We performed a comparison between DataCore SANsymphony and NetApp ONTAP based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Storage Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"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 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."
"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."
"I found the solution to be very stable."
"The documentation repository is really useful and kept updated."
"The solution's most valuable feature is its versatility, with there being support for all new hardware technologies and platforms, disc mirroring and very effective auto tiering."
"CDP is an important feature for avoiding data loss in the event of ransomware attacks. You need more storage capacity, however, you get the possibility to return at any time and use the data saved up to that point. The recovery is much faster than with a classic restore."
"The solution is certainly reliable."
"The MFS report is the best feature for us."
"Its ease of use, for the most part, through the interfaces is valuable."
"The most valuable feature is the very high IOPS rating which you can achieve with it."
"It is very easy to manage in terms of system management and GUI management."
"From a storage standpoint, NetApp is the number one partner and the number one equipment manufacturer."
"You can scale the product up or out."
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward."
"We'd like to manage the raid on the disk directly in SanSymphony."
"Right now, the version used is run on Microsoft Windows Server. Having a Linux version or even an appliance would be better as it would eliminate the use of additional licensing for another piece of hardware."
"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 cloud reporting interface is quite poor compared to other vendors."
"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."
"Having an enterprise "Storage Dashboard" that can show capacity, usage, performance, and any issues would be very beneficial."
"It would be ideal if they were providing archive licensing with the ability to create a second pool on existing storage nodes."
"They need centralized controls."
"The older UI is not ideal."
"It would be nice if they make it so that one can operate the console without the need for interface-related comments."
"It's very expensive."
"I believe that the next release should be a bit cheaper."
"The rate of technology could be improved."
"The price could be lower."
DataCore SANsymphony is a very powerful software-defined storage (SDS) solution that makes it easy for organizations to take control of their data storage operations. It makes it so that users can choose the way that their data storage infrastructure is built and operates. Businesses that choose DataCore SANsymphony find that potential threats to their data are either removed completely or mitigated.
DataCore SANsymphony Benefits
Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by choosing to deploy DataCore SANsymphony include:
DataCore SANsymphony Features
Some of the many features DataCore SANsymphony offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
DataCore SANsymphony is a solution that stands out even when compared to its top competitors. Two major advantages it offers are its synchronous mirroring capability and the high level of reliability that it provides.
A Systems and Network Engineer at a computer software company writes, “The synchronous mirroring is great. Storage is always available. This is the main feature of DataCore SANsymphony SDS which allows very high storage availability and better protection against environmental incidents (electrical, flooding, etc.).”
Fernando V., a LAN Engineer at Maimonides Medical Center, says, “The software just works and is reliable. Downtime due to storage maintenance or upgrades is long gone. We have multiple types of software running to differentiate our applications. This gives us more value due to the fact that we can use the application to segment workloads if needed. The bottom line is that the software runs our applications on whatever storage vendor we choose - and it does so reliably.”
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DataCore SANsymphony is ranked 1st in Storage Software with 13 reviews while NetApp ONTAP is ranked 2nd in Storage Software with 8 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony is rated 9.4, while NetApp ONTAP is rated 8.8. 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 NetApp ONTAP writes "Fantastic performance, and reliability, as well as useful monitoring tools". DataCore SANsymphony is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Pure Storage FlashArray, StorMagic SvSAN and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), whereas NetApp ONTAP is most compared with Dell PowerPath, StorONE Storage-as-a-Service and Cloudian HyperStore. See our DataCore SANsymphony vs. NetApp ONTAP report.
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