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DataCore Software Signs Nexus – a Dimension Data Company and Cisco's Partner of the Year – as Newest Premier Reseller Partner

DataCore, a leader in software-defined storage, today announced that Nexus has become a DataCore Premier Partner. Nexus, a Dimension Data company, is a leading international provider of end-to-end technology solutions for public and private organizations. In April, the company was recognized with the Global Award for Americas Partner of the Year at Cisco® Partner Summit.

“DataCore is an important strategic partner for us in complementing the extensive practice we have built using Cisco UCS (Unified Communications System) Servers,” stated Mike Heiman, SVP of engineering at Nexus. “DataCore’s technology allows us to better meet our overall objective of driving operational agility with scalable, highly available, application delivery infrastructure. As a result, we can deliver one unified software platform to our customers.”

DataCore SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software will enable Nexus to better deliver on the promise of the agile data center because it provides customers one software platform for any storage hardware – pooling and protecting heterogeneous storage devices (including flash, SAN or Cloud), while centralizing management and automating many of the functions. Moreover, SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software enables any organization to synchronously mirror, failover and failback between unlike storage systems – for example, between EMC, NetApp, Dell and HP.

“Nexus is the ideal IT solution provider for deploying our new SANsymphony-V10 virtual SAN software, which is one of the most powerful and scalable systems in the marketplace,” stated Steve Houck, chief operating officer at DataCore Software. “Nexus puts a premium on the importance of the data center as the essential change agent for IT efforts designed to protect, optimize and grow the organization.”

SANsymphony-V10 Virtual SAN: The Ultimate Virtual SAN for the Data Center

DataCore’s new Virtual SAN is a software-only solution that automates and simplifies storage management and provisioning while delivering enterprise-class functionality, automated recovery and significantly faster performance. It offers inexhaustible performance, continuous availability and significant scalability – spanning an N+1 grid (up to 32 nodes) that stretches over metro-wide distances. As Nexus has built its business offering infrastructure architecture to enable organizations to protect critical applications and confidential data, enhance data center operational efficiencies and rapidly create new secure application environments to support new business processes, DataCore’s Virtual SAN is an ideal software platform for Nexus to offer its data center customers.

Nexus customers, who range from small businesses to Fortune 500 and public sector companies, are looking for a unified approach to storage management. With DataCore’s technology, these users can centralize and automate storage management, accelerate the performance of databases and applications, pool storage capacity and protect their data by ensuring continuous availability, whether on virtual machines, physical servers or virtual desktops.

About Nexus

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Valencia, California, Nexus provides advanced IT solutions to enterprises, mid-sized business and public sector clients, with industry specializations in education, retail, hospitality and healthcare. Nexus leverages its extensive experience and expertise to enable organizations to Connect, Collaborate and Create. Nexus partners with industry leaders including Cisco, EMC, VMware, Citrix, NetApp, Apple and Microsoft to ensure its customers are provided the most comprehensive and competitive solutions. Nexus is now a Dimension Data Company. For additional information, please visit

About DataCore Software

DataCore is a leader in software-defined storage. The company’s storage virtualization software empowers organizations to seamlessly manage 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 or call (877) 780-5111 for more information.

DataCore, the DataCore logo and SANsymphony 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.

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