DataCore SANsymphony vs. StarWind Virtual SAN

DataCore SANsymphony is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 7 reviews vs StarWind Virtual SAN which is ranked 4th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 14 reviews. The top reviewer of DataCore SANsymphony writes "Fast implementation and integration". The top reviewer of StarWind Virtual SAN writes "Reduced our overall maintenance and overhead by having to only maintain physical boxes for one cluster". DataCore SANsymphony is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix and Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct. StarWind Virtual SAN is most compared with VMware vSAN, DataCore Virtual SAN and Nutanix. See our DataCore SANsymphony vs. StarWind Virtual SAN report.
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It is a well-proven, automated management tool in all dynamic provisioning, auto-tiering, great performance, parallel I/O​, cache speed mechanism, etc.Oracle OLTP benchmark to test how it improves the performance while using flash drive NVMP.

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It has reduced our overall maintenance and overhead by having to only maintain physical boxes for one cluster instead of having to manage physical boxes for two clusters.It has reduced the amount of switching, network connections, etc., because the converged StarWind Virtual SAN allows us to connect high-speed network interfaces between different boxes instead of having to connect SANs via the network, then connect those two clusters together.Their support goes above and beyond with the integration of their software.The software is easy to setup and manage, and the support is excellent.You can build cheap, reliable, replicated virtual machines clusters using simple servers with an all flash disk or SAS\SATA hybrid tiered by performance storage.The best feature is its ease of installation and integration within a current infrastructure.Active-active HA provides top performance and redundancy.The product's core feature of virtualizing our storage is by far the most valuable.

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Unified storage (all block, objects, and files) should be in a single storage pool with unified storage concepts, hence providing the user with whatever they want.

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If there are domain controllers inside the cluster, there needs to be some sort of logic allowing them to boot independently so all the rest of the domain clients can gain the authority they need to come online.I would like additional documentation regarding possible networking configurations with 10GbE switching.It should reclaim white spaces after big files are deleted.It would be great if it provided thin provisioned virtual disks.Ability to to test the virtual storage are network area and storage speed from StarWind Management Console.The reconnection of the attached drives upon a reboot could be improved.An update caused a syncing issue and it took over a month to resolve itI would like to see an extensive set of cmdlets that could allow for easier automation as well as status management.

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When we did all the analysis for StarWind, it was approximately 20 percent less than any of the other solutions that we looked at.The scalability limitation for us is its licensing. At some point in the fairly near future, we will probably have to upgrade our license so we can store eight terabytes instead of four. We are currently at four terabytes, but we're starting to knock on the door of that capacity.We are happy with the price.The setup cost is very low. The pricing is great.

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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).

For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.

StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.

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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. Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
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Construction Company19%
Manufacturing Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Renewables & Environment Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company28%
Construction Company20%
Manufacturing Company18%
Financial Services Firm11%
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