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Pros
"It has many features and capabilities such as local protection and global protection.""It's all about ease of use and reliability."

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"In my opinion, it's the best monitoring and report creation tool for IBM storage devices. You can do a lot of performance stats and reports with very nice tools for IBM storage devices.""Technical support is quite responsive and helpful."

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Cons
"The support needs to be improved because I have found that even simple issues take a long time to be solved.""Technical support needs improvement, as well as the engineering resources, who do the upgrades."

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"The initial setup for IBM Spectrum Control is a bit complicated. They should also make it easier to integrate and use the Cosmos Analytics tool, which is very complicated.""The pain points were, and may still continue to be, the fact that there are multiple components of the product which are installed, you might say, somewhat individually."

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"There are no licensing costs for this product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's all about ease of use and reliability.
Top Answer: Technical support needs improvement, as well as the engineering resources, who do the upgrades.
Top Answer: We use this solution for multiple storage platforms all over the world that need to be able to move data and manage it across them. You have a singular view across all of your storage platforms of… more »
Top Answer: In my opinion, it's the best monitoring and report creation tool for IBM storage devices. You can do a lot of performance stats and reports with very nice tools for IBM storage devices.
Top Answer: The initial setup for IBM Spectrum Control is a bit complicated. They should also make it easier to integrate and use the Cosmos Analytics tool, which is very complicated. I want IBM to add a feature… more »
Top Answer: We use IBM Spectrum Control for performance analytics and reporting.
Ranking
2nd
out of 26 in Storage Management
Views
772
Comparisons
562
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
400
Rating
8.5
3rd
out of 26 in Storage Management
Views
602
Comparisons
372
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
673
Rating
8.5
Comparisons
Also Known As
Dell EMC SRM, Dell EMC ViPR SRM, ViPR SRM, EMC ControlCenter, ECC, EMC ProSphere
Spectrum Control
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Overview

ViPR SRM is a software solution that provides multi-vendor capacity, performance, and configuration dashboards and reports for traditional and software-defined storage resources.

IBM Spectrum Control is a comprehensive solution that can significantly improve monitoring, automation and analytics capabilities in multi-vendor storage environments. IBM Spectrum Control helps manage storage systems, software-defined storage, storage-area network (SAN) fabrics and devices. Storage can be seen from multiple perspectives, including departmental, application and server views. IBM Spectrum Control helps simplify provisioning, tier optimization, performance management and data replication processes.

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HNTB Corporation
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager is ranked 2nd in Storage Management with 2 reviews while IBM Spectrum Control is ranked 3rd in Storage Management with 2 reviews. Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager is rated 8.6, while IBM Spectrum Control is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager writes "Easy to deploy and use, with good local and global protection capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Control writes "Very granular with great technical support and good stability". Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager is most compared with NetApp OnCommand Insight, SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor, NetApp OnCommand, Dell EMC VPLEX and Dell EMC DataIQ, whereas IBM Spectrum Control is most compared with IBM Storage Insights, Dell EMC DataIQ, SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor, CA 1 Tape Management and NetApp OnCommand Insight.

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