2018-12-12T10:57:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for DataCore SANsymphony SDS?

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Christian Baldauf - PeerSpot reviewer
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Top 5Leaderboard
2024-01-12T14:20:00Z
Jan 12, 2024

Good sizing is the basis for a stable and high-performance environment. It is important to plan in sufficient reserves. It can make sense to license a higher number of TB if this puts you in a better price category.

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DF
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2024-01-12T10:15:00Z
Jan 12, 2024

Most of the time, it is easy to prove that in the long term, this solution is the most advantageous for the client cost-wise; both in terms of equipment renewal and ease of handling.

AM
User
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2024-01-12T07:19:00Z
Jan 12, 2024

Don’t do it on your own. You need someone with some DCSA experience and five or more years of experience.

TempreviewerD - PeerSpot reviewer
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2024-01-11T12:48:00Z
Jan 11, 2024

The installation is really important. It is preferable that the installation be carried out by a certified integrator. This is perhaps a little more expensive than doing it yourself, however, the good practices imposed by the publisher are respected.

Florian Schmid - PeerSpot reviewer
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2024-01-10T06:47:00Z
Jan 10, 2024

The service cost and setup are low. Licensing could be cheaper.

Emmanuele Ciscato - PeerSpot reviewer
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2024-01-09T07:48:00Z
Jan 9, 2024

The complexity of the initial installation may not be immediately clear.

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TE
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2023-08-18T14:42:00Z
Aug 18, 2023

DataCore SANsymphony's pricing is very high and should be much cheaper. You buy a license of DataCore SANsymphony, and then you have to add three or four times the price in hardware. You have several SLAs. You have to buy the hardware equipment because DataCore SANsymphony doesn't run independently but on server hardware. On a scale of one to ten, where one is cheap and ten is expensive, I rate DataCore SANsymphony's pricing a seven or eight out of ten.

SigfridCecillon - PeerSpot reviewer
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2022-12-23T15:02:14Z
Dec 23, 2022

The license is paid twice per year.

JP
Reseller
Top 10Leaderboard
2022-06-14T13:23:28Z
Jun 14, 2022

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.

JG
User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-05T16:13:00Z
Apr 5, 2022

Users need to remember that they just need to buy what they use.

DW
User
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2022-03-04T09:31:00Z
Mar 4, 2022

DataCore is a good and valuable solution. The licensing costs depend on the storage and the volume of use. They were leveling on a good basis.

Fernando Villamil - PeerSpot reviewer
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2022-03-04T03:44:00Z
Mar 4, 2022

I'd advise users to do their homework. This software gives you good reliability and performance.

AV
Real User
2022-01-04T21:26:55Z
Jan 4, 2022

The solution is cost effective. When it comes to a simple 2 node cluster business continuity solution for SMB companies, the downtime can be expensive. The solution has very advanced storage features, accompanied by a cost effective application or license.

Raphaël Julmy - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
2021-09-21T11:31:00Z
Sep 21, 2021

The main work in building a SANsymphony solution is to design and select the correct hardware parts. The setup is quite easy and the configuration is too. The licensing is by terabyte and can be quite expensive.

Christian Baldauf - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-19T18:52:00Z
Aug 19, 2021

Good planning is always very important. SSY is very flexible and can cover very different requirements. Therefore, it is important to keep a close eye on the requirements. If you have questions before implementation, ask support or a partner. Also, pay attention to licensing. It may be cheaper to license a few TB more if you can make a jump in the discount scale. Also note: Using DAS (internal storage) can be very cost-effective compared to external storage.

SC
Real User
2020-06-21T08:08:12Z
Jun 21, 2020

Pricing has improved but it is still expensive. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

RF
Real User
2019-05-24T14:35:00Z
May 24, 2019

In regards to Fibre Channel, buy a server that can handle the highest number of Quad Port HBA cards. Purchase as much memory for the server as you can afford. Anything you spec out, you will need to double if you want redundancy.

Real User
2019-05-07T11:19:00Z
May 7, 2019

When we initially purchased DataCore, it was extremely cost-effective with a perpetual license. They have since moved to a subscription model, which may prove too expensive for us in the future. Make sure you are made aware of the annual subscription cost when purchasing.

Real User
2019-04-16T10:37:00Z
Apr 16, 2019

The cost is at the same level as other storage solutions and it is easy to understand the licensing.

kevinblachon - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
2019-04-11T15:25:00Z
Apr 11, 2019

The pricing and licensing are better with DataCore.

SL
Real User
2019-04-09T17:40:00Z
Apr 9, 2019

I had the vendor that sold me the software and hardware assist with setting up the systems. I also paid for three years of support at the same time when I purchased the software. Again, I found it affordable.

Mike Felber - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
2019-04-04T11:18:00Z
Apr 4, 2019

For installation and upgrades, work with a good IT partner with a DCIE.

DD
Real User
2019-03-28T15:02:00Z
Mar 28, 2019

I would recommend sending administrators through DataCore's DCIE training/certification. DataCore has many options from hyper-converged solution, to even providing their own storage appliances if that's what you are looking for.

MichaelP - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
2019-03-18T15:59:00Z
Mar 18, 2019

We have not calculated the ROI of the software. Only the benefits in redundancy and scalability were important for us. The licensing is very easy to understand/calculate since the new license model. You just have to license the storage and additional features.

reviewer1003731 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
2019-01-31T15:07:00Z
Jan 31, 2019

Check what's out there.

MV
Real User
2019-01-10T10:02:00Z
Jan 10, 2019

Check what really needs fast storage and migrate it to DataCore and let low access data be on other storages.

MO
Real User
2018-12-20T14:30:00Z
Dec 20, 2018

A very good price-performance ratio. The license model is very successful.

SL
User
2018-12-12T10:57:00Z
Dec 12, 2018

The product was installed by our IT partner in one day, so the installation cost is OK. Pricing and licensing was also fair.

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