We performed a comparison between DataCore SANsymphony and IBM Spectrum Accelerate based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The ability to pool the storage to leverage thin-provisioning is a huge saving in space and costs."
"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."
"SANsymphony is flexible, with many potential options for implementation. SANsymphony's can be used with VMware, Hyper-V, or even with a hypervisor agnostic approach. It can also be used for strictly physical non-virtualized solutions."
"The most valuable feature of DataCore SANsymphony SDS is its high availability. This solution also exhibits good performance and has high stability."
"The most useful feature of SANsymphony is that it's able to manage any brand of block storage."
"The documentation repository is really useful and kept updated."
"The DataCore system has been rock solid since we have been using it - from 2007 on."
"Storage is always available."
"The most valuable feature is the robustness, which is typical of IBM because their software generally just works."
"The ease of use is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's very user-friendly."
"NVMeoF should be implemented. This protocol will play a major role in storage infrastructure in the future."
"Problem detection could be easier. It should help customers identify problems very quickly because it's not easy to analyze on the platform today."
"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."
"The cloud reporting interface is quite poor compared to other vendors."
"The graphical interface is not always very stable."
"Having an enterprise "Storage Dashboard" that can show capacity, usage, performance, and any issues would be very beneficial."
"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."
"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."
"The reporting mechanisms need improvement."
"he interface is not user-friendly so the ease of use could be improved."
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 Spectrum Accelerate is a software-defined block storage solution designed for rapid deployment across heterogeneous infrastructure for hybrid cloud and delivering consistent service levels to a dynamic workload mix. It is based on proven grid-architecture, enterprise-scale IBM XIV technology. IBM Spectrum Accelerate can be deployed, including as hyper-converged infrastructure, on any x86 server, on pre-installed third-party appliances or on public cloud infrastructure, and is available as a service on IBM Cloud infrastructure.
DataCore SANsymphony is ranked 4th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 12 reviews while IBM Spectrum Accelerate is ranked 13th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony is rated 9.4, while IBM Spectrum Accelerate is rated 8.0. 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 Spectrum Accelerate writes "A robust solution with good performance and support". DataCore SANsymphony is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, StarWind Virtual SAN and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas IBM Spectrum Accelerate is most compared with IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM Spectrum Scale and Red Hat Ceph Storage. See our DataCore SANsymphony vs. IBM Spectrum Accelerate report.
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