IBM Spectrum Virtualize Primary Use Case

it_user12768
Sr. Technical Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I manage the storage environment. In most of the storage environment, we use IBM products: Spectrum Virtualize, Spectrum Control, Spectrum Scale, and StorWize and SVC products with FlashSystem behind it. View full review »
Michael West
Senior Storage Engineer at ADT Corporation
The main reason for our utilizing the product: * The abstraction flair and the abstraction layer. We had a mixture of different storage arrays, and the wonderful thing about SVC is is that it normalizes all it into a single driver. A single view that all hosts see simultaneously. * The mobility that it gives us to move around to different performing storage arrays, depending on their load. * The ease of the mobility, the flash copy product, and the copy services. View full review »
Lance Hawkes
Solutions Architect at Direct Systems Support
Primarily, our customers use it to manage a bunch of different storage devices. It works really well, and it is a great platform to migrate data. I am currently helping a customer to migrate off of an HPE storage array to Pure Storage, and we are using SVC as the platform to move that data. Our customers are mostly enterprise in size. View full review »
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Michael Drapkin
Enterprise Architect at QCM Technologies
It provides a control plane for the data plane. With Spectrum Virtualize, you can extract the physical storage, then hide it and give it flexibility. Most of my implementations have been on-premise. We could stand up a software instance someplace else and connect to it. However, most people that I work with get it in an appliance format. They use it to migrate off of existing storage. When lease expiration of something is occurring, they will use it to save value and migrate everything. Then, I will see them in a traditional Fibre Channel, a SAN connected to server architecture, or both in virtualized servers as well as standalone. I do not personally manage any instances, but I have several dozen customers that I have deployed this solution for, so it is up and running in their production. View full review »
ITArchit5ff0
IT Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We have a lot of different customers, such as banks and retail customers. In banks, it is mainly used for open environment testing. We have some retail customers, and they use it mostly for their test environments. Retail customers also use the DS8000 for production, because it is a more robust platform. It is performing well in most cases. The disk reliability is not that good, not as good as with some of these products. Most of our customers run their solutions via on-premise instances. View full review »
SysEng551561
Systems Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it to virtualize some different storage units. It can virtualize and provide some good migration and disaster recovery options. Our infrastructure is on-premise. We have two POWER8 systems. For the storage, we have FlashSystem 900s, FlashSystem 820s, and Flash V7000s behind the SVCs. View full review »
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