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Real User
Open Systems Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 17 2018

What is most valuable?

We have been able to take advantage of the new feature offered where we are able to create tickets and send snaps through the Storage Insights tool directly to support. This has really helped us save… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the benefits is that it has helped us with the base FlashSystem storage GUI. You only get a five minute snapshot of performance, so with the Insights tool you can get a much broader spectrum of… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see is more information regarding the copy groups (the replication). We have set up remote replication with change volumes, and I would like see more information about the links… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were not using any other monitoring tools previously. I was introduced to the product at the mini-session in Atlanta almost two years ago. I went back to the office, set it up, liked it, pitched it… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the product, because as a cloud-based tool, you do not have to do any maintenance. Everything, including updates, are done, you just log in and it is there. It is easy to configure… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There was a freeware tool that I looked at called STOR2RRD, and I still use it a little bit because it has some other things that I do not have with Storage Insights. Also, I can expand it to… more»
Real User
Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 22 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ease of use. The ability to get into a storage device and look at whatever you are trying to look at as far as performance, then obtain… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits would be mostly the ability to diagnose a problem. For example, if we have a customer who has increased latency, stating that they are having problems with… more»

What needs improvement?

If we were to add VM level performance being able to monitor VMs on a VM level, then that would be good. Right now, the way Spectrum Control performs VM inventory, it does… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The other product that we used for reporting and monitoring, it was very expensive. We were already licensing Spectrum Control. This was one reasons why we went to Control… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using another product (TPC) for monitoring and reporting, and making the switch to Spectrum Control has been very helpful when looking at performance issues when… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated Storage Insights.

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What is IBM Spectrum Control?

IBM Spectrum Control is a comprehensive solution that can significantly improve monitoring, automation and analytics capabilities in multi-vendor storage environments. IBM Spectrum Control helps manage storage systems, software-defined storage, storage-area network (SAN) fabrics and devices. Storage can be seen from multiple perspectives, including departmental, application and server views. IBM Spectrum Control helps simplify provisioning, tier optimization, performance management and data replication processes.

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