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Leading Solution Providers Combine VMware and DataCore Solutions to Deliver 'Total Enterprise Virtualization'

DataCore Gains Momentum with VMware's Top Partners; Next Generation Virtual Infrastructure Comprises Desktop, Server and Storage

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the conclusion of VMworld 2006 in Los Angeles, leading U.S. virtualization solution providers Entisys Solutions, Foedus, Solutions II, Govplace and The Pinnacle Group announced that "Total Enterprise Virtualization" -- the combination of proven virtualization solutions into comprehensive, enterprise-wide, virtual infrastructures, comprising desktops, servers and storage -- will drive the next phase of infrastructure virtualization.

"We see the adoption of Total Enterprise Virtualization quickly becoming the only viable way for companies large and small to gain maximum value from their desktop, server, and storage systems," stated Aaron Schneider, Director of Services at The Pinnacle Group. "By virtualizing the total infrastructure versus one element or another, the benefits become exponential."

Total Enterprise Virtualization has been made possible, primarily, by the strong adoption of VMware server virtualization and the maturity and affordability of new virtual SAN software solutions like DataCore's SANmelody(TM). In addition, an ecosystem of virtualization-complementary products and services has developed in the wake of VMware's success. The emergence of additional, major entrants into the server virtualization market, such as Microsoft, Virtual Iron and XenSource, is a testament to the tangible business benefits that virtualization affords -- chiefly, consolidation, flexibility and hardware independence, among others.

"We now have the products and services expertise to design and implement Total Enterprise Virtualization solutions," said Mike Strohl, President, Entisys Solutions, a VMware Authorized Consultant and DataCore partner. "VMware server virtualization opened the broader market to understanding that virtualization can liberate IT resources and services from the confines and limitations of physical devices, enabling them to be used more easily and efficiently. Once that is understood, it really doesn't make sense to stop with servers, now that products such as DataCore SANmelody are available."

According to Sean Burke, President, Govplace, "Storage virtualization is the perfect complement to server consolidation. Without it, the freedom and flexibility derived from server virtualization is quickly attenuated when it runs into the physical limitations of storage. Storage virtualization picks up where server virtualization leaves off, extending those benefits across the entire infrastructure of an enterprise."

David Stone, Vice-President of Business Development, Solutions-II, a leading VMware and DataCore partner, has also seen the benefits Total Enterprise Virtualization delivers to his customers. "Fundamentally, server virtualization combined with storage virtualization qualitatively changes, for the better, an organization's productivity and maximizes the use of its IT resources and services," said Stone.

When recently asked to comment on DataCore's growth and momentum in a channel predominantly focused over the last several years on VMware sales, George Teixeira, President and CEO of DataCore Software, responded, "The 'Server Virtualization Plus Storage Virtualization' message we've been advocating has been affirmed by our partners and their success with our solutions. These are very successful VMware partners who have built strong and capable consultancy practices and virtualization expertise. To these partners, our affordable, SANmelody software has become the SAN solution of choice, making it possible for them to reach a broader market for server consolidation opportunities and to accelerate the sales cycles of, those deals."

Mike Reilly, President and CEO of Foedus, concluded, "Until recently, the broader market wasn't ready to absorb the practical sense of Total Enterprise Virtualization. We are just emerging from the period of initial buy-in to the server consolidation revolution in which the astounding benefits of virtualization were revealed to the market. In addition, for many, storage virtualization had remained an expensive, high-end, data center solution, until DataCore made it practical for all implementations with its SANmelody virtual SAN solutions."

Entisys Solutions, Foedus, Govplace, Solutions II, and The Pinnacle Group are among the successful virtual infrastructure partners in the U.S. who have joined DataCore's SANvantage Partner Program and offer DataCore(TM) software and services. For more information regarding the program and becoming a DataCore partner, please visit http://www.datacore.com/partners/partners_authorized.asp.

About Entisys Solutions

Entisys Solutions, Inc., is a company that has been in business for 17 years. Entisys has become known as a leader in the areas of Citrix Access Infrastructure Solutions, VMware Virtualization Solutions, Microsoft Infrastructure Solutions, Managed Services and Support and Government Solutions. Entisys is known for its quality of People, Processes and Partnerships, and has become trusted advisors to some of the most prominent companies in Northern California. Entisys is based in Concord, California and can be viewed on the web at http://www.entisys.com/.

About Foedus

Foedus is a leading provider of Virtualization Infrastructure technologies and services to companies worldwide. We specialize in helping organizations utilize emerging technologies to solve their IT business challenges. We offer a unique combination of consulting talent and implementation expertise that enables companies to realize a measurable return on their Virtual Infrastructure investment. We are providing services and support for some of the most identifiable names in the industry, including EMC, Dell and IBM. Our approach, predicated on a proven engagement methodology, allows us to develop cost effective solutions for business issues such as BC/DR, Data Center Consolidation & Containment and Desktop & Application Virtualization. We pride ourselves on delivering Virtual Technologies with real results. http://www.foedus.com/

About Govplace

Govplace provides enterprise IT solutions and integration for all your datacenter requirements. Our core solution offerings are based around server consolidation, virtualization, storage, disaster recovery, business continuity, security and network infrastructure. Govplace's exclusive focus on the state, local, education, and federal customer provides a unique understanding of the technical and non-technical needs of a public sector account including contracts, regulatory compliance and best practices. http://www.govplace.com/

About Solutions-II, Inc.

Since 1992, Solutions-II, Inc. has continued to be a leading sales and services company chartered to providing advanced storage and server solutions. As a leading Premier IBM storage and server partner in the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States, Solutions-II, Inc. has a focus on data life-cycle management. They are also a national leader in providing the engineering and implementation services to architect and implement complex storage management, backup/recovery and server consolidation efforts. Their goal is to DESIGN, DELIVER and IMPLEMENT solutions for customers that meet these needs with integrity and in a professional manner. For more information, go to http://www.solutions-ii.com/.

About The Pinnacle Group

At Pinnacle Technologies, our goal is to help our customers build a computing infrastructure that synchronizes business with IT to gain a competitive advantage. By creating a stable, efficient and adaptive enterprise our clients have the flexibility to react faster than their competition and are not bound by technology constraints that can impede success. Pinnacle Technologies recognizes the importance of budget constraints in today's volatile economy. We maximize your ROI by knowing how to solve IT issues correctly the first time and implementing those solutions with a highly trained and experienced engineering team. http://www.thepinnaclegroup.com/

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software fundamentally changes the economics of managing storage. DataCore's disk server software easily adds capacity expansion and centralized storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, VMware, MacOS, and NetWare systems. DataCore is privately held with corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.datacore.com/.

DataCore, the DataCore logo, and SANmelody are trademarks or registered trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. Other DataCore product or service names or logos referenced herein are trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. All other products, services and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

DataCore Software

CONTACT: Bettye Grant of DataCore Software, +1-954-377-6000, or Fax,
+1-954-938-7953, or [email protected]; or Stuart Smith of Red Nine
PR, +1-336-896-1874, or [email protected], for DataCore Software

Web site: http://www.datacoresoftware.com/

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