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Pros
"The interface is user-friendly.""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.""CDP is an important feature for avoiding data loss in the event of ransomware attacks. You need more storage capacity, however, you get the possibility to return at any time and use the data saved up to that point. The recovery is much faster than with a classic restore.""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."

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"The flash ability, in terms of tiering and caching, is amazing""It's mainly about the storage expansion, like in hyper-converged solutions.""The most valuable feature is that there is no single point of failure.""The most valuable feature are the caching capabilities using the storage class memory."

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Cons
"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.""Problem detection could be easier. It should help customers identify problems very quickly because it's not easy to analyze on the platform today.""The cloud reporting interface is quite poor compared to other vendors.""I would like to see reporting added, such as a monthly connectivity report.""Having an enterprise "Storage Dashboard" that can show capacity, usage, performance, and any issues would be very beneficial."

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"More optimization could be done in terms of mirroring.""I think the online documentation needs a lot of work and so do the sizing tools.""Documentation management could be improved""It is scalable, but only beyond two nodes. If I go for two nodes it's not scalable. I need to build a complete cluster from the beginning if I'm going for two nodes."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This product has a good ratio between quality and price. In many cases, it's less expensive to work with DataCore than other storage systems.""Pricing has improved but it is still expensive.""This solution allows the use of off-the-shelf hardware and charges by the TB of storage."

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"With the data center licensing and everything that is connected to that, this solution is relatively costly.""Cost-wise the product is one of the more affordable within the category of products."

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Top Answer: The documentation repository is really useful and kept updated.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: We would like to see a real "sexy" storage dashboard with capacity, usage, performance, and error tracking. The cloud reporting interface is quite poor compared to other vendors. We are far from an… more »
Top Answer: We found VMware’s vSAN was easy to set up, configure, and manage compared to other solutions we considered. It is best suited for small- to medium-sized organizations. It is easy to create load… more »
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DataCore SANsymphony, SANsymphony, DataCore Virtual SAN
MS Storage Spaces Direct
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Overview

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).

Storage Spaces Direct uses industry-standard servers with local-attached drives to create highly available, highly scalable software-defined storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN or NAS arrays. Its converged or hyper-converged architecture radically simplifies procurement and deployment, while features like caching, storage tiers, and erasure coding, together with the latest hardware innovation like RDMA networking and NVMe drives, deliver unrivaled efficiency and performance.

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Sample 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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Non Profit38%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government12%
Computer Software Company8%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company29%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise46%
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Small Business55%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise15%
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Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

DataCore SANsymphony SDS is ranked 4th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 6 reviews while Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is ranked 8th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony SDS is rated 9.8, while Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of DataCore SANsymphony SDS writes "Provides HA virtualized storage independent of storage type or vendor". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct writes "Has good caching capabilities using storage-class memory but the online documentation needs improvement". DataCore SANsymphony SDS is most compared with VMware vSAN, StarWind Virtual SAN, HPE SimpliVity, StorMagic SvSAN and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct is most compared with VMware vSAN, StarWind Virtual SAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage. See our DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct report.

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