Compare IBM FlashSystem vs. IntelliFlash

IBM FlashSystem is ranked 10th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews while IntelliFlash is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review. IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.2, while IntelliFlash is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "A scalable, stable solution that offers very good performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IntelliFlash writes "Improved throughput throughout our organization, and very robust". IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Pure Storage FlashArray and Dell EMC XtremIO Flash, whereas IntelliFlash is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Nimble Storage and Dell EMC Unity.
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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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It's very fast. We were seeing read latencies of less than one millisecond. It is robust.

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Cons
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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It's somewhat scalable, but maybe not so much as some of the competition.

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

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10th
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5,644
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4,291
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
461
Avg. Rating
8.3
14th
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3,512
Comparisons
2,095
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
459
Avg. Rating
10.0
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Also Known As
Tegile, IntelliFlash N-Series, IntelliFlash T-Series, IntelliFlash HD-Series
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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.

Western Digital through its IntelliFlash arrays delivers high-performance storage with a complete range of features and connectivity options, including inline compression and deduplication, application and VM consistent snapshots, replication, RAID, data encryption, VMware vCenter integration, and multi-protocol support for SAN (FC, iSCSI) and NAS (NFS, SMBv3). IntelliFlash arrays deliver high availability through dualredundant and hot-swappable components, active/active or active/passive controllers, non-disruptive software upgrades, eMLC flash, and proactive cloud-based monitoring, analytics, and intelligence. A RESTful API provides scripted or programmatic control.

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Sample Customers
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 GmbHBank of Stockton, Barnsley College, Boyes Turner, Brigham Young University
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Financial Services Firm45%
Government18%
Comms Service Provider18%
Recruiting/Hr Firm9%
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Software R&D Company30%
Financial Services Firm15%
Government12%
Media Company10%
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Manufacturing Company24%
Healthcare Company12%
Software R&D Company10%
Legal Firm9%
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