Compare DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. HPE StoreVirtual

DataCore SANsymphony SDS is ranked 4th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 23 reviews while HPE StoreVirtual which is ranked 6th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 3 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony SDS is rated 9.2, while HPE StoreVirtual is rated 9.0. 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 HPE StoreVirtual writes "Stability and flexibility are they key advantages". DataCore SANsymphony SDS is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and Pure Storage FlashArray, 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
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.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.The most valuable feature for us is that we can adjust the size of the storage very easily, without stopping production.

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Data is stored in two different places, leveraging more security and availability. Therefore, network problems are having less affect on iSCSI.Simplicity of not having to buy FC or FCoE SAN. Instead, we buy servers with their own storage.The seamlessness behind the scenes of block management.

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Cons
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.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.The alert system could have more features.

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Product looks like it is in the end of development.

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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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Licensing is not exactly straightforward, but not the worst I have ever seen.

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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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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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Manufacturing Company20%
Outsourcing Company18%
Government18%
Software R&D Company11%
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Healthcare Company14%
Hospitality Company10%
Government10%
Construction Company10%
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