DataCore Announces New Generation of Storage Virtualization Software
February 4, 2011

DataCore Announces New Generation of Storage Virtualization Software

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - DataCore Software, provider of storage virtualization software, announced the availability of SANsymphony-V. SANsymphony-V is a next-generation storage virtualization software solution designed to enable IT organizations to eliminate storage-related barriers preventing them from realizing the financial and operational goals of their virtualization initiatives.
“Unanticipated storage hardware investments and inefficient storage use are often the most critical factors that bring server consolidation and desktop virtualization projects to a screeching halt,” describes Richard Villars, vice president of storage and IT executive strategies at IDC. “Storage virtualization software solutions, like DataCore’s SANsymphony-V, allow IT teams to maximize the use of existing storage assets while also dramatically reducing administrative burdens. They frequently play the key role in ensuring the success of organizations’ server and desktop virtualization efforts.”

SANsymphony-V software enables datacenters to use existing equipment and conventional storage devices to achieve the robust and responsive shared storage environment necessary to support highly dynamic virtual IT environments.

The new software helps to avoid the performance problems caused by I/O bottlenecks and lost business suffered from downtime that make customers hesitant to virtualize crucial business applications, such as mail and databases systems.

SANsymphony-V uses adaptive caching and performance boosting techniques perfected over the past 10 years to absorb wildly variable workloads, while simultaneously removing storage as a single point of failure and disruption. SANsymphony-V offers a flexible, open software platform from which to provision, share, reconfigure, migrate, replicate, expand, and upgrade storage without slowdowns or downtime.

DataCore uses software to reshape server and disk resources already in use to meet the largely unpredictable and unforeseen workloads that virtual machines and virtual desktops throw at newly consolidated data centers–delivering compelling operational and economic value, says a spokesperson.

DataCore designed SANsymphony-V to meet the needs of midmarket end-users and solution-providers, especially those familiar with Windows Server administration eager to adapt their IT operations to accommodate the many variables that server and desktop virtualization introduce.

SANsymphony-V further accelerates the transition between physical and virtual machines by putting to full use the disk drives and data mounted on the original systems. The advanced features, all device-independent, include disk pooling, high-speed caching, synchronous mirroring, asynchronous remote replication, non-disruptive disk migrations, and low-impact online snapshots. SANsymphony-V also includes a number of advances to better safeguard workloads and avoid disruptions, including integrated continuous data protection (CDP), multi-site recovery, and high-speed and traffic compressing replication.

SANsymphony-V software can be purchased through DataCore-authorized solution providers across the globe. With the new release comes a simple licensing and pricing structure based on instances of the software (generally, two copies for high-availability) and managed disk capacity.
Five different models and price points are available to meet needs from large to small.