IBM FlashSystem Pros and Cons

IBM FlashSystem Pros

C832
COO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
They have a virtualization feature and, even if you do not want to buy that feature, you can have it as a trial for two to three months. If you have another brand of storage from another company, you can use this tool to transfer all your data from the old system to the new Storwize system, which really shortens the migration time.
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Ajai Jayakumar
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The performance of the All-Flash System is very good. There is more enhanced performance and data production in the solution, which I appreciate.
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Gokhan Aricioglu
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The initial setup was really straightforward. It was not complex. Deployment took one month, due to the data migration duration.
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Storemgr67
Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The feature I find most valuable, is the deduplication, because the nature of the data that we are using in our current environment, has a lot of replicated data.
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Chieftechofficer67
CTO at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Stability-wise, this solution is fine.
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Matthys Booyens
Chief Technology Officer at Inovo
We are a 100% satisfied with the stability of the solution.
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reviewer744948
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable features are deduplication and compression.
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Andrey Rogov
CEO at a government with 1-10 employees
The ability to create LUNs and modify them are the most valuable features of this solution.
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IBM FlashSystem Cons

C832
COO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I have looked at a few pages of a report I download and I saw a graph there regarding software-defined vendors. IBM is not in a good position on this graph. I know that they are working very hard on this, to make it much better and to get to a level where it's not only hardware but also software to provide a complete solution.
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Ajai Jayakumar
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution is not easy to implement. It takes a lot of time to study the product and it's a little complicated in general.
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Gokhan Aricioglu
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The solution is not able to replicate data in one-to-many scenario.
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Storemgr67
Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see an improvement in the handling of large amounts of rights.
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Chieftechofficer67
CTO at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
This solution needs a management console where we are alerted to issues and can report them, or escalate them through email or another method.
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Matthys Booyens
Chief Technology Officer at Inovo
I think the only thing the developers can look at, is that it is limited to 25 gigabytes currently. In the next release they might want to increase that.
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reviewer744948
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The ease of installation should be improved. We had issues with the configuration model.
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Andrey Rogov
CEO at a government with 1-10 employees
Enterprise data storage needs improvement. They should create a feature for data and file storage.
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Learn what your peers think about IBM FlashSystem. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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