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The ability to create LUNs and modify them are the most valuable features of this solution.
The most valuable features are deduplication and compression.
They have a virtualization feature and, even if you do not want to buy that feature, you can have it as a trial for two to three months. If you have another brand of storage from another company, you can use this tool to transfer all your data from the old system to the new Storwize system, which really shortens the migration time.
The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror.
This solution provides us with easy management and great vendor support.
One of the most valuable features offered is double-parity RAID, which guarantees that your data will stay intact. We're also able to provision storage and monitor which ones are really consuming storage.
It is good to have a unified storage where you can have block and file level protocols.
The initial setup was so straightforward. It was well-documented.
It is very flexible. It integrates well with the public cloud and other components, so everything can be API driven. Therefore, it is very easy to automate it.
Using the built-in Snapshots and SnapMirror technology, we were able to have better working data protection locally and off-site.
The storage efficiency provided a maximum savings in our storage utilization.
Enterprise data storage needs improvement. They should create a feature for data and file storage.
The ease of installation should be improved. We had issues with the configuration model.
I have looked at a few pages of a report I download and I saw a graph there regarding software-defined vendors. IBM is not in a good position on this graph. I know that they are working very hard on this, to make it much better and to get to a level where it's not only hardware but also software to provide a complete solution.
Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly.
Dedicated storage efficiency accelerators could improve the overall performance of the system.
I would like to see less latency and higher IOPS.
It lacks automatic tiering, When you use data, some of it goes cold. It is not hot data, so the system should automatically move that data to the SATA, while the hot data is kept on tier-one, the SaaS or SSD drives.
The only downside is in ease in management; it is not easy to use.
It's not a cheap system. It is very expensive. The pricing has been ridiculous every time that we had to renew the support.
We would like to have further integration with some backup products. They have some of them already, but there could be more.
The AutoSupport could be improved to be more proactive in certain cases.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing has been very competitive for the last few years. IBM got to the point where they changed the pricing model and we feel very comfortable with the pricing. It's very competitive. Over the last two years, IBM has been coming up with all kinds of interesting promos, especially for the SMB systems. That makes it very competitive price-wise and in terms of performance...
The scalability is pretty good, but it's too expensive.
The price, compared to competitors, is quite high.
Cost effective storage for all performance levels (including all-flash).
The only area that could be improved is to lower prices for their All Flash FAS.
The price it not low, but comparing features to other vendors, the price can be balanced.
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|Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software, the IBM Storwize family provides hybrid solutions with common functionality, management and flexibility. These products include built-in functions such as Real-time Compression and Easy Tier technology, which optimize flash and hard disk drives to deliver high performance and extraordinary levels of efficiency. Available in a wide range of storage systems, the Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are easy to deploy, and help control costs for growing businesses.||NetApp FAS Series offers powerful, affordable, flexible data storage for midsized businesses and distributed enterprises. NetApp FAS Series, named a 'Champion' and 'Best in Overall Value' by Info-Tech Research Group, is affordable, and is a more powerful storage platform than other systems in its class.|
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