DataCore Expands Virtualization Efforts into Eastern Europe

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Prosper Intelligence signs on as new Value-Add Distributor to build DataCore business in Austria and Eastern Europe. As such, DataCore obtains a key distribution partnership with the ability to support and resell into the emerging and growing Eastern European market. DataCore Software and Prosper Intelligence GmbH have announced a distribution agreement for Austria and Eastern Europe. Prosper will resell and support SANmelody™ and SANsymphony™ as the SAN and virtual storage component of its virtualization portfolio. Prosper will integrate both SAN software solutions into its showcase "Virtualization Consolidation Academy" (VCA) lab in Vienna. With the agreement, Prosper can provide an end-to-end virtualization portfolio - Total Enterprise Virtualization - to its partner base with the addition of DataCore's advanced storage virtualization, fault-tolerant SAN and disaster recovery solutions.

DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization software, and Prosper Intelligence GmbH have announced a distribution agreement for Austria and Eastern Europe. Prosper will resell and support SANmelody™ and SANsymphony™ as the SAN and virtual storage component of its virtualization portfolio. Prosper will integrate both SAN software solutions into its showcase "Virtualization Consolidation Academy" (VCA) lab in Vienna. The Virtualization Consolidation Academy is an innovative knowledge transfer and competence center, which focuses on helping partners and customers evaluate and train and understand virtualization and consolidation technologies. With the agreement, Prosper can provide an end-to-end virtualization portfolio - Total Enterprise Virtualization - to its partner base with the addition of DataCore's advanced storage virtualization, fault-tolerant SAN and disaster recovery solutions. In addition, DataCore obtains a key distribution partnership with the ability to support and resell into the emerging and growing Eastern European market.

"Prosper Intelligence opens the door for DataCore to enter a new and growing market with an organization that has the right technical competence, the ability to work in multiple languages and more importantly a Virtualization Consolidation Academy that adds another dimension in training partners and in demonstrating advanced capabilities for virtual environments," explained Christian Hagen, Vice President of EMEA, DataCore Software.

Prosper currently supports a growing base of resellers in Austria and Eastern Europe, who are implementing virtualization and consolidation projects for business-critical applications, servers and data storage. With today's agreement, DataCore's storage virtualization technology complements the existing portfolio of desktop, server and application virtualization with a hardware-independent, flexible and cost effective storage solution. The Virtualization Consolidation Academy is seen as an independent review platform that can be used to evaluate, test, train and showcase virtualization solutions and technologies.

"Prosper Intelligence is a specialist in the field of virtualization of IT environments and has earned its reputation by relying only on proven and experienced technologies from leading software vendors," said Siegfried Betke, Director Central Europe, DataCore Software. "For us, Prosper is the perfect partner. By working together, we are well positioned to further develop virtualization, consolidation business continuity and disaster recovery solution-oriented projects, especially in the SMEs area, to strengthen our market presence in Eastern Europe."

DataCore's virtualization platforms improve the utilization and performance of disk storage, enable a new level of flexibility and hardware independence and reduce the overall cost of storage area networking. With SANmelody, DataCore provides a cost-effective, feature rich SAN solution that includes automated storage management, high availability, disaster recovery and thin provisioning. SANsymphony is the enterprise solution that enables Continuous Data Protection (CDP) and meets the advanced needs of larger organizations in terms of capacity, performance and scalability.

"DataCore is the top storage virtualization solution on the market and we gain great benefit by partnering with the storage virtualization leader," said Zoran Jovanovic, Founder and CEO of Prosper Intelligence. "DataCore ensures hardware independence, high availability and improved storage performance. We are convinced that the time is right and the potential is great for DataCore and storage virtualization in Central and Eastern Europe."

About Prosper Intelligence GmbH

Prosper Intelligence is an exclusive Software Agent and a Value Added Distributor specializing in Virtualization and Consolidation of Business Critical Applications, Servers and Data Storage pools. Therefore we deliver software based Virtualization- and High Availability Solutions, Shared Data Clustering and Backup Solutions. Prosper Intelligence uses proven technologies from industry-leading independent Software Vendors based in the US.

Founded in 2004, Prosper Intelligence has strategically researched several fundamental and long-term technology trends to provide tools, knowledge and value to enable our partners and customers to perform at their best. Datacenter Virtualization, High availability, performance, scalability and liability in the Linux and Windows environments, as well as professional services and support are now the main focus of Prosper Intelligence. We are operating directly and/or with our resellers and technology partners in the following countries/regions: Austria, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. For more, go to http://www.prosperintelligence.com.

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization SAN 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. DataCore lowers the cost and complexity of IT by making storage efficient, fast, flexible, fail-safe and virtual. DataCore's portable storage server software simplifies and automates capacity expansion and centralizes storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, MacOS, NetWare, VMware and other leading open system and virtual server platforms. DataCore is privately held and its corporate headquarters are in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit http://www.datacore.com.

DataCore, the DataCore logo, SANsymphony and SANmelody 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.

Corporate Contacts (Europe):

Prosper Intelligence GmbH, Twin Tower, Wienerbergstraße 11/12A, A-1100 Vienna - Austria, Tel: +43 - 199460 6460, Fax: +43/199460 5000, Email: info@prosperintelligence.com

DataCore Software GmbH, Regus Airport, Terminalstrasse Mitte 18, 85356 Munich, Tel: + 49- 89 - 97007 187, Email: emeainfo@datacore.com

Press Contacts (Germany):
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Corporate Contacts (US):
DataCore Software
Bettye Grant
Tel: +1 954.377.6000
publicrelations@datacore.com

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