IBM Spectrum Virtualize Scalability

it_user12768
Sr. Technical Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I could scale out really easy with the virtualized product in terms of how I do the tiering behind it. We will never probably have everything in the cloud at this point, not until technology can catch up on the from a telecommunications perspective. We have a hybrid type of environment. Right now, we have an on-prem cloud that manages our VMware environment, so the orchestration is centered around that. It's a VMware product, but we anticipate seeing cloud handle a lot of our needs from a file share perspective and collaboration. There are some Microsoft initiatives going on at the moment, and we use cloud for that. We are waiting to see where we might be able to fit in with some cloud alternatives, e.g., backup archiving. We are looking at a IBM's cloud products which handle the archiving side of things. We are not looking at platform as a service and infrastructure right now. We just have too much load and heavy workload that we just could not get the performance that we would want there yet. View full review »
Michael West
Senior Storage Engineer at ADT Corporation
We have not hit any limits. At one time, we had 8 POWER Frames, almost 400 alt parls, LTO tape in zones, a bunch of Windows, and ESX host servers. So, it is more than adequate for our purposes. View full review »
Lance Hawkes
Solutions Architect at Direct Systems Support
It is fantastic. It scales great. View full review »
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Michael Drapkin
Enterprise Architect at QCM Technologies
The scalability is very good. It can handle anywhere from very small to large enterprise class. It can handle our customers' future growth. The hardware behind it may get more commoditized, but the capabilities of Spectrum Virtualize remains the same. It still provides value. View full review »
ITArchit5ff0
IT Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is very scalable. View full review »
SysEng551561
Systems Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is pretty scalable, as far as the storage which can be added using any additional storage units. We can get two individual storage units or we can add trays to the V7000s, since migrating from one storage unit to another is pretty easy. View full review »
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