Compare Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series vs. Pure FlashArray//X NVMe

Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is ranked 20th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews while Pure FlashArray//X NVMe is ranked 2nd in NVMe with 9 reviews. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is rated 7.6, while Pure FlashArray//X NVMe is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series writes "Excellent FlexCone feature, but the solution needs better licensing options and an simpler setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure FlashArray//X NVMe writes "Enables us to consolidate as much of the physical hardware as possible within our data center". Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series and Dell EMC Unity, whereas Pure FlashArray//X NVMe is most compared with Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Fusion-io and Dell EMC Unity.
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We are satisfied with the stability.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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Overall stability is very good. It is a very stable solution.The duplication algorithm allows us to get a lot more use out of less storage. We're running a five terabyte array right now and we're running probably about 30 terabytes on it. So the duplication rate is pretty phenomenal, without a cost to performance. It still runs pretty smoothly.What I really like about this program, is that it is easy to use and easy to configurate.The most valuable feature of this solution is reliability.The most valuable feature of this solution is its ease of use.It has benefited my organization because it has reduced time to insights.The most valuable features of this solution are its ease of use and performance.We're able to get higher-density workloads on the same infrastructure, and we have a smaller physical footprint. The performance is excellent – during our test the bottlenecks are never on the X array, it just keeps picking up the pace to match what you need. The real-time visibility is a differentiator in my opinion.

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It takes a very long time to enter the management console, as well as to restart the system, and these are things that should be improved.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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In terms of what needs improvement, the dashboard and management could be simplified.Every time I think of something that needs to improve, they're one step ahead, which I love. The only area I wish to see improve, I believe is coming, is in the FlashBlade product. Blade implementation fell short on a few of the services.The UI for this solution needs to be improved.I would like to see replication and DR features in the next release of this solution.In the next release, I would like to see real-time analytics for further insight into consumption models.We would like to see VNC integration or be able to use Pure Storage with VNC.We've seen that when we create a POD in synchronous mode, it increases the latency.I want to see Pure Storage not only be for fast storage, but I want to see it be for the entire data center.

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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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They can tout the functionality and cutting edge technology that they have, but that's where the price tag comes in. The cost is high, but I think as they grow their business and get more customers that it will probably go down a little bit.As far as the licensing costs, everything is included in the license.Our licensing fees are $500,000+ USD.With VMware, we pay $300,000 annually.We pay approximately $50,000 USD per year in licensing fees.With Pure Storage, we would like to continue seeing price reductions with flash storage. I don't think we're any different than anybody else when we continue to look to the industry for price reductions of both NVMe and traditional SSD storage. We would like to see these prices continue to decline and erode, even displacing large spinning disks.

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ThinkSystem DM SeriesPure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X
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Overview

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.

Pure Storage FlashArray//X is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, which is a term coined by Gartner – that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation.

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