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Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Pivot3 and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Pros
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 most valuable feature is the visual encoding.The most valuable feature is the ease of implementation.

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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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Snapshot notification would be a good addition.In the next release, I would like to see compatibility and support for critical applications, like SAP.

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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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Our fees are approximately $100,000 yearly.

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Questions from the Community
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: The most valuable feature is the visual encoding.
Top Answer: The fees are subscription-based and are paid annually. Our fees are approximately $100,000 yearly.
Top Answer: I would like to see better video compression. Snapshot notification would be a good addition. The price of this solution is high compared to the competitors, so it should be lowered.
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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).

Pivot3 improves the simplicity and economics of the enterprise data-center with industry-leading hyper-converged infrastructure technology. By combining storage, compute, networking and virtualization on commodity hardware, Pivot3 provides software-defined platforms that let IT run multiple, mixed application workloads on a single infrastructure while guaranteeing performance to the applications that matter most. Pivot3’s agile infrastructure solutions extend performance, scale and efficiency across more of the data-center so customers can keep pace with the demands of modern business.

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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.SNHMC, HPD Software, The Hurlingham Club, NHS, Rochester Police Department, The Doe Run Company, 101 Casino, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
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Government21%
Manufacturing Company14%
Non Profit14%
Transportation Company14%
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Computer Software Company26%
Real Estate/Law Firm15%
Government10%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise30%
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Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Pivot3 and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,064 professionals have used our research since 2012.
DataCore SANsymphony SDS is ranked 9th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 24 reviews while Pivot3 is ranked 15th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony SDS is rated 9.2, while Pivot3 is rated 8.0. 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 Pivot3 writes "Easy to implement, good technical support, and easy to understand". DataCore SANsymphony SDS is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis, HPE SimpliVity, StarWind Virtual SAN and Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, whereas Pivot3 is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis, VMware vSAN, VxRail, Dell PowerEdge VRTX and HPE SimpliVity. See our DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Pivot3 report.

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