SANsymphony™ Software-Defined Storage, powered by DataCore™ Parallel I/O technology, is our flagship 10th generation storage virtualization solution. In use at over 10,000+ customer sites, it maximizes IT infrastructure performance, availability and utilization by virtualizing storage hardware.

Industry-Leading Performance

DataCore shattered the Performance and Price-Performance mark for the industry’s most prestigious benchmark; the Storage Performance Council’s SPC-1(which measures IOPS and latency against database/transaction processing workloads)[1].

Why Our Customers Love Us

  • Lower Cost of Ownership
    • 75% reduction in storage costs
  • Faster Applications
    • 10% performance increase
  • Higher Availability
    • 100% reduction in storage-related downtime
  • Greater Productivity
    • 90% decrease in time spent on routine storage tasks

Use Cases for SANsymphony

Consider DataCore software-defined storage any time you wish to:

Virtualize your existing storage hardware

Create converged storage from servers and internal storage

Integrate Flash/SSDs with existing storage

Virtualize Your External Storage Hardware with Software-defined Storage

Consider DataCore software-defined storage any time you wish to:

SANsymphony runs on standard x86 servers, providing one set of common storage services across all storage devices under its control.

The combined storage capacity of the different devices is managed as shared pools to eliminate wasted space.

Unlike storage systems communicate seamlessly reducing complexity and preventing downtime.

Data is replicated between nodes leaving no single point of failure.

You can seamlessly scale up and scale out choosing the most appropriate hardware manufacturer for each class of storage and servers.

Auto-Tiering Dynamically Optimizes Resources

DataCore allows you to create up to 15 tiers of storage and will automatically migrate data to the tier that delivers the right performance at the right time.

Not once a week, not once a day – this is ongoing, real time tuning of your data. Data can be automatically migrated from Flash to Enterprise Storage to Nearline or Bulk Storage and even off to the cloud for archival.

Best part is, this is done at the block level. While a database may require performance, not every block of data associated with it does. Share your Flash or high end storage between multiple applications and ensure that only the blocks of data in high demand reside on high performance storage systems.

New Hardware Isn't the Only Way
to Increase Performance

DataCore Can Make Your Existing Storage Hardware Run 10 Times Faster.

The concept is simple, electronic memory is significantly faster than disk and even Flash. So run your applications in memory as long as possible! DataCore uses x86-64 CPUs and memory from DataCore nodes as powerful, inexpensive “mega caches”.

Performance acceleration is DataCore’s secret sauce. Our parallel I/O technology and caching algorithms intelligently anticipate reads, bringing blocks of data into RAM before your applications ask for them. Then we evaluate your usage patterns and won’t write anything back to disk until you are really done with it. When data does need to be written to disk, we coalesce random writes into sequential writes ensuring it gets down onto the disk as fast as possible.

Converged SAN using servers with internal flash and direct-attached storage (DAS)

Easily Connect Between Sites

One Storage Services Platform

Across your entire infrastructure

Some of these services are common among modern storage systems. Things like snapshots, thin provisioning and mirroring. Only DataCore can offer this functionality in a universally compatible format.

When to get started with DataCore

Before your next storage purchase

Using or considering flash/SSDs

Expanding Server/Desktop Virtualization

Developing your Business Continuity Plan

Don’t hesitate any longer. Let us help you solve your most pressing storage-related challenges by
putting the SANsymphony Software-defined Storage platform into action.

Virtual SAN

DataCore™ Hyper-converged Virtual SAN The world's fastest hyper-converged solution. Create a high-performance, cost-effective hyper-converged infrastructure using DAS or internal storage on your cluster of hosts.

Up to 10X performance improvement with Parallel I/O and RAM caching. Supports all of the major hypervisors. Needs only 2 nodes for high-availability, but easily expands up to 64 nodes

Ideal for Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO) environments

Choose DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN for environments that require high availability in a low-cost, small footprint, as well as latency-sensitive environments where you want to move data close to your database applications, but need to share it across a cluster of servers. For in-depth information download our DataCore Virtual SAN Technical Whitepaper.

Scale out from

2 to 64 Nodes

Scale up to

64 PB

Accelerate IOPS up to

100 million

Hyper-converged Virtual SAN Use Cases

Consider DataCore for:

A) Small Server Clusters in Remote Sites, Branch Offices and Space-constrained Computer Rooms

Put the internal storage capacity of your servers to work as a shared resource while protecting your data against server outages simply by adding DataCore Virtual SAN software.

B) Latency-sensitive database applications

Speed up response and throughput by caching reads and writes from fast server RAM memory and keeping data close to the applications.

Combine Hyper-converged systems with SAN and Cloud Storage into an Integrated Storage Infrastructure

Leverage resources from all and manage them centrally from the same console to scale storage capacity independently of compute and memory.

Integrated Storage Architecture

Enjoy all of the rich services you require for the fastest performance, highest availability, and optimal capacity utilization. Perfected over two decades and deployed at over 10,000 customers in large data centers, now available for your DataCore Virtual SAN.

Feature Highlights Summary

Up to 10X performance improvement with Parallel I/O and RAM cache

Needs only 2 nodes for High Availability when others require 3 or more

Scales to 64 nodes

Flash is not required though it can be used as a tier of persistent storage

Integrated Storage Architecture leverages internal storage, external DAS, SAN and cloud storage

Eliminates “data islands’ and management complexity of hyper-converged storage silos

Works with all major hypervisors including VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V

Self-provisioning using VMware vSphere VVols or Microsoft System Center VMM

Runs in the root partition on Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V without taking up a VM

Broad choice of hardware platforms

Simple to roll out using smart deployment wizards

Dlaczego DataCore?

Jeden z najbardziej prestiżowych ośrodków zajmujący się testami rozwiązań pamięci masowych SPC-1 (Storage Performance Council) zaprezentował wyniki testów wydajności w przeliczeniu na koszty gdzie rozwiązania DataCore zajęły pierwsze miejsce zyskując sporą przewagę nad innymi.

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