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DataCore SANsymphony: Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

An excellent software-defined storage (SDS) option for government agencies, education institutions and other organizations that need to make the most of every dollar, DataCore promises an excellent price-to-performance ratio. It offers a low total cost of ownership while helping companies eliminate bottlenecks and increase availability.

Backing up its offering, DataCore is focused: It sells only two products, its SANsymphony SDS product and its Hyperconverged Virtual SAN. The company was an early pioneer of software-defined storage technology and has survived as a vendor as the technology has evolved.

Product Description

DataCore claims that SANsymphony delivers a 5x boost in performance, decreases downtime by 100 percent and reduces storage costs by 50 percent. It also boasts the best price-per-performance in its class and the fastest response time. The product relies on the company's unique Parallel I/O technology that speeds up applications.

Type of product:

Software-only (integrated appliances available through Lenovo)

Editions available:

N/A

License:

Proprietary

Key features:

  • Parallel I/O Technology for fast performance
  • high availability
  • efficient asynchronous replication
  • continuous data protection
  • low total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • single-pane management

Target Industries

Government, education, healthcare, others

Customers

DataCore boasts more than 10,000 customers, including NASA, Thorntons, Volkswagen, YMCA of Metro Milwaukee and Community Health Network.

Pricing and How to Buy

Starts at $757 for a perpetual license with one year of support and software updates. Volume discounts are available, and government and education customers can also get discounts. Customers can request a quote from the DataCore website, and the product is available through resellers. A 30-day free trial is also available.

DataCore SANsymphony Features Chart

DataCore SANsymphony

Type of Product

Software-only (integrated appliances available through Lenovo)

Editions Available

N/A

License

Proprietary

Key features

·   Parallel I/O Technology for fast performance

·   high availability

·   efficient asynchronous replication

·   continuous data protection

·   low total cost of ownership (TCO)

·   single-pane management

Target Industries

Government, education, healthcare, others

Pricing

$757 for perpetual license; discounts available.

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