IBM FlashSystem Competitors and Alternatives

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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.
Peter Muchiri
Real User
System Engineer at TBM
Sep 27 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is very easy to troubleshoot. It's one of the most valuable features. The solution also doesn't take long to deploy and normally it comes with a three-year warranty. The solution has the most features if you compare it to other models.

What needs improvement?

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. If you compare this solution to IBM, there's a feature in IBM that is able to send alerts so that… more»

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

Compared to other products, the pricing is okay.

What other advice do I have?

We are a seller, and we install and implement the solution. We use the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. I'd recommend it to others.
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