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DataCore SANsymphony-V – Product Brief

Last updated July 9th, 2019 for SANsymphony 10 PSP 9. 4-page review of Software Defined Storage software product DataCore SANsymphony-V. Covers highlights, potential, usage, and commentary on strengths/weaknesses.

DataCore SANsymphony-V is a storage virtualization solution that pools multiple sources of storage connected via fibre channel or iSCSI (or DAS) and presents the combined block capacity to LAN or SAN-based clients. SANSymphony can run natively on a Windows server, in the Hyper-V kernel or as a Windows 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 PB range. Parallel IO architecture leverages multi-core CPUs to maximize performance delivered by each node. SANsymphony-V 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, 3-way synchronous mirroring, snapshots, cloning, deduplication, thin provisioning, compression, encryption, WAN optimization, non-disruptive scaling and automatic load balancing. SANsymphony-V 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 their product with the release of their 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.

DataCore SANsymphony-V Product Brief Includes:

  • Highlights
  • Usage and Deployment
  • EvaluScale Table
  • Evaluator Group Comments
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