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Curvature and DataCore Partner to Provide Data Centers a Disruptive Cost Savings Model and Unprecedented Control of their Storage Infrastructure

August 25, 2015

Randi Mitev

SANTA BARBARA, CA August 25, 2015 ─ Curvature, an IT infrastructure and services provider, announces an innovative partnership with DataCore, a leader in software-defined storage (SDS) solutions, that will change the fundamental economics of storage and the useful life span of storage investments. The combination of Curvature and DataCore will help large organizations gain unprecedented control over the management and cost of their data center storage devices and costs – without sacrificing functionality and performance.  DataCore enables customers to benefit from software agility that helps ‘future-proof’ and optimize their investments while delivering record-breaking storage performance acceleration to improve overall application and business productivity. These new combined solutions, now available from Curvature, take advantage of commoditized hardware to build robust storage infrastructure and deliver unique ways to expand the life of existing equipment.

Gartner predicts that, “By the end of 2017, more than 25% of Global 2000 enterprises' IT organizations will try to base their own storage systems on an SDS approach, which will be a major increase from today's 10%.”[i] The Curvature and DataCore partnership will provide customers with complete control over the design, build and operation of their storage platforms. As a result, organizations will be able to transform existing and pre-owned equipment into a longer-lasting, more agile custom-defined platform that operates independently from manufacturer-installed software. 

Organizations can instantly repurpose their existing server and storage equipment by adding DataCore’s unified software services alongside Curvature’s hardware and third-party maintenance platform. Thousands of businesses globally rely on Curvature to keep critical assets working beyond the original manufacturer's specifications, which reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) and increases business agility.

“We believe Software-Defined storage will be one of the highest-impact trends changing infrastructure and operations through 2018,” said Jeff Zanardi, VP of business development, at Curvature. “We are excited to build solutions based on DataCore’s industry leading IOPS and price performance storage virtualization technologies.  This will change how companies, procure, build and manage their storage infrastructures, which will result in a disruption of the current market, especially among entrenched storage vendors.”

“We admire Curvature's focus on ensuring customers control the investments in equipment they already paid for in addition to providing them with new alternatives on how to lower  OPEX and CAPEX purchasing costs for new gear, creating efficiencies and savings across the IT spectrum," said Steve Houck, Chief Operations Officer at DataCore. “Our partnership combines our software solutions, world-class maintenance and cost-effective hardware alternatives to allow customers to keep current data storage equipment functioning long beyond expectations.”

Delivering faster performance and  automatic management of a customer’s storage technology, DataCore’s SDS solutions enable companies to reduce the risks associated with constant change and avoid capital expenses by eliminating the need to “rip and replace” storage equipment already in place. With DataCore Software-Defined Storage, purchasers pay once for intelligent software and run it on the hardware of their choice – only buying what they need, when they need it.

Curvature is transforming how companies procure, maintain and upgrade equipment and support for multi-vendor network and data center environments. Founded in 1986, the company, formerly known as Network Hardware Resale, has become a trusted strategic partner for more than 10,000 organizations globally, including some of the largest telecommunications carriers, top financial services firms and Global 1000 organizations. Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., the company specializes in delivering 24X7 global technical support, advanced hardware replacement, and complete lifecycle management of networking and data center equipment from corporate locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.curvature.com

DataCore is a leader in Software-Defined Storage. The company’s storage virtualization and hyper-converged virtual SAN solutions empower organizations to seamlessly manage, protect and scale their data storage architectures, delivering massive performance gains at a fraction of the cost of solutions offered by legacy storage hardware vendors. Backed by 10,000 customer sites around the world, DataCore’s adaptive and self-learning and healing technology takes the pain out of manual processes and helps deliver on the promise of the new Software-Defined data center through its hardware agnostic architecture. Visit http://www.datacore.com 

[i] Gartner Research, “How to Determine Whether Software-Defined Storage Is Right for Your Organization” by Julia Palmer