IBM FlashSystem Scalability

Joseph King
CTO at CAS Severn
The scalability of the V9000 product is really where it shines. Being able to add additional capacity to the unit, without having to come up with a different management of lots of separate units, has been very beneficial to clients. That idea of starting small with their current flash rollout and then being able to grow as the budget allows, has been very beneficial to clients. View full review »
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Scalability is also good because you can add an additional FS900 behind it or you can stack in other V9000s and cluster them together. You can either go deeper or wider with your solution set. It really just depends on how much performance or workload insulation you need, whether you go wide or you go deep. View full review »
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's a good, scalable product with which you can scale out. And you can add it to virtualization. Whether it's a V9000 or you add it to an SVC, it becomes even more scalable. View full review »
Steven Garcia
Senior Technical Specialist with 51-200 employees
As a building block, the FlashSystem 900 isn't really intended to scale out to a large degree. Instead, it's intended to be used as a block with which to build out a scalable solution (such as with an A9000/A9000R or a V9000). View full review »
Solution Architect tct at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Scalability is quite nice, with being able to support over 1.5TB effective in one rack is a nice selling feature. One of the early issues was that they weren't at a code release where we were able to add new elements right away in a non-disruptive fashion. We had to wait for a couple of code releases for that. We've gone beyond that now. At this point, scalability is no longer an issue. View full review »
Design Engineer at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees
We have it architected to keep it at a certain level. But if we needed to, we could scale it pretty easily because it's virtualized storage. There's a lot of flexibility with it. View full review »
Storage Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We actually upgraded it, adding expansion shelves. It was fairly simple. View full review »
San Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It doesn't scale out that well. It actually goes up to 15 module and after that, you have to add another frame. But, they have come out with a new technology where you can do hyperscale. I wish they had put a SVC in front of it but, it's a hyperscale, i.e., you can be on either the A-side or B-side. View full review »
Ismael Sanchez
Storage Administrator at Sprint
The product is scalable. View full review »
Head of IT infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is good. View full review »
Systems integrator at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is very scalable. View full review »
Technical Head at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

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