DataCore Software Remedies Growing Storage Needs at EngenderHealth

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SANmelodyTM enables affordable, easy-to-use SAN storage for health non-profit.

DataCore Software, a leading independent software vendor specializing in storage control, management and consolidation, today announced that EngenderHealth has implemented a DataCore SANmelody™-based storage network at its New York City base. EngenderHealth is using the solution to deploy a simple-to-operate, low-cost storage network utilizing existing PC servers and Ethernet LAN connectivity.

"We are a Women's Health non-profit, specializing in Reproductive Health in developing countries," explains John Padovano, Manager of Technology for EngenderHealth. "We can’t afford to be storage experts. However, as with many other organizations, our storage needs have grown exponentially. We needed to gain the cost saving benefits of storage networking technology, but could not afford a conventional SAN and highly trained storage administrators. SANmelody was clearly the lowest cost solution on the market and it was intuitive to operate from the get go without the need for special skills. We looked at turnkey iSCSI systems and arrays but they were overly complex and still out of our range. I can’t believe how easy it is to run an Ethernet-based SAN.”

SANmelody enables users to easily add disk space inexpensively over the LAN without the need to reconfigure hardware, open up systems or even reboot application servers. It is the most affordable storage area network (SAN) offering in the storage industry, transforming standard PC servers into cost-effective disk servers. A compelling alternative to conventional storage arrays and iSCSI appliances, they are lower in cost, simpler to set up and they are easily expanded to include all the powerful productivity features previously available only on high-end storage arrays or storage area networks (SANs): “True” automatic provisioning of disk space, low-cost disaster recovery, snapshots and fast disk-to-disk mirroring and recovery.

In demanding healthcare environments, SANmelody is unique since it accelerates overall disk storage performance, a critical factor in getting fast turnaround of digital images, multimedia and transaction-oriented information.

"Non-profit organizations, especially ones providing life-critical services all over the world such as EngenderHealth, rely heavily on information systems for communication and information flow," said Carlos M. Carreras, vice president of sales at DataCore. "SANmelody allows organizations to easily and cost-effectively implement a storage architecture which is scalable and capable of growing as their needs grow. We are proud of our association with EngenderHealth and look to expand this relationship to include other non-profits around the globe."

About EngenderHealth

EngenderHealth is an international nonprofit organization that has been working for 60 years to make reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable for women and men worldwide. Based in New York City, they have 20 offices in the field, and more than 70% of their staff working in countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

EngenderHealth has worked worldwide to increase the range and reach of reproductive health care—family planning, maternal care, and HIV/AIDS-related services. This year, they trained more than 131,000 health care providers and improved safety, quality, and efficiency at more than 2,800 clinics and hospitals in more than 42 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. EngenderHealth estimates that their work touched the lives of at least 20 million people worldwide.

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software fundamentally changes the economics of managing storage with innovative software that combines advanced functions and services with the agility and savings of hardware independence. The company's award-winning SANsymphony and new low-cost SANmelody disk sever software products provide unprecedented purchasing flexibility and future-proofing by empowering customers to fulfill portability and price/performance requirements across a broad choice of systems and devices. Small to Medium Enterprises, Global 2000 data centers and OEM storage subsystems rely on this comprehensive product portfolio to deploy disk servers, to easily add capacity expansion and to centralize and automate storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, MacOS and NetWare systems. DataCore is privately held with corporate headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For international office locations and more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit

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