IBM Storwize Review

​User friendly interface and robust hardware but deduplication is limited


What is most valuable?

  • User friendly interface
  • Robust hardware
  • Good support

How has it helped my organization?

VMware and Hyper-V datastore (with Fiber Connect). All virtual systems are running on the Storwize V7000 storage in our company.

What needs improvement?

Deduplication and DRC synchronization. Deduplication is small, limited. We need better deduplication and disaster recovery.

For how long have I used the solution?

Since 2014.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Good stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

Global support is good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Yes, I myself have used. The customer decided to switch.

How was the initial setup?

Yes, it is easy in terms of management and installation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, I evaluated HPE, Dell EMC.

What other advice do I have?

Check IOP values and disk speed. Check often for updates and firmware. Make absolute SNMP settings for warnings and alerts.

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