DataCore SANsymphony SDS Competitors and Alternatives

Get our free report covering VMware, StarWind, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and other competitors of DataCore SANsymphony SDS. Updated: July 2021.
523,742 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Read reviews of DataCore SANsymphony SDS competitors and alternatives

DG
Director Of Information Technology at a outsourcing company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
We substantially reduced network complexity by eliminating the standalone SAN

What is our primary use case?

We are an SMB that hosts our ERP on-site. Our infrastructure is shared with a group of inter-related companies, so uptime is critical since several entities rely on our core services. StarWind HCA is the core of our network and hosts all of our critical VMs. We needed a cost-effective HA solution that was easy to manage, as we have a very small IT department that is concentrated mostly on business process improvements. The last thing we need is complex systems to manage taking our focus away from that.

Pros and Cons

  • "We also substantially reduced network complexity by eliminating that standalone SAN. That reduced complexity has allowed us to concentrate on improving other areas of our network."
  • "Possible new features could be CSV-level snapshot capability, Veeam integration, and maybe a more straightforward setup. Granted, you don't have to worry about setups with the HCA, but if you want to implement StarWind vSAN in a lab to test it is a tedious setup process."
GP
CEO at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Extremely flexible, easy to scale, and stable

What is our primary use case?

There are 2 server clusters with a software-defined SAN. They are Hyper-V Windows 2016 clusters and have been working fine for several years. We are using both NVME and SSD disks with both are working fine with good levels of performance. We provide a SaaS solution hosted in external datacenters in one cluster and the other hosts our internal servers. Starwind replaced a Dell SAN that had failed. The SaaS solution runs on an Oracle database which has had excellent price-performance using Linux in Hyper-V VM.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most useful aspect is the hyper-converged SD SAN and the ease to expand it by just adding cheap SSD or NVME disks."
  • "A great feature would be a wizard and to include a new disk in the SAN. At the moment, including a new disk requires several steps - some that must be done at the OS level and others in each node."
Get our free report covering VMware, StarWind, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and other competitors of DataCore SANsymphony SDS. Updated: July 2021.
523,742 professionals have used our research since 2012.