DataCore SANsymphony SDS Benefits

Damon
System Engineering at Patriot LLC
This solution allows the use of off-the-shelf hardware and charges by the TB of storage. So, we can throw in our own enterprise-class hardware (including SSDs) and not pay any extra based on the type of storage we use. This is the same model used with server virtualization. This has allowed us to keep the hardware separate from software. It is true "storage virtualization" at its finest. It has all the features of any high-end SAN such as fiber channel, iSCSI, thin provisioning, storage tiering, snapshots, continuous data protection/recovery, synchronous and asynchronous mirroring, performance reporting/graphing, and true HA design. DataCore recently added a hardware appliance for customers who what a turnkey, easy to install solution. So if engineering the underlying-storage is not your cup of tea, their appliance, which is built on top of Dell server/storage hardware, is the way to go. View full review »
reviewer1090101
User
DataCore has helped provide flexible, highly available, high-performance storage that otherwise would have been outside our price range. View full review »
Rog Fed
Technical Services Manager (Enterprise Systems) at Maimonides Medical Center
DataCore has been doing software-defined storage since back before SDS was even a buzzword. It has provided a great deal of flexibility, performance, and efficiency for our Enterprise SAN. We are not tied to any one hardware vendor and over the nineteen years that we've had DataCore, we have gone through various models of IBM servers to Dell servers as well as various storage arrays from IBM, Dot Hill, XIO, Kaminario, and Dell (all with some of the same data from year one). View full review »
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Scott Lambourne
System Administrator at Superior Water And Air
DataCore gave us speed, redundancy, reliability, and works great with our backup system. View full review »
MichaelP
Head of IT at United Planet GmbH
* SANsymphony gives us the possibility to get storage redundancy with a very good ROI. * It also helps us to get a more balanced performance of our storage systems. View full review »
reviewer1155771
User
In the time of using DataCore SANsympohny Hyper-converged-Infrastructure, we had no storage-related downtime in our environment. The server and storage functionality works, and maintenance is easier to handle depending on the redundancy. DataCore is an administrator's and users' friend. View full review »
reviewer1068588
User
DataCore SANsymphony has improved our organization by using much less hardware for storage. The power consumption and heat have decreased, so we were able to shut down one air conditioner. Also, it is a faster storage system. View full review »
sleisse
Senior Manager at Leisse & Soehne GmbH
We are now able to run a hot standby solution for our virtual systems with separated server rooms (in case of fire), and so we can minimize downtimes of our IT infrastructure. View full review »
Michael Ollesch
IT System Administrator at Molkerei Ammerland eG
Our data centers are divided into three sections. It is possible that the provision of data is guaranteed in the event of an error. We use a three-way-mirror from DataCore SANSymphony-V. View full review »
kevin.chagnon
Administrateur Systèmes et réseaux at Centre Hospitalier de PAU
Previously, we had some Windows and Linux servers with direct-attached storage. Our server's farm increases faster than our server room. So, we thought about virtualizing our applications. We chose to use VMware ESXi and DataCore SANsymphony to create our new infrastructure and then began to deploy our infrastructure on one server room. Then in 2018, we chose to dispatch them for more security in two server rooms. View full review »
Mike Felber
User at Kommunaler Sozialverband Sachsen
It is easy to manage the storage and simple to enlarge our virtualisation environment. DataCore SANsymphony has improved performance, stability and data security of our datacenter. View full review »
kevinblachon
IT manager at SRADDA
It has improved performance, security, RTO, RPO, and timeout. It has improved my organization with the prevention of a breakdown. View full review »
reviewer1069803
User
I'd have to say that the biggest improvement gained by using SANsymphony has to be the performance of the product. When we migrated from our physical SQL server hardware storage to SANsymphony's software-defined storage, with its clever caching mechanism, we saw a huge increase in performance. This decreases the amount of time it takes to make a sale and keeps both our staff and customers happy. View full review »
Maxence VIODET
Technicien SIC at SDIS 58 - Service Départemental d'Incendie et de Secours
We don't have to check if sync is good or not between each server, DataCore does it for us and replicates on another site. Storage access is improved. Just after migration, applications respond faster. View full review »
reviewer1003731
User at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Multi-site redundancy, who wouldn't want that? * Cluster maintenance is super easy: just add a node to the second site and the software takes care of the data. View full review »
Johann R.
User at Groupe d'Aucy
Since DataCore has been installed, the performance of our server has been improved. During the maintenance periods, on any part of the storage or VMware migration, we have had no downtime. Recently we decided to deploy DataCore™ Hyperconverged Virtual SAN in our manufactury. View full review »
jfourrier
IT Manager at IMS
* DataCore SANsymphony allows us to have a reliable, fast and easy administration infrastructure. * We have a reliable and secure infrastructure thanks to SANsymphony, and all at less cost. View full review »
Paul Rouger
IT manager at Sciences Po Bordeaux
We replaced a SAN (Dell EMC) product with two servers and the SANsymphony software. The solution is more scalable and very easy to administrate. View full review »
AndrewBouwhuis
Network Administrator at LAN Professionals
It has really helped with I/O and being able to manage our storage more simply. View full review »
reviewer1061202
User
* Creates and build fast flash-only storage systems * Creates storages with TB in small units * Saves many kW of power and cooling. View full review »
Larchevesque
Administrator at Conseil Departemental 93
DataCore SANsymphony has improved our organization in terms of performance, data security and maintenance plan. We can stop one of our machine rooms without interruption of service to the user. View full review »
Christian Baldauf
Senior IT Consultant / Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
* Less downtime * Higher availability * Reliable operations View full review »
reviewer1032471
Commercial Director with 1-10 employees
Excellent performance and reliability, and very low cost using home hardware. View full review »
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