If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering DataCore SANsymphony SDS, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Overall, we are happy with innovations, but in the future, we will also look into more improvements.
I recommend taking a look at DataCore because it is a simple-to-use product that saved us from spending more money on additional hardware and support.
Good support, very reactive.
As a side note, I use Veeam to backup my servers, including the DataCore servers, and I have had no problem doing so.
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.)
The installation is only supported if it is installed by a DataCore certified implementation engineer. Also, updates should be done by this DCIE. If you want to manage everything by yourself, you have to get a DCIE.
Once you use it, you won't want something else. No vendor lock-in.
No, it was almost perfect.
Maybe using a good IT partner who already has some experience with the product.