"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."
"The DataCore system has been rock solid since we have been using it - from 2007 on."
"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."
"Storage is always available."
"The documentation repository is really useful and kept updated."
"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 valuable feature of DataCore SANsymphony SDS is its high availability. This solution also exhibits good performance and has high stability."
"I like that you have a small dedicated file system that is fast and resilient for containerized workloads."
"Portworx is a simple solution. It's similar to Pure Storage products. They're all easy to use and install. You need to have a little expertise with containers to use Portworx, but it will be no problem for you if you understand containers."
"Problem detection could be easier. It should help customers identify problems very quickly because it's not easy to analyze on the platform today."
"NVMeoF should be implemented. This protocol will play a major role in storage infrastructure in the future."
"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."
"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 graphical interface is not always very stable."
"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."
"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."
"I would like to see a more native mapping to mainframe-type systems."
"I think the vendor could provide more training for new users who may not be familiar with containers."
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.
Portworx is the solution for running stateful containers in production, designed with DevOps in mind. With Portworx, users can manage any database or stateful service on any infrastructure using any container scheduler, including Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Docker Swarm. Portworx solves the five most common problems DevOps teams encounter when running stateful services in production: persistence, high availability, data automation, security, and support for multiple data stores and infrastructure.
DataCore SANsymphony is ranked 4th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 12 reviews while Portworx Enterprise is ranked 2nd in Cloud Software Defined Storage with 2 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony is rated 9.4, while Portworx Enterprise is rated 10.0. 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 Portworx Enterprise writes "Exceptional stability, outstanding scalability, and easy to set up". DataCore SANsymphony is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, StarWind Virtual SAN and StorMagic SvSAN, whereas Portworx Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, VMware vSAN, IBM Spectrum Scale and Nutanix Acropolis AOS.
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