Compare Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade

Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is ranked 23rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 10th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 14 reviews. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is rated 6.6, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.6. 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 Storage FlashBlade writes "An easy to use solution with a straightforward setup and good speed". Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series and Dell EMC Unity, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Qumulo and Red Hat Ceph Storage.
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Pros
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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The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.Using this solution has made our backups more reliable.The most valuable features include the ease of implementation, ease of use and the speed that you can do backup and recovery on.The initial setup is pretty easy and simple.We have integrated it with VMware. The integration process is pretty good. Especially with VMware, it helps with the capacity of it.We can capacity plan at a greater level than we used to.It has absolutely simplified our storage because the dashboards on the consoles show a clear understanding of where you are, and it is also very easy to provision. This been a big help for our teams.The ease of deployment and management has helped us simplify our storage. We also do not have to worry about capacity management as much. A lot of these things are native to Pure Storage.

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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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I would like to see more VM-Aware features in the next release of this solution.I would like to see more monitoring capability included in the next release of this solution.In terms of scalability, it doesn't expand out quite as robustly as some of the others, but it covers 90% of the market in what it does.The speed could be improved.I have not seen ROI.The technical support needs to improve. When we open a case, it is auto assigned to a support tech person. Nine out of ten times, we get an email right back saying that person is off until tomorrow. I cannot handle that. They just did this over the weekend to us, too. I had to call our rep and have them do something about it.On our dedupe during our initial buy, we were expecting a number a little higher like 4x. However, we are getting about 3.6. While it is close enough, it doesn't quite hit the numbers. So, this has been a challenge.They need better integration with public clouds along with a better hybrid solution.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Support is a separate line item. Support is a different cost, but whatever your support is now, that's what you're going to pay forever. If your support's $100 today, six years from now it's $100. It doesn't fluctuate unless you upgrade it, or change it, etc.Our licensing is renewed annually.I have seen ROI. It has allowed me to increase the density of my VMs without having to purchase anything additional.We used a reseller for the purchase.Our customers have seen a reduction in TCO.

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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.

FlashBlade is the industry’s most advanced scale-out storage for unstructured data, powered by a modern, massively parallel architecture to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) and accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.

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Financial Services Firm27%
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Manufacturing Company23%
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Financial Services Firm11%
Wholesaler/Distributor9%
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