Compare DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Nutanix

DataCore SANsymphony SDS is ranked 10th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 23 reviews while Nutanix is ranked 2nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 16 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony SDS is rated 9.2, while Nutanix 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 Nutanix writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". DataCore SANsymphony SDS is most compared with VMware vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and Nutanix, whereas Nutanix is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail and HPE SimpliVity. See our DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Nutanix report.
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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.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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Nutanix has several unique capabilities to ensure linear scalability.Karbon is a must-have as it drastically simplifies the deployment of Kubernetes.The fact that there is only one interface to deploy a complete solution for maximum storage is fantastic.Best features are around data locality, compression, and deduplication.The most valuable feature would be the ease of deployment. That is the most significant feature for me because I've worked with multiple vendors and it's always been very complicated to install the software and get everything running.It is a good solution and it is easy to work on their platform.It has solid performance and provides data locality.The level of statistical performance data that it can confirm in real-time is extremely useful. I can see what my VM’s hosts and guests are doing from a single pane of glass and identify issues before they would otherwise become apparent.

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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.The alert system could have more features.

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There is a need is to be able to consume Nutanix storage from outside the cluster for other, non-Nutanix workloads.In the licensing, it needs to be clear about features because it is not clear whether Flow is integrated or not.They have offered some new features that I have not deployed so I assume that these issues might have been addressed already, but, at my time there was a networking problem.We could always use a performance upgrade, or simplified management.If they can simplify the software slightly for the installation, that would make all the difference.If we can have certified compatibility with other companies, such as Oracle, then it would let us know that they function correctly together.I would like to see a fuller integration with the public cloud. It would help the user enter the hybrid cloud infrastructure.Regarding third-party backup solutions, the only agentless option is Commvault, which is expensive, complex, and requires intensive vendor training.

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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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Pricing varies greatly between license and editions.They should lower the price. If they did they would fall into a more competitive market because the price does scare a lot of potential customers away when they get the quote.There are a lot of features included with Nutanix that cost a lot with other companies.I don't feel that I am receiving the performance which I am paying for.Work close with your InfraTeam and discuss with Nutanix the best way to achieve sizing and price that are right for you.Licensing depends on the features needed.Extra features should not be so expensive. We would love to be able to use or even just try some of the extra features without having to buy them. Buying those features is just as expensive as buying vSphere licenses, so the cost savings is nullified.Setup cost is minor, pricing is quite a bit (we have a 7-node-cluster for about 450K EUR with 2 vGPU-nodes for Citrix) but that includes hardware, software, and support.

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9.2
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123,888
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89,607
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15
Average Words per Review
508
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8.9
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Also Known As
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).

Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. Nutanix’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption.

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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. St. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.
Top Industries
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Government23%
Manufacturing Company15%
Transportation Company15%
Non Profit15%
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Real Estate/Law Firm22%
Software R&D Company15%
Government10%
Outsourcing Company9%
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Financial Services Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise61%
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