Wednesday 10 October 2012

DataCore Software Showcases New Storage Hypervisor Integrations and Certifications with VMware

Empowers Software-defined Storage Infrastructures and Private Clouds

BARCELONA & READING– October 9, 2012 – Today at VMworld® Europe 2012, DataCore Software, the storage hypervisor leader and premier provider of storage virtualisation software, announced that SANsymphony™-V is certified as VMware Ready™ and easily integrates with VMware’s portfolio of solutions, allowing data centre and private cloud operators to gain the most from their virtual infrastructure investments. At VMworld Europe 2012, DataCore will showcase SANsymphony™-V 9.0 “The Storage Hypervisor for the Cloud,” which offers customers many far-reaching innovations essential to managing enterprise-wide storage and to quickly deploying agile, scalable cloud storage infrastructures. Attendees are invited to stop by booth E634 to learn how customers are using VMware and DataCore to significantly accelerate the performance of their Tier One business applications and to take advantage of DataCore’s offer for free not-for-resale (NFR) software to qualified VMware certified experts and professionals.

SANsymphony-V Enables Software-defined Storage: “The Storage Hypervisor for the Cloud”
“The march to the cloud continues as enterprises, data centres and service providers increasingly take advantage of the business and technical benefits of fully virtualized environments,” commented Christian Hagen, vice president of EMEA Channel & Sales Operations, DataCore Software. “Storage is often the overlooked component as organisations move to virtualise servers, desktops and business critical applications within their data centres and private clouds. Not addressing the storage component can result in severe application performance bottlenecks and deployment hurdles, and less than optimal use of existing investments. DataCore’s storage hypervisor enables a new level of software flexibility and hardware independence that empowers administrators to avoid these pitfalls when migrating to the cloud.”

DataCore Software and the VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program
“Our partnership with DataCore helps customers virtualise and optimise their storage infrastructure so it delivers the performance, scalability, flexibility and redundancy required to support their server and desktop virtualisation initiatives,” said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “This capability enables enterprises to realize the full benefits of their private cloud deployments. ”DataCore’s SANsymphony-V is VMware Ready and offers seamless integration with:
  • VMware vSphere® 5
  • VMware vSphere® Storage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI)
  • VMware vCenter™ Server
  • VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager™ (SRM)
DataCore Software is a longstanding member of VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner Program. Thousands of VMware vSphere and SANsymphony-V users are already realizing dynamic, virtualised and private cloud environments powered by the hardware of their choice. DataCore’s SANsymphony-V 9.0 offers VMware users enhanced flexibility and powerful automation benefits, delivering exceptional value to their private cloud and data centre environments. As enterprises and data centre operators continue to upgrade and modernize their infrastructure, they will require such solutions to maximize ROI. Advanced features of the DataCore™ storage hypervisor include automated tiering, thin provisioning and high availability, enabling administrators to gain full value and more effective usage of their costly solid state drive (SSD) deployments.

Empowering VMware SRM and VAAI Benefits Across Heterogeneous Storage Arrays
VMware VAAI storage-based hardware acceleration lowers CPU and memory consumption, enables faster deployment, supports VMware vMotion® for storage tasks and disk creation, as well as higher VM consolidation ratios. However, these capabilities only work with VAAI-compliant storage arrays. DataCore’s SANsymphony-V extends VAAI hardware acceleration benefits across heterogeneous storage arrays, regardless of whether those arrays have native VAAI support or the VMFS volumes span the same brand of array enclosure.

The storage hypervisor sits in front of all types of storage vendor arrays and devices, presenting DataCore-powered virtual disks/LUNs to VMware vSphere. The software masks the physical characteristics of the underlying storage devices. Bottom-line, it does not matter which physical storage array is sitting on the back-end.
The DataCore storage hypervisor empowers VMware administrators to:
  • Replicate LUNs or migrate virtual disks across different storage arrays non-disruptively
  • Facilitate the implementation of powerful capabilities like VMware's Site Recovery Manager (SRM) on top of those virtualized and replicated disks
  • Enable VAAI operations across diverse hardware platforms
  • Simplify migrations and VMware Storage vMotion
  • Free up the VMkernel for other activities by offloading work to the storage hypervisor
VMware vCenter™ Server Plug-In Makes it Easy for VMware vSphere Admins to Eliminate Storage Issues
DataCore has made available a VMware vCenter Server plug-in that integrates enterprise-wide storage hypervisor management with VMware vCenter Server to empower VMware administrators with the ability to easily manage virtual machines (VMs) and storage from a single console. Enterprises can now control and schedule key SANsymphony-V storage virtualization services, taking snapshots and provisinong capacity directly from their VMware vCenter console. The DataCore VMware vCenter Server management plug-in software is available immediately for download to all SANsymphony-V customers.

For more information, please download the DataCore vCenter Plug-in datasheet. Link:

Free License Key of SANsymphony-V
At VMworld Europe 2012, DataCore offer free license keys of its SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor to VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX), VMware Certified Professionals (VCP) and VMware Certified Instructors (VCI). The NFR license keys can be downloaded from

VMworld 2012 Europe takes place at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via Barcelona, Spain, from Oct 9th – 11th. Meet the DataCore experts for virtualisation at booth No. E634.

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