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The interface is user-friendly.It provides high performance and business-critical storage.The ability to pool the storage to leverage thin-provisioning is a huge saving in space and costs.During the maintenance periods, on any part of the storage or VMware migration, we have had no downtime.Supporting of Automated-Storage-Tiering (AST) is a good feature that saves money.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.DataCore has helped provide flexible, highly available, high-performance storage that otherwise would have been outside our price range.The features I have found most valuable are the active-active, or so-called grid technology, and the integration into our VMware-vCenter.

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The solution has many good features.The most valuable features of this solution are fast deployment, security, and it is easy to upgrade.The most valuable feature is the in-built backup system. The backup speed is also excellent.Hyper-convergence is the most valuable aspect of the solution. We can avoid downtime when there's maintenance or updates needed. Also, we have homogenous hardware, so we have a lot of trust in the solution's reliability.What I really like about this program, is that it needs little space and it works really fast, so it saves us time.The HPE Hyper Converged solution is used in a hybrid cloud configuration. We assess the disk space and partition additional capacity.I've found the data protection features the most valuable.If you were comparing this solution to VMware, it has more features, and it's very fast on the recovery.

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Cons
I would like to see reporting added, such as a monthly connectivity report.I miss dedupe and decompression.Having an enterprise "Storage Dashboard" that can show capacity, usage, performance, and any issues would be very beneficial.I think the performance reporting can be improved by adding historical statistics into a database for the purpose of comparing.We are waiting for container support (on the roadmap), as well as a user-friendly full web-administration capability, and an improved API.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.The cost is becoming prohibitive since they moved to a subscription model.I think an easier way to open a service call, right through the DataCore GUI, would be an improvement, especially when there is an urgent issue.

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I think that OneView should be replaced by something else for the management.Providing local technical support and improving the price are areas this service needs to consider improving.The solution can be improved on the management side. More management features should be added to future releases.The solution would be better served if it integrated with other solutions better.The solution is not very stable.Some improvement is required in the availability of the data and performance. The solution is too expensive for our customers. The pricing should be lower.The price can be improved. We would like to see support for some open source virtualization technology like for example KVM.One problem I've had is that I was trying to do a move and it was not working. I was given an error and a message asking me to shut down the machine first and then move it to another host.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Pricing has improved but it is still expensive.This solution allows the use of off-the-shelf hardware and charges by the TB of storage.Make sure you are made aware of the annual subscription cost when purchasing.The cost is at the same level as other storage solutions and it is easy to understand the licensing.The pricing and licensing are better with DataCore.

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There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.The solution is expensive - not only the hardware costs but server costs too. And the more you scale, the more expensive it gets.The solution is too expensive for our customers. The pricing should be lower.It is an expensive solution, however. If they could adjust the pricing, that would be helpful.Pricing with Dell EMC is double the price which I paid for HPE. However, in the end, Dell EMC is double in performance. This is not an apple to apple comparison though, as I have a four node from Dell EMC and a three node.

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It provides high performance and business-critical storage.
Top Answer: I miss dedupe and decompression.
Top Answer: It provides high performance and business-critical storage.
Top Answer: Hyper-convergence is the most valuable aspect of the solution. We can avoid downtime when there's maintenance or updates needed. Also, we have homogenous hardware, so we have a lot of trust in the… more »
Top Answer: I think that OneView should be replaced by something else for the management.
Top Answer: I have been working with HP products for more than ten years. My experience with this solution is on the customer's site.
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DataCore SANsymphony, SANsymphony, DataCore Virtual SANHPE Hyper Converged 380, HPE Hyper Converged 250, HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPS
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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).

HPE Hyper Converged solutions combine intuitive software with the reliability of a world class platform to deliver cloud-like simplicity to your business.

Now, IT can become an internal service provider to end-users by quickly delivering the resources they need for application development and consumption. With HPE Hyper Converged systems companies can operate with cloud efficiency to simplify IT operations with one comprehensive control panel to deploy, monitor, analyze and update – with a single generalist; consume with cloud flexibility to deliver a cloud-like experience, with multi-tenant workspaces that eliminate stranded resources and flexes on demand; and deploy at cloud speed to empower developers and lines-of-business with a self-service portal that can instantly compose and recompose VMs in minutes. Built-in enterprise grade features, such as performance and resiliency enable HPE Hyper Converged systems to easily handle a wide variety of virtualized workloads, including general purpose virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and cloud.

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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.North Lindsey College, FireWhat?, HudsonAlpha
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Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. HPE Hyper Converged and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,064 professionals have used our research since 2012.
DataCore SANsymphony SDS is ranked 9th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 24 reviews while HPE Hyper Converged is ranked 10th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 10 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony SDS is rated 9.2, while HPE Hyper Converged is rated 7.6. 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 HPE Hyper Converged writes "Performance is robust, but Dell EMC VxRail is easier to implement". DataCore SANsymphony SDS is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis, HPE SimpliVity, StarWind Virtual SAN and Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, whereas HPE Hyper Converged is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis, VMware vSAN, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and HPE SimpliVity. See our DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. HPE Hyper Converged report.

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