD based hardware servers and blades as well as VMware, Microsoft VS, Oracle VM, SUN VM, Virtual Iron and Citrix XenServer virtualization platforms.

SANharmony – New Virtualization 2.0 Platform That Integrates SAN and NAS:

DataCore will pre-announce a new framework that integrates and launches storage services and management from within a simple-to-use Windows environment. SANharmony extends DataCore's Virtualization 2.0 program by enabling a new class of storage applications with the virtualization layer – harmonizing storage with virtual servers and enabling DataCore services and I/O performance acceleration to be applied to not only the SAN storage but to NAS storage in the network (i.e. allowing Microsoft NAS to benefit from DataCore's SAN performance acceleration and advanced storage capabilities). The first new storage applications announced with SANharmony are DataCore's thin provisioning, fail-safe data protection and high-speed caching functions for NAS volumes. From this significant announcement DataCore will follow with other solutions that enable the underlying SAN and NAS storage to work seamlessly with Virtual Servers. DataCore will start shipping SANharmony in Q2 2008.

Virtual Infrastructure Foundation PLUS (VIF+):

The enhanced Virtual Infrastructure Foundation Package now supports more capacity, delivers snapshot technology and offers Fibre Channel support in addition to advanced thin provisioning and iSCSI support. The new and improved Virtual Infrastructure Foundation (VIF) package will be marketed and sold as Virtual Infrastructure Foundation PLUS (VIF+). VIF+ takes the original Virtual Infrastructure Foundation to new heights. Just like the original VIF, VIF+ includes thin provisioning, iSCSI support, SANmotion data migration technology and performance caching. However, instead of just supporting 3TBs, VIF+ raises the game to support 4TBs. In addition to Fibre Channel support, it also includes snapshot technology. This new package sells for under $2,750 delivering unmatched SAN functionality.

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