Recurring Revenue Authors: Pat Romanski, Kevin Benedict, Elizabeth White, Carmen Gonzalez, Andreas Grabner

News Feed Item

DataCore Software Announces Hot New Capabilities and Turbo Charged Performance for Tier-1 Applications with SANsymphony-V R9 Storage Hypervisor

Expanding Enterprise IT Environments, Virtualized Applications and Hybrid Clouds Benefit with Extended Scalability, Added Performance Optimization and Greater Cost Savings from New Configurability Choices

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DataCore Software, the premier provider of storage virtualization software, today introduced major enhancements to its SANsymphony™-V Storage Hypervisor. The new capabilities come at a critical time as CIO reactions to an extraordinary barrage of data, coupled with the need to make business-critical application response times faster and continuously available, are determining competitiveness and which companies come out on top.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121010/NE89979LOGO )

"What matters most to a business is the ability to compete, so we deliver an industry-leading user experience with fast, constantly available applications for the greatest possible productivity," explains George Teixeira, president and CEO of DataCore Software. "Customers clearly want to get more from their tier-1 apps and infrastructure. Whether they're running SAP, Oracle, Microsoft SQL, SharePoint, Exchange or VDI, they quickly realize SANsymphony-V maximizes performance like no other technology, providing them with a clear business advantage."

Several of the more visible technology innovations of the new SANsymphony-V are as follows.

Enterprise and Cloud Scalability X 8

As data grows the ability to easily scale performance and capacity also grows; a critical need is sizing which is often unknown at the start of a new project. DataCore provides the freedom to choose and define cost-effective nodes, and with the enhanced SANsymphony-V, the maximum number of storage virtualization nodes in a centrally managed group doubles from four to eight. This enables large scale data centers and cloud service providers to non-disruptively expand into the additional nodes, extending capacity, throughput and connectivity. Most clients managing capacities in the petabyte range will configure DataCore™ software in an N+1 redundant grid to achieve continuous availability while reducing the cost of redundancy.

Faster & More Predictable Performance: 50 Percent Quicker, Optimized for Flash

Lack of performance or overprovisioning due to unpredictable demands are major cost drivers and throwing costly hardware at the problem is not an optimal or sustainable solution. SANsymphony-V maximizes existing resources, while incorporating the latest technologies like flash/solid state disks (SSD) cost effectively. The software adds several new features to its adaptive caching algorithms aimed at virtualized, mission critical applications, yielding close to 20 percent faster IOPS and throughput (Megabytes/sec) than earlier versions. These refinements, along with special multi-threaded developments, better leverage processor parallelism to make I/O response approximately 50 percent quicker for transactional workloads.

Equally important, performance spikes are "smoothed" for more predictable application response times, with users benefitting from a more linear performance growth curve as memory or the latest flash/SSD innovations are incorporated. 

Application Performance & Storage - New Tuning and Troubleshooting Options

DataCore offers an extensive set of management tools including "heat maps" to optimize performance and cost-effective tiering of storage assets. The new SANsymphony-V adds an ability to do trend analysis over time with a recording feature that compiles and displays a running chart of metrics gathered from the environment. Workload spikes or potential bottlenecks can then be easily addressed. The historical collection may also be exported as a CSV file for further analysis, planning and reporting with Microsoft Excel and other tools.

Customized Control for Better Resource Utilization and Storage Tiering

Every environment is different, so greater control allows even more optimizations to improve costs and performance. Storage profiles for virtual disks may be customized to control how the dynamic policies for auto-tiering, remote replication and synchronous mirror recovery are prioritized. These custom profiles supplement default policies built into the software. The importance of virtual disks can be set to critical, high, normal, low, or archive to control which volumes take precedence when competing for shared resources. This ensures important applications benefit from more valuable resources such as flash memory and SSDs, with less demanding tasks using lower cost, higher density storage.

Fast, Simple "Undo" Continuous Data Protection, Rapid Restore for Critical Applications

Business critical applications need to be up-and-running and SANsymphony-V now offers a greater degree of Continuous Data Protection (CDP) and near instant restoration. In addition, conventional nightly back-up windows either no longer exist or are difficult to schedule, therefore, the ability to do non-disruptive backups and do them when time permits is a major business benefit. The recovery window and running log for continuous data protection has been extended from hours to two weeks. This helps IT rapidly restore virtual volumes to a point in time before malware, logic errors or user mistakes occurred, even if detected several days later. System administrators may also rewind a virtual disk image to any point within the 14 day rolling window. As a result, the rollback image can be mounted to recover specific files accidentally deleted, and/or, the current disk can be replaced with the rollback image to completely undo changes that transpired after malware infection or logic errors began.

New Windows Server 2012 Platform

SANsymphony-V now runs on the Windows Server 2012 operating system in addition to Windows Server 2008 R2. The storage hypervisor can run on dedicated physical Windows servers to virtualize storage over a SAN for numerous hosts. It can also co-reside with virtualized applications hosted by Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 and VMware vSphere 5.x. In either case, DataCore maximizes the performance, availability and utilization of internal and directly attached storage (DAS), as well as external disk arrays.

Lower Cost to Unify Storage and Clustering- Highly Available NAS/SAN

DataCore takes advantage of new capabilities in the Windows Server 2012 platform for more powerful and cost-effective unified network attached storage/storage area network (NAS/SAN) capabilities. Fully redundant, highly available configurations scale out to more nodes and quickly switchover network file system (NFS) and common Internet file system (CIFS) SMB clients despite hardware and facility outages. Customers will find the storage solution even more attractive since Microsoft has made failover clustering available in its lower cost Standard Edition, allowing files to be de-duplicated to save disk space.

Pricing and Availability

The latest version of SANsymphony-V R9 will be generally available starting February 2013.  Pricing starts under $10,000 for two licenses used in highly available configurations and includes 24x7 annual technical support and new version rights. Existing DataCore SANsymphony-V customers under annual support contracts may upgrade at no-charge.

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software develops storage virtualization software for high availability, fast performance and maximum utilization from storage in virtual and physical IT environments. DataCore SANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor is a comprehensive, hardware-independent solution that fundamentally changes the economics of provisioning, replicating and protecting storage in large enterprises and small to midsize businesses. For additional information, visit the DataCore website at http://www.datacore.com or call (877) 780-5111.

DataCore, the DataCore logo and SANsymphony 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.

Media Contacts:

JaeMi Pennington
Davies Murphy Group (DMG)
[email protected] 

SOURCE DataCore Software

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC, reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Embotics, the cloud automation company, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Embotics is the cloud automation company for IT organizations and service providers that need to improve provisioning or enable self-service capabilities. With a relentless focus on delivering a premier user experience and unmatched customer support, Embotics is the fas...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MathFreeOn will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MathFreeOn is Software as a Service (SaaS) used in Engineering and Math education. Write scripts and solve math problems online. MathFreeOn provides online courses for beginners or amateurs who have difficulties in writing scripts. In accordance with various mathematical topics, there are more tha...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Niagara Networks will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential Internet of Things Brand by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the #IoT debate to uncover the most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation. Onalytica captured data from 56,224 users. The PageRank based methodology they use to extract influencers on a particular topic (tweets mentioning #InternetofThings or #IoT in this ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, will discuss how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team a...
Virgil consists of an open-source encryption library, which implements Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) and Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES) (including RSA schema), a Key Management API, and a cloud-based Key Management Service (Virgil Keys). The Virgil Keys Service consists of a public key service and a private key escrow service. 

OnProcess Technology has announced it will be a featured speaker at @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1 - 3, 2016, in Santa Clara, California. Dan Gettens, OnProcess’ Chief Analytics Officer, will discuss how Internet of Things (IoT) data can be leveraged to predict product failures, improve uptime and slash costly inventory stock. @ThingsExpo is an annual gathering of IoT and cloud developers, practitioners and thought-leaders who exchange ideas and insights on topics ranging from Big Data in...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and ...
Successful digital transformation requires new organizational competencies and capabilities. Research tells us that the biggest impediment to successful transformation is human; consequently, the biggest enabler is a properly skilled and empowered workforce. In the digital age, new individual and collective competencies are required. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bob Newhouse, CEO and founder of Agilitiv, will draw together recent research and lessons learned from emerging and established ...
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...
I'm a lonely sensor. I spend all day telling the world how I'm feeling, but none of the other sensors seem to care. I want to be connected. I want to build relationships with other sensors to be more useful for my human. I want my human to understand that when my friends next door are too hot for a while, I'll soon be flaming. And when all my friends go outside without me, I may be left behind. Don't just log my data; use the relationship graph. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ryan Boyd, Engi...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...