IntelliFlash Review

The most valuable features are multipathing and Easy Tier.


How has it helped my organization?

Being able to add additional disks to a volume to expand. For example, for RAID-5 mdisk/volume, add three additional disks in RAID-5 and expand the existing data.

What is most valuable?

  • The most valuable features are multipathing and Easy Tier.
  • EasyTier/hotcaching: Valuable because it allows greater performance than standard SAS disks
  • Cheaper than pure solid state without needing to actively manage where the data is located.
  • Multipathing: Provides redundancy by allowing each host to have multiple paths to storage, protecting against NIC/drive/storage processor failure

What needs improvement?

No issues so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not have scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would give technical support a rating of 7/10.

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

We used EMC and IBM. We got a good deal on Storewize and 6GB SAS connectivity was a better performance/value option compared to 1GB or 10GB Ethernet iSCSI.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated EMC VNXe3150.

What other advice do I have?

I don’t have any advice.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are a reseller.
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