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Integral, DataCore Partner

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and ROCKLIN, Calif. -- DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization software, today announced that Integral Networks will deliver its storage virtualization solutions. Integral Networks, Inc. provides total network consulting, IT management, outsourcing and computer service to companies nationwide. The real draw that Integral Networks had to DataCore was the fact that DataCores SANmelody™ serves as the backbone of an organization’s IT infrastructure. “We came into contact with DataCore because I was starting to do more with virtualization,” said Bryan Badger, senior systems engineer, Integral Networks, Inc. Another DataCore customer, Span the Wan, manages the data center for Integral Networks and was responsible for the introduction between the two companies. “DataCore customer Span the Wan not only put me on to DataCore but was a catalyst in getting us interested in the virtualization space in general. The timing was perfect because I was tired of buying all of these stupid servers,” added Badger.

Integral Networks was also becoming increasingly interested in VMware on the server side and quickly learned that in order to get the most out of VMware, companies need a SAN backend to do advanced functions like DRS as well as VMotion. “The price point of DataCore is great. Its SANmelody product is solid and Integral Networks’ base infrastructure is running it in our data center courtesy of Span the Wan,” noted Badger. “We were so impressed with it in production that literally within a month, Integral Networks became an authorized DataCore reseller.”

Integral Networks is now in the process of helping clients like JMR Construction gain the benefits of going virtual. “We needed Integral Networks’ help in coming up with a better approach to deal with our growth of servers and storage and we are pleased with the outcome and cost savings from using DataCore and VMware,” commented Ron Rivard, vice president, JMR Construction. “The combination increased productivity by making a small number of servers and storage devices do the job that took many to do – making it much more feasible than the alternative hardware-centric approach.”

DataCore Software Corp.