IBM Spectrum Virtualize Benefits

it_user12768
Sr. Technical Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has the ability to seamlessly move hardware in and out as we refresh technology. It provides transparency, because of its advanced copy features. Our disaster recovery has also improved drastically because I am able to use a lot of the Spectrum Virtualize features to create multiple copies that we use to test and do development. Our disaster recovery plan tests are always successful, which is good. I have had zero downtime in the last three years. View full review »
Michael West
Senior Storage Engineer at ADT Corporation
ADT acquires companies (and things), so we end up with odd hardware. We bring it behind the SVC and it allows us to migrate stuff off of it seamlessly. SVC can also cover up a host of defects of the underlying storage. Dell Compellent, which maybe was good at one time, but is no longer ready for prime time, SVC made the Compellent look good. The other thing, because services are licensed at the SVC level, it does not matter what the underlying capabilities of the other storage is. View full review »
Lance Hawkes
Solutions Architect at Direct Systems Support
It is a single pane of glass management interface, so once the storage is allocated to SVC, they only have one place to go to manage it for everything. Then, my Power customers using Power VC can allocate storage themselves from Power VC, because it has integrated with SVC, so AIX admins do not have to know anything about storage. It is very powerful. View full review »
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Michael Drapkin
Enterprise Architect at QCM Technologies
It lowers cost. It does so by getting more efficient use out of the technology behind it. It also simplifies access. You set it and forget it for a lot of things. View full review »
ITArchit5ff0
IT Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The versatility is the main benefit. Since it virtualizes everything, they use it for so many different things. It is also good for them when we do upgrades, etc. When we add storage behind it, the product is also good for the customers because their customers do not notice that anything is happening due to the virtualization. View full review »
SysEng551561
Systems Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We can failover easily, because a lot of our data is replicated from family to the second replication. View full review »
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