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Proactive Technologies Packages SANmelody Solutions for Publishing Industry

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 12 -- DataCore Software, a leading independent software vendor specializing in storage control, management and consolidation, today announced that Proactive Technologies, a DataCore SANvantage(SM) authorized partner serving the digital prepress, printing and publishing industries, is adding SANmelody(TM) Disk Server software to complement their extensive IT product and services portfolio. Proactive is delivering fully integrated Powered by DataCore(TM) solutions under the name, "Continuum," offering their customers a range of stringently tested hardware and software combinations. Digital pre-press and printing operations generate and accumulate large files at a rapid rate, often leading to storage shortages that threaten to keep presses from running at full capacity. Continuum solutions based on SANmelody provide these customers with a new way of addressing these storage and data availability requirements using a familiar server implementation and off-the-shelf standard components - advantages unmatched by typical disk array hardware. In addition, SANmelody disk servers can be optimized for performance needed to move and manipulate large graphics files. "In the printing and publishing industry, technology needs to strike a balance between cost-effective standards-based components and targeted custom solutions for their unique requirements. Proactive is so successful because we offer them the best of both worlds - the benefits of non-proprietary systems with the expertise to tailor the servers, software and hardware to meet the demanding needs of the industry," said Pat Taylor, president of Proactive. "Continuum, with SANmelody software at its core, is an ideal product for our clients, because it allows us to deliver powerful, feature- rich and flexible storage network solutions at an affordable price while using standards-based Intel servers and inexpensive disks." Proactive has successfully provided high-performance storage networking solutions using DataCore software for a number of corporations, including Banta Book Group, Creel Printing, Digilink, Krug Litho Art and Quebecor World. "Proactive's ability to take advantage of SANmelody and integrate it into a cohesive solution for a targeted vertical market is superior," said Carlos Carreras, vice president of sales and worldwide business development for DataCore. "Customers who purchase Continuum benefit both from our software's familiarity and ease of use and Proactive's expertise in building systems specific to the industry."




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