DataCore Virtual SAN Review

Mirroring provides a high-level of service and optimizes the use of obsolete storage.


What is most valuable?

Mirroring is the most valuable feature because I can provide a high-level of service and optimize the use of obsolete storage.

How has it helped my organization?

I have a system that uses approximately 6TB as a file server and I use the thin provisioning to optimize the storage.

What needs improvement?

When I sometimes reboot for maintenance, the connectivity from the iSCSI initiator host could be improved.

I think that SAN Symphony Data Core should improve the connectivity of iSCSI initiators on hosts, because sometimes when I do a maintenance any data core server, I lose connection and I need to reboot the server.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There were no scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is excellent.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I did not use another solution, this it is first one.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was very simple, except the iSCSI network driver on Windows.

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

In my case, the licensing per terabytes is very high and it must be licensed for each extra functionality.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated VMware vSAN.

What other advice do I have?

There are many products that fit the needs of the company, however, the support, warranty, scalability, and price are decisive factors when deciding.

I always prefer to do a PoC (demo).

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