SANsymphony 10
February 11, 2019

SANsymphony 10

Fernando Villamil | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SANsymphony

Want to choose your hardware purchases on value and not be locked in by a single provider? Go with SANsymphony. Chose your hardware vendor and if you don't like them, move on; it's that flexible. The big vendors want you to just purchase the solution they offer. Storage changes quickly. You have the flexibility to purchase SSDs from one vendor and spinning disks from another, thanks to SANsymphony.
  • Fast pools should go to your most used data, and not static files.
  • Redundancy is a must for all aspects of our IT jobs. Who wants to explain when there's no data?
  • Works on Windows server 2012/2016 much better. Solid stability.
  • The performance metrics could use some help. I can see what my storage usage and latency is.
  • Very positive. We get requests to be added to the SAN.
  • Don't have to think about it. Solid stability.
Very proprietary and not sure if it's still around. Pricing was not an issue, just the vendor lock-in was an issue. Simple software layout and not too many hiccups for HP. SANsymphony was just as easy to use and you could grab any vendor, not just HP, to upgrade the system.
Best uses- data replication. Synchronize the info to another site! That way, if site A is down, having access to site B will keep things running. This is great for scheduled maintenance and patching. I sleep at night because I don't worry if one side/site is down. My management doesn't mind patching now! They help me with the dev/apps teams, because we know they always patch/update software.