Software-defined storage firm, DataCore, has struck a deal to provide Australian discount retail chain, Cheap as Chips, with its storage network solution across three states.

Cheap as Chips will implement DataCore's SANsymphony software to manage its storage network in its 30 stores across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

Cheap as Chips ICT manager, Eamonn Merrifield, said the company needed to modernise its existing infrastructure to improve flexibility and performance of its storage network.

"Performance is paramount to run our key business applications -- we usually carry over 14,000 product lines at any time and the tiered storage solution offers us performance in areas where we need it most," he said.

"A primary factor in Cheap as Chips' decision to go with DataCore was they do not restrict us to certain storage vendors.

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"This allows us to take advantage of the rapidly changing storage market," he said.

DataCore regional sales director, Ian Heath, said the company was pleased to welcome Cheap as Chips to its client base and looked forward to providing it with software-defined storage solutions.

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