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Pros
"The stability and performance of the drive are the most valuable.""The stability is excellent.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward."

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"The performance is better than with our previous version."

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Cons
"IBM is not always as agile as other competitors when it is about cloud integration and user interfaces. They're not renewing themselves very often. They have been slow to evolve from the old GUI. The user interface should be improved, especially regarding performance analysis, which has always been a little bit weak as compared to other solutions. As a global solution, it lacks the feature for containing integration object storage. Even though they have now started to offer this feature, it is quite young and not as developed as some other vendors. There are also no mass possibilities at all. They have a lot of competition in the mid-range segment. They need to have a NAS gateway or something like that. It doesn't specifically need to be integrated into the controllers that are keys to the gateway.""I find the solution isn't so easy to understand. A user must be quite knowledgeable in the product. It isn't like HPE 3PAR, which you can use quite easily without too much storage experience.""The product is very costly. Very few can afford it."

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"We are not satisfied with the cost of licensing and would like to have a better price to performance ratio."

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"Its price is fair. IBM is quite fair in price when you compare it with others. We also use Hitachi internally, and Hitachi is always a little bit more expensive. NetApp is also a bit more expensive. So, IBM has good positioning in terms of price."

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Overview

DS5000 storage systems are equally adept at supporting transactional applications such as databases and online transaction processing (OLTP), throughput-intensive applications such as high-performance computing (HPC) and rich media, and concurrent workloads for consolidation and virtualization. DS5000 series storage systems can support service level agreements (SLAs) for the most common operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, UNIX, Linux and Apple Macintosh. 
With drive-level encryption, DS5000 series storage systems support affordable data security with no performance penalty. The DS5000 storage system’s multiple replication options, drive-level encryption, and persistent cache backup can help ensure that any data in cache is captured and safe in the event of a power outage.

D3-10 is Low end disk array device with up to 144 HDD modules.
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IBM System Storage DS5000 Series is ranked 7th in Modular SAN with 3 reviews while NEC D3 series is ranked 8th in Modular SAN with 1 review. IBM System Storage DS5000 Series is rated 8.0, while NEC D3 series is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of IBM System Storage DS5000 Series writes "Stable with good scalability and generally easy to setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NEC D3 series writes "Stable, performs well, and the technical support is good". IBM System Storage DS5000 Series is most compared with , whereas NEC D3 series is most compared with .

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