Tuesday, 24 April 2012

DataCore Software Partner Program Awarded Third Consecutive 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2012 Partner Program Guide

DataCore was recently awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The 2012 CRN Partner Program Guide and CRN 5-Star Rating is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. CRN’s Partner Program Guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel.

DataCore is enabling partners to take advantage of the lucrative opportunities in storage by providing access to the foremost software of its kind - the SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor. Demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to the channel, DataCore has simplified the process of selling and implementing the storage hypervisor by announcing significant new tools and enhancements to its Partner Program, which will help create new revenue streams and provide enhanced tools to global channel partners. For more information on DataCore’s recent enhancements for channel partners and volume resellers please turn to: “DataCore Software Expands Channel Partner Ecosystem to Capitalize on Fast Growing Storage Hypervisor and Virtualization Market Opportunity” and “DataCore Software Targets Volume Resellers, System Integrators, SSD Vendors and System Builders with Fast-Start Business Development Programs.

“The companies listed in CRN’s 2012 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,” said Kelley Damore, VP and Editorial Director, for UBM Channel’s CRN. “The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.”

The 2012 Partner Program Guide and 5-Star Partners listing are featured on CRN.com and are included in the recent 2012 issue of CRN. See the DataCore Software listing here:

Friday, 20 April 2012

Texas Memory Systems bundles DataCore storage hypervisor and RamSAN solid state storage to supercharge virtualization performance

Bundle supercharges virtual environments http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/19/tms_datacore/print.html
The combination of RamSan [1] flash appliances from TMS with the DataCore [2] storage hypervisor software is aimed at VMware servers and accelerating them by adding an automatically tiered flash storage pool on top of their existing disk drive storage. The RamSan hardware, using either SLC or MLC flash, is attached directly to a server host or accessed through a fabric link with users setting up policies for their virtual storage pools.

TMS says that "when provisioning a virtual machine disk format (VMDK) on a LUN presented to the SANsymphony-V cluster, the virtual guest can utilise internal paging mechanisms with sub-millisecond response times," to the flash while still using the existing disk drive storage...

"By organising disks with different performance levels into separate tiers and using RamSan appliances as the fastest tier with SAS or SATA drives on the lower tiers, customers benefit from the optimised throughput delivered by SANsymphony-V’s automatic storage tiering technology. [It] dynamically adapts to the …. application workloads to deliver unparalleled performance for physical and virtual environments."

TMS president Dan Scheel said: “Rather than go with a rip-and-replace upgrade ... the TMS/DataCore bundle will provide better utilisation of existing storage infrastructure while ... improving the efficiency, performance, provisioning, data protection, availability and management of that infrastructure.”

Hardware support is available from TMS with software support being supplied by DataCore.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Configuring a DataCore Storage Hypervisor as a NAS/SAN Unified Storage Solution

Tech Bulletin #18 DataCore has Updated its Technical Bulletin:Configuring a DataCore NAS/SAN Unified Storage Solution Download pdf

The SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor makes it feasible to employ the widely used NAS services already built into the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 platform in those environments. DataCore’s powerful feature set can be easily configured to enhance these Microsoft services. The integrated combination cost-effectively speeds up performance and adds a new level of fault tolerance to file sharing.


Jeff Boles, senior analyst and director of validation services, Taneja Group, notes, “SANsymphony-V can be easily configured to significantly accelerate performance and add a new level of data protection to Microsoft’s File Shares. This resulting combination of SANsymphony-V and Microsoft is additive; it is simple to set up, requires no additional purchases and best of all it allows organizations to meet both their NAS and SAN requirements from one virtual infrastructure.”