Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series Review

Easy to install, stable, and priced well for the market


What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our customers.

What is most valuable?

The price of this solution is good.

What needs improvement?

Many people do not realize that Lenovo has a storage solution, so better marketing from the vendor is needed.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have just begun working with the DM Series.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Our customers enjoy the stability that the Lenovo DM Series has.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is very good. However, if the product is a few years old then expanding storage may be expensive because of a change in the technology.

Our customers for this product are normally medium and large companies. The most recent deployment was for a company with 100 employees.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy. If you have any familiarity with storage solutions, regardless of the vendor, then you can easily configure this product. The length of time required for deployment depends on the size of the project, although I would estimate the average to be one or two days. For a small amount of storage, it will only take a few hours.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have worked with several similar products and I find that the decision by the customer is normally made based on the price. 

What other advice do I have?

In summary, this is a good product and is one that I recommend.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
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