DataCore Targets VMware Users

DataCore Software targets VMware users with 'Free to Try' thin provisioning that runs on a VM and puts fat storage on a diet

September 10, 2007

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- DataCore Software today announced that it has made it even easier for VMware users to evaluate the cost saving impacts of thin provisioning. DataCores free to try, downloadable, storage server software can now run on and thin provision storage from VMware virtual machines.

“It’s become indispensable,” said DataCore and VMware user Ryan Engh, IS Infrastructure Manager, Wasatch Advisors. “Before DataCore, we were buying more storage than we actually needed at any time because we had to over-allocate to make sure that the capacity was there when we needed it. Now, with DataCore thin provisioning, we only allocate what we need when we need it, we’ve dramatically reduced our storage over-capacity, and we have effectively reduced our costs and energy footprint by more than 50%.”

Thin provisioning is revolutionizing storage management and energy savings in data centers around the world, but most potential users have limited access to the technology because vendors restrict their thin provisioning solutions to work only with their own higher priced storage arrays and disks. DataCore™ makes thin provisioning an open, network-based service that works with nearly all storage brands and devices. DataCore’s affordable, hardware independent, thin provisioning software solutions enable any business to fully participate in the cost saving benefits of virtualizing and consolidating its storage. By offering storage consolidation and thin provisioning as a complete solution, DataCore gives users the two-punch combination required to knockout inefficient storage proliferation and its damaging consequences to their businesses and our world.

According to Mike Karp, senior analyst, Enterprise Management Associates, “Thin provisioning can be great solution for budget-strapped IT managers. It saves money, time, worry, and is 'green', so it makes companies good environmental citizens. The DataCore approach, like that of VMware, and Citrix, is not wrapped in expensive hardware. A customer’s investment is protected because DataCore thin provisioning will keep working even if their hardware infrastructure changes.”

DataCore Software Corp.

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