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Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, 2007/06/22 - DataCore Software, Inventors of Thin Provisioning, wins "SAN Solution of the Year” in co-operation with Nexsan and NCE Computer Group at 2007 UK Storage Awards.
DataCore's SANmelody SAN server and auto-provisioning software has been selected with Nexsan’s SATA storage in conjunction with NCE Computing Group, to receive the Storage Awards ‘SAN Solution of the Year’ at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Voted by readers of Storage Magazine, the award recognises the greater productivity and optimal utilisation achieved with the solution.
DataCore Software pioneered virtual storage auto-provisioning technologies and was the first vendor to ship thin-provisioning to customers back in 2001. DataCore has continually evolved, advanced and promoted the business benefits of capacity provisioning. DataCore has set a new breakthrough price point with its newest entry level SANmelody solution that takes the enterprise capabilities of thin-provisioning and makes it affordable to all levels of business. DataCore’s entry level SAN solutions including thin-provisioning, now start at prices under £600.
The affordability and the cost-savings offered through enhanced utilisation and the reduced workloads on administrators through advanced automation is what prompted Moorfields to implement a virtual storage solution in the first place and made it the worthy winner as the UK’s top SAN solution.
Steven Gill, responsible for the infrastructure support at Moorfields, said, "We are continually asked to provide additional storage to existing servers, which invariably means buying more internal disks or a new server. This takes time, incurs added cost and is disruptive," commented Steven. "Now all I do is simply allocate a 2Tb LUN to the server and it automatically only uses the disk it needs. I am only too aware that a lot is promised and that in practice many products don't deliver. However, with SANmelody’s thin provisioning it does exactly what is says - it just works." He continued, "The solution has met our expectations. It gives us centralized management control and has allowed all our servers to be backed up. We have also achieved a scalable and open architecture for us to build upon as we grow in the future."
About DataCore Software
DataCore Software (datacore.com), a leading provider of 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.
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About Moorfields Eye Hospital
Moorfields is a unique institution by anybody's definition. It is the oldest and largest specialist eye hospital in the world offering a comprehensive and seamless ophthalmic service that is internationally renowned. Over half the ophthalmologists practicing in the UK, and many more overseas have received specialist training at Moorfields. In partnership with the Institute of Ophthalmology it manages the largest ongoing ophthalmic research programme in the world, and where one of the country's first NHS Foundation Trusts.