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DataCore SANsymphony vs. NetApp ONTAP
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony vs. NetApp ONTAP and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"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 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.""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 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.""Storage is always available.""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."

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"The performance of the hardware is good.""The solution is certainly reliable.""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 solution is very easy to configure.""The most valuable feature is the very high IOPS rating which you can achieve with it.""The MFS report is the best feature for us."

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Cons
"NVMeoF should be implemented. This protocol will play a major role in storage infrastructure in the future.""The solution could be better packaged and marketed.""The cloud reporting interface is quite poor compared to other vendors.""It would be ideal if they were providing archive licensing with the ability to create a second pool on existing storage nodes.""Having an enterprise "Storage Dashboard" that can show capacity, usage, performance, and any issues would be very beneficial.""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.""Datacore is developing a new WebUI with new dashboards. It is a good idea as the classic GUI is lacking dashboards.""Problem detection could be easier. It should help customers identify problems very quickly because it's not easy to analyze on the platform today."

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"The back-up side of the solution could be improved, as could the archive. We still have to rely on third-party backup programs and other archiving solutions. If it was offered by NetApp itself, it would be much better.""It would be nice if they make it so that one can operate the console without the need for interface-related comments.""The older UI is not ideal.""I believe that the next release should be a bit cheaper.""They need centralized controls.""The setup can be a bit complex, depending on the environment."

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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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  • "The licensing prices are really high."
  • "ONTAP is expensive, but most storage systems are now-a-days and everything is included with the license - there are no additional fees."
  • "When you purchase NetApp for the first time they will provide you with the standard license, or a premium license, and even a standard bundle solution license."
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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 »
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    Top Answer:The performance of the hardware is good.
    Top Answer:The cost is quite high. They need to work on making it a bit more affordable. We buy the equipment as a one-time purchase and then also purchase five years of support. It's a CapEx model.
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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.

    NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations.

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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.
    1&1 IONOS, Acıbadem Healthcare Group, Adder Technologies, Aero Vodochody Aerospace
    Top Industries
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    Non Profit34%
    Government10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Healthcare Company12%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Manufacturing Company19%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    DataCore SANsymphony vs. NetApp ONTAP
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony vs. NetApp ONTAP and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    DataCore SANsymphony is ranked 1st in Storage Software with 12 reviews while NetApp ONTAP is ranked 2nd in Storage Software with 7 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony is rated 9.4, while NetApp ONTAP is rated 8.4. 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, StarWind Virtual SAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas NetApp ONTAP is most compared with Dell PowerPath, Cloudian HyperStore and StorONE Storage-as-a-Service. See our DataCore SANsymphony vs. NetApp ONTAP report.

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