LSI Achieves DataCore Premier Partner Status in Order to Deliver Best-of-Breed Storage Virtualization and Software-Defined Solutions Texas-Based Solution and Consultancy Provider Cites "Vendor-Agnostic" Software as the Critical Element to Maximizing Customer Storage Investments

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DataCore Software, the premier provider of storage virtualization software, and LSI Corp., a leading U.S. solutions provider and IT consultancy and professional services firm, announced today that LSI has become a DataCore™ Premier Partner. LSI earned its Premier Program status in order to add DataCore's SANsymphony™-V R9 storage virtualization platform to its portfolio of IT solutions. LSI is now qualified to help customers maximize their return on storage investments and design cost-effective and flexible software-defined datacenters and infrastructures that leverage DataCore's technology.

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"When it comes to software-defined solutions and storage virtualization, SANsymphony-V is clearly best-of-breed," said the President and CEO of LSI, Derek Flint. "DataCore's technology has been proven in the field for more than 15 years. It allows organizations to treat storage as a single, easy-to-manage pool, while also offering powerful enterprise-class features such as automated storage tiering, adaptive high-speed caching and rapid provisioning to support the most demanding business environments. Most importantly, we share a 'vendor-agnostic' approach that is critical for maximizing storage investments regardless of the underlying hardware, enabling customers to realize the full benefits of storage virtualization now and in the future."

Headquartered in Houston – with additional regional offices in New Orleans, Tempe, Ariz. and Bellevue, Wash. – LSI delivers technology from the industry's leading vendors to provide strategic, long-term IT solutions that meet and continually adjust to customers' ever-changing business needs. Leveraging its expertise in areas of data and infrastructure management, virtualization and analytics, LSI develops integrated solutions and provides professional services supported by expert consultants and certified engineers. LSI will use DataCore SANsymphony-V to serve its array of customer markets, including healthcare, energy, education, financial, manufacturing, government and retail.

DataCore's SANsymphony-V is an agnostic storage virtualization platform that enables companies to avoid hardware lock-in and purchase only the equipment that best suits their business goals. DataCore's software empowers customers' existing storage and significantly improves business critical application performance. Advanced features, such as automated storage tiering, allow IT administrators to get the maximum return on investment from expensive hardware purchases, such as flash and solid state disks (SSDs). This assures that only applications and databases that require powerful computing are ever stored on them, while less frequently used, non-critical data is sent to less costly and lower performing equipment or even cloud-based options.

"While storage virtualization has become a high priority, LSI realizes that taking the right approach is imperative to their customer's immediate and long-term success," said the Director of Partner Sales for DataCore Software, Devin Schiffman. "LSI enjoys a strong reputation for listening to their customers and ensuring the solutions they develop are cost-effective, powerful, and not limited by vendor lock-in. They're versed in virtualization, data and infrastructure management and know how to fully leverage the capabilities of SANsymphony-V. We are gratified that DataCore continues to attract such quality partners and look forward to helping LSI deliver the best storage virtualization solutions available today."

DataCore Software's Premier Partner Program enables IT consultants and solution providers to answer growing market demand for more cost-effective storage, such as the implementation of flash and SSDs into tiered storage networks alongside conventional disk systems to significantly improve application and virtualized workload performance, as well as making it easy to do migrations to the benefits of software-defined storage.

To learn more about the DataCore Premier Partner Program please visit: http://www.datacore.com/Partners/Become-a-Partner/amer-program.aspx, email PremierPartner@DataCore.com or call 877-780-5111.

About LSI Corp.
At LSI, we understand each industry comes with its own set of IT challenges. Our certified experts and engineers take the time to work with customers, understanding their pains and business technology obstacles, in order to recommend solutions and services to cost-effectively overcome the challenges of their unique IT environment. LSI is headquartered in Houston and has additional regional offices in New Orleans, Tempe, Ariz. and Bellevue, Wash. For more information, please visit http://www.lsi-corp.com.

About SANsymphony™-V R9
SANsymphony™-V storage virtualization software significantly improves the performance of Tier-1 business critical applications (VDI, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint). At the same time, it enhances the availability and maximizes the utilization of distributed investments in flash memories, solid state disks, conventional hard disk drives and midrange to high-end storage systems. Differentiated by its ability to auto-tier and manage storage enterprise-wide across often incompatible devices from multiple suppliers, SANsymphony-V pools, thin provisions, replicates, continuously protects and caches storage resources throughout an entire infrastructure. The centrally-managed, closely-integrated functions operate uniformly over the broad range of purpose-built storage equipment required to best balance business objectives against budget constraints. SANsymphony-V spans on premises and cloud-resident assets, serving the needs of mixed workloads running on physical or virtual machines.

About DataCore Software
DataCore Software develops storage virtualization software for high availability, fast performance and maximum utilization from storage in virtual and physical IT environments. DataCore's SANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor is a comprehensive, hardware-independent solution that fundamentally changes the economics of provisioning, replicating and protecting storage in large enterprises and small to midsize businesses. For additional information, visit the DataCore website at http://www.datacore.com or call (877) 780-5111.

DataCore, the DataCore logo and SANsymphony are trademarks or registered trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. Other DataCore product or service names or logos referenced herein are trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. All other products, services and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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