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DataCore Software Gains Storage Project of the Year Award at SVC Awards 2017 through its ongoing work at Grundon Recycling


Judges vote for longterm Software-defined Storage customer testimonial that consolidates and manages growing data sets for 7 major data centre sites.

READING, UK., November 30, 2017 - DataCore Software today announced that last week their five year install of SANsymphony™ Software-defined Storage Platform at Grundon Recycling, the UKs largest recycling company, won the Storage Project of the Year at the 2017 SVC Awards.

The judges selected the Grundon Recycling testimonial as the winner against two other impressive installation entries for 3 key reasons:-

  • Consolidation and management of data sets growing 20% YOY across 7 data centres and regional offices through a Software-defined Storage Platform
  • Implementation of an enduring and holistic approach to management of estate, including multiple Direct Attached Storage devices, 48 servers, 16 physical vSphere ESX hosts, 22 Virtual Machines (VMs)
  • Assured Business Continuity with 7 day a week operation in a heavy industrial environment throughout the UK.

Brett Denly, Regional Director, DataCore Software UK & Eire picks up on the win: “This is a great endorsement for SANsymphony within a longterm install whose very business is driven by re-use and savings. Competition was tough out there, with the Grundon install up against other great entries including Weetabix Foods. We are thrilled to have received winning status.”

The SVC Awards, celebrating excellence in Storage, Cloud and Digitalisation reward the products, projects and services as well as honour companies and teams operating in the cloud, storage and digitalisation sectors.

With a record number of nominations across all categories all Finalists did well to make the shortlist. Voting has taken place amongst the readership of the Digitalisation World stable of publications with the number of votes again breaking previous records. Winners were announced last week (23 November 2017) at a gala evening ceremony taking place at London’s Hilton Hotel Paddington with over 200 people in attendance.

Jason Holloway, Director of IT Publishing at Angel Business Communications, organisers of SVC Awards said: "This year's Finalists represent the very best in the industry and Datacore supporting Grundon Waste Management were voted as outstanding by our readership to win the Storage Project of the Year category."

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About DataCore
DataCore Software helps today’s organizations embrace new IT advancements without sacrificing previous investments or discarding existing infrastructure. The company pioneered software-based storage virtualization nearly two decades ago, and continues to bring flexibility and agility to managing heterogeneous storage, while adding record-setting performance. The company’s flagship product, SANsymphony™, pools and unifies diverse storage under a single management and services plane. DataCore Hyperconverged Virtual SAN provides similar services using the internal or DAS storage in a cluster. DataCore Parallel I/O technology leverages the power of multicore servers to overcome the IT industry’s biggest unsolved problem: the I/O bottleneck. Its MaxParallel™ family of products applies this Parallel I/O innovation to solving application-specific problems, beginning with MaxParallel for SQL Server. The company has been privately held since its founding in 1998, and its products have been deployed at more than 10,000 customer sites worldwide. DataCore solutions are also available within turnkey appliances from hardware manufacturers including Lenovo. Visit or call (877) 780-5111 for more information.

DataCore, the DataCore logo, MaxParallel 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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Sharon Munday - 00 44 7787 566382