Disaster Recovery Suite suits multi-terabyte storage sites.

Press Release Summary:

Offering heterogeneous system support, remote site disaster recovery and storage pool mirroring solutions protect terabyte-sized storage pools serving multiple application servers. Package includes software to manage 2 separately located SANmelody disk servers and choice of disaster recovery software: synchronous LAN or SAN failover mirroring software for closely located systems, or asynchronous LAN/WAN based replication software for use over extended distances.

Original Press Release:

DataCore Announces Low-Cost Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Solutions for SANs and Multi-Terabyte Storage Sites

Full enterprise class capabilities priced to fit the small business budget

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 10 /-- DataCore Software today announced a new class of affordable, remote site disaster recovery (DR) and storage pool mirroring solutions. These DR solutions are designed to protect terabyte size storage pools serving multiple application servers (e.g. Windows, Netware, VMware, Linux, Solaris, AIX, Unix, etc.) over LAN, SAN or WAN networks. The DR package prices start at $7,998, which includes software to manage two separately located SANmelody disk servers, each capable of supporting terabyte storage pools, plus a choice of disaster recovery software -- either asynchronous LAN/WAN based replication software for disaster recovery over great distances or simple and fast synchronous LAN or SAN failover mirroring software for storage pools supporting systems stretched across buildings, campuses or cross-town distances. These packages usher in a new product class delivering the highest-end data protection capabilities at a price point comparable to low-end single system replicators. Users get all the software they need to manage and support terabyte size storage pools at two different sites in a single package, plus breakthrough pricing, faster performance and true enterprise-class disaster recovery and business continuity functionality.

"The problem has been that the price point for any disaster recovery solution of any merit is $100,000 and up," said Steve Kaplan, renowned Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware industry expert, author, and co-founder/CEO of AccessFlow, a leading DR solution provider. "What DataCore has done with its new disaster recovery and business continuity solution is to bring enterprise- class, data center disaster recovery down to the level where these high-end features are affordable. Smaller businesses need to eliminate downtime and protect their systems. And just like big companies, they also want to know that in the event of a failure on one machine, they will be protected."

DataCore is enabling small-to-mid-size businesses to enjoy all the benefits of higher-end data center class disaster recovery solutions at a fraction of the cost. With these new solutions, DataCore fills the large gap and meets the need that exists between low-end system replicators (e.g. NSI DoubleTake) that cost thousands and high-end enterprise class storage array and SAN-based disaster recovery systems (e.g. IBM), which are typically proprietary, complex and cost many tens of thousands of dollars. The DataCore DR solutions create a new pricing standard - priced comparable to low-end replicators, but delivering the full functionality inherent to high-end solutions.

DataCore's DR solutions run on low-cost Intel/AMD platforms allowing users to get it all -- reasonable pricing, flexibility as well as choice of platforms and top-end functionality, including:

-- Application transparent data protection and failover
-- Performance acceleration technologies to speed up I/O workloads
-- Fast, LAN or SAN synchronous mirroring and failover
-- Long distance asynchronous IP mirroring
-- Terabyte plus storage pool management and consolidation
-- Low-cost iSCSI or optional FC connectivity
-- Storage pool replication independent of application agent software
-- Virtual capacity auto-provisioning and snapshot software support
-- Business continuity and simple mirroring architecture across sites
-- Heterogeneous system support (e.g. Windows, Netware, VMware, Linux, Solaris, AIX, Unix, etc.)

The DataCore DR packages provide a compelling disk back-up and recovery alternative to traditional system replicators and tape back-up systems. DataCore protects storage pools serving multiple platforms or a mix of Windows, NetWare, VMware, Novell, Mac OS, Solaris, and Linux systems. Therefore, system administrators do not have to juggle products that only deal with one of these platforms or be forced to add agents to each application server just to mirror data between sites. Many environments today are also caught in the middle; they need a faster and better solution than trying to recover from tape but can't afford the high-cost of remote site disk mirroring. DataCore's affordable DR packages offer a compelling alternative.

"SANmelody enables users to scale and stretch their architectures across systems and remote sites to enhance high-availability," said Ziya Aral, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, DataCore Software. "What we have introduced to the market today is DataCore's entry-level solution for disaster recovery and as such is the lowest cost approach in the market without compromising on functionality."

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software fundamentally changes the economics of managing storage. 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 with corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.datacore.com/.

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CONTACT: Bettye Grant of DataCore Software, +1-954-377-6000, Fax: +1-954-938-7953, publicrelations@datacore.com; or Stuart Smith of Red Nine PR for DataCore Software, +1-954-514-0937, ssmith@redninePR.com

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