We are excited to announce that our partner, DataCore Software, a premier provider of storage virtualization software, is a top finalist for the 2013 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in the server platform category. DataCore’s SANsymphony-V storage virtualization platform helps Microsoft customers to gain the most from their storage investments, which is a critical component to any organization’s data center.

The Server Platform Partner of the Year Award recognizes organizations that excel in delivering solutions that enable users to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures, save time and reduce costs, and provide a server platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center.

“We are pleased to recognize our 2013 Partner Award finalists for their dedication in solving today’s most vital technology challenges facing our mutual customers,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Their unwavering commitment to quality and innovative solutions earns their place among our best Microsoft partners.”

Since 2011, SANsymphony-V has been recognized for its ability to automatically tier and manage enterprise-wide storage across — often incompatible — devices from multiple vendors. This makes it the ideal solution to significantly improve the performance of Tier-1 business critical applications (VDI, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint) which are normally reserved for high-performance drives, such as solid state disks (SSD) and flash. DataCore enhances availability and maximizes the utilization of distributed investments in flash and SSD, as well as conventional hard disk drives and mid-range to high-end storage systems.

“This award validates the value that DataCore can provide to those who demand the highest performance from their IT infrastructure,” said Carlos M. Carreras, vice president of alliance and business development at DataCore Software.