DataCore Software

Storage Virtualization Software is Essential To Your Citrix® Virtualization Strategy. Experience SANs with the highest availability, fastest performance and fullest utilization.

Virtually everything hinges on storage. Server and desktop consolidation, in particular, place extraordinary demands on it. Too often, disks slow down, interrupt or endanger these centralized IT operations not because they are poorly designed or built, but because they are physically constrained. Citrix Hypervisor, formerly XenServer virtualization helps you to overcome similar  limitations in CPU and memory, however, when it comes to advanced functions such as workload migration, load balancing, fail-over and disaster recovery, server virtualization is completely dependent on highly available (HA) shared storage. You will be shocked at the high hardware costs and major overhaul generally proposed to put such a storage infrastructure in place.

DataCore™ storage virtualization software delivers a radically simple, high availability solution to meet Citrix Hypervisor, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, formerly XenApp and XenDesktop shared storage requirements. The software abstracts your storage into idealized, virtual disks akin to virtual machines.  It pools and mirrors disk blocks across available devices, despite differences in make and model. In the process, it speeds up I/O responof capabilities without hesitation. From a central console, you can non-disruptively provision, share, clone, replicate and expand virtual disks among physical servers and VMs. DataCore yields the highest availability, fastest performance and fullest utilization from your storage assets, making it an essential element of your Citrix infrastructure deployment.

Solution Highlights

  • Makes business continuity and disaster recovery practical for virtual servers, virtual desktops and general IT consolidation
  • Eliminates storage-related disruptions due to inevitable maintenance, reconfiguration, upgrades, expansion and failures
  • Speeds up application performance by removing disk I/O bottlenecks
  • Maximizes use of available disk capacity
  • Centralizes and automates storage administration despite variations in equipment

Business Challenges

  • Finding it unaffordable to put in place the highly-available, shared storage required to support a Citrix Hypervisor and/or Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops virtualization project.
  • Experiencing frequent disruptions attributed to storage. For example, outages are required to expand capacity, take backups, resize volumes, swap out disk drives, upgrade equipment and migrate data to different equipment.
  • Applications and virtual machines run slowly. Problems can be traced to disk I/O bottlenecks and programs running out of disk space because 5 to 15 times more workloads are competing for the same storage resources.
  • High risk of losing critical information due to major and mini disasters that damage or impair storage hardware. Such a loss might jeopardize the organization’s ability to continue IT operations and lead to business collapse.
  • Budget cuts impeding rollout of adequate SAN to support server consolidation.

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