TechValidate Research on SANsymphony™

14 Case Studies


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.

SANsymphony™ Case Study

Architectural Nexus

Introduction

This case study of Architectural Nexus is based on a March 2019 survey of SANsymphony™ customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Dell Compellent.”

“With DataCore, it’s never a forklift operation. You can purchase the latest hardware and deploy it where it needs to be, gaining immediate benefits of the latest hardware without losing the investment in existing data infrastructure.”

“We have an Active/Active SAN offering 30Tb of high performance to 125 users.”

Challenges

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

  • DataCore has enabled them to accomplish the following:
    • Reduce overall storage costs
    • Extend the life of legacy hardware
    • Reduce storage-related downtime
    • Confidently add new technology into our storage architecture

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SANsymphony™ that the surveyed company 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 company 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.

DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Virtualization Software Case Study

Disability Rights Texas

Introduction

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

“Since moving to DataCore, we’ve realized the benefits of disaster recovery, fast spinup of new servers, the ability to snapshot servers before applying updates, and the agility that comes with a virtualized environment.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Virtualization Software:

  • Has been running DataCore without any storage-related planned or unplanned downtime for 4+ years.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Virtualization Software that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Decreased the amount of time spent on routine storage tasks by < 50% since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Has been able to defer 5+ storage hardware refresh cycles using DataCore software.

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Virtualization Software:

  • Realized a positive ROI in the first year with DataCore.
  • Effectively reduced their storage-related spending by 50% or more with DataCore.
  • Improved performance by 3x since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Reduced their storage-related downtime by 90% or more 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.

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

Case Study: Sherwood Management Co.

Introduction

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.”

Challenges

  • 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.

Results

  • 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.

Case Study: Delta Blood Bank

Introduction

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

“The biggest benefit is High-Availability. I managed to re-purpose the old SAN to be the backup of the new SAN. Other SAN solutions will force IT pro’s to buy two identical hardware SANs to establish HA.”

Challenges

  • 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 < 50% since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.

Results

  • Realized a positive ROI in < 6 months with DataCore.
  • Improved performance by 5x since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Reduced their storage-related downtime by 90% since implementing DataCore.
  • Turned stranded storage capacity into > 50% more free space with DataCore.

Case Study: Open Systems International Inc

Introduction

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

“DataCore has made managing storage simple and provides extremely easy, 100% uptime, utilizing dual nodes.”

Challenges

  • 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 75% since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Has been able to defer 3 storage hardware refresh cycles using DataCore software.

Results

  • Realized a positive ROI in < 6 months with DataCore.
  • Effectively reduced their storage-related spending by > 50% with DataCore.
  • Improved performance by 5x since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Reduced their storage-related downtime by 100% since implementing DataCore.
  • Cut planned downtime on data migrations, upgrades and technology refreshes by > 75% with DataCore.
  • Turned stranded storage capacity into > 50% more free space with DataCore.

Case Study: Capgemini

Introduction

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

“This is game changer which is ahead of the trend and key element to help organization to truly able to have a SDDC (software-defined data center).”

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Has been able to defer 2 storage hardware refresh cycles using DataCore software.

Results

  • Realized a positive ROI in < 6 months with DataCore.
  • Effectively reduced their storage-related spending by > 25% with DataCore.
  • Improved performance by 5x since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Reduced their storage-related downtime by 100% since implementing DataCore.
  • Cut planned downtime on data migrations, upgrades and technology refreshes by > 30% with DataCore.
  • Turned stranded storage capacity into > 100% more free space with DataCore.

Case Study: Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company (France)

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise energy & utilities company is based on a February 2014 survey of DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Virtualization Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have no migration downtime when changing storage systems, with DataCore.”

Challenges

  • 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 75% since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Has been able to defer 2 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% with DataCore.
  • Improved performance by 3x 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 > 75% with DataCore.
  • Turned stranded storage capacity into > 50% more free space with DataCore.

Case Study: Federal Government (Australia)

Introduction

This case study of a federal government is based on a February 2014 survey of DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Virtualization Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“DataCore provides high availability and disaster recovery capabilities.”

Challenges

  • 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 1 storage hardware refresh cycles using DataCore software.

Results

  • Realized a positive ROI in the first month with DataCore.
  • Effectively reduced their storage-related spending by > 50% with DataCore.
  • Improved performance by 5x since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Reduced their storage-related downtime by 90% since implementing DataCore.
  • Cut planned downtime on data migrations, upgrades and technology refreshes by > 95% with DataCore.
  • Turned stranded storage capacity into > 100% more free space with DataCore.

Case Study: Federal Government

Introduction

This case study of a federal government is based on a February 2014 survey of DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Virtualization Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • 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 50% since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Has been able to defer 2 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% with DataCore.
  • Improved performance by 5x since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Reduced their storage-related downtime by > 50% since implementing DataCore.
  • Cut planned downtime on data migrations, upgrades and technology refreshes by > 50% with DataCore.
  • Turned stranded storage capacity into > 50% more free space with DataCore.

Case Study: Large Enterprise Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise health care company is based on a February 2014 survey of DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Virtualization Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“DataCore adds a lot of flexibility and storage management convenience. Significantly reduced systems’ downtime during upgrade and maintenance.”

Challenges

  • 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 75% since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Has been able to defer 3 storage hardware refresh cycles using DataCore software.

Results

  • Realized a positive ROI in the first month with DataCore.
  • Effectively reduced their storage-related spending by > 25% with DataCore.
  • Improved performance by 3x since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Reduced their storage-related downtime by 90% since implementing DataCore.
  • Cut planned downtime on data migrations, upgrades and technology refreshes by > 95% with DataCore.
  • Turned stranded storage capacity into > 50% more free space with DataCore.

Case Study: Arizona State University

Introduction

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

“We could use less expensive disk in place of enterprise level disk and achieve the same performance. DataCore also made protecting our data much easier by mirroring volumes and snapshots.”

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Has been able to defer 1 storage hardware refresh cycle using DataCore software.

Results

  • Effectively reduced their storage-related spending by > 25% with DataCore.
  • Cut planned downtime on data migrations, upgrades and technology refreshes by > 50% with DataCore.
  • Turned stranded storage capacity into > 50% more free space with DataCore.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise, Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

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

“It runs without problems .. In German .. das läuft und läuft und läuft ohne das jemand irgend etwas machen muss. Genau soll es sein.”

Challenges

  • 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 1 storage hardware refresh cycles using DataCore software.

Results

  • Realized a positive ROI in < 6 months with DataCore.
  • Effectively reduced their storage-related spending by > 50% with DataCore.
  • Improved performance by 5x since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.
  • Reduced their storage-related downtime by 100% since implementing DataCore.
  • Cut planned downtime on data migrations, upgrades and technology refreshes by 100% with DataCore.
  • Turned stranded storage capacity into > 50% more free space with DataCore.



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