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 is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

9/10.

Technical Support:

9/10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

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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