IBM Spectrum Virtualize Other Solutions Considered

it_user12768
Sr. Technical Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
EMC originally was on my list when we were refreshing again six years ago. I decided to introduce EMC back into the fold to create competition. The reason IBM Storage won out over EMC and Hitachi was just performance. It scaled and performed better in our tests and PoCs. There was not enough of a business reason for me to completely change vendors. View full review »
Lance Hawkes
Solutions Architect at Direct Systems Support
The typical three competitors that I hear about nowadays: * EMC has always been a strong one, but they have faded a little bit. * Pure has come on strong. * Hitachi seems to have gained some traction recently. Customers chose Spectrum Virtualize because of the features that SVC has and its maturity. The product has been around for so long, plus I get involved with customers that select SVC. They can buy a cheap storage system and not invest as heavily in the software layer. However, from the SVC level, they get the whole storage virtualization and whatever they feel is the top tier storage behind the SVC realizing the best of both worlds. View full review »
Michael Drapkin
Enterprise Architect at QCM Technologies
Our customers usually evaluate Dell EMC and Hitachi, but also some of the other newer flash environments, like Compellent. View full review »
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SysEng551561
Systems Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not evaluate any other competitors. View full review »
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