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DataCore Customer Testimonial

Downtime has been virtually eliminated. Having reliable storage that can be expanded on the fly as needed has allowed us to not have to worry about downtime on many of our servers.

Scott Johnson, Systems Engineer, UVA Culpeper Hospital

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DataCore Delivers Fast!

ISCO Industries realized a positive ROI in the first month with DataCore.

3X or More Performance Improvement

79% of surveyed IT organizations improved performance by 3x or more since virtualizing their storage with DataCore.

71% of surveyed IT organizations reduced their storage-related downtime by 75% or more since implementing DataCore.

Performance, high availability, fewer hardware refresh cycles, and other features such as remote replication (DRP), Random Write Accelerator, and CDP (Continuous Data Protection).

David Nogueira, Chief Information Officer, Manpower Group Solutions

There is a much better level of IT infrastructure accesibility than before.

Stanislav Priscak, IT Manager, VUSCH Kosice

High availability, user friendly interface, quick provisioning, and wide hardware support.

Roman Bohus, IT Specialist, Transpetrol

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.

David Oakes, Systems Support Manager, Stennis Data Center, ASRC Federal, Stennis Space Center

Great fail over, little to no downtime.
Less monitoring of services.

Mike Baker, IT Specialist, DRS

Since implementing DataCore …

Seamless data replication, no downtime, and no corruption anymore.

Storage Administrator, Medium Enterprise Media & Entertainment Company

Can adapt to almost any kind of storage in the support matrix, full high availability / Active-Active, and high CP value.

Antony Chen, IT Director, Lea Lea Technology

DataCore makes it easy to migrate data between storage arrays. DataCore also makes it very easy to replace server hardware.

Nicholas Jennings, Senior System Administrator, Canterbury District Health Board

Uses IT resources effectively for my enterprise.

Jie-min Lee, Consultant, Chinese Petroleum Corporation

Cost effective, reliable product.

Bhavesh Soni, Senior IT Manager, Venner Medical Singapore

How has DataCore met our challenges?

Replication and much faster operations per second allowed on our datastore. I can easily take down one of the DataCore servers during the day to perform Windows Updates, patch ESXi or even upgrade the DataCore software to the latest PSP without any downtime at all. Nobody in our organization even notices there is maintenance going on. About the IOPS, I can now snapshot all VMs at the same time and delete multiple snapshots and run windows updates on all VMs for example at the same time without impacting the performance of other VMs or the entire cluster. We have created 3 Storage Profile groups for our vdisks and they are directly related to the storage priority. Vdisks on Storage Profile “High” run basically from SSDs and are pretty fast.

Felipe Abreu, Network Administrator, Innotech Control Systems Australia

Most significant performance increase was with our SQL database and AIX platform. Operations and reports that use to take hours are only taking minutes after we implemented DataCore.

Mark Naidoo, IT Architect, Transdev Australasia

I can sleep at night.

Ian Revault d'Allonnes, IT Architect, Un Jour Ailleurs

I have seen the following benefits:

  • Easy business continuity (PCA) implementation.
  • Easy storage management in terms of volumes and distribution to hosts
  • Management interface is easy to use and understand.
  • Stability of this solution
  • Easy way to migrate storage

Didier Benadet, Senior IT Architect, Journal Sud Ouest

Our organization originally implemented SANmelody as a ‘cost effective’ SAN solution. This enabled us to take advantage of enterprise storage solutions, such as blade technology, clustering, MPIO, and high availability. We have since migrated to SANsymphony, benefiting from the enhancements offered by the latest versions, whilst maintaining a resilient centralized storage solution.

Mike Duxbury, Server Administrator, Volkswagen Group UK

Reliable and stable software. It’s also easy to use and easy to manage.

Thijs Kappert, IT Manager, TCR Groep

Simple and very effective active/active storage cluster, huge performance benefits using RAM as cache. Looking forward to utilizing auto-tiering!

Haris Saracevic, System Administrator, Belgrade Stock Exchange

I can switch from one data center to the other when our electricians need to work on the power circuits without impacting availability.

Andr Paetzold, IT Manager, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft

The non-disruptive upgrades are the top most feature we love.

Vincent Unal, IT Specialist, Runiso

Simple, effective, and robust.

Cesar Prevital, IT Administrator, Terres Comtoises

We duplicated our data in two separate buildings, so that in case of fire or other disaster the data will be safe.

Dirk Luebbers, IT Manager, C. Otto Gehrckens GmbH & Co

Higher availability of virtualized storage. Storage related management tasks are now focused on just one solution. Overall storage related infrastructure became much less complicated. Increased independence when acquiring new/additional storage. Implementing changes became a lot less disruptive.

Jörg Bultmann, IT Professional, Harting Technology Group

DataCore is easy to manage, fast, and efficient. That’s why it is the best solution for us.

Josef Reiser, IT Specialist, Tyczka Totalgaz GmbH

DataCore works transparently across our storage infrastructure. Since the installation we have had no downtime.

Stephan Speckmann, Chief Information Officer, Duetz Fashion GmbH

DataCore is very flexible, it is easy to integrate different storage and support is very responsive and problem focused.

Feras Sabha, Senior System Administrator, OFID

The use of standard x86 hardware, no downtime, storage performance, and simple licensing.

Andreas Hasenberg, Chief Information Officer, Stadt Witten

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