IBM FlashSystem Review

It virtualizes storage and provides thin provisioning and compression.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the ability to virtualize other storage behind it, thin provisioning, compression, and flash systems.

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit of the product is the ease-of-management. It has significantly reduced the IT operation costs to our organization.

What needs improvement?

I don’t really have a feature that I’d be using. Other storage technologies such as 3D drives or 3D flash would be cool to see, but for the users who I’m selling to, I don’t have this to offer. I don’t think that there is any improvement required.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability has been excellent and we never had any problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It’s massively scalable, so I’ll never run into that problem.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have used tech support and they are excellent. They always have an answer for me.

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

When selecting a vendor, the support mechanism and the reliability are the most important elements.

How was the initial setup?

I was not involved in the initial setup. I have done it for other clients, and it’s very straightforward to set up and use.

What other advice do I have?

Take it for a test drive. You’ll be impressed.

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