DataCore SANsymphony SDS Review

Good performance, saves money, and has eliminated our storage-related downtime


What is our primary use case?

We have been using DataCore SANsymphony for many years to protect data-availability and keeping productive. It helps us to improve reliability for our complete IT solutions.

How has it helped my organization?

In the time of using DataCore SANsympohny Hyper-converged-Infrastructure, we had no storage-related downtime in our environment. The server and storage functionality works, and maintenance is easier to handle depending on the redundancy.

DataCore is an administrator's and users' friend.

What is most valuable?

Performance boost (MegaCash, Parallel I/O technology) and Continuous data protection (CDP) are the features we love most because security and being productive are big points for us.

DataCore is helping us focus on our core business and keep it running, which is important for our customer success.

Supporting of Automated-Storage-Tiering (AST) is a good feature that saves money.

What needs improvement?

We are waiting for container support (on the roadmap), as well as a user-friendly full web-administration capability, and an improved API.

Supporting newer Windows Server versions faster (e.g. Microsoft Windows Server 2019) would be nice.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for more than three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very robust and reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has good scalability. We can scale up in 1TB steps.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have found that technical support has good skill levels and availability.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not have another SDS solution before this one.

How was the initial setup?

This initial setup of this solution wasn´t complex. The necessary functional test plan of the implementation company was time-consuming, but it guaranteed the correct implementation.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented this solution using our solution provider with vendor support in the background, and it worked well for us.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, we are happy with innovations, but in the future, we will also look into more improvements.

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