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Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. NetApp ONTAP and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The ability to pool the storage to leverage thin-provisioning is a huge saving in space and costs.""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 interface is user-friendly.""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 solution is certainly reliable.""The performance of the hardware is good.""The solution is very easy to configure."

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Cons
"I would like to see reporting added, such as a monthly connectivity report.""Problem detection could be easier. It should help customers identify problems very quickly because it's not easy to analyze on the platform today.""Datacore is developing a new WebUI with new dashboards. It is a good idea as the classic GUI is lacking dashboards.""NVMeoF should be implemented. This protocol will play a major role in storage infrastructure in the future.""Having an enterprise "Storage Dashboard" that can show capacity, usage, performance, and any issues would be very beneficial.""The cloud reporting interface is quite poor compared to other vendors."

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"The back-up side of the solution could be improved, as could the archive. We still have to rely on third-party backup programs and other archiving solutions. If it was offered by NetApp itself, it would be much better.""The setup can be a bit complex, depending on the environment.""It would be nice if they make it so that one can operate the console without the need for interface-related comments."

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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.""This solution allows the use of off-the-shelf hardware and charges by the TB of storage.""Pricing has improved but it is still expensive."

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"The licensing prices are really high."

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Questions from the Community
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: Azure NetApp Files is a Microsoft Azure file storage service built on NetApp technology. The platform combines the file capabilities of Azure and NetApp to move critical file-based applications to the… more »
Top Answer: The performance of the hardware is good.
Top Answer: The cost is quite high. They need to work on making it a bit more affordable. We buy the equipment as a one-time purchase and then also purchase five years of support. It's a CapEx model.
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1st
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6
Average Words per Review
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Rating
9.8
2nd
out of 4 in Storage Software
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921
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171
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3
Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
DataCore SANsymphony, SANsymphony, DataCore Virtual SAN
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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).

NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations.

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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.
1&1 IONOS, Acıbadem Healthcare Group, Adder Technologies, Aero Vodochody Aerospace
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Non Profit38%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government12%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company29%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm23%
Healthcare Company13%
Comms Service Provider10%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company20%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business55%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise15%
REVIEWERS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise75%
Find out what your peers are saying about DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. NetApp ONTAP and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.

DataCore SANsymphony SDS is ranked 1st in Storage Software with 6 reviews while NetApp ONTAP is ranked 2nd in Storage Software with 3 reviews. DataCore SANsymphony SDS is rated 9.8, while NetApp ONTAP is rated 8.0. 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 NetApp ONTAP writes "Scales well with good performance and good technical support". DataCore SANsymphony SDS is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, StarWind Virtual SAN, StorMagic SvSAN and Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, whereas NetApp ONTAP is most compared with Dell EMC PowerPath, Cloudian HyperStore and StorONE Storage-as-a-Service. See our DataCore SANsymphony SDS vs. NetApp ONTAP report.

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