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Pros
"DataCore has helped provide flexible, highly available, high-performance storage that otherwise would have been outside our price range.""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.""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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"No concerns regarding the footprint in the data center.""The most valuable feature is the set of user tools that are available.""They are heading in the right direction and moving to integrate everything with a hybrid cloud, and moving workloads back and forth."

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Cons
"The cost is becoming prohibitive since they moved to a subscription model.""DataCore needs a more efficient and better way to keep track of metrics and counters so that we can do baseline analysis to measure performance.""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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"Upgrades are carried out manually.""Compatibility with other hardware nodes needs to be improved.""Scalability is an area that could be improved. We are looking at a maximum of 32 nodes now in a cluster, but going to 64 or 128 would be a major advantage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Make sure you are made aware of the annual subscription cost when purchasing.""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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"There is a problem, which is the lack of an integrated price structure."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Pricing has improved but it is still expensive. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.
Top Answer: I would like to see reporting added, such as a monthly connectivity report. Things like performance and usage can be shown. It would be helpful to have better monitoring tools.
Top Answer: They are heading in the right direction and moving to integrate everything with a hybrid cloud, and moving workloads back and forth.
Top Answer: There is a problem, which is the lack of an integrated price structure. The issue comes down to affordability relative to alternatives and how they integrate with Azure, AWS, Google, as an example.
Top Answer: They have to be more compatible. When you are looking at Nutanix versus vSan with VMware, the operating system licenses are often difficult for those people in the mid-tier organizations that do not… more »
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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).

Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are pre-configured building blocks that reduce deployment
risks with certified configurations, improve storage efficiency by up to 50%1
, and can help
you build or scale your vSAN cluster faster.14 Whether you're just getting started, and/or
expanding your existing VMware environment, Dell EMC is here for you every step of the
way with consulting, education, deployment and support services for the entire solution.

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Sample Customers
Volkswagen, Maimonides Medical Center, The Biodesign Institute, ISCO Industries, Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, United Financial Credit Union, Derby Supply Chain Solutions, Mission Community Hospital, Bellarmine College Preparatory, Colby-Sawyer College, Mount Sinai Health System, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Quorn Foods, Bitburger, University of Birmingham, Stadtverwaltung Heidelberg, NetEnt to name a few.
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Non Profit40%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government12%
Computer Software Company8%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Real Estate/Law Firm9%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider24%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise48%
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Midsize Enterprise39%
Large Enterprise20%
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Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
501,499 professionals have used our research since 2012.

DataCore SANsymphony SDS is ranked 9th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 9 reviews while Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is ranked 21st in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 3 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony SDS is rated 9.6, while Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is rated 7.4. 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 vSAN Ready Nodes writes "A unified support structure is an important asset; manual upgrades should be automated". DataCore SANsymphony SDS is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, StarWind Virtual SAN, HPE SimpliVity and StorMagic SvSAN, whereas Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is most compared with Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series, VMware vSAN, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, Sangfor HCI and HPE Hyper Converged. See our DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes report.

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