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DataCore Gets Top Marks in HCI, SDS

July 12, 2017

DataCore Software recently received the highest possible rating for software-defined storage and the second place ranking in the overall SDS/hyperconverged infrastructure category in the new listings in these product categories from WhatMatrix.

The software-based storage virtualization pioneer, as it describes itself, was up against Atlantis, Cisco, Dell/EMC, HPE, Microsoft, Nutanix, Simplivity, and VMware. And DataCore Software says it came up short against SDS/HCI leader Nutanix by less than 1 percent.

Eighteen-year-old DataCore Software says its SDS solutions allow for auto-tiering and high-speed caching, quality of service controls, and feature random write accelerator capabilities that increase performance for workloads characterized by many random writes. The company’s solutions also allow for infrastructure-wide management from a single console. And they can address a variety of customer use cases, including hyperconverged, hybrid-converged, cloud, converged server SAN, and storage virtualization.

“The full capabilities of our software-defined storage solutions are often underestimated, but our top rating in the WhatMatrix SDS/HCI category will now help more companies make smarter choices in their evaluation of SDS/HCI solutions,” said Carrie Reber, vice president of Worldwide Marketing at DataCore Software. “Additionally, our ranking highlights DataCore's importance in this market segment. DataCore has been around for nearly 20 years, serving more than 10,000 customers.”

According to a Gartner report from October of last year, about 30 percent of the global storage array capacity installed in enterprise data centers will be deployed on SDS or hyperconverged integrated system architectures based on x86 hardware systems by 2019. That will be up from less than 5 percent at the time the report was published.

“Hyperconvergence vendors may engage with one or more system vendors to create a solution based on their software stack as either an additional type of IRA or an OEM agreement,” Gartner said. “Examples include SimpliVity working with Cisco, or Atlantis Computing partnering with Dell, Supermicro, Cisco, HPE and Lenovo. Some hyperconvergence vendors only deliver reference architecture solutions through their software value-add (a "bring your own hardware" approach to complement their software solutions). Examples include Stratoscale and HTBase.”

Edited by Alicia Young

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