DataCore Releases Virtual SAN Appliance for Citrix Essentials & Hyper-V

Datacore Software recently released a plug-n-play virtual SAN appliance for Citrix Essentials.  It was designed for virtual server environments running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server, and Citrix XenServer.

With this evaluation version you can:

  • Try Citrix Essentials with StorageLink Technology enabled iSCSI SAN created from your server’s internal disks. No need for new hardware!
  • Pool up to 1 Terabyte of disk space
  • “Thin Provision” storage to your virtual machines. See how much capacity it saves!
  • Speed up application performance using surplus server memory to cache I/Os from the virtual SAN
  • Snapshot: Instant Volume Cloning and Fast Disk-to-Disk Backups

System requirements:

  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V or Citrix XenServer to host the VHD image
  • 10 GB available disk space for SANmelody Virtual Appliance
  • Additional disk space for storage pools (up to 1 TB max)
  • IP connection between application servers and SANmelody Virtual Appliance
  • iSCSI initiator software required to connect application servers to SANmelody Virtual SAN Appliance
  • DataCore Adapter for Citrix StorageLink Technology is required to use StorageLink.

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