Alternative Technology Adds DataCore Storage Virtualization to its GSA Schedule

DataCore storage virtualization solutions are now available to government VARs on Alternative Technology's GSA schedule

Englewood, CO. June 26, 2007 Alternative Technology, the leading specialty distributor of thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, virtualization, and government-approved security solutions, today announced the addition of DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization solutions, to its GSA schedule.

DataCore has positioned several key elements of its product line to be available for authorized VARs to sell to federal, state, and local government entities via Alternative Technology's Distribution GSA Schedule. These products include: DataCore's SANsymphony and SANmelody storage virtualization products and its newest CDP solution, Traveller(TM) CPR. Traveller CPR allows users to go back in time to restore systems and data to previous states.

Federal, state and local markets have critical needs in the area of storage virtualization. Being added to Alternative Technology's GSA schedule will allow us to better serve that marketplace, said Carlos M. Carreras, vice president of sales and business development, DataCore Software. As storage devices are increasingly deployed to support Homeland Security and other critical government applications, there is a much greater need to control storage infrastructures and costs. Alternative Technology has an excellent reputation in the VAR community, particularly for their strong security focus and their technical services and education programs, which enable VARs to more easily support federal, state and local markets with GSA approved products.

The addition of DataCore storage virtualization, disaster recovery and continuous data protection products to Alternative Technology's GSA schedule allows us and our channel partners to tap into a hot, time-sensitive market opportunity, said John Stubbs, vice president of business development, Alternative Technology. Government agencies are looking for more control over their storage infrastructures and greater value for their expenditures. With DataCore leading-edge technology in this area, we can address their needs with off-the-shelf solutions.

DataCore provides resellers and system integrators with cost-effective and affordable SAN and iSCSI solutions that are vital for delivering Total Enterprise Virtualization solutions. Thousands of users worldwide use DataCore's award-winning SANsymphony(TM) and low-cost SANmelody(TM) disk server software products for fast disk-to-disk backups, business continuance and disaster recovery. DataCore's virtual capacity capabilities allow storage to be served automatically to servers that need more space without impacting applications. As a result, servers don't have to be stopped to add more disks. Further, by deploying DataCore software on two servers, users can create a high availability and disaster recovery architecture that can copy and protect data locally or across the world.

About Alternative Technology
Alternative Technology is the leading specialty distributor for Value Added Resellers who need products and services targeted at Thin-client/Server-based Computing, Edge Infrastructure, Virtualization, Security, and Wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative identifies business issues that are key to our markets and offer multi-vendor solutions that drive demand back through our reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Carlsbad, California, and Mississauga, Canada. Alternative Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, which is a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc. [NYSE: ARW]. For more information, go to: [5] , e-mail: [6] or call toll-free: 800.544.7674 (USA), or 866.240.9991 (Canada).

About DataCore Software
DataCore Software, a leading provider of storage virtualization software, fundamentally changes the economics of managing storage with innovative software that combines advanced functions and services with the agility and savings of hardware independence. DataCore's disk server software easily adds capacity expansion and centralized storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, VMware, MacOS, and NetWare systems. DataCore is privately held and its corporate headquarters are in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit

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