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"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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"The product is stable, easy to deploy and it just works.""The product allowsfor the centralization of large environments.""The solution is very easy to configure.""The performance of the hardware is good."

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"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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"We had a few small issues with setup, but once everything was done it just worked.""Technical support is good but they can take some time on critical problems.""The back-up side of the solution could be improved, as could the archive. We still have to rely on third-party backup programs and other archiving solutions. If it was offered by NetApp itself, it would be much better.""The setup can be a bit complex, depending on the environment."

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"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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"Depending on the licensing you choose the price varies. For our company and our needs, the cost is very fair."

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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: The performance of the hardware is good.
Top Answer: The cost is quite high. They need to work on making it a bit more affordable. We buy the equipment as a one-time purchase and then also purchase five years of support. It's a CapEx model.
Top Answer: We're actually looking at a software-defined version of NetApp. They already have a software-defined product called ONTAP Select. NetApp's ONTAP version for the cloud is called the Cloud Volumes… more »
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DataCore SANsymphony, SANsymphony, DataCore Virtual SAN
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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).

NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations.

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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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Top Industries
Non Profit40%
Manufacturing Company12%
Transportation Company8%
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Real Estate/Law Firm8%
Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company13%
Comms Service Provider11%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company18%
Comms Service Provider14%
Company Size
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise48%
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise41%
Large Enterprise14%
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise76%
Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. NetApp ONTAP and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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DataCore SANsymphony SDS is ranked 1st in Storage Software with 7 reviews while NetApp ONTAP is ranked 2nd in Storage Software with 4 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony SDS is rated 9.6, while NetApp ONTAP is rated 8.6. 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 NetApp ONTAP writes "Has high availability and enables us to centralize mission-critical applications on the MetroClusters". DataCore SANsymphony SDS is most compared with VMware vSAN, StarWind Virtual SAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, HPE SimpliVity and StorMagic SvSAN, whereas NetApp ONTAP is most compared with Dell EMC PowerPath and Cloudian HyperStore. See our DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. NetApp ONTAP report.

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