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NEC Soft & DataCore Renew OEM Agreement

TOKYO -- NEC Soft, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corp., and DataCore Software, the leading vendor of storage virtualization software, today announced the renewal of their OEM relationship under which NEC Soft builds and markets its MelodiousStor storage virtualization appliance. The growth of leading server virtualization vendors VMware and Microsoft in Japan – signals that Japan is poised for broad, mainstream adoption of virtualization. NEC Soft’s Powered by DataCore™ solutions pair DataCore’s storage virtualization software with NEC Soft’s highly respected hardware and solution integration. These solutions are tailored to bring the additional storage flexibility, protection and performance critical to customer satisfaction when virtual machines are deployed in place of physical servers.

Atsuo Suzuki, general manager of the Platform Systems Division with NEC Soft, Ltd., says, “NEC Soft has been focusing attention on virtualization technology from its market's early stages, and we have been carrying on an active business in this field.

“Virtualization technology is drawing attention as ‘Green IT’ and is growing rapidly in Japanese market as well. NEC Soft will contribute by offering the total virtualization solution including a combination of server virtualization and virtual storage (MelodiousStor).” MelodiousStor is an appliance server based on NEC Express5800 Series IA servers and pre-installed SANmelody software.

NEC Soft Ltd.