IBM System Storage N series [EOL] Review

All protocols come in the same box, including CIFS file server if you have NetApp experience this storage is the same.

What is most valuable?

  • All features available through NetApp storage devices
  • All the protocols are on the same box
  • Deduplication and snapshot features are available through the NetApp FAS series

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided a customer with CIFS file-server protocol.

What needs improvement?

Unify all backup softwares on the same tool to simplify the administration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


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

No issues encountered.

How was the initial setup?

It was easy, and just like installing the NetApp FAS series devices.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

If you like NetApp Storage you can use IBM N Series without problem.

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