Three Editions to Choose From
DataCore SANsymphony block-based Software-Defined Storage (SDS) is available in three editions – Enterprise (EN), Standard (ST) and Business (BZ) – giving you the freedom of choice to buy the software based on specific functionality and scalability needs.
Enterprise-class edition offers the highest performance, richest feature set and the most flexibility
Standard edition is ideal for midrange requirements
Business edition is the cost-efficient entry level of SANsymphony suited for smaller but demanding HA installations
|Ideal for||Full-featured, highest performance||Midrange||Small demanding HA environments|
|Synchronous Mirroring||FC, iSCSI||iSCSI||FC, iSCSI|
|Replication & Site Recovery|
|Continuous Data Protection (CDP)|
|Random Write Accelerator (RWA)|
|Quality of Service (QoS)|
|Fibre Channel (FC)|
|iSCSI, NFS, SMB|
|AFA, Hybrid Arrays, JBOx, SSD, HDD|
|Shared Multi-Port Arrays (SMPA)|
|Storage Protocols||NVMe, FC, iSCSI, SAS/SATA, Cloud Gateways|
|Analytics / Actionable Insights||DataCore Insight Services (DIS)|
|Proactive Insights||DIS is available with term licenses only|
|Max. capacity per group||Not limited||38 TB|
|Min. capacity per group||2 TB||2 TB||10 TB|
|Min. capacity per node||1 TB||1 TB||5 TB|
|Max. nodes per group||64||64||2|
|Expansion granularity||1 TB
(4 TB order minimum for perpetual licenses)
|Physical Servers (Bare Metal)|
|Virtual Machines (VMs)|
|Real-Time & Historical Charting|
|Orchestration / Provisioning|
|Analytics / Alerting (on-premises)|
|Command / Control|
Flexible Licensing Options: Term or Perpetual License
SANsymphony software is licensed based on managed capacity in TB and not by the number of installed instances. It can be purchased for annual and multi-year terms as well as perpetually. All licensing options include Premier Support and free product updates.
While EN and ST editions are available in term and perpetual licensing, the cost-efficient BZ edition is available in term license only.
A key functionality differentiator between perpetual and term licensing options is the secure access to our cloud-based analytics platform, DataCore™ Insight Services (DIS), which is included with term licenses. DIS delivers predictive monitoring, analytics and issue resolution, actionable intelligence, and proactive optimizations all through a single pane of glass.
Learn more about DIS.
You can have many installations of each edition in your organization. And you can also mix the editions according to your specific needs.
Lifetime Volume Discounts for EN and ST
Your earlier investments in EN and ST pay off. The more capacity under active support you have for one edition, the lower the price for that edition.
Example with SANsymphony EN Edition
You currently have 96 TB under active support and require 8 TB additional capacity.
With Lifetime Volume Discounts the 8 TB is 35% cheaper because you can leverage the 100–249 TB price band instead of the 1–9 TB price band.
Flexible Deployment Options
Each of the three SANsymphony editions – EN, ST and BZ – may be configured with existing or new servers and storage to:
- Create purpose-built storage servers (converged or server SAN)
- Hyperconverged storage across a cluster of servers (HCI)
- Pool and virtualize popular storage arrays from any of the major manufacturers
- Create combinations of the above
Nodes licensed for different editions cooperate in a centrally managed pool to address diverse infrastructure-wide requirements. Licensing of SANsymphony is independent of its deployment.