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"Supporting of Automated-Storage-Tiering (AST) is a good feature that saves money.""During the maintenance periods, on any part of the storage or VMware migration, we have had no downtime.""The ability to pool the storage to leverage thin-provisioning is a huge saving in space and costs.""It provides high performance and business-critical storage.""The interface is user-friendly.""It's a software storage solution that can scale as we like. There is also has a parallel feature that enhances the performance of the storage solution. We can separate storage and computing, and we can scale these two parts of the platform to meet business needs efficiently."

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"It provides a high availability and will increase the performance of any server or operating system.""The user interface is good."

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"We are waiting for container support (on the roadmap), as well as a user-friendly full web-administration capability, and an improved API.""I think the performance reporting can be improved by adding historical statistics into a database for the purpose of comparing.""Having an enterprise "Storage Dashboard" that can show capacity, usage, performance, and any issues would be very beneficial.""I miss dedupe and decompression.""I would like to see reporting added, such as a monthly connectivity report.""Problem detection could be easier. It should help customers identify problems very quickly because it's not easy to analyze on the platform today."

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"Although PowerPath is very mature and has been on the market for more than 15 years there are still a lot of bugs that have been profiled with PowerPath, specifically, during any OS upgrade.""The technical support is good but they are not available all the time."

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"This solution allows the use of off-the-shelf hardware and charges by the TB of storage.""Pricing has improved but it is still expensive.""This product has a good ratio between quality and price. In many cases, it's less expensive to work with DataCore than other storage systems."

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"The price of the solution is fair."

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DataCore SANsymphony, SANsymphony, DataCore Virtual SAN
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Overview

DataCore™ SANsymphony™ enterprise-class Software-defined Storage (SDS) platform provides a high-performance, highly available and agile storage infrastructure with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

EMC PowerPath: Host-based software for automated data path management, failover and recovery, and optimized load balancing. PowerPath automates, standardizes, and optimizes data paths in physical and virtual environments as well as cloud deployments to deliver high availability and performance.

AUTOMATE FAILOVER/RECOVERY

PowerPath automates data path failover and recovery to ensure applications are always available and remain operational.

OPTIMIZE LOAD BALANCING

Adjust I/O paths constantly to leverage all available data paths and to monitor and rebalance the dynamic environment for the best application performance.

STANDARDIZE PATH MANAGEMENT

Simplify and standardize data path management across heterogeneous physical and virtual environments as well as cloud deployments.

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Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Dell EMC PowerPath and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,637 professionals have used our research since 2012.

DataCore SANsymphony SDS is ranked 1st in Storage Software with 7 reviews while Dell EMC PowerPath is ranked 3rd in Storage Software with 2 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony SDS is rated 9.6, while Dell EMC PowerPath is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of DataCore SANsymphony SDS writes "Provides HA virtualized storage independent of storage type or vendor". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerPath writes "Powerful and mature but still has bugs to work out". DataCore SANsymphony SDS is most compared with VMware vSAN, StarWind Virtual SAN, HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and StorMagic SvSAN, whereas Dell EMC PowerPath is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray and NetApp ONTAP. See our DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Dell EMC PowerPath report.

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