Tokyo, Japan and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., August 1, 2001--- Fujitsu Limited and DataCoreTM Software Corporation today announced they have entered into a global strategic alliance in storage management. Under the terms of this agreement, Fujitsu will sell DataCore's SANsymphonyTM product on an OEM basis as part of the Fujitsu SystemWalkerTM integrated systems management solution beginning at the end of 2001.
Through its virtual storage capabilities SANsymphony provides an overall storage management system (for security management, dynamic storage allocation to servers, etc.) that operates independently of any particular hardware in Storage Area Network (SAN) environments. This enables flexible and highly available operation of SAN attached storage resources, including Fujitsu's GR700 series RAID system.
Fujitsu's U.S.-based data storage management subsidiary, Fujitsu Software Technology Corporation, is currently marketing the DataCore solution in its Softek Virtualization product in North America and Europe. This new agreement extends the DataCore and Fujitsu relationship worldwide.
"Fujitsu is dedicated to supporting our clients' businesses globally in the broadband Internet age. This agreement allows us to provide leading-edge storage management solutions worldwide in order to support huge increases in data flow via broadband Internet," said Junji Maeyama, Senior Vice President of Fujitsu Limited. "This alliance with DataCore, following on the establishment of Fujitsu Software Technology Corporation, clearly enhances Fujitsu's storage management capabilities."
"With its open embrace of software-based storage networking solutions, Fujitsu has committed itself to the most advanced storage architecture possible. They are the first of the world's leading computer vendors to take this bold step," said Ziya A. Aral, Chairman of DataCore Software Corporation. "DataCore is honored to play a fundamental role in this far-seeing vision and looks forward to a prosperous and lasting relationship with Fujitsu."
Fujitsu is a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. Its pace-setting technologies, best-in-class computing and telecommunications platforms, and worldwide corps of systems and services experts make it uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.48 trillion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001.
About DataCore Software Corporation
DataCoreTM Software Corporation is an innovator in storage networking software. The company's SANsymphonyTM storage virtualization software converts 'islands' of disparate storage into networked storage pools, enabling the easy allocation of storage capacity on an as-needed basis, using a simple 'drag-and-drop' interface. Now administrators can move these 'virtual' volumes among different servers - regardless of the underlying operating system. DataCore distributes its software product through channel and OEM partners worldwide. Founded in 1998 by some of the industry's most respected storage technologists, DataCore is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with subsidiaries and branch offices worldwide. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit www.datacore.com.
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