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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 management interface is the most valuable feature for us.""Another good feature is that you can pause the appliance if you want to move it from one location to another and then once it's moved you can resume it, this way you can physically move the whole cluster or storage without any downtime. Its really easy to use, if you have a good foundation in storage and clustering then you will need less then one hour to figure out how to operate it.""Having instant failover redundancy helps me sleep easier at night."

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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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"They could improve by providing integration with HP.""It needs more integration with backup vendors so there is native integration with it that will allow storage level backup/snapshots. I would love to see integration with Veeam and Commvault so it can be recognized by them directly and added as network storage.""StarWind no longer sells HDDs for primary storage."

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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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"It costs about 50,000 euros.""StarWind by far provides the best bang for the buck."

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Top Answer: Having instant failover redundancy helps me sleep easier at night.
Top Answer: StarWind by far provides the best bang for the buck. The big players are a stretch price-wise for the clients in this range, and StarWind beats them every time.
Top Answer: StarWind no longer sells HDDs for primary storage.
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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).

For SMB and Enterprises who are looking for high performance primary storage for server virtualization, VDI, database and Big Data scenarios, or inexpensive secondary backup tier, our solution is StarWind Storage Appliance. It unifies commodity servers, disks and flash, and associated software into an easily scalable storage platform.

Additionally, the appliance features an optional gateway to Azure public cloud, which helps to implement an effective Disaster Recovery plan or meet regulatory requirements. StarWind SA scales up by adding individual disks and flash modules, or JBODs, while adding ready controller nodes allows scaling out. 

StarWind SA targets those, who need high-performance primary storage or secondary storage for backup. In case there is a whole virtualization infrastructure to build from scratch, StarWind HCA will come in handy. Otherwise, if all the required hardware is present, StarWind Virtual SAN will be enough to build a high-performance virtualization setup. 

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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.
Bosch, EC2 IT, Solid Earth Inc., Canon
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Non Profit40%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government12%
Computer Software Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Real Estate/Law Firm8%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company18%
Wholesaler/Distributor7%
Construction Company7%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise41%
Large Enterprise15%
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DataCore SANsymphony SDS is ranked 5th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 7 reviews while StarWind Storage Appliance is ranked 7th in NAS with 3 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony SDS is rated 9.6, while StarWind Storage Appliance is rated 9.6. 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 StarWind Storage Appliance writes "Works as a service and does not require too many resources on the host". DataCore SANsymphony SDS is most compared with VMware vSAN, StarWind Virtual SAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, HPE SimpliVity and StorMagic SvSAN, whereas StarWind Storage Appliance is most compared with FreeNAS, StorMagic SvSAN and Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon).

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