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DataCore Intros SMB iSCSI SAN

LONDON and DALLAS -- Coinciding with Storage Expo (UK) and SNW (US), DataCore Software, the leading provider of hardware independent, storage virtualization SAN solutions, today announced a range of Virtual Infrastructure Foundation (VIF) Acceleration Bundles designed to enable small and midsize businesses and enterprises (SMB/Es) to affordably implement iSCSI Virtual SANs and fault tolerant shared storage for virtual server systems. Ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 (US list price), these SANmelody-based, bundled solutions make it possible for any business to get started with virtualization backed by a DataCore™ virtual SAN, featuring advanced storage management, fast disk I/O performance acceleration, cost effective thin provisioning, SANmotion data migration, remote site disaster recover (DR) and auto-recovery high availability (HA).

“Our VIF and DR packages are value rich offerings aimed at solving the real world storage problems faced by smaller businesses. The bundles provide a solid stepping stone for SMBs considering affordable shared storage for virtual server deployments, iSCSI storage networking and/or disaster recovery solutions for the first time and for the long term,” states George Teixeira, CEO and president, DataCore Software Corporation.

DataCore’s new SMB and SME iSCSI SAN solution bundles all can be easily upgraded from one level to the next by simply paying the difference in price. Moreover, the solutions are available worldwide from DataCore value add solution providers. The packaged offerings include:

  • The Virtual Infrastructure Foundation (VIF) Acceleration SAN Bundle for Small Business (SMB): SANmelody-based virtual iSCSI SAN software supporting multiple terabyte thin provisioning storage pools, SANmotion and self-learning caching algorithms for performance acceleration, all priced from $1,000. A 30 day trial is available at: www.datacore.com/download.asp.
  • The VIF Business Continuity Acceleration BC Starter Bundle for Midsize Enterprises (SME): Includes the above features and adds to the shared storage SAN fault tolerant, auto failover and recovery, high availability that spans multiple sites synchronously. Pricing for software licenses range depending on options from $8,000 to around $16,000.
  • The VIF Disaster Recovery Acceleration DR Starter Bundle for Midsize Enterprises (SME): Asynchronous IP Mirroring and SAN pool replication that span multiple sites – priced from $8,000 to around $16,000.
  • The VIF Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Acceleration BC/DR Bundle for Midsize Enterprises (SME): Campus-wide local auto failover and recovery SAN, plus long distance remote site storage replication over IP connections – priced from $14,000 to around $20,000.

iSCSI SANs and Virtualization – Fast Growth Segments

“Virtualization and iSCSI storage networks are major forces driving cost savings and modernization in large businesses and data centers worldwide,” adds Teixeira. “The impact on small and midsize companies will be equally profound; therefore, we created these solutions and priced them to accelerate adoption - so that any SMB can afford their own virtual SAN.”

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