Product Reviews - DataCore SANsymphony-V & Virtual SAN

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Industry experts share their views about DataCore storage virtualization products 

DataCore’s storage virtualization software, SANsymphony-V, maximizes the availability, performance and utilization of disks in data centers large and small. Use it to manage on-premises storage or build a cloud storage infrastructure.

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.

By Network Computing
DataCore's enterprise storage virtualisation offers many advantages over proprietary hardware solutions including cost effectiveness, no vendor lock-in and excellent scalability


By NT4ADMINS Magazine
NT4ADMINS reviews how DataCore's SANsymphony-V10 Virtual SAN compares with other offerings currently on the marketplace. NT4ADMINS provides independent, technical oriented information about the use of Windows-based platforms.

DataCore has released SANsymphony 10 to further expand what its virtual SAN software can do.

SANsymphony-V 10 lifts the product to a new level. Some of the changes may appear to be minor but their impact is actually much bigger...

New flash-optimized DataCore SANsymphony-V targets VMware VSAN
DataCore is ready to take on virtual SAN newcomer VMware.

DataCore extends into 'server-SAN' space with SANsymphony V10

Storage software specialist DataCore has released the tenth version of its core SANsymphony platform, which includes new levels of performance and capacity scale, as well as a new pricing bundle for 'server-SAN' deployments.

DataCore has been a provider of SAN virtualization (block-based) software since 1999 and was one of the pioneers.  The SAN virtualization software runs either as a Virtual SAN or on standard Intel-based servers and virtualizes the attached storage and provides advanced data services features. 

The Gold Standard for Software-Defined Storage
SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software by DataCore addresses the biggest problem in modern IT infrastructure: an outmoded and broken, hardware-centric approach to storage.

By NT4ADMINS Magazine
Greater scalability, improved administration functions and close integration with vSphere environments and system management suites are the main core characteristics of Release 9 of the SANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor. Above all, the 'group operations' make life easier for the administrator.

Enterprise Strategy Group Storage Systems Brief
DataCore recently launched the newest version of its storage virtualization software, SANsymphony-V R9, expanding its capabilities to become a “Storage Hypervisor for the Cloud.” With increased flexibility, scalability, and management automation, R9 is ideally suited for midsize & enterprise IT organizations alike.

IAIT Paper

IAIT Product Review: SANsymphony-V R9

Storage Virtualization for sophisticated and challenging IT Environments. With SANsymphony-V R9, DataCore offers a comprehensive software platform to provision, share, migrate, replicate, expand, reconfigure and upgrade storage without delay or downtime. IAIT took a closer look at the newest version.

IAIT Paper

IAIT Product Review: DataCore VDS

VDS allows administrators to launch and maintain virtual desktops with relatively little effort. These virtual desktops are stateful, which means that they retain all the changes made by the users and are not reset back to default values after every restart. IAIT had a look at how the system works in practice.

Product ReviewIDC Analyst Nick Sundby

IDC Analyst Nick Sundby discusses the Business Value and Savings of DataCore's Storage Hypervisor using feedback he has received from Customers.

Product Review

SANsymphony-V R9.0 Product Review by NT4ADMINS Magazine

Greater scalability, improved administration functions and close integration with vSphere environments and system management suites are the main core characteristics of Release 9 of the SANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor. Above all, the 'group operations' make life easier for the administrator.

David Strom

David Strom: SANsymphony-V Tour & Review

IAIT Product Review: SANsymphony-V

Storage Virtualization for sophisticated and challenging IT Environments. With SANsymphony-V, DataCore offers a comprehensive software platform to provision, share, migrate, replicate, expand, reconfigure and upgrade storage without delay or downtime. IAIT took a closer look at the newest version.

ESG Lab Validation Report: SANsymphony-V

This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of hands on testing of DataCore SANsymphony-V R8 Storage Virtualization Software. ESG Lab evaluated SANsymphony-V with an eye on assessing the value of infrastructure-wide storage virtualization including centralized management, ease of use, capacity efficiency, data mobility, and performance.

Network Computing

Network Computing SANsmphony-V Review

The enormous growth of network storage in the enterprise is forcing businesses to consider new ways of managing their storage capacity so as to keep within budget. Storage virtualisation is a significant consideration and the latest SANsymphony-V software from DataCore offers a viable solution, offering a keen focus on data availability, disaster recovery and performance

Taneja Group

Taneja Group: SANsymphony-V Profile

In this product profile, we'll examine these roadblocks and take a look at one product that circumvents them - DataCore's SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software. Moreover, while SANsymphony-V tackles storage-related challenges found across all of the popular virtual environments from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix, we'll examine specifically how it unleashes unique capabilities for Windows Server Hyper-V scenarios

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Brian Madden

Brian Madden: DataCore's 'nirvana' VDI Storage Solution

Datacore releases a "nirvana" VDI storage solution. Full local virtual storage that's really cheap! Brian Madden explores the benefits of DataCore's storage virtualization software VDI solution.

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Jon Toigo International

The Next Big Industry Push is VDI

DataCore Software demonstrated pretty persuasively, and without trying terribly hard, that you could stand up that range of VDIs on a virtualized storage platform for about $35 per desktop. They also discovered that the low cost could be maintained as you grew infrastructure using storage and servers configured as part of a star topology – stars later serving as a building block for scaling.

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Im Test: DataCore SANsymphony-V R8

Mit SANsymphony-V bietet DataCore eine leistungsfähige Softwareplattform zum Bereitstellen, Teilen, Migrieren, Replizieren, Erweitern, Umkonfigurieren und Upgraden von Speicher ohne Verzögerungen und Downtime. Das unabhängige Institut zur Analyse von IT-Komponenten IAIT hat sich angesehen, was die aktuelle Version der Lösung in der Praxis leistet.

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