IBM Storwize Review

The cost was low when we purchased it. Some of the platform limitations need to be addressed.


What is most valuable?

The cost was low when we purchased it.

How has it helped my organization?

It has not improved how we function.

What needs improvement?

ACLs should be more compatible with other NAS-based platforms. Some of the platform limitations need to be addressed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this product for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had to bounce services several times over the past two years.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is horrible. IBM doesn't have much expertise with the product.

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

We were using EMC VNX.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was fairly simple.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We migrated from EMC VNX.

We performed a new enterprise storage refresh and kicked out EMC.

We moved from EMC VMAX to Pure Storage All-Flash, and then got this product to replace EMC VNX.

What other advice do I have?

DON'T use it unless you have a new and small NAS environment.

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