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2nd
community choice
13th 14th
Total SCORE
60%
86%
58%
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Pros
  • + Extensive platform support
  • + Extensive data protection capabilities
  • + Flexible deployment options
  • + Extensive platform support
  • + Native file services
  • + Manageability
  • + Broad range of hardware support
  • + Strong VMware integration
  • + Policy-based management
Cons
  • - No native data integrity verification
  • - Dedup/compr not performance optimized
  • - No bare-metal support
  • - No stretched clustering
  • - Minimal data protection capabilities
  • - No stretched clustering
  • - Very limited native data protection capabilities
  • - No dedup/compression
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General
60%
86%
58%
Content
Content Creator
WhatMatrix
WhatMatrix
WhatMatrix
Assessment
Overview
Name: SANsymphony
Type: Software (SDS)
Development Start: 1998
First Product Release: 1999
Name: Enterprise Cloud Platform (ECP)
Type: Hardware+Software (HCI)
Development Start: 2009
First Product Release: 2011
NEW
Name: vSAN
Type: Software-only (SDS)
Development Start: Unknown
First Product Release: 2014
Maturity
SSY 10.0 PSP7: dec 2017
SSY 10.0 PSP6 U3: apr 2017
SSY 10.0: jun 2014
SSY 9.0: jul 2012
SSY 8.1: aug 2011
SSY 8.0: dec 2010
SSY 7.0: apr 2009
SSY 5.2: jun 2003
SSY 5.1: mar 2003
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SSY 3.0: 1999
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Release Dates:
AOS 5.6: apr 2018
AOS 5.5: dec 2017
AOS 5.1.2 / 5.2*: sep 2017
AOS 5.1.1.1: jul 2017
AOS 5.1: may 2017
AOS 5.0: dec 2016
AOS 4.7: jun 2016
AOS 4.6: feb 2016
AOS 4.5: oct 2015
NOS 4.1: jan 2015
NOS 4.0: apr 2014
NOS 3.5: aug 2013
NOS 3.0: dec 2012
NEW
Release Dates:
vSAN 6.7: may 2018
vSAN 6.6.1: jul 2017
vSAN 6.6: apr 2017
vSAN 6.5: nov 2016
vSAN 6.2: mar 2016
vSAN 6.1: aug 2015
vSAN 6.0: mar 2015
vSAN 5.5: mar 2014
NEW
Pricing
Hardware Pricing Model
Software Pricing Model
Per Instance (=server/node)
Capacity based (per TB)
Feature based
Per Node
Per VM (Calm only)
NEW
Per CPU Socket
Per Desktop (VDI use cases only)
Per Used GB (VCPP only)
NEW
Support Pricing Model
Per Instance (=server/node)
Per Feature
Per CPU Socket
Per Desktop (VDI use cases only)
Architecture
60%
86%
58%
Solution
Consolidation Scope
Storage
Data Protection
Management
Automation&Orchestration
Hypervisor
Compute
Storage
Data Protection (limited)
Management
Automation&Orchestration
Hypervisor
Compute
Storage
Data Protection (limited)
Management
Automation&Orchestration
Evaluation Methods
Free Trial (30-days)
Proof-of-Concept (PoC; up to 12 months)