Tuesday 28 October 2014

New Hybrid Cloud Software-Defined Storage Solution Certified; Combines DataCore Storage Virtualisation flexibility with Microsoft Azure StorSimple

Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution Enables Enterprises to Leverage On-premise, Private Cloud and Public Cloud Resources to Optimize Storage Performance and Costs
DataCore today announced at the Powering the Cloud conference that the newest Microsoft Azure StorSimple 8000 and the StorSimple 7000 Series Hybrid Cloud Storage Arrays are certified as DataCore Ready. StorSimple and Microsoft Azure combine with DataCore’s Virtual SAN andSANsymphony-V storage virtualization and services platform to offer a hybrid cloud storage solution that enhances the utilization and productivity of existing primary storage residing locally, while providing a cost-effective way to utilize and integrate off-premise cloud storage for backup, archive and disaster recovery. The StorSimple Hybrid Storage Arrays were awarded the DataCore Ready certification after the successful completion of a rigorous verification and test process.

DataCore and Microsoft Combine to Tier, Migrate, Backup, Archive and Do Recovery from the Cloud  
StorSimple hybrid cloud storage appliances are able to integrate on-premise, DataCore-managed and virtualized solid state and disk-based storage with the Microsoft Azure cloud, providing a powerful solution to tier to and access even larger off-premise scalable cloud storage. The appliances make it practical to automate off-site backups, offload inactive archive data from on-premises, and provide dedupe, compression, replication and mobility services to lower costs and accelerate disaster recovery. The combination of Microsoft Azure, StorSimple and DataCore helps meet the requirements of enterprises in need of a hybrid cloud strategy and infrastructure that seamlessly blends on-premise and private cloud resources with off-premise highly scalable public cloud resources.
DataCore SANsymphony-V software-defined storage and Virtual SAN software solutions are designed to maximize the performance, availability and utilization of IT assets. DataCore’s storage virtualization software provides a common platform that works across any storage hardware – pooling and protecting a mix of storage devices and brands (including flash, SAN or cloud), while centralizing management and automating many of the functions. DataCore’s sophisticated auto-tiering capability optimizes storage performance and automates the migration of data based on storage classifications and policies to maximize effective resource utilization across solid-state flash technologies, disks and cloud storage. The software allows organizations to dynamically select the most appropriate storage tier and paths to achieve their desired levels of performance and availability.
DataCore can access and auto-tier storage directly to the Microsoft StorSimple appliance, allowing it to  fully optimize on-site data storage resources while leveraging the cloud for elastic storage needs such as archival, remote-site backups, snapshot storage and disaster recovery workloads.
"A major challenge within the storage infrastructure today is the missing flexibility for growth," says Robert Gorbahn, Senior Solution Sales Professional, Microsoft StorSimple. "With Microsoft Azure StorSimple and SANsymphony-V customers build an extremely cost-efficient solution by integrating different storage classes. The most current StorSimple 8000 series extends every DataCore storage environment seamlessly with a Microsoft Azure cloud-integrated storage tier. The Logos "certified for Windows Server 2012 R2" and "DataCore ready" further prove the validation of these solutions."
“Our DataCore Ready Program identifies solutions that are verified to enhance DataCore software-defined storage infrastructures. The combination of DataCore and StorSimple appliances provides a seamless way to leverage the Microsoft Azure cloud as a tier of storage within the enterprise’s virtual storage pool,” said Paul Murphy, vice president of worldwide marketing, DataCore Software. “This provides a very flexible solution to meet the increasing and constantly changing needs of enterprises to cost-effectively offsite data protection, archive and offload corporate data to the cloud.” 

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