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We performed a comparison between DataCore SANsymphony and IBM Cloud Object Storage based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Software Defined Storage solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed DataCore SANsymphony vs. IBM Cloud Object Storage report (Updated: August 2022).
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Pros
"The DataCore system has been rock solid since we have been using it - from 2007 on.""The most valuable feature of DataCore SANsymphony SDS is its high availability. This solution also exhibits good performance and has high stability.""Continuous data protection (CDP), can be used to "protect" again ransomware by recording all write on disk in a log. You can recover your data with incredible time granularity.""Active-active is the most valuable aspect for us.""The ability to pool the storage to leverage thin-provisioning is a huge saving in space and costs.""The most useful feature of SANsymphony is that it's able to manage any brand of block storage.""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.""Storage is always available."

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"IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage.""IBM Cloud Object Storage integrates well.""One of Cloud Object Storage's best features is infinite capacity. This is one of the main advantages if you don't want to use your own storage. You also have the ability to write only, write once, and read many. It's like tape storage but software-based. This feature is essential for financial institutions that require that kind of protection if you write backup or data there."

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Cons
"SANsymphony is missing some features that vSAN has. For example, vSAN has a special feature called continuous data protection. It provides the ability to go back in time to a given moment. You can see what was on your disk in the past up to two weeks. That's a great feature because ransomware attacks are increasingly common, and that provides you some kind of protection.""Datacore is developing a new WebUI with new dashboards. It is a good idea as the classic GUI is lacking dashboards.""NVMeoF should be implemented. This protocol will play a major role in storage infrastructure in the future.""The cloud reporting interface is quite poor compared to other vendors.""The graphical interface is not always very stable.""One limitation of this solution is that it's Windows-based, e.g. one requirement to install DataCore SANsymphony SDS is putting it on a Windows server machine. It relies on Windows and that is a limitation because there are some customers who are looking for non Windows systems.""It would be ideal if they were providing archive licensing with the ability to create a second pool on existing storage nodes.""If it could integrate to a cloud gateway, then we could carry it directly to storage, instead of having middleware in between the storage and the cloud."

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"The performance could be better. It isn't bad, but everything is network-based, so you have a performance penalty on the network. You can never achieve the same performance as hardware. That's the disadvantage of cloud storage solutions in general. Cloud performance is one of the main issues clients have.""The performance could improve in IBM Cloud Object Storage. The throughput or objects per second can have degradation.""IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Pricing is not cheap."
  • "You have the option of a monthly or yearly license. Most customers choose the monthly option. I understand what you would like to say. IBM also lets you choose among four types of Cloud Object Storage. The difference is usage, performance, etc. Of course, high-performance storage is more expensive, while low-performance storage is for cold data, and it's really cheap."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most useful feature of SANsymphony is that it's able to manage any brand of block storage.
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer:If it could integrate to a cloud gateway, then we could carry it directly to storage, instead of having middleware in between the storage and the cloud. It's a very expensive solution, and the… more »
    Top Answer:IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage.
    Top Answer:IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be.
    Top Answer:Perhaps in price and they don't have a large number of additional services.
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    Also Known As
    DataCore SANsymphony SDS, DataCore, SANsymphony-V, Hyperconverged Virtual SAN
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    Overview

    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.

    IBM Cloud Object Storage is a web-scale platform that stores unstructured data - from petabyte to exabyte - with reliability, security, availability and disaster recovery without replication.

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    Sample 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.
    Bitly, Dreamstime, Prime Research
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Non Profit34%
    Government10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    DataCore SANsymphony vs. IBM Cloud Object Storage
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony vs. IBM Cloud Object Storage and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
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    DataCore SANsymphony is ranked 4th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 12 reviews while IBM Cloud Object Storage is ranked 12th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony is rated 9.4, while IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of DataCore SANsymphony writes "Provides HA virtualized storage independent of storage type or vendor". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Cloud Object Storage writes "It has virtually infinite capacity but doesn't perform as well as hardware solutions". DataCore SANsymphony is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, StarWind Virtual SAN and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas IBM Cloud Object Storage is most compared with Dell ECS, IBM Spectrum Scale, Cloudian HyperStore, Red Hat Ceph Storage and MinIO. See our DataCore SANsymphony vs. IBM Cloud Object Storage report.

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