We performed a comparison between DataCore SANsymphony and VMware Software Defined Storage based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about StarWind, Nutanix, Red Hat and others in Software Defined Storage (SDS).
"The DataCore system has been rock solid since we have been using it - from 2007 on."
"The most useful feature of SANsymphony is that it's able to manage any brand of block storage."
"It is a stable solution."
"It is a very stable solution."
"Storage is always available."
"I found the solution to be very stable."
"Active-active is the most valuable aspect for us."
"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."
"VMware Software Defined Storage gives higher availability against data corruption."
"There is room for improvement in the graphical interface."
"It would be ideal if they were providing archive licensing with the ability to create a second pool on existing storage nodes."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"We'd like to manage the raid on the disk directly in SanSymphony."
"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."
"VMware Software Defined Storage should include a shared database on a standard version."
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.”
VMware software-defined storage is a simple, yet intelligent, storage data center architecture that aligns with business and application demands—eliminating static, purpose-built and inefficient hardware with dynamic, agile and automated solutions.
DataCore SANsymphony is ranked 4th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 14 reviews while VMware Software Defined Storage is ranked 15th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. DataCore SANsymphony is rated 9.2, while VMware Software Defined Storage is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of DataCore SANsymphony writes "Easily scalable with great technical support and very good snapshot capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Software Defined Storage writes "A stable solution that can be used for database applications and virtualization for multiple locations". DataCore SANsymphony is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, StorMagic SvSAN, Pure Storage FlashArray and Red Hat Ceph Storage, whereas VMware Software Defined Storage is most compared with Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), IBM Spectrum Scale, Lightbits and Red Hat Ceph Storage.
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