IBM FlashSystem Review

Easy to use GUI, both for me and the customers is the most valuable feature of this solution.

What is most valuable?

Easy to use GUI, both for me and the customers is the most valuable feature of this solution. It's very self-explanatory, very easy to install and of course, the IBM Easy Tier function is easy to maintain.

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are pretty much the same as I have mentioned herein, i.e., it's the time that takes to do an installation as compared to the old products. So, everything is time-related, i.e., the less time you use then it's also cost-effective.

What needs improvement?

I really don't have any preference for it, this is very easy to install and is actually a customer setup. I've talked to many customers, and all of them agree that "This is so simple, so easy, and straightforward", so IBM has done a very good job so far.

For how long have I used the solution?

Since 2012

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Very easy so no problems.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is very good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is also very good because in the first product you could add four expansions to it, but then today, with the later code you can add nine to the controller units. So, it's very good and also, if you put an SVC product on top of it, then it works very well together as we see in all of the products as well.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Out af 10 I would say 8 for none advanced users

Technical Support:

Very good when it's needed.

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

We are a business partner and what we sell are IBM Storwize products. That's our main focus, we don't sell any other vendors. So, it was a pretty straightforward decision to invest in this solution. But according to what I have seen in the past and worked with than this is without a doubt the most user friendly product.

How was the initial setup?

Actually, I've done many of the installations; it is very straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

This product is so easy to use.

Have it checked over, test it out and try it. Compare it to the other competitors and make a decision from there, because I think this will definitely be a winner.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are a business partner.
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