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?
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
How are customer service and technical support?
9/10. Technical Support
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
How was the initial setup?
It was easy, and just like installing the NetApp FAS series devices.
What about the implementation team?
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.
Last updated: Nov 07 2016
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