HIMSS15 Trade Show Vendor Highlights: DataCore

In this series, we are featuring some of the thousands of vendors who will be participating in the HIMSS15 conference and trade show. Through it, we hope to offer readers a closer look at some of the solution providers who will either be in attendance – with a booth showcasing and displaying key products and offerings – or that will have a presence of some kind at the show – key executives in attendance or presenting, for example.

Hopefully this series will give you a bit more useful information about the companies that help make this event, and the industry as a whole, so exciting.

Elevator Pitch

DataCore SoftwareAs healthcare organizations continue to face challenges from new regulatory requirements, high-performance applications, rising data growth and the need for 24/7 data availability, they need smarter, faster and more efficient storage technology. DataCore’s SANsymphony-V Software-defined Storage solution allows healthcare providers to virtualize their storage devices and address these pressing IT challenges — all centrally managed on one platform, delivering unified services across any storage system at a fraction of the cost.

About Statement

DataCore is a leader in software-defined storage. The company’s storage virtualization and Virtual SAN solutions empower organizations to seamlessly manage and scale their data storage architectures, allowing for continuous availability of data at a fraction of the cost of solutions offered by legacy storage hardware vendors. In use at more than 10,000 customer sites around the world, DataCore’s adaptive and self-learning and healing technology takes the pain out of manual processes and helps deliver on the promise of the new software-defined data center through its hardware agnostic architecture.

Services and Products Offered

DataCore’s SANsymphony-V10 Software-defined Storage platform maximizes the availability, performance and utilization of storage resources. It pools, replicates and accelerates all types of storage, including DAS, SAN and cloud. Extensive automation and monitoring under centralized management simplifies provisioning, data protection, performance acceleration and load balancing.

DataCore Virtual SAN software transforms direct attached storage (both flash and magnetic) across a cluster of 2 to 64 server nodes into a converged storage environment. It can also utilize storage capacity from a central SAN and cloud storage. The software works with all the major hypervisors including VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Linux KVM and Citrix XenServer. The latest release doubles the scale of nodes from 32 to 64 enabling large scale hyper-converged configurations to support up to 64 petabytes and over 100 million IOPs, making the DataCore Virtual SAN one of the most powerful and scalable hyper-converged solutions available on the market today.

Problems Solved

IT departments are under increasing pressure to deliver more storage capacity, better resiliency and faster performance, all while managing costs. DataCore’s Software-defined Storage solutions address these challenges by delivering significant performance improvements, better utilization of storage devices and improved data availability.

Value Proposition

DataCore provides a uniform platform to control storage devices. By delivering a cost-effective storage infrastructure that allows freedom of choice in using any hypervisor, any storage, on any server platform, SANsymphony-V software enables healthcare providers to virtualize their storage devices — eliminating storage silos by creating a pool of storage that is managed centrally by one platform delivering unified storage services.

Key Messages

Booth Number

DataCore Software will be located in booth #2940 on the main floor. The company can also be found in booth #2084 in the Interoperability Showcase as well as in a kiosk in the Disaster Preparedness Knowledge Center.

Sushant Rao
Sushant Rao

Sushant Rao, senior director of product marketing will be presenting “Supporting Patient Care with a High-Performance, Fault-Tolerant IT Infrastructure” at the Interoperability Showcase on Tuesday, April 14, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Sushant will also be giving a 30 minute presentation in the Disaster Preparedness Knowledge Center on Tuesday, April 14 at 1:45p.m.

Key Executives at Conference

DataCore will have a number of employees participating in the conference, among them Paul Murphy, vice president of worldwide marketing.

Clients Served

DataCore currently has more than 10,000 customer site deployments around the globe. The company is rapidly expanding its U.S. market presence as it adds more healthcare organizations to the list of hospitals it is helping to meet pressing IT challenges including Maimonides Medical Center, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Mission Community Hospital, Continuum Health Partners, Inc. and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

When Founded

DataCore was founded in 1998 and has risen to become the global leader in Software-defined Storage solutions.

Number of full-time employees

255

Headquarters

DataCore Software is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.

Number of Previous HIMSS Conference Appearances

DataCore previously attended HIMSS in 2014.

Specific Reason for Attendance

As DataCore continues to work with an increasing number of healthcare organizations, it is important for the company to participate in what has been named the largest health IT event in the industry. By exhibiting and speaking at HIMSS, DataCore will have an opportunity showcase its technology and share its expertise with attendees, allowing them to learn how DataCore can best address the challenges that health IT professionals are facing.

Industry Outlook (What’s the most important, trend, topic or challenge the organization faces?)

Software-defined everything and software-defined storage continues to evolve in 2015, driven by the productivity benefits it can provide to customers. The disruption will have greater impact on traditional storage hardware system suppliers since software-defined storage promises to commoditize underlying storage devices and raise the scope and span of storage features and services to a higher, more productive level versus being locked down to specific devices. True software-defined storage platforms will allow these devices to ‘do more with less’ by increasing utilization and working cross-platform and infrastructure-wide. The compelling economic benefits, better productivity and the need for greater agility to meet future requirements will drive software-defined storage to become a mainstream solution in 2015.

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