IBM FlashSystem Previous Solutions

C832
COO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are not in a good position to answer this question because we have worked with IBM for all these years. But I believe the way it came about was that we had a situation where we moved a customer from the competition to IBM Storwize. When we looked at the space it took, the performance, the pricing, the ease of working with it, and the migration - especially the migration, because when you want to move somebody from a different vendor to Storwize, people know it's hard work - it was easily done by Storwize and the software that comes with it. As a business partner, when selecting a vendor the important criteria are the terms and conditions under which you can work with your supplier. In addition, it's the level of availability of the vendor when you need them, that they will respond immediately and are with you in the problem, hand-in-hand, to go solve the issues. One of the main issues is that you don't feel alone in the field, you have somebody with you. That is very important. If there is a problem, the customer also needs to be confident in who we are. We have a name and we are a business partner, but who is backing us up? When you go with a company like IBM, with all its experience, and with your own experience over all these years, that's a huge advantage. View full review »
Ajai Jayakumar
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We previously used DDN storage. We switched because IBM has got a good reputation and they gave us a better price. From a technical and reputational standpoint, IBM was superior. View full review »
Gokhan Aricioglu
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
This is the first time we are using a Flash System. In the past, we were using traditional hard disk drive (SAS and SATA) storage systems. We needed to increase the capacity and didn't want to invest in an old technology and slower systems. View full review »
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Storemgr67
Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use EMC devices and IBM FlashSystem concurrently, but we have a different evaluation for these products. They are not the same because our critical applications are hosted on IBM FlashSystem. The less critical applications are hosted on VMAX. View full review »
Matthys Booyens
Chief Technology Officer at Inovo
We used hyper-converged storage in the past and the reason we switched was because the reliability was not as good as we had hoped with the bigger workloads. View full review »
reviewer1059243
Senior System & Storage Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
IBM SVC -> HP 3PAR -> Storwize v7000f View full review »
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