What is most valuable?
The product is very flexible, and it is very easy to add any additional product from the background; so we can use any multi-vendor backend storages and virtualize the product. It becomes a powerful virtualization engine for migrating data, for provisioning data and any type of data migration is easy.
How has it helped my organization?
As I have mentioned, the benefits of this solution are that it reduces time.
Basically, we can clear the storage for faster/medium/slower access. We can make three-tiers and migrate the data easily.
What needs improvement?
The IBM Easy Tier works on different pools of disks and flash. Going forward when everything is Flash storage and no more spinning disks, the Easy Tier is not required. After attending the IBM Tech U, IBM is focusing on all flash storage devices. This is good and hopefully IBM pricing will have an edge over the competition.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
Stability is awesome; it's very stable.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
The scalability is absolutely outstanding and we can scale as much as we want.
How are customer service and technical support?
IBM technical support is awesome.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
Basically, we had different islands of storage from different vendors. We wanted a product to integrate all of them together. So that is why we found, IBM Spectrum Virtualize, as the product.
How was the initial setup?
They come to us every time when there is an initial setup, they help us with the process. The setup is very straightforward.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
We have another EMC brand storage product also, but we are using both of them.
Of course, the product is the most important criteria for vendor selection.
What other advice do I have?
This is an absolutely outstanding product and anyone can use it with ease. It can do everything.
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Jun 04 2017