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.


Valuable Features

  • 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

Improvements to My Organization

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

Room for Improvement

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

Use of Solution

I've used it for two years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

9/10.

Technical Support:

9/10.

Previous Solutions

No issues encountered.

Initial Setup

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

Implementation Team

We did it in-house.

Other Solutions Considered

No other options were evaluated.

Other Advice

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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