DataCore, the leader in Parallel-Powered Software-Defined Storage, Application-Adaptive Data Infrastructure and Hyper-converged Virtual SAN solutions, today announced that its Adaptive Parallel I/O software was named a Gold winner in the Storage System Software category of the 2015 Products of the Year Awards announced this month by Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com. The awards, presented annually by the editors of TechTarget's Storage Media Group, were judged by the Storagemagazine/SearchStorage.com editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants.
The judging panel rated DataCoreTM Adaptive Parallel I/O first in performance among the 13 finalists in the Storage System Software category. Comments from the judges included that there is nothing else like DataCore's Adaptive Parallel I/O on the market, and one called the software "potentially revolutionary." Another noted that most software-defined storage products, or storage virtualization, are not capable of parallel I/O.
The award comes on the heels of DataCore setting a new world record for price-performance in the Storage Performance Council's SPC-1, the industry's most recognized and peer reviewed storage benchmark. Due in large part to the breakthroughs of parallel I/O technology that harnesses the untapped power of multi-core processors, DataCore achieved an audited SPC-1 Price-Performance of $0.08 per SPC-1 IOPS, making it the number one result for SPC-1 Price-Performance overall. This result was certified with DataCore's SANsymphony and Hyper-converged Virtual SAN software featuring parallel I/O technology on a powerful 2U Lenovo System x3650 M5 multi-core server featuring Intel® Xeon E5-2600 v3 series processors. On this same platform, DataCore also booked record-breaking response times of 0.32 milliseconds at 100% load. At the incredibly fast 0.32 milliseconds response time, the results are 3x-10x better than all other reported results including those from all-flash arrays and million dollar plus systems.
Additionally, DataCore received a Silver Stevie Award for the Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year - Technology Industries Category of The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in March, the world's leading sales, business development, contact center, and customer service awards. This tops off a banner year for DataCore in 2015 when its SANsymphony-V and DataCore Hyper-Converged Virtual SAN both received the Virtualization Review 2015 Editor's Choice Awards, with DataCore SANsymphony-V being called one editors' "favorite technology product in 2015." The readers of Storage-Insider and IT Business also awarded SANsymphony-V with the Reader's Choice Award for Best Software-Defined Storage.
Furthermore, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) named DataCore Software's SANsymphony-V the "Best Enterprise Solution for Software-Defined Storage" in the EMA Radar Report for Enterprise Software-Defined Storage. DataCore SANsymphony-V was named a category value leader in the same report.