IBM Storwize Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Berater with 11-50 employees
Mar 04 2018

What do you think of NetApp FAS Series?

Primary Use Case The primary use case is for standard CIFS/SMB file storage for Windows Clients in an ADS environment. • Improvements to My Organization Samba on Solaris was a nightmare. Our situation improved with no Windows file servers, but at about 30 million files/folders, snapshot and backup functionality started to make trouble. • Valuable Features Snapshots for user self-service restore Ability to use mirroring and SnapVault have made backup no longer necessary. • Room for Improvement The WAFL is slow. The adoption of flash by NetApp has also been lagging behind the trendsetters, like TMS, Nimble, and others. • Use of Solution Three to five years.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
SAN and Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 25 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its ease of use. Initially, when we had the hybrid solutions that had SSDs and Fibre Channel drives, the AO was the thing we liked the most - moving the data around where it was needed to be kept for hotspots. But... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It propelled our desire to virtualize more quickly, to go from physical servers to more and more virtualized servers.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like to see faster upgrades, where it's really transparent to our host and our end-users. No node reboots, those types of things are the next feature set I would like to see.
Real User
Systems Engineer II at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 16 2016

What is most valuable?

All Flash FAS: One of the most valuable features is the very low latency, especially when it comes to the databases, very demanding applications. Also I like the very small form factor, compared with the older models; what used to take seven... more»

How has it helped my organization?

All-Flash FAS: We were beginning to have performance problems. Our databases were getting larger and larger, and we needed to move to something that had that low latency, and this has greatly helped us with this. Learn about the benefits of... more»

What needs improvement?

All-Flash FAS: They could maybe make the documentation more available. Every time I want to find a document, I have to log in with my username and password. If I go to Google and look for stuff, it's sometimes hard to find. Things like that.... more»

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