Compare Hitachi Universal Storage VM vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series

Hitachi Universal Storage VM is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews while Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is ranked 21st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews. Hitachi Universal Storage VM is rated 10.0, while Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Hitachi Universal Storage VM writes "A solid product for high-performance data storage and utilization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series writes "Excellent FlexCone feature, but the solution needs better licensing options and an simpler setup". Hitachi Universal Storage VM is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and EMC VMAX, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series and Dell EMC Unity. See our Hitachi Universal Storage VM vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series report.
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Pros
We are a 100% satisfied with the stability of the solution.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.The performance of the All-Flash System is very good. There is more enhanced performance and data production in the solution, which I appreciate.The initial setup was really straightforward. It was not complex. Deployment took one month, due to the data migration duration.The FS900 uses custom built flash modules offering with better latency, and is also denser packed then most modular all-flash arrays using commodity SSDs.An easy interface to set up, good build quality, and easily accessible parts for hot swapping combined with sub 500 us latency under heavy load.The initial customer technical support was efficient and effective.

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The most valuable features are simplified provisioning and management, de-duplication, and built-in encryption.The product has great data storage performance with a 100% data security and availability guarantee.

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We prefer the SR650 server system. This version fits our customers' needs best. That's the latest update that we can try to give them.The FlexClone feature is the solution's most valuable aspect.

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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.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.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.The solution is not able to replicate data in one-to-many scenario.When we performed some HW fault tests under heavy load, we found that some of the parts (fan units and PSUs) should only be removed from the airflow for a short time (less than a minute) when replacing.Include an option to upload the support package to the IBM ECuRep when opening an IBM PMR.

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The exterior display needs to be improved.The pricing is high, but the product is good. Additional features like data duplication might make it even better.

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Technical support could be improved for this solution.The solution needs a simpler licensing theme around the DM series. The problem is if you only need one of the features, you still have to buy the whole thing. The licensing needs to be more granular or flexible so you have the option to only license FlexCone or Inline Compression features.

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For a yearly license, it is about $100,000. There are no additional costs. The entire system is included.

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This solution has a good price-performance ratio.It is a little expensive.

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We can try to make a good offer for our customers, but in Turkey the difference between the dollar and Turkish lira is very high. Pricing is the hardest part of my job, because the price is very high for our customers. We try hard to make the price low for our customers.

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Overview
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.

The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM delivers proven enterprise-class functionality — advanced virtualization of externally attached storage, logical partitioning, thin provisioning and universal replication — in flexible, cost effective service oriented configurations. 

To meet enterprise storage requirements, ThinkSystem All-Flash DM Series systems provide high performance, superior flexibility, and best-in-class data management. DM Series runs on ONTAP data management software, which gives customers unified storage across block-and-file workloads. It accelerates your business while improving the efficiency, flexibility, and reliability of your IT operations.

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Celero, Friedhelm Loh Group, Clarks, Mingkang Natregro Health Food Group, Sofia, Etisalat Fights Fraud, UF Health Shands Hospital, Generali, Elecon Engineering Company Limited, Ventiv , Technology, CPFL Energia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., SciQuest, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Paddy Power, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Interconnect Services, Severstal IP-Only AB, PVU Group GmbHHanergy Global Solar PV Application Pte Ltd
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Financial Services Firm45%
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Government18%
Recruiting/Hr Firm9%
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Government12%
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