IBM VersaStack Review

Replication and DR implementation became faster

What is our primary use case?

  • Virtualization¬†
  • Server consolidation
  • Storage consolidation
  • Easy DR implementation
  • VMware implementation

How has it helped my organization?

  • Easy virtualization implementation
  • Consolidation of data store
  • Replication and DR implementation became faster.

What is most valuable?

  • Compatibility with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
  • Storage level replication¬†
  • Dedupe features
  • Single management through UCS Manager

What needs improvement?

The following needs improvement:

  • Raw data mapping for storage is not a given option, but must be customized.
  • Storage management integration with UCS Manager.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?


What do I think about the scalability of the solution?


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

We were using rack mount servers, not a SAN network nor storage.

How was the initial setup?

Zoning was a bit complicated for a new implementation, but it was easily adapted.

We utilized a SAN switch instead of directly connecting to the Cisco FI.

What was our ROI?

Our ROI was two years.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated HPE and Dell.

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