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  • "The cost seems a bit steep, and I wish it was less expensive."
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  • "The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are very straightforward. They are exactly what you expect."
  • "The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint."
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  • "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."
  • "This solution allows the use of off-the-shelf hardware and charges by the TB of storage."
  • "The solution is cost effective."
  • "We have licensing costs on a yearly basis. They charge per terabyte, so in terms of cost, it can be very costly. They have three different features, and you have to pay extra for those."
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    Top Answer:The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.
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    Top Answer:The most useful feature of SANsymphony is that it's able to manage any brand of block storage.
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    Also Known As
    DataCore SANsymphony SDS, DataCore, SANsymphony-V, Hyperconverged Virtual SAN
    DDN SFA14KXE
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    Overview

    For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.

    StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.

    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) for SAN and HCI environments.

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    Sample Customers
    Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
    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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    Construction Company8%
    Educational Organization8%
    Healthcare Company5%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Government10%
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    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Small Business62%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Large Enterprise52%
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    DataCore SANsymphony is ranked 7th in HCI with 12 reviews while DDN SFA14KX is ranked 38th in HCI. DataCore SANsymphony is rated 9.4, while DDN SFA14KX is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of DataCore SANsymphony writes "Provides HA virtualized storage independent of storage type or vendor". On the other hand, DataCore SANsymphony is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas DDN SFA14KX is most compared with .

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