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Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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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 flash ability, in terms of tiering and caching, is amazingIt's mainly about the storage expansion, like in hyper-converged solutions.The most valuable feature are the caching capabilities using the storage class memory.The most valuable feature is that there is no single point of failure.

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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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Documentation management could be improvedIt is scalable, but only beyond two nodes. If I go for two nodes it's not scalable. I need to build a complete cluster from the beginning if I'm going for two nodes.I think the online documentation needs a lot of work and so do the sizing tools.More optimization could be done in terms of mirroring.

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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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Cost-wise the product is one of the more affordable within the category of products.With the data center licensing and everything that is connected to that, this solution is relatively costly.

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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: It's mainly about the storage expansion, like in hyper-converged solutions.
Top Answer: Cost-wise the product is one of the more affordable within the category of products.
Top Answer: There is room for improvement in their network capabilities. Right now, if I'm going with the on-prem Storage Spaces Direct then I need to have a toll switch. They have a requirement: If I'm going for… 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).

Storage Spaces Direct uses industry-standard servers with local-attached drives to create highly available, highly scalable software-defined storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN or NAS arrays. Its converged or hyper-converged architecture radically simplifies procurement and deployment, while features like caching, storage tiers, and erasure coding, together with the latest hardware innovation like RDMA networking and NVMe drives, deliver unrivaled efficiency and performance.

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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.Acuutech, Quest Technology Management, Bradley, Mead & Hunt
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Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,827 professionals have used our research since 2012.
DataCore SANsymphony SDS is ranked 4th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 24 reviews while Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 5th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 5 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony SDS is rated 9.2, while Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct 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 Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct writes "Has good caching capabilities using storage-class memory but the online documentation needs improvement". DataCore SANsymphony SDS is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis, HPE SimpliVity, StarWind Virtual SAN and Red Hat Ceph Storage, whereas Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis, Red Hat Ceph Storage, StarWind Virtual SAN and Red Hat Gluster Storage. See our DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct report.

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