TechValidate Research on SANsymphony™

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2,691 Customers Surveyed

21,776 Data Points Collected

405 Published TechFacts

24 Published Charts

14 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

Biggest benefits since implementing DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Virtualization Software

High availability and disaster recovery capabilities.

IT Specialist, Federal Government

Storage Performance Improvement with DataCore

With DataCore, storage performance has improved more than:

10x: 7%
8x: 11%
5x: 30%
3x: 31%
Less than 3x: 21%

SANsymphony™ Case Study

State & Local Government


This case study of a state & local government is based on a March 2019 survey of SANsymphony™ customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Vendor-specific SAN solutions with mirroring/replication capabilities.”

“DataCore has provided a smooth path to increasing the performance and capacity of our storage infrastructure.”

  • 38TB mirrored capacity
    • Supports large-scale database applications
    • Supports a mix of EMC and Flash storage."


The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SANsymphony™ :

  • DataCore has enabled them to accomplish the following:
    • Reduce time spent on storage administration
    • Reduce overall storage costs
    • Extend the life of legacy hardware
    • Reduce storage-related downtime
    • Build a Software Defined foundation that prepares us for the future

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SANsymphony™ that the surveyed organization uses:

  • They strongly agree that DataCore SDS has given them the freedom to choose the hardware platforms that best meet their needs and budget.


The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SANsymphony™ :

  • With DataCore, they saw an increase in their application performance immediately.
  • DataCore effectively reduced their storage-related spending by 50% or more.

SANsymphony™ Customer Research

DataCore effectively reduced our storage-related spending by:

85% or more
70% or more
50% or more
25% or more
Less than 25%

Case Study: Sherwood Management Co.


This case study of Sherwood Management Co is based on a February 2014 survey of DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Virtualization Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We utilize DataCore’s continuous data protection (CDP) to provide snapshot rollbacks that serve as our backup — eliminating the need for tape. We replicate all our volumes to our DR site. The ability to prioritize which volumes are High Priority versus Low or Archive Priority ensures our most valuable information is backed up first.”


  • Has been running DataCore without any storage-related planned or unplanned downtime for 2+ years.

Use Case

  • Decreased the amount of time spent on routine storage tasks by 90% since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Has been able to defer 3 storage hardware refresh cycles using DataCore software.


  • Realized a positive ROI in < 120 days with DataCore.
  • Effectively reduced their storage-related spending by > 50% with DataCore.
  • Improved performance by 10x since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Reduced their storage-related downtime by 75% since implementing DataCore.
  • Cut planned downtime on data migrations, upgrades and technology refreshes by 100% with DataCore.
  • Turned stranded storage capacity into > 200% more free space with DataCore.

SANsymphony™ Customer Review

Industry Leading Support from DataCore

5/5 Stars

Please describe your experience when calling DataCore Technical Support:

On of the best support experiences out there.

Would you recommend the DataCore Technical Support team, and if so, why?

Indeed. Very compotent, polite and always helpfull support team. I like.

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About SANsymphony™

SANsymphony™ is DataCore’s 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.

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