IBM FlashSystem Room for Improvement

Ajai Jayakumar
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
They should reduce the cost of the solution and offer smaller storage sizes to target small to medium-sized businesses. 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. The solution should offer integration with the cloud on the next upgrade. It might already be there but we have not integrated that, or gone for that upgrade. It would mean we could keep a copy of our data in the secured cloud, whether it's Amazon or Azure. View full review »
Gokhan Aricioglu
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Deduplication feature is not mature and it is significantly increasing the latency. Additionally, the product has limitations in the software features and granularity. For example, data reduction feature cannot be aligned at the logical unit (LUN) level. It is aligned at the pool level. However, I expect to create some LUNs with deduplication and HW compression while some other LUNs with HW compression only. The other limitation is available at the remote copy feature. You can not create one-to-many scenarious for the LUNs which is created as the Hyperswap LUN. View full review »
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. An automatic flash system that doesn't do compression or deduplication will flush through the rights directly from the host to the flash modules. It doesn't keep them in the cache. For compression and deduplication systems, they have to do compression, deduplication and the memory and cache for the controller. So they have to keep the data there otherwise you will find yourself stuck with performance issues. View full review »
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Chieftechofficer67
CTO at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The support is simply not there, so it needs to be improved. This solution needs a management console where we are alerted to issues and can report them, or escalate them through email or another method. If something happens to our storage, for example, then we will be notified, and we can report it through the console. View full review »
Matthys Booyens
Chief Technology Officer at Inovo
ISCSI/ISER Bandwidth is at 25gbps. Would be nice if that can keep track with the bandwidth currently available in new dc networking deployments. View full review »
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. View full review »
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. Otherwise, there would be a large amount of throttling (loss of performance down to 10%) to maintain thermal equilibrium. View full review »
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