DataCore Upgrades Its SANSymphony Storageware

SANsymphony-V brings a new approach to reshaping the shared storage infrastructure required by virtual IT environments.

Virtualized storage software maker DataCore, which focuses mainly on the midrange market, has come out with a new software package aimed at hurdling throughput-related barriers that commonly plague older systems.

The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company describes its newest version of SANsymphony as the way to get stalled desktop and server virtualization projects going again.

The new edition has been re-architected to avoid the many performance problems caused by I/O bottlenecks. The antiticipation of lost business suffered from such downtime makes customers hesitant to virtualize business applications, such as mail and database systems.

SANsymphony-V uses adaptive caching and performance boosting techniques developed during the past 10 years to absorb variable workloads while removing storage as a single point of failure and disruption, DataCore said.

SANsymphony-V offers a flexible, open software platform from which to provision, share, reconfigure, migrate, replicate, expand, and upgrade storage without slowdowns or downtime, the company said.

SANsymphony-V software is available through DataCore-authorized solution providers. With the new release comes a simple licensing and pricing structure based on instances of the software (generally 2 copies for high-availability) and managed disk capacity. Five different models and price points are available.

Software licenses for a fully redundant, high-availability configuration start at about $10,000, including annual 24/7 technical support.

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