Storage Performance Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
davidstrom says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
Owner at David Strom Inc.
Easy to manage disk pools, different storage tiers and virtual storage repositories Continuous data protection just takes a single click to enable View full review »
Technical Services Manager (Enterprise Systems) at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
DataCore's ability to seamlessly move virtual volume data between storage pools as well as their synchronous mirroring has made maintenance and disaster recovery planning achievable. DataCore's auto-tiering feature also allows us to use our SSD arrays efficiently. View full review »
reviewer1090101 says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
The most valuable feature is auto-tiering, which allows for storage pools containing different speed storage systems and the data automatically moved to the most appropriate pool. View full review »
reviewer1069803 says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
SANsymphony is a very versatile product and its vendor's agnostic nature allows us to pick and choose our hardware platform. Its redundancy allows us to perform maintenance 'on the fly' and protects our data from all manners of failure. View full review »
Paul Rouger says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
IT manager with 201-500 employees
We have gained in scalability. The most valuable feature for us is that we can adjust the size of the storage very easily, without stopping production. The product is easy to administrate. View full review »
reviewer1068588 says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
The features I have found most valuable are the active-active, or so-called grid technology, and the integration into our VMware vCenter. Our vCenter is now much easier to manage. View full review »
kevinblachon says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
IT manager at SRADDA
Redundancy and improved performance in terms of storage with auto-tiering are the most valuable features. It needs just two nodes for the operating system and licensing. View full review »
reviewer1061202 says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
Mirrored vDisk, and creating a third node with asynchronous replication to get the data out of the datacenter. The new third node is great for an always-on experience. View full review »
Scott Lambourne says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
System Administrator at Superior Water And Air
It is easy to create storage and assign them to the various datastores in my VMware environment. View full review »
Mike Felber says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
User at a government with 501-1,000 employees
* The most useful features are the continuity of service, mirroring and auto-tiering, and the associated performance. * We enjoy great reliability, flexibility, and performance. * DataCore helps to use memory efficiently. View full review »
Head of IT at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
* Redundancy of vdisk: It provides less downtime. * Continuous data protection: It is always good to have a possibility to "go back". * Technical support: Technical support is amazing. It is very fast and always has a solution in no time. View full review »
AndrewBouwhuis says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
Network Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The ease with which I can create and manage storage for my entire network from one easy-to-use interface. View full review »
reviewer1032471 says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
Commercial Director with 1-10 employees
Flexibility. You can install it on almost any hardware and/or hypervisor. View full review »
kevin.chagnon says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
Administrateur Systèmes et réseaux at Centre Hospitalier de PAU
* The better features are the synchronous replication and the management console. * The synchronous replication gives us the ability to make business continuity planning. * I like the management console which is very easy to use. View full review »
reviewer1003731 says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
User at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Auto-tiering moves data to fast disk if needed. Works great. I don't have to think about the second set of data. View full review »
Larchevesque says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
Administrator at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most useful feature is the continuity of service and the associated performance. It brings great flexibility. View full review »
Maxence VIODET says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
Technicien SIC at a government
DataCore is very fast storage, applications start faster, and database access is improved. You can attach different storage pool and DataCore chooses where to store data (the most accessed data are on the faster storage automatically). Replication helps us to replicate virtual servers on different sites easily. View full review »
Michael Ollesch says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
IT System Administrator
* Three-way mirror synchronization of the data over three sections * Auto-tiering: effective utilization of fast to slow memory areas * CDP: Continuous data protection is an important part of our backup strategy. View full review »
IT Manager at IMS
* The parallel I/O function is very useful when there are many requests for read/write access to the disks. The administration is simple and easy. * It is possible to create a virtual disk very easily, and moving the virtual machines is fast. View full review »
Senior Manager at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
* High availability of storage * Stability and performance * Fast implementation and integration. Installation time was about one day. Since then, it runs stable. View full review »
Sudhir Rao says in a DataCore SANsymphony SDS review
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Parallel I/O, because there is no performance degrade nor cache hit when there is a 100% update and 70/30 read/write. There is no performance impact and latency is just 20 ms. View full review »
Kartal Yuksel says in a PernixData FVP review
Technology Sales Director at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Incredible IOPS increase in storage: IOPS is required to fulfill a disk job faster. It is input/output per second. When you request a report on your SQL server, you need as much as IOPS you can. So many IT guys put their most important databases on SSD disks to reach the maximum IOPS within their storage. But SSD disks are still so expensive. On the other hand, if you have multiple VDI systems in different locations, you will experience boot storm every morning on your VM servers. You need IOPS to handle this problem and it leads you to buying more SSD. With FVP deployment, you create more IOPS than by adding SSD disks, with a lower rice. Additionally, you will be able to create tiering across your clusters. * Architect dashboard tool: You can see the overall performance of your FVP cluster. It even provides valuable info that VMware can't report to the user about the VM performance. You can add sources on your cluster or move VM systems among tiered clusters. Also, it is possible to see the amount of latency decrease and IOPS created without adding any SSDs to the storage. * Low initial cost * Works with different flash resources such as NV PCI cards, memory and SSD * Ease of use * Stability View full review »

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