IBM FlashSystem Review

Licensing has everything you need.


What is most valuable?

Auto Tier is 1M-iops.

How has it helped my organization?

It improves our number of TPS.

What needs improvement?

Flash Manager needs to be included.

For how long have I used the solution?

2 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Only battery for controller.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None so far.

How are customer service and technical support?

If 10 is the highest, I would rate them at 9.

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

We were using a V7000 before, so only upgraded.

How was the initial setup?

Almost straightforward and the same as doing a V7000 series.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing has already everything you need like replication, but you need to consider the license cost for the SAN switch.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

EMC Xtreme IO, HPE 3PAR, Nimble.

What other advice do I have?

Consider which type of disk to use: All flash, High Capacity Drives, SSDs.

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