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DataCore Software

DataCore Software develops storage virtualisation software leveraged in virtual and physical IT environments to obtain high availability, fast performance and maximum utilisation from storage. DataCore's SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor is a comprehensive, yet hardware-independent solution which fundamentally changes the economics of provisioning, replicating and protecting storage for large enterprises and small to midsize businesses. For additional information, visit the DataCore website at or call (877) 780-5111.

see also:- DataCore - editor mentions on and DataCore's Auto-Tiering page

editor's comments:- December 2013 - DataCore which has been involved in the SAN software market for over 10 years - entered the SSD market in 2012 when it added useful SSD support into its SANsymphony software.

DataCore can be viewed as an ISV in the SSD ASAP / auto-tiering / software-defined storage market.

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DataCore mentions in SSD market history
In April 2012 - DataCore announced a marketing bundle with Texas Memory Systems
10,000 sites use DataCore
Editor:- December 16, 2013 - DataCore - which operates at the software end of the SSD ASAP / auto-tiering / software-defined storage market - today announced that over 10,000 customer sites have used its software.

DataCore's stance re enterprise SSD architecture is that most users can (for the time being) resist the siren calls of SSD makers towards all flash enterprise storage - because "only 5% of workloads require top tier performance. And businesses have turned to auto-tiering software to make sure applications are sharing flash and spinning disk, based on the need to optimize performance and investment."
We haven't reached stability yet in reference enterprise designs and use cases.
what kind of SSD world can we expect in 2015?

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53% of SDS users say flash is < 10% of their storage
Editor:- May 12, 2015 - What percentage of the capacity in virtualized SDS environments is already flash?

An interesting picture is given in a recently published survey the State of SDS (pdf) by DataCore - which includes results from 477 IT professionals who are currently using or evaluating SDS technology. Among the findings:-
Datacore survey re flash in SDS 2015
  • Less than 9% said that flash already acccounts for 40% or more of their storage. And nearly half of all participants said that flash is less than 10% of their storage capacity.
  • Over 70% have flash in their budget in 2015.
  • 16% of those who had used flash felt they hadn't got the apps acceleration they expected.
  • 19% said that storage failures had caused unforeseen outages.
Editor's comments:- You can interpret these results in different ways. I see it as showing that there's still a many times bigger future market for enterprise flash compared to what has already been installed.
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