IBM Storwize Other Advice

C832
COO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
IBM is really open and available to those who want to find out what kinds of solutions will fit their needs. More than that, if it becomes more serious, with potential, IBM can provide you almost everything you need to see in its labs, to show you that the numbers they talk about are not only on paper but in real life. They are real and they can get to these performance levels. IBM does a lot of customer setups in their labs and they invite the potential customers in and show them. But it's not for everyone. When we have a real potential customer and they demand it, that's what we do for them. There are no 10s in the market right now. Everybody is evolving. As far as where we see storage going, it's not only hardware, it's also software-defined, and everybody is trying to reach a higher and very comprehensive level. And that takes time. It's not IBM, they need others to get to that higher level so we can have a comprehensive solution. It's not because IBM is an eight out of 10 and somebody is a nine or 10. It depends on the solution and application. In some cases, they would rate a 10, in others you might only give them seven. View full review »
Hashem Dabbas
Senior Systems Engineer & Support Contracts Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I advise everyone to have a look at their current use of storage and think of single management and live migrations of their data, and how they will save money instead of having multiple vendors to reinstall and migrate data. View full review »
Lazar Grubor
Systems Integration Expert & IT Consultant at a tech services company
Get the control box first, without any expansion boxes, and make sure you add at least three SSD drives, because this system has an auto tiering option. Thus, your frequently used data will be automatically placed on SSDs and be accessed faster by hosts. Data for shared folders, which is not so important, you can keep on older storages virtualized by the V7000, or put on bigger, cheaper, and slower disks. View full review »
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SeniorTeb154
Senior Technology Engineer at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
You can use this product for your applications, databases or for whatever other solutions that you have. Cost and performance are the two things that we consider while selecting a vendor. View full review »
Sergio Bulak
Diretor de TI at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
My most important criteria when selecting a vendor are price, stability, support, and scalability. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10. It is a good storage solution, but there many other options out there with more resources. View full review »
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