IBM FlashSystem Pros and Cons

IBM FlashSystem Pros

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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dasdadmin
Storage Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial customer technical support was efficient and effective.
The performance monitoring feature is useful as it can report in 15 minute intervals by hour, day, week, month, or by a custom date range.
The FlashSystem 900 consistently delivers performance below 1ms for read/write. This performance is essential for an effective SVC stretch-cluster configuration across two datacenters, and presenting active-active storage to the customer.
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Michael Tschuck
Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The FS900 uses custom built flash modules offering with better latency, and is also denser packed then most modular all-flash arrays using commodity SSDs.
An easy interface to set up, good build quality, and easily accessible parts for hot swapping combined with sub 500 us latency under heavy load.
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IBM FlashSystem Cons

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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dasdadmin
Storage Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Include an option to upload the support package to the IBM ECuRep when opening an IBM PMR.
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Michael Tschuck
Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
When we performed some HW fault tests under heavy load, we found that some of the parts (fan units and PSUs) should only be removed from the airflow for a short time (less than a minute) when replacing.
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