IBM FlashSystem Competitors and Alternatives

The top IBM FlashSystem competitors are
  • Pure Storage FlashArray
  • Dell EMC Unity
  • HPE 3PAR Flash Storage
  • Dell EMC XtremIO Flash
  • NetApp All Flash FAS
  • Nimble Storage
  • INFINIDAT InfiniBox
  • Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series
Read reviews of IBM FlashSystem competitors and alternatives
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
CTO1dc9
Real User
CTO at Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd
Dec 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Synchronicity mode through the application we use.

How has it helped my organization?

Primarily good performance because it's an all-flash system. Basically, the applications run faster.

What needs improvement?

There is a caching solution, I know it's in development, to increase the performance further.

What other advice do I have?

There are several important criteria when selecting a vendor: * quality of the products * the technology * cost of the solution, of course. I would give it a seven out of 10,... more»
SystemsE3b3e
Real User
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 02 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the interface. It is really usable, easy to manage. Looking at that ease of management,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows junior engineers to administer it a lot, so senior engineers, like myself, don't have to do hands-on stuff.... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like better integration with RecoverPoint. My major issue with the solution, all around, has been RecoverPoint... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

As far as simplicity of ownership goes, I don't think there is anything aside from the maintenance licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had a VNX before and the one that we were using was starting to be phased out. We needed to keep on support and we... more»

What other advice do I have?

Test it really well first, and get somebody who knows what they're doing to set it up. The VAR that we were referred to... more»
StorageAe612
Consultant
Storage Admin at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 01 2017

What is most valuable?

We do replication and other things. For us, compression, deduplication, and the space saving features are important to us. The price to value... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are using replication for our backup solutions and it costs us less compared to other solutions. For space saving features, it definitely... more»

What needs improvement?

There is a limit on the flash memory for fresh copy, i.e., a memory limit. So there are limits within the software, for buffering and then... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were using SVC and DS83. We are actually using that app, but for us, IBM Storwize V7000 was more cost effective in our environment. That's... more»

What other advice do I have?

If they are cost conscious and have a release table solution, this is probably the best solution available.

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