Welcome!

Containers Expo Blog Authors: Mehdi Daoudi, Elizabeth White, John Rauser, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan

Related Topics: Containers Expo Blog, Microservices Expo

Containers Expo Blog: Article

DataCore Announces 'Surf's Up' for Storage Virtualization - 'Total Enterprise Virtualization,' System Consolidation and IP SANs Are Powering the Wave

SANmelody Makes iSCSI SANs and Virtual Infrastructures Practical for All; Features and Performance Earn DataCore Both New Custom

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- DataCore Software today announced that the movement to "total enterprise virtualization" and iSCSI are driving new users to virtual storage. Hundreds of new, small to mid-size customers have installed DataCore's SANmelody(TM) storage virtualization software in the second half of 2006. New users include Span the Wan, S&S Cycle, Coastal Range Systems, LifeSearch, Hedgemetrix LLC, Fox Williams, Hamilton Beach, Hallmark Financial Services, Inc., ETO, Herakles LLC, Olin Corp., Paragon Engineering, Alchemy Plus, City of Carmel, Wilcox & Savage, First Hawaiian Bank, University of Arkansas, ADMN, John H. Harland Company, Teachers Media Company, Dennis Publishing, VerdictMAX, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Bridgewater Associates, EngenderHealth, Spectranetics, LTK Engineering Services, All Medical Personnel and many more. Companies worldwide are clearly moving beyond component level virtualization to "total enterprise virtualization," which spans servers, desktops and storage. The growing success of VMware and its support for new, low cost iSCSI storage connectivity has also spurred virtualization deployments in smaller to mid- size companies, which want the data protection and greater uptime benefits of a SAN.

"VMware environments and storage networks go hand-in-hand, but the cost to implement a SAN was a major limiting factor until we found and evaluated DataCore's Virtual Infrastructure Foundation," said Chris Cooper, president, Span the Wan. "The software was easy to install on our existing systems with Ethernet connections. Moreover, SANmelody gave us a lot of flexibility and -- most importantly -- it worked seamlessly with the VMware set up. The price made it a simple purchase decision." Span the Wan offers data and co-location services to the 48 contiguous states.

Server consolidation using VMware provides many benefits, but users are strongly advised to implement a SAN with reliable, fail-over capabilities in support of VMware Virtual Infrastructures. When servers are consolidated, more users are depending on fewer physical servers and, therefore, a single failure can affect many users. Most iSCSI storage solutions that are affordable do not perform true and reliable fail-over. On the other hand, most SAN solutions that provide high quality business continuity to FC SAN data centers are too expensive, and are often unavailable, for iSCSI implementations.

Because SANmelody features business continuity built for enterprise data centers but priced for the iSCSI market, customers who previously could not implement a VMware Virtual Infrastructure because of the high cost of reliable, Fibre Channel (FC) SANs are finding that SANmelody's support of both iSCSI and FC makes it practical to do so.

DataCore Software Makes Virtual Storage Infrastructures and iSCSI SANs Practical for Everyone; SANmelody Opens Virtual Infrastructures to All

"Virtualization means flexibility, faster response to change, better resource utilization and hardware independence," commented George Teixeira, president and CEO, DataCore Software. "Users want these benefits for storage and we are making it possible to do so at affordable prices. The recent up tick in SANmelody solution sales are a direct result of our ability to help enterprises get started in embracing virtualization. As an example, DataCore's Virtual Infrastructure Foundation is ideal for entry level users and SMBs. It offers true storage virtualization, networking over IP, SANmotion data migration and thin-provisioning virtual capacity that automates disk provisioning to systems and does so at a breakthrough price under $1,000."

SANmelody offers iSCSI customers the same business continuity capabilities that the company's FC SAN data center customers require but at a price that is practical for the iSCSI market. The flexibility to begin with iSCSI, FC, or both, and then accommodate the natural evolution of the customer's infrastructure is a major advantage of SANmelody over other products that support only iSCSI or FC, but not both.

"VMware and DataCore are both Virtual Infrastructure: VMware virtualizes servers; DataCore virtualizes storage," said James Price, president, Fairway Consulting Group, a systems integrator and virtualization solution provider. "DataCore's SANmelody makes Virtual Infrastructures practical for everyone. Now that VMware also supports iSCSI, this combination can be implemented in practically any business on a standard Ethernet network, without any investment in Fibre Channel infrastructure. The combination is powerful because DataCore eliminates high SAN cost as a barrier to obtaining the many benefits of server consolidation."

Features and Performance Earn DataCore Both New Customers and Accolades According to Karen Swanson, IT Director, All Medical Personnel:

"DataCore brings unique value beyond providing the shared storage and business continuity features that are necessary to implement server consolidation prudently. It's a complete storage virtualization solution that is as strategic to us as server consolidation. SANmelody made it possible for us to develop our Virtual Infrastructure affordably and efficiently. We can count on higher utilization, easier administration, greater flexibility and lower costs for many years to come."

According to Francois-Xavier Ousselin, Director of Information Systems at ETO, one of Europe's leading marketing services companies:

ETO has improved their overall productivity by implementing a virtual infrastructure that melds VMware and DataCore capabilities across both iSCSI (simple and economic connectivity over Ethernet LANs) and Fibre Channel (for satisfying the I/O requirements of their most performance-hungry databases). "DataCore and VMware enabled us to reduce our administration workload, to simplify server administration, and to automate and rapidly deploy disk space that is so critical to our business. We have now reduced the time to bring up a new production system and our administration time by a factor of 10 or more ... Until now, when a new application was launched or when we had to increase storage capacity of an existing system, it took us on average fifteen days to order, test and install a new machine. Today, we can do it all in one day -- even in thirty minutes, if needed."

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software, a leading provider of virtualization software, fundamentally changes the economics of managing storage with innovative software that combines advanced functions and services with the agility and savings of hardware independence. 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 and its corporate headquarters are in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit http://www.datacore.com/.

DataCore, the DataCore logo, SANsymphony, SANmelody, SANmaestro, SANmotion and Powered by DataCore 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,
Fax: +1-954-938-7953, [email protected] ; or Stuart Smith of Red
Nine PR, +1-336-896-1874, [email protected] , for DataCore Software

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

More Stories By SOA News Desk

SOA World Magazine News Desk trawls the world of distributed computing and SOA-related developments for the latest word on technologies, standards, products, and services and brings key information to you in a timely and convenient summary form.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business - from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the applic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
In his session at Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, an entertainment executive/TV producer turned serial entrepreneur, presented a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to ma...
We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy named "Bronze Sponsor" of 21st International Cloud Expo which will take place October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud com...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible,” explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), provided an overview of various initiatives to certify the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldwide re...
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assista...
When growing capacity and power in the data center, the architectural trade-offs between server scale-up vs. scale-out continue to be debated. Both approaches are valid: scale-out adds multiple, smaller servers running in a distributed computing model, while scale-up adds fewer, more powerful servers that are capable of running larger workloads. It’s worth noting that there are additional, unique advantages that scale-up architectures offer. One big advantage is large memory and compute capacity...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
IoT solutions exploit operational data generated by Internet-connected smart “things” for the purpose of gaining operational insight and producing “better outcomes” (for example, create new business models, eliminate unscheduled maintenance, etc.). The explosive proliferation of IoT solutions will result in an exponential growth in the volume of IoT data, precipitating significant Information Governance issues: who owns the IoT data, what are the rights/duties of IoT solutions adopters towards t...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
The Internet giants are fully embracing AI. All the services they offer to their customers are aimed at drawing a map of the world with the data they get. The AIs from these companies are used to build disruptive approaches that cannot be used by established enterprises, which are threatened by these disruptions. However, most leaders underestimate the effect this will have on their businesses. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rene Buest, Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Ara...
No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud tec...
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks. We’re in the midst of a wave of excitement around AI such as hasn’t been seen for a few decades. But those previous periods of inflated expectations led to troughs of disappointment. Will this time be different? Most likely. Applications of AI such as predictive analytics are already decreasing costs and improving reliability of industrial machinery. Furthermore, the funding and research going into AI now comes from a wide range of com...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st Int\ernational Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to focus on the core of their ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GrapeUp, the leading provider of rapid product development at the speed of business, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market acr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ayehu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara California. Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infras...