DataCore SANsymphony Licensing Options

Flexible choices to suit your IT requirements

Three Editions to Choose From

DataCore SANsymphony block-based software-defined storage (SDS) solution is available in three editions – EN, ST and LS – giving you the freedom of choice to buy the software based on specific functionality and scalability needs. All three editions are available in term and perpetual licensing options, empowering you with the flexibility to choose the type of licensing that meets your budgetary requirements.

EN license

Enterprise-class edition offers the highest performance, richest feature set and the most flexibility

ST license

Standard edition is ideal for midrange requirements

LS license

Large-scale secondary storage edition is tailored for backup, archive and less frequently accessed data where lower cost and higher capacity are favored over performance

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Ideal for Enterprise-class, highest performance Standard, midrange Large-scale secondary storage
Data Services
Synchronous Mirroring FC, iSCSI iSCSI FC, iSCSI
Parallel I/O
Replication & Site Recovery
Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
Random Write Accelerator
Data Migration
Quality of Service (QoS)
Load Balancing
Thin Provisioning
Storage Pooling
Access Methods
Fibre Channel (FC)
Storage Devices
AFA, Hybrid Arrays, JBOD, Flash, HDD
Shared Multi-Port Arrays (SMPA)
Storage Protocols NVMe, FC, iSCSI, SAS/SATA, Cloud Gateways
Analytics / Actionable Insights DataCore™ Insight Services
Proactive Insights DataCore Insight Services available only on term licenses
(Cloud-based Analytics Platform)
Predictive Insights
Operational Insights
Physical Servers (Bare Metal)
Virtual Machines
Centralized Management
Real-Time & Historical Charting
Orchestration / Provisioning
Analytics / Alerting (on-premises)
Command / Control
PowerShell API
Console UI

Flexible Licensing Options: Terms or Perpetual License

DataCore SANsymphony software can be licensed for annual and multi-year terms as well as perpetually. All options include Premier Support and free product updates.

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.

Pay as You Grow

  • Flexibility to choose between term (low CAPEX, pay as you go) and perpetual (buy once, own forever) licensing
  • Scale capacity as needed
  • Price per TB goes down as consumption grows
  • Volume discounts on total capacity in use apply
  • Governmental and educational organizations are eligible for additional discounts

Lower Pricing with Higher Capacity

The starting price of SANsymphony EN for a one-year term license is $519/TB.

As you expand to 250 TB of capacity, the price drops to $282/TB.


As you can see, the price per TB goes down as capacity consumption increases, making SANsymphony more economical for your organization as you scale.

*MSRP for the software does not include the cost of the underlying on-premises storage.

Granular Capacity Increments

The entry point and capacity expansion increment for EN and ST nodes may be as little as 1 TB, making them ideal for remote or edge requirements where compact, highly available solutions are necessary. LS deployments, well suited for large, secondary storage requirements come in steps of 50TBs or more per node.

Please consult a DataCore-authorized partner in your vicinity for pricing on the overall solution based on your storage capacity requirements.

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Flexible Deployment Options

Each of the three SANsymphony editions – EN, ST and LS – may be configured with existing or new servers and storage to:

  • Pool and virtualize popular storage arrays from any of the major manufacturers
  • Create purpose-built storage servers (converged or server SAN)
  • Hyper-converge storage across a cluster of servers (HCI)
  • 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.

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