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Hitachi funds storage-software company

Hitachi has participated in a $35 million funding round for DataCore Software, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based company whose products mask the underlying complexity of storage systems. Intel, an earlier investor, also participated in the funding round through its communications fund. DataCore's software enables "virtualization" of storage systems, which makes it easier to group storage devices into a single pool. Virtualization shields the computers that use the storage from the details of the storage systems themselves, making it easier to perform tasks such as adding new storage capacity or copying data.

Hitachi has participated in a $35 million funding round for DataCore Software, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based company whose products mask the underlying complexity of storage systems. Intel, an earlier investor, also participated in the funding round through its communications fund.

DataCore's software enables "virtualization" of storage systems, which makes it easier to group storage devices into a single pool. Virtualization shields the computers that use the storage from the details of the storage systems themselves, making it easier to perform tasks such as adding new storage capacity or copying data.