Compare Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays

Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is ranked 21st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews while NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is rated 8.6, while NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series writes "Meets requirements for hosting our Virtual Machines in three data centers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays writes "A consistent platform that can take the same amount of data in less amounts of space from our previous solutions". Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is most compared with Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Pure Storage FlashArray.
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The solution is very easy to troubleshoot. It's one of the most valuable features. It also doesn't take long to deploy and normally it comes with a three-year warranty.This solution is good for virtualization and meets the need for CPU and RAM requirements.

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The main advantage of this solution is performance.The solution allows us to segregate one storage unit from another.The stability, speed, and reliability are the solution's best features. The information is also very secure.This storage solution is both stable and scalable, and it works for our needs.The most valuable feature of this solution is its speed.The replication and mirroring features are very good.The NetApp EF-Series gave our organization easy access to our data bases.The benefits are better up-time, better response time.

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Usually, when a part fails, we have to replace it and it takes a while. It would be better if the part could be available locally here in Kenya so we don't have to wait so long to repair the solution.In the next release, I would like to see support for Hyper-converged infrastructure.

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This solution does not have any compression or deduplication.There could be better integration with some of our Cisco products.NetApp could improve the speed of the rebuilding rate.We need a center related to NetApp in Egypt so that we can deal with them directly.The pricing could be cheaper and it should have documentation in more languages, specifically, Russian.It was difficult to implement and lacks some additional features that would be useful, but as a solution fits a particular need for our organization.This solution has limited storage.It needs a better management tool.

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The pricing for this solution is good compared to HP or Dell EMC.

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The pricing is comparable with other competitors and similar in mid-range solutions, and for high range solutions, it would depend on our requirements or needs.The pricing of this solution is competitive with other vendors here in Egypt.he price point that we're getting is very competitive in the market. Since we are buying in such a large quantity, they gave us a huge discount.

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ThinkSystem DE SeriesNetApp EF540, NetApp EF-Series
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Overview

The DE All-Flash Series delivers the performance of more than 2,000 15k rpm HDDs, yet requires only 2% of the rack space, power, and cooling. Because it consumes 98% less space and power, DE Series can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your IT operations while continuing to meet your performance requirements.

The NetApp EF560 all-flash array is an all-SSD storage system for applications that demand extremely high levels of performance and reliability. Requiring just 2U of rack space, the EF560 all-flash array combines extreme IOPS, microsecond response times, and up to 12GBps of bandwidth with leading, enterprise-proven availability features.

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