IBM FlashSystem Review

A stable product with good support for our production system data


What is our primary use case?

We use the FlashSystem to store our company data that is used in production systems.

What is most valuable?

The maintenance service and support from IBM is very good.

What needs improvement?

It could be easier to implement.

This is an expensive product and if the price were reduced it would be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the IBM FlashSystem for a few years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is absolutely a stable product. However, we will probably not continue to use it in the future. One of the reasons for wanting to switch is the price. Also, technology is evolving and we will probably adopt a hyper-converged solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This storage solution is scalable. It is used in production and not directly linked to users. It runs various routines and batches, although the developers and IT interact with this. Together, this is about 50 people.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support from IBM is very good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another similar product prior to this one.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is quite complex. To get it in place and configured took about one week.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed with the help of an integrator.

There are three administrators who handle the routine maintenance and the hardware is well maintained by IBM.

What other advice do I have?

In summary, this is a good product and I absolutely recommend it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

FS900
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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