IBM FlashSystem Review

The valuable features are snapshots and snap logs.


What is most valuable?

The valuable features are snapshots and snap logs. We only use those on our flash system. We value the performance of the system.

How has it helped my organization?

Our automatic banking systems have become twice as quick with flash storage.

What needs improvement?

I don't know about improvements. Maybe having independent snapshots. For now, when we make snapshots one by one, they depend on each other. If we delete the first snapshot, then we can lose the others. We really need functional snapshots which are independent of each other.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is not very good. Over the course of the last two years, we had two incidents with flash storage when we lost our data. We have three flash storages and we lost all the data on two of them. That was not very good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is good.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good enough. Their advice was mainly to upgrade our firmware and restore our backups.

What other advice do I have?

Test all of the products as you evaluate them.

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