IBM Spectrum Virtualize Review

We do not have to take any kind of outage to do a storage data migration.


What is most valuable?

Not having to take any kind of outage to do a storage data migration.

How has it helped my organization?

It improves a lot of functions for our clients. The high availability is the best thing. I have been working with it for 15 years, and it's one of the most stable products that IBM has.

What needs improvement?

There are a few little GUI issues and stuff like that, but nothing major. I would like to see better layout of some stuff. They kept on moving things around from version 7.4 to through version 8. They've made it a little difficult for some customers to find things.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is great too. It scales from a single I/O group to up to four.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been great. I've been using it for 15 years.

What other advice do I have?

Next to the DSA1000, it's the most enterprise thing that IBM has for storage.

Make sure that it really has all the things that Spectrum Virtualize has, where you can upgrade the hardware and the software and everything without taking any kind of outage. And that's for infinity, not just for the life cycle with that version of the product, but for each subsequent version. It's all done on the fly.

When choosing a vendor, I look for support.

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