IBM FlashSystem Competitors and Alternatives

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David Pope
Real User
Solutions Developer at Next Dimension Inc.
Oct 06 2020

What is most valuable?

As far as features go, the product does not really have a lot of them. The products we sell are Lenovo's low to mid-range stuff. They are not really feature-laden products with added value that make… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It does not improve the way we function as we use it with clients. It gives us another product to offer to fill particular client needs.

What needs improvement?

You can not buy a lot of options for these devices. There are a lot of things that it does not do. Some things that it does not do that we would like it to do include easy tiering. If you have got… more »

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

The pricing is fine for what the product does.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used a different solution from IBM.

What other advice do I have?

The advice that I would you give to others looking into implementing this product is that it is a good product if it fits your needs. Products in this category are not all the same and they all have… more »
Real User
Senior Vituralization Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution has a lot of automation features that helped us to deploy the environment faster and to speed the of rate integration. Integration has helped because it helps us to understand the user's… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Compared to what we used to use, it has improved the utilization. It has improved the statistics for all the users as well. It's better, and people are happy, but we're not quite there yet. The joint… more »

What needs improvement?

The solution needs better IOPS for the storage. That's where most of the user requirements come from. We would like to see better troubleshooting aspects. It helps us if we can find out where the… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used EMC in the past. The reason we switched was the requirements of the users. They need better IOPS and better performance. That made us move to Pure.

What other advice do I have?

We are using the private cloud deployment model on the Azure platform. The solution benefits our IP presentation. We have a lot of cost savings. We do a lot of virtualization compared to buying… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other solutions, including IBM. The other vendors also had a Flash, but Pure was the best because of the performance. That's why we shortlisted them.
Real User
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 20 2019

What do you think of Dell EMC SC Series?

What is most valuable?

The compression capability is the solution's most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

The interface could be simplified. The cost of the solution could be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for about one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I'm unsure about how truly scalable the solution is. It might be scalable. I don't know for sure. We have about 100 people using it right now.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good. I do use it from time to time and it's always excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did previously use a…
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