DataCore, Citrix Deployed

Sherron Associates reaps the benefits of virtualization technology by deploying Citrix XenServer and DataCore SANmelody in tandem

March 18, 2008

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization SAN software, today announced that Sherron Associates, Inc., a property management firm located in Bellevue, Washington, has become a SANmelody(TM) customer through DataCore partner Moose Logic, a managed services provider and one of the nation's leading Citrix value-added resellers. This SANmelody deployment was done in conjunction with Citrix XenServer(TM) and Sherron Associates has recently been chosen as a "voice of the customer" for Citrix.

Making the Virtual Enterprise a Reality

At the start of 2008, Sherron Associates was at a point where all of its equipment (with the exception of two servers) was well over five years old and was becoming increasingly problematic. According to Gayle Spencer, network administrator, Sherron Associates, "going virtual" with Citrix XenServer and DataCore SANmelody was the most practical thing for the firm to do because it could cost-effectively virtualize and consolidate their storage resources and its entire server farm, consisting of seven servers, onto just two servers - using XenServer and SANmelody - as opposed to purchasing five or six brand new hardware platforms.

"We had one XenServer installed by Moose Logic in January to begin our migration and a second XenServer installed a week and a half later along with a DataCore powered SAN," said Spencer. "SANmelody made it easy to set up a high-availability SAN to support our move from an aging server farm to new XenServer-based systems. Moreover, we were able to re-purpose existing hardware to run the SAN simply by purchasing some additional hard drives. The DataCore SAN just works and provides peace of mind that my system is secure. It does absolutely everything that it should and makes things far more simple and flexible. I love that I don't have to think about it."

DataCore Software Corp.

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