TechValidate Research on SANsymphony™

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.

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