DataCore SANsymphony is a storage virtualization solution that pools multiple sources of storage connected via Fibre Channel or Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) (or direct attached storage (DAS)) and presents the combined block capacity to local area network (LAN) or storage area network (SAN)-based clients. SANsymphony can run natively on a Windows server, in the Hyper-V kernel, or as a Windows virtual machine (VM) in a Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, or KVM hypervisor.
SANsymphony can scale from 2 to 64 server nodes managed from a single point to provide redundancy and increase capacity of the storage pool well into the petabyte (PB) range. Parallel input/output (I/O) architecture leverages multi-core central processing units (CPUs) to maximize performance delivered by each node. SANsymphony has the flexibility to use solid state devices residing in the server as tiered storage or a level of cache, providing tailored performance acceleration for most workloads.
DataCore federates all storage resources with an extensive set of centralized features, including local and remote replication, three-way synchronous mirroring, snapshots, cloning, deduplication, thin provisioning, compression, encryption, wide area network (WAN) optimization, non-disruptive scaling, and automatic load balancing. SANsymphony also supports VMware’s VVOLs making any virtualized storage system appear as a VASA 2.0 provider.
With the PSP 9 release, DataCore announced a new approach to its product with the release of its DataCore HCI-Flex appliance. The HCI-Flex appliance packages the DataCore software in a hyperconverged 1U or 2U box that is pre-installed with either VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V.
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