DataCore Announces Special Virtualization Packages, Free Software, Storage Networking Offers for Qualified Educational Institutions

FORT LAUDERDALE – September 26, 2006 – DataCore Software today announced that it is making a commitment to helping institutions of higher learning afford the data storage software they need. As part of the program, DataCore and its authorized partners will perform a needs assessment with these institutions to define storage requirements and together develop a comprehensive storage plan to meet the institutions’ future needs.

DataCore has put together special pricing and packages that include software, training and support. DataCore’s full range of data storage management, SAN, and virtual infrastructure storage solutions are available under the program. These are the same SANmelody™ and SANsymphony™ solutions that deliver easy-to-use storage networks, resource management, faster performance, disk-speed backups, robust business continuity, and disaster recovery to the corporate world. Entry-level virtual infrastructure solutions and disk server software start at under $1,000.

To set up a free assessment consultation and get more information on qualifications for special pricing and free educational software programs, please e-mail:

DataCore is a leader in virtualization -- the ability to leverage new hardware and respond rapidly to change, thereby greatly improving the overall utilization of existing IT systems while not having expensive but underused hardware in computer centers. Virtualized systems can be precisely tailored to any institution’s requirements; since they are hardware independent, they add a new level of flexibility.

"Universities operate under tough budgetary conditions and yet they face many of the same issues that result when data growth is rampant and systems are multiplying. DataCore can help them gain new productivity levels by optimizing storage resources and making it easier for staffs to support many systems over a network. In other words, we are going the extra mile to provide real storage management solutions that will fit within University budgets,” said George Teixeira, president and CEO, DataCore Software. “We want to make it as easy and as risk-free as possible for institutions of higher learning to take control of their growing data storage and at the same time help them achieve a higher standard for preparedness in terms of data protection, uptime, and disaster recovery.”

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