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Likelihood to Recommend

SANsymphony

Now that you have virtualized your server's CPU and memory resources, you should look to do the same for your storage. Separation of hardware and software has many added benefits not only for CPUs and memory but for storage as well. Without this solution, we would not have been able to afford black-box type SANs at every location. This allowed us to virtualize over 90% of the server environment saving costs and power consumption/cooling and provides all the features costly black-box SANs, including true-HA (which most SAN vendors don't have). Migration from variant SAN storage and using mixed back-end storage solutions is as easier than ever before because the storage being virtualized.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind SAN & NAS

StarWind is best suited for the integration and deployment part and for the storage part as well. The product is budget-friendly and helps us to improve business agility. Can't think of negative scenarios as of now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

SANsymphony

  • Speed is remarkable.
  • Easy to allocate data space needs.
  • Very easy to administrate.
  • Customer assistance is fantastic.
Scott Lambourne | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind SAN & NAS

  • mirroring internal disks and flash between hypervisor servers.
  • Creates powerful environment at low cost.
  • Allows maintenance in zero down time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SANsymphony

  • The only area I see lacking with DataCore is their support. It's not very good at all, and it's frankly, very frustrating and has almost caused me to swear off the product. With that said, the product itself (especially when working) is developed and runs very well and because of that, I will keep using it.
Andrew Bouwhuis | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind SAN & NAS

  • Can improve documentation.
  • Can more focus on user training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SANsymphony

SANsymphony 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I'm currently in the process of renewing my support.
Scott Lambourne | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind SAN & NAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SANsymphony

SANsymphony 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In the 3 years I have been running this, I have contacted support around 4 or 5 times and that was for minor questions with exception of one time when I was performing an update on the system. And in that one time, they were very timely in assisting me with correcting the problem. Top notch customer support!
Scott Lambourne | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind SAN & NAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

SANsymphony

Since it's running on Windows, it's very easy to understand and get ready to work. Simple concept, great UI, very straightforward. Since it's running on Windows, it will require more updates and patching than a Linux based Virtual SAN.It requires a Windows license in addition to the DataCore license.I only tied it on Hyper-V, don't know about VMware, but I bet that it works fine as well.
Tommy Boucher | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind SAN & NAS

Overall the combination is really doing great and helping the business to perform smoothly. The main reason behind selecting StarWind is, It's budget-friendly, has good support and it's great product functionalities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SANsymphony

  • Very positive. We get requests to be added to the SAN.
  • Don't have to think about it. Solid stability.
Fernando Villamil | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind SAN & NAS

  • Can't see any such negative impact so far.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SANsymphony

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

StarWind SAN & NAS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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