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Easily scalable with great technical support and very good snapshot capabilities

Senior IT Consultant / Architect
5
Comment a-t-il aidé mon organisation ?

Among other things, we used SSY to bring a Splunk installation onto the existing central Datacore storage. Continuous data transfer rates of up to 2.6 GByte/s (16GB Fibre Channel, dual fabric synchronously mirrored systems over 20km) were also achieved. The project was also much cheaper and easier to implement than any comparable solution. The services already running (databases, virtualization) are not affected and run with the same performance as before the expansion. A next project will link Veeam Backup with SSY. Veeam will then control the snapshots for data backups, especially of the virtual platform. These snapshots are then presented directly via FC to the backup server for backup.

En quoi est-il le plus utile ?

Synchronous mirroring was a prerequisite for the project. Two data centers are used, which are connected via two different WAN routes. 16G FC is used via the WAN. The "Systems managed Mirroring" feature was used for this. Another feature that makes the high performance possible is "pool striping", where accesses are distributed over a larger number of external data volumes (LUNs). The limiting factor for performance here is the external storage that is connected to the Datacore servers. Snapshots are also an important feature. In connection with external applications, these enable an improvement in data protection. 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.

Great support, good storage performance, and allows for asynchronous replication to a third site

Systems and networks engineer at EOS Informatique
5
Quel est notre principal cas d'usage ?

SANSymphony is used to provide HA storage block services to the vSphere Streched Cluster. The backend virtualized storage is a mix of internal node storage and SAN (Dell Compellent, IBM Storwize). It can be fiberchannel connected or iscsi or both. By using this solution we provide a High Availability storage solution. We can do the running of VMs in classic Windows or Linux workload and Citrix virtual Apps. This is a software solution, so new functionality does not rely on any hardware.

Comment a-t-il aidé mon organisation ?

SANSymphony allows us to separate the storage software from the hardware. That way, we can replace or add any backend in the cluster without downtime. This ease of adding or removing storage allows us to control costs. All maintening operations can be done without downtime as well. The team is happy due to the fact that they can do the operational tasks during day without impact on the production. It helps us control storage costs. This solution is very flexible. We can have 2 physical DataCore nodes with backend storage virtualized or we can have internal disks on the main site and hyper-converged 2 nodes on Robo sites. All this is managed from the same console and with the same functionnalities.

Great continuous data protection with a helpful implementation wizard and efficient technical support

Architecte Infrastructures at IT-Med
5
Quel est notre principal cas d'usage ?

We're using SANsymphnony for our primary storage in a HA environment for sensitive production data. Storage nodes are HPE servers with SSD drives in them. They serve storage to two servers blades enclosures in a Fibre Channel storage network. We have a total of 50TB in a mirror. 16 servers use this storage in a VMware vSphere environment. This infrastructure has run without any issues since 2017 and we update it twice a year. Before that, we had other SANsymphony infrastructure running on an old HMP MSA storage array. We migrated without any interruption.

Comment a-t-il aidé mon organisation ?

DataCore SANsymphony brings the ability to work on almost every hardware platform and to build a storage node with high precision (disks, interfaces, protocols). We can choose what hardware we want to put in and it brings a high-performance throughput from it. The ability to build exactly what you need is a major advantage of SANsymphony over other solutions. Hardware maintenance is easy since it is a simple server. There's no need for a storage hardware expert. On top of that, the Software-Defined Storage is easy to manage.

En quoi est-il le plus utile ?

e used the wizard to deploy SANsymphony in a virtual environment for hyper-converged infrastructure and it is quite useful. We can deploy virtual high-available infrastructure for running tests in less than an hour. Continuous data protection is a powerful feature that can save your data in several cases. It is good protection against ransomware. The ability to use the RAM of the server node as a read and write cache brings a lot of performance to the storage. We can reach high IOPS from slow disks through the huge amount of cache. The documentation repository is really useful and kept updated.

DataCore vFilO: Stable, Easy To Set Up, And Offers Good Caching Ability

Eric Garrison, Customer Engineer
5
Quel est notre principal cas d'usage ?

We're primarily using the solution as a redundancy method.

Comment a-t-il aidé mon organisation ?

As a team, we work on various projects, and certain documents tend to be accessed more frequently. Certain documents as a project closes tend to not be asked from us at all. The ability to auto-archive those documents and keep the frequent documents on SSD storage or some of the faster local NFS storage pools tends to really help with the opening, closing, and editing of the locks, et cetera.

En quoi est-il le plus utile ?

The ability to prioritize the location to determine the number of copies and where they're kept is one of the solution's most valuable aspects. The priority of keeping the caching ability and keeping things in a quick setting is very useful to our organization. The solution is very engineer friendly. The setup is pretty straightforward.

"Cost Effective Data Storage Solution"

IT Analyst at Infrastructure and Operations Company
4

“Hyper-converged Virtual SAN is a Storage solution provided by Datacore. It has very rich features to maintain a simple, cost-effective and compact infrastructure. Here you have multiple modes of choice like only software or hardware-software bundle. It is very flexible and can support high-speed data read.”

"Fast And Reliable Access To Storage Across A Cluster Of Servers At Remote Sites"

R&D/Product Development Manager at Manufacturing Company
4

“This solution allows the use of off-the-shelf hardware and charges by the TB of storage. The ability to pool the storage to leverage thin-provisioning is a huge savings in space and costs. Do have good documentation that covers known issues with various hardware items.”

"Resilient and manageable storage system"

Administrator in Computer Networking, Mid-Market(51-200 employees)
4.5
Qu'est-ce que vous préférez ?

Datacore storage is extremely reliable and easy to configue and maintain.

What do you dislike?

The user interface can become buggy on major revision changes. They do resolve on next update.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DataCore provides a platform agnostic resilient and stable SAN solution.

"Provides HA Virtualized Storage Independent Of Storage Type Or Vendor"

Damon, System Engineering at a tech company with 51-200 employees
5
Quel est notre principal cas d'usage ?

We use this solution for providing software-defined storage that is virtualized, in a true HA configuration. It provides SAN storage services to VMware vCenter hosts and VMware Horizon hosts, as well as some physical Windows and Linux servers. This platform allows us to leverage any storage that Windows can leverage, including other vendor SAN devices. This allows us to keep existing storage, mirror SANs from 2 different vendors and even allow very easy migration from one vendor to another. Most of our locations just use RAID attached storage (as it is the least expensive) with enterprise-class drives (both HDD and SSD).

Comment a-t-il aidé mon organisation ?

This solution allows the use of off-the-shelf hardware and charges by the TB of storage. So, we can throw in our own enterprise-class hardware (including SSDs) and not pay any extra based on the type of storage we use. This is the same model used with server virtualization. This has allowed us to keep the hardware separate from software. It is true "storage virtualization" at its finest. It has all the features of any high-end SAN such as fiber channel, iSCSI, thin provisioning, storage tiering, snapshots, continuous data protection/recovery, synchronous and asynchronous mirroring, performance reporting/graphing, and true HA design.

En quoi est-il le plus utile ?

No more vendor lock-in, overpriced drives, or forklift upgrades. With DataCore SANsymphony, you can utilize just about any storage you wish with this product such as another SAN, NAS, JBOD, FusionIO, etc. If Windows can see it as a non-removable drive, you can use it with SANsymphony. Also, you can use this to mirror any of these various types of storage, which is awesome for migration. Say, for example, you have an HP SAN and you want to migrate off it to your own JBOD-type storage, or you have two sites with two different storage SANs that you want to replicate data between. With DataCore, it is possible to mix and match just about any storage platform you want to use. As software-defined storage, the system is designed to run on top of Windows Server OS (which can be virtual or physical) and can utilize the server's RAM to provide disk cache. This makes our 7.2K HDDs class storage run really fast, allowing us to use a bottom-tier class of drive and get the performance of a much higher class of drive. Also, if we have to add capacity or replace drives then we can just order replacement drives off the web, saving us quite a bit of money. Of course, we still use "enterprise-class" drives but we don't pay through the nose to buy hardware. If we want to upgrade the Ethernet ports from 1Gb to 10Gb then we just do it. The same goes for FC. If we want to upgrade from 4Gb FC to 16Gb, we don't have to do a forklift upgrade. We just buy the HBAs and we're off the to races. The other great thing is DataCore keeps their product on VMware's approved HCL. So even if you have a SAN (backend storage) that falls off the HCL with VMware, because it's virtualized storage behind DataCore, you're covered. If you put the storage behind DataCore then you won't have to worry about VMware's HCL any longer. Because of this fundamental practice, DataCore was one of the first storage vendors to support VVOLs. The ability to pool the storage to leverage thin-provisioning is a huge saving in space and costs.

"100% available over the last 10 years"

Administrator, Mid-Market (201-500 employees)
4
Qu'est-ce que vous préférez ?

Because of the built-in mirror function, our DataCore storage cluster has an 100% availability quote over the last ten years. You can update, migrate, power off one server and the other one goes seamlessly active. Also the user-friendly admin interface helps new IT staff to handle the software when they are new in the company.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a very small in-house IT Team, and our systems have to be 100% available. DataCore helps us to reach this. Another plus is the price when you compare it to competitors, e.g., Dell EMC. DataCore often releases best practice guides that help you to configure the software and the systems that host it. You don't have to be a deep dive technician to get the most out of the software.

"DataCore SDS – Very Powerful!"

IT Professional State & Local Government
4
Comment décririez-vous DataCore SDS à un ami ou un collègue ?

A very powerful piece of software for storage virtualization. A market leader from my point of view.

"Flexible / Stable Product, Excellent Support. Full SDS Solution Unhooked From Vendors"

— Infrastructure and Operations in the Healthcare Industry
5

“All needed documentation is available online: this helps to build projects quickly and effectively. Top-level tech support with excellent response time. Product functionalities and management tools are very good. Full-software licensing policy makes us free to move to a completely different hardware solution in the future if needed.”

"Data fast accesss"

Mohammed P., Lead Administrator in Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
5

Data through put is good

Pros:

It gives more speed of read and write of the data and easy management.

Cons:

Nothing as such to mention.

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