TechValidate Research on SANsymphony™

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


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.”


  • 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.


  • 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.

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