We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution has been very stable so far."
"It integrates well into either Windows or Linux environments."
"Its stability is the most valuable. It is reliable, and we don't have to worry too much about it."
"The initial setup was really straightforward. It was not complex. Deployment took one month, due to the data migration duration."
"The performance of the All-Flash System is very good. There is more enhanced performance and data production in the solution, which I appreciate."
"Stability-wise, this solution is fine."
"The feature I find most valuable, is the deduplication, because the nature of the data that we are using in our current environment, has a lot of replicated data."
"We are a 100% satisfied with the stability of the solution."
"The most valuable features are deduplication and compression."
"The ability to create LUNs and modify them are the most valuable features of this solution."
"The most valuable features are deduplication and compression, which together, enable you to have more space."
"The latest version of the dashboard doesn't work as good as the previous version."
"The support for S3 needs to be improved."
"They can improve the integration with PSA systems. This functionality could be better."
"The solution is not able to replicate data in one-to-many scenario."
"The solution is not easy to implement. It takes a lot of time to study the product and it's a little complicated in general."
"This solution needs a management console where we are alerted to issues and can report them, or escalate them through email or another method."
"I would like to see an improvement in the handling of large amounts of rights."
"I think the only thing the developers can look at, is that it is limited to 25 gigabytes currently. In the next release they might want to increase that."
"The ease of installation should be improved. We had issues with the configuration model."
"Enterprise data storage needs improvement. They should create a feature for data and file storage."
"The security features can be improved such that the encryption does not affect performance in any way."
"We use the free version of the program."
"For our configuration, we pay a little bit less than €10,000 ($12,000 USD) per year."
"Its price is okay. It suits our needs."
"For a yearly license, it is about $100,000. There are no additional costs. The entire system is included."
"The integration is already included in the license cost of IBM FlashSystem. The integration is very easy. You get the IBM storage core with all software, firmware, and upgrades. EMC provides the features in the box, but they are not free for customers. There is a licensing cost for features. We have yearly licensing, but IBM has also provided a new option where you pay as you go. They provide a big box, and I pay, for example, for 10 terabytes. If I exceed 10 terabytes, IBM will charge for the new storage after 10 terabytes. It is a good opportunity in the market for using the storage as a cloud and paying as you go."
"They've been much more aggressive in the last five, six years than they were before that."
"This is an expensive product and if the price were reduced it would be better."
"Among IBM, Dell EMC, and Pure Storage, IBM is the cheapest. The price is also based on our location, the size of our entity, and our regular annual purchases from them. We are a very big IBM customer, so we normally get very high discounts. We are not a big customer of Pure Storage. We don't buy that much from Pure Storage per year. Everything is included in the price. There is no extra license for different functions."
"Its price is very good."
"I find the pricing of the solution to be very reasonable."
IBM FlashSystem products are enterprise computer data storage systems that store data on flash memory chips. Unlike storage systems that use standard solid-state drives, IBM FlashSystem products incorporate custom hardware based on technology from the 2012 acquisition of Texas Memory Systems. This hardware provides performance, reliability, and efficiency benefits versus competitive offerings.
FreeNAS is ranked 5th in NAS with 4 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 2nd in NAS with 17 reviews. FreeNAS is rated 8.2, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of FreeNAS writes "Efficient, good reporting, and integrates well with both Windows and Linux systems". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Simple licensing, good performance, and easy to use and administer". FreeNAS is most compared with StarWind Storage Appliance, NetApp FAS Series, NETGEAR ReadyNAS, Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) and Cloudian HyperFile NAS Storage, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Dell EMC PowerStore. See our FreeNAS vs. IBM FlashSystem report.
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