DataCore SANsymphony vs VMware vSAN

DataCore SANsymphony is ranked 1st in Storage Software with 2 reviews vs VMware vSAN which is ranked 3rd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 42 reviews. The top reviewer of DataCore SANsymphony writes "A well-proven, automated management tool in all dynamic provisioning, auto-tiering, and parallel I/O​". The top reviewer of VMware vSAN writes "It's simplified our deployment methodology a fair amount, and it gave us better performance". DataCore SANsymphony is most compared with EMC FAST, Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager and Veritas Volume Manager. VMware vSAN is most compared with Nutanix, HPE SimpliVity and Red Hat Ceph. See our DataCore SANsymphony vs VMware vSAN report.
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Pros
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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The ability to have an HA cluster in the absence of a shared storage device or SAN.vSAN has just one datastore. so customers do not need to think where to put their VMs, how to design the physical disk RAID, the LUN size, the LUN mapping, etc. when they use NetApp/EMC/HDS or other storage systems.vSAN can help customers save on storage system costs, and also save on the human cost.vSAN is easy for deploying and maintenance, so some customers can do service themselves.It is simple to manage, very easy to implement and troubleshoot in case of any failures.Since the storage space is local to the hosts, it reduces the overall response time and improves the performance.The lower skill cost of maintaining it meant that we could do more with the people that we had.The most important functionality is the ability to extend cluster storage and cluster computing power securely without loss of data.

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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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vSAN does not have online dedup. When opening the inline dedupe, the performance will be lower than off inline.Virtual machines disk size cannot cap more than a single node. For a VDI user, it may not save enough to hold a file server or exchange server on a single node storage space.Some intelligence can be added to the newest version to provide more flexibility between storage tiers.The main problem we had was hardware compatibility, finding the right hardware that was certified.I lose a node in a cluster vSAN, which is also used as a cluster HA. I lose not only the storage part, which is not necessarily serious (depending on the configuration of the vSAN cluster), but on the other hand, I lose also a node of Compute, which can make things complicated quickly.he list of hardware supported should be increased in the future.The only thing I can think of at this time is to improve the performance monitoring and performance visibility within the GUI.

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​I would like to see this technology be made available to smaller businesses, who might benefit from high availability but struggle with the entry fee.​Perhaps a bundle, like Essentials, would allow more businesses to make the leap to the product.Basically, vSAN is a license in addition to that of the classic VMware Vsphere, which is also mandatory.Its reasonable, compare with other storage vendorsThe first 1-2 years of purchasing vSAN will be expensive. Thereafter, the longer you are running it, the more cost savings you will have.

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Nutanix
Compared 37% of the time.
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Compared 12% of the time.
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Compared 8% of the time.
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OverviewDataCore™ 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).

VMware vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions.

What vSAN Does

  1. Enables you to evolve without risk. Seamlessly extend virtualization to storage with an integrated hyper-converged solution that simply works with your overall VMware environment and reduces the risk in digital transformation by using existing tools, skillsets and solutions.
  2. Lowers total cost of ownership by 50% or more with capital and operational savings. Reduce storage CapEx, decrease operational costs, manage the day-to-day operations of compute and storage infrastructure, and accelerate responsiveness to traditionally time-consuming tasks.
  3. vSAN helps customers scale to tomorrow. Prepare for tomorrow's dynamic business in the multi-cloud era with a solution designed to utilize the latest storage and server technologies and ready to support a wide range of applications, from current business critical applications to next-gen applications using containers.
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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersVolkswagen , 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. Read Some Case Studies At Home Cloud CaribCINgroupDiscovery Check out the Rest of our Customer Stories Here
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Retailer
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University
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Healthcare Company
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Media Company
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Healthcare Company
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Manufacturing Company
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Midsize Enterprise
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