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Download the Software Defined Storage (SDS) Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: September 2022

What is DataCore Virtual SAN?
DataCore Virtual SAN introduces the next evolution in Software-defined Storage (SDS) by creating high-performance and highly-available shared storage pools using the disks and flash storage in your servers. It addresses the requirements for fast and reliable access to storage across a cluster of servers at remote sites as well as in high-performance applications.
DataCore Virtual SAN 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.
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Jefe de Infraestructura Tecnológica at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Mirroring provides a high-level of service and optimizes the use of obsolete storage.
Pros and Cons
  • "Mirroring is the most valuable feature because I can provide a high-level of service and optimize the use of obsolete storage."
  • "When I sometimes reboot for maintenance, the connectivity from the iSCSI initiator host could be improved."

What is most valuable?

Mirroring is the most valuable feature because I can provide a high-level of service and optimize the use of obsolete storage.

How has it helped my organization?

I have a system that uses approximately 6TB as a file server and I use the thin provisioning to optimize the storage.

What needs improvement?

When I sometimes reboot for maintenance, the connectivity from the iSCSI initiator host could be improved.

I think that SAN Symphony Data Core should improve the connectivity of iSCSI initiators on hosts, because sometimes when I do a maintenance any data core server, I lose connection and I need to reboot the server.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for three years.

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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There were no scalability issues.

How are customer service and support?

Technical support is excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I did not use another solution, this it is first one.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was very simple, except the iSCSI network driver on Windows.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In my case, the licensing per terabytes is very high and it must be licensed for each extra functionality.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated VMware vSAN.

What other advice do I have?

There are many products that fit the needs of the company, however, the support, warranty, scalability, and price are decisive factors when deciding.

I always prefer to do a PoC (demo).

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
PeerSpot user
davidstrom - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at David Strom Inc.
Compact, hyper-converged package for transactional databases.

DataCore’s comprehensive storage services stack has long been known for harnessing ultra-fast processors and RAM caches in x86 servers, for superior performance and enterprise-class availability. It now comes in a compact, hyper-converged package that is ideal for transactional databases and mixed workloads. DataCore Virtual SAN software is available for a free 30-day trial. It runs on any hypervisor and your choice of standard servers.

We tested DataCore Virtual SAN in May 2015.

Pricing: DataCore-authorized solution providers offer software packages starting under $10,000 for a two-node, high-availability cluster, including annual 24×7 support.
Requirements: Windows Server 2012 R2

For information on DataCore’s SANsymphony-V Software-defined Storage Platform, check out our other video here.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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