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


SANsymphony™ Customer Statistic

96% of surveyed customers agree that DataCore SDS has given them the freedom to choose the hardware platforms that best meet their needs and budget.

96%

Up to 4X better capacity utilization with DataCore

64% of surveyed IT organizations turned stranded storage capacity into > 50% more free space with DataCore.

SANsymphony™ Customer Research

DataCore has enabled us to:

Reduce storage-related downtime
69%
Reduce time spent on storage administration
62%
Reduce overall storage costs
44%
Confidently add new technology into our storage architecture
42%
Build a Software Defined foundation that prepares us for the future
37%
Extend the life of legacy hardware
34%

Stennis Space Center

Introduction

This case study of ASRC Federal, Stennis Space Center, MS is based on a December 2015 survey of DataCore customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“DataCore SANsymphony not only provided Stennis Data Center the virtualization of our SAN, but also provided the capability to mirror our SAN environment. That alone has protected out critical applications from unplanned outages. The Engineering and Test Directorate at Stennis Space Center is currently testing the new rocket engines for the Space Launch System, and a system outage could have scrubbed a test, costing millions of dollars to reschedule. DataCore has been extremely important in ensuring the Stennis Data Center services are high performing and highly available.”

Use Case

  • Decreased the amount of time spent on routine storage tasks by 50% or more since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Completed 20+ non-distruptive/seamless data migrations, upgrades and technology refreshes since DataCore was installed.
  • Has been able to defer 3 storage hardware refresh cycles using DataCore software.

Results

  • Realized a positive ROI in the first year with DataCore.
  • Effectively reduced their storage-related spending by 25% or more with DataCore.
  • Improved performance by 10x since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Reduced their storage-related downtime by 90% or more since implementing DataCore.
  • Agrees the transition to DataCore was:
    • Well planned and expertly executed
    • Accomplished with minimal disruption

SANsymphony™ Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

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."

Challenges

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.

Results

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.

Immediate Value

We realized a positive ROI from our investment in DataCore within:

the first month
13%
120 days or less
10%
6 months or less
21%
the first year
55%


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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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