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Real User
User
May 14 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is auto-tiering, which allows for storage pools containing different speed storage systems and the data automatically… more»

How has it helped my organization?

DataCore has helped provide flexible, highly available, high-performance storage that otherwise would have been outside our price range.

What needs improvement?

The cost is becoming prohibitive since they moved to a subscription model. 'Education' pricing is such in name only (we are a school). When we… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

When we initially purchased DataCore, it was extremely cost-effective with a perpetual license. They have since moved to a subscription model… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously we had local storage on separate physical servers. DataCore seemed the ideal solution for our vSAN when moving to a virtualized… more»
Scott Lambourne
Real User
System Administrator at Superior Water And Air
Apr 13 2019

What is most valuable?

It is easy to create storage and assign them to the various datastores in my VMware environment.

How has it helped my organization?

DataCore gave us speed, redundancy, reliability, and works great with our backup system.

What needs improvement?

Installing updates could be a bit more straightforward and easier to install. I have only installed one update on the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I had the vendor that sold me the software and hardware assist with setting up the systems. I also paid for three years of… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No. This is my first time using software-defined storage.

What other advice do I have?

As a side note, I use Veeam to backup my servers, including the DataCore servers, and I have had no problem doing so.
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MichaelP
Real User
Head of IT at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Mar 28 2019

What is most valuable?

* Redundancy of vdisk: It provides less downtime. * Continuous data protection: It is always good to have a possibility to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* SANsymphony gives us the possibility to get storage redundancy with a very good ROI. * It also helps us to get a more… more»

What needs improvement?

* It will help if there is a possibility to backup the vdisks directly. * An idea could be that there is a second storage… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have not calculated the ROI of the software. Only the benefits in redundancy and scalability were important for us. The… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No, we have only used DataCore SANsymphony as SDS.

What other advice do I have?

The installation is only supported if it is installed by a DataCore certified implementation engineer. Also, updates… more»
Real User
User
May 06 2019

What is most valuable?

The features I have found most valuable are the active-active, or so-called grid technology, and the integration into our… more»

How has it helped my organization?

DataCore SANsymphony has improved our organization by using much less hardware for storage. The power consumption and heat… more»

What needs improvement?

An easier way to open a service call, right through the DataCore GUI, would be an improvement, especially when there is an… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost is at the same level as other storage solutions and it is easy to understand the licensing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used the IBM SAN Volume Controller and switched to DataCore. In our case, it was possible to use less hardware and get… more»

What other advice do I have?

I recommend taking a look at DataCore because it is a simple-to-use product that saved us from spending more money on… more»
sleisse
User
Senior Manager at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Dec 19 2018

What is most valuable?

* High availability of storage * Stability and performance * Fast implementation and integration. Installation time was… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are now able to run a hot standby solution for our virtual systems with separated server rooms (in case of fire), and… more»

What needs improvement?

The product runs stable in the background and does what it should do, so I don't have any special issues at the moment… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The product was installed by our IT partner in one day, so the installation cost is OK. Pricing and licensing was also… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No, we did not.

What other advice do I have?

Maybe using a good IT partner who already has some experience with the product.
Michael Ollesch
Real User
IT System Administrator
Dec 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* Three-way mirror synchronization of the data over three sections * Auto-tiering: effective utilization of fast to slow… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our data centers are divided into three sections. It is possible that the provision of data is guaranteed in the event of… more»

What needs improvement?

The management: management should take place via OS-independent access. Here a web-based client would be desirable.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

A very good price-performance ratio. The license model is very successful.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

HP EVA4400.

What other advice do I have?

No, it was almost perfect.
kevin.chagnon
Real User
Administrateur Systèmes et réseaux at Centre Hospitalier de PAU
Mar 11 2019

What is most valuable?

* The better features are the synchronous replication and the management console. * The synchronous replication gives us the ability to make business continuity planning. * I like the management console which is very easy to use.

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

DataCore is currently working with Veeam software for a better integration; this is my only desired missing feature today. With this feature, Veeam do a snapshot on Virtual Machine, then snapshot the storage. When storage snapshot is done, Veeam… more»
kevinblachon
Real User
IT manager at SRADDA
Apr 17 2019

What is most valuable?

Redundancy and improved performance in terms of storage with auto-tiering are the most valuable features. It needs just… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved performance, security, RTO, RPO, and timeout. It has improved my organization with the prevention of a… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like for it to improve into a more ergonomic management console and a translation into the French language. It… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing and licensing are better with DataCore.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This is our first solution in the world of the hyperconvergence.

What other advice do I have?

Good support, very reactive.
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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).
Also known as
DataCore SANsymphony, SANsymphony, DataCore Virtual SAN
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