Compare DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. HPE StoreVirtual

DataCore SANsymphony SDS is ranked 5th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 23 reviews while HPE StoreVirtual is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 9 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony SDS is rated 9.2, while HPE StoreVirtual is rated 7.8. 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 StoreVirtual writes "Independent of hardware with good stability but requires better integration". DataCore SANsymphony SDS is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix and Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, whereas HPE StoreVirtual is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity and Red Hat Ceph Storage. See our DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. HPE StoreVirtual report.
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Pros
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.I'd have to say that the biggest improvement gained by using SANsymphony has to be the performance of the product.

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All of the administrative tasks are easy and everything is centralized.It's very stable and it's easy to use.The solution is quite stable. We haven't had any issues with glitches or bugs.The solution is very stable.The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is hardware independent.It appears to be very stable and very robust.HPE StoreVirtual is very easy to use from the management console.The initial setup is straightforward, not a complex procedure.

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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.There is no way of quickly matching the exact size of a vDisk to a disk pool.

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In our country, Qatar, most of the industry isn't using too much HP. StoreVirtual doesn't move fast. It's not a popular product.It is a costly solution.The management aspect of the solution needs to be improved in order to make the product stronger.The initial setup could be simplified to make it easier for new users.The solution needs to ensure it is on par with the industry in terms of availability of features and various other options.One of the areas that need improvement is the consolidated management platform, to manage all of the nodes from one place and the licensing around that.I would like to have this solution easily integrate with VMware.Hardware and disk failures are happening frequently.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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It costs less than $10,000 for one machine. If it costs more than 15% higher than this, then the customer may change to another solution.For our organization, I believe the cost is 16,000 Euros for a three-year license. It costs a bit more to do the maintenance on our servers as well. It's also on an HP ProLiant server and an organization will need to do the maintenance there also. I believe the price for that is around 2000 Euros a year.

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DataCore SANsymphony, SANsymphony, DataCore Virtual SANHPE StoreVirtual, HPE VSA
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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 StoreVirtual storage ensures that organisations can optimise the benefits of server virtualisation with cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery. The iSCSI-based, scale-out storage platform is easy to manage and change – meeting ongoing business demands without creating IT bottlenecks or application downtime. Overcoming the cost and management limitations of traditional storage area networks (SANs), HPE StoreVirtual nodes use storage clustering to form a single pool of resources that enable organisations to buy only what they need today, scaling non-disruptively to meet requirements in the future.

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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. NBrIX, WIND Telecom, Netrics
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Government23%
Transportation Company15%
Non Profit15%
Manufacturing Company15%
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Real Estate/Law Firm20%
Software R&D Company15%
Government11%
Outsourcing Company9%
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Healthcare Company13%
Hospitality Company8%
Retailer8%
Government8%
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Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider12%
Retailer11%
Manufacturing Company7%
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