DataCore SANsymphony SDS Overview

DataCore SANsymphony SDS is the #1 ranked solution in our list of top Storage Software tools. It is most often compared to VMware vSAN: DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs VMware vSAN

What is DataCore SANsymphony SDS?

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).

DataCore SANsymphony SDS is also known as DataCore SANsymphony, SANsymphony, DataCore Virtual SAN.

Buyer's Guide

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DataCore SANsymphony SDS Customers

Volkswagen, 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.

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about DataCore SANsymphony SDS pricing:
  • "This solution allows the use of off-the-shelf hardware and charges by the TB of storage."
  • "This product has a good ratio between quality and price. In many cases, it's less expensive to work with DataCore than other storage systems."
  • "Pricing has improved but it is still expensive."

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Damon
System Engineering at Patriot LLC
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Provides HA virtualized storage independent of storage type or vendor

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for providing software-defined storage that is virtualized, in a true HA configuration. It provides SAN storage services to VMware vCenter hosts and VMware Horizon hosts, as well as some physical Windows and Linux servers. This platform allows us to leverage any storage that Windows can leverage, including other vendor SAN devices. This allows us to keep existing storage, mirror SANs from 2 different vendors and even allow very easy migration from one vendor to another. Most of our locations just use RAID attached storage (as it is the least expensive) with… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The ability to pool the storage to leverage thin-provisioning is a huge saving in space and costs."
  • "Having an enterprise "Storage Dashboard" that can show capacity, usage, performance, and any issues would be very beneficial."

What other advice do I have?

While they support de-dup, it is recommended that you not de-dup the storage used for operating systems or high-change rated type data. The requires some planning to ensure the storage that is targeted for de-dup only have data that end users would be using (such as MS Office files, etc.)
SG
Presales Engineer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
A stable enterprise-class software-defined storage platform that's highly scalable.

What is our primary use case?

I work with many customers that ask us to put their solution near the production because they can't stop the production. It's easier to protect the network this way.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's a software storage solution that can scale as we like. There is also has a parallel feature that enhances the performance of the storage solution. We can separate storage and computing, and we can scale these two parts of the platform to meet business needs efficiently."
  • "Problem detection could be easier. It should help customers identify problems very quickly because it's not easy to analyze on the platform today."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give DataCore SANsymphony SDS a ten.
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User
Real User
Leaderboard
Good performance, saves money, and has eliminated our storage-related downtime

What is our primary use case?

We have been using DataCore SANsymphony for many years to protect data-availability and keeping productive. It helps us to improve reliability for our complete IT solutions.

Pros and Cons

  • "Supporting of Automated-Storage-Tiering (AST) is a good feature that saves money."
  • "We are waiting for container support (on the roadmap), as well as a user-friendly full web-administration capability, and an improved API."

What other advice do I have?

Overall, we are happy with innovations, but in the future, we will also look into more improvements.
MF
User at Kommunaler Sozialverband Sachsen
Real User
Leaderboard
We enjoy great reliability, flexibility and performance

What is our primary use case?

With DataCore we manage the central storage for VMware virtualisation and Oracle databases. At the first location are two mirrored DataCore servers. At a second site, we use a DataCore server as an asynchronous replication target.
Sigfrid CECILLON
IT Service Manager at EKIUM
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
User-friendly interface, performs well, and the technical support is good

What is our primary use case?

We use this product as a storage network.

Pros and Cons

  • "The interface is user-friendly."
  • "I would like to see reporting added, such as a monthly connectivity report."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering SANSymphony is that it is flexible, user-friendly, and a product that I recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
Johann R.
User at Groupe d'Aucy
Real User
Leaderboard
Easy migration of data between storage areas, and an overall performance improvement

What is our primary use case?

The first use case was for our data center at the headquarters. We currently have two server rooms, connected by fibre, and the data is synchronized between both using DataCore.

Pros and Cons

  • "During the maintenance periods, on any part of the storage or VMware migration, we have had no downtime."
  • "I think the performance reporting can be improved by adding historical statistics into a database for the purpose of comparing."
CB
Senior IT Consultant / Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Provides high performance and business-critical storage

What is our primary use case?

It provides high performance and business-critical storage.

How has it helped my organization?

Less downtime Higher availability  Reliable operations

What is most valuable?

Synchronous mirror with transparent failover High performance CDP Thin provisioning Easy management These features greatly simplify operations and provide high availability for data and operations.

What needs improvement?

I miss dedupe and decompression.

For how long have I used the solution?

Since 2006.