DataCore SANsymphony SDS Review

Fast storage, applications start faster, and database access is improved


What is our primary use case?

We use DataCore for VMware datastore. Each ESXi can access datastores stored on DataCore servers on different sites.

How has it helped my organization?

We don't have to check if sync is good or not between each server, DataCore does it for us and replicates on another site.

Storage access is improved. Just after migration, applications respond faster.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

  • A web console in HTML5 could help us to manage storage from any computer.
  • Veeam cannot directly access to DataCore storage at the moment; this feature would improve snapshot.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used Dell EMC and NetApp storage before.

The price and performance of DataCore helped us to change our storage.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Check what really needs fast storage and migrate it to DataCore and let low access data be on other storages.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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