DataCore SANsymphony SDS Pros and Cons

DataCore SANsymphony SDS Pros

Damon
System Engineering at a tech company with 51-200 employees
The ability to pool the storage to leverage thin-provisioning is a huge saving in space and costs.
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reviewer1090101
User
DataCore has helped provide flexible, highly available, high-performance storage that otherwise would have been outside our price range.
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Rog Fed
Technical Services Manager (Enterprise Systems) at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
DataCore's ability to seamlessly move virtual volume data between storage pools as well as their synchronous mirroring has made maintenance and disaster recovery planning achievable.
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reviewer1155771
User
Supporting of Automated-Storage-Tiering (AST) is a good feature that saves money.
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reviewer1068588
User
The features I have found most valuable are the active-active, or so-called grid technology, and the integration into our VMware-vCenter.
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kevinblachon
IT manager at SRADDA
Good security with this solution.
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reviewer1069803
User
I'd have to say that the biggest improvement gained by using SANsymphony has to be the performance of the product.
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Johann R.
User at a agriculture with 5,001-10,000 employees
During the maintenance periods, on any part of the storage or VMware migration, we have had no downtime.
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Paul Rouger
IT manager with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature for us is that we can adjust the size of the storage very easily, without stopping production.
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Sudhir Rao
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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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DataCore SANsymphony SDS Cons

Damon
System Engineering at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Having an enterprise "Storage Dashboard" that can show capacity, usage, performance, and any issues would be very beneficial.
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reviewer1090101
User
The cost is becoming prohibitive since they moved to a subscription model.
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Rog Fed
Technical Services Manager (Enterprise Systems) at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
DataCore needs a more efficient and better way to keep track of metrics and counters so that we can do baseline analysis to measure performance.
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reviewer1155771
User
We are waiting for container support (on the roadmap), as well as a user-friendly full web-administration capability, and an improved API.
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reviewer1068588
User
I think an easier way to open a service call, right through the DataCore GUI, would be an improvement, especially when there is an urgent issue.
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kevinblachon
IT manager at SRADDA
I would like for it to improve into a more ergonomic management console and a translation into the French language. It should have some process for a shutdown of a VM properly in case of a problem.
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reviewer1069803
User
There is no way of quickly matching the exact size of a vDisk to a disk pool.
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Johann R.
User at a agriculture with 5,001-10,000 employees
I think the performance reporting can be improved by adding historical statistics into a database for the purpose of comparing.
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Paul Rouger
IT manager with 201-500 employees
The alert system could have more features.
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Sudhir Rao
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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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