We performed a comparison between DataCore SANsymphony and Veritas Access Appliance based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Nutanix, StarWind, DataCore and others in Software Defined Storage (SDS).
"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."
"The most useful feature of SANsymphony is that it's able to manage any brand of block storage."
"Storage is always available."
"The documentation repository is really useful and kept updated."
"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."
"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."
"Overall the solution works well."
"The cloud reporting interface is quite poor compared to other vendors."
"We'd like to manage the raid on the disk directly in SanSymphony."
"NVMeoF should be implemented. This protocol will play a major role in storage infrastructure in the future."
"Datacore is developing a new WebUI with new dashboards. It is a good idea as the classic GUI is lacking dashboards."
"The solution could be better packaged and marketed."
"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."
"It would be ideal if they were providing archive licensing with the ability to create a second pool on existing storage nodes."
"The Veritas support for Access Appliance could improve. They are a pioneer in the industry, and they provide an enterprise-level solution. However, when comparing the storage, they can't compete with the NetBackup solution."
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.”
The Veritas Access Appliance enables a turnkey deployment of Veritas’ software-defined Access scale-out network attached storage - a storage solution optimized for unstructured data use cases. The appliance is cost-optimized and tuned for high-capacity workloads like long-term retention (LTR), tape replacement and backup archiving.
DataCore SANsymphony is ranked 4th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 13 reviews while Veritas Access Appliance is ranked 17th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. DataCore SANsymphony is rated 9.4, while Veritas Access Appliance is rated 7.0. 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 Veritas Access Appliance writes "Overall functions well, stable, but technical support could improve". DataCore SANsymphony is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Pure Storage FlashArray, StorMagic SvSAN and StarWind Virtual SAN, whereas Veritas Access Appliance is most compared with Veritas Access and Red Hat Ceph Storage.
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