IBM Storwize Reviews
Aug 21 2018
What is most valuable?The user interface is very mature and it's becoming more mature all the time. They made it very easy for the user, very friendly to work with. They have a virtualization… more»
How has it helped my organization?The virtualization feature shortens the time to convince customers, to sell the solution, and to implement it. From the moment we first see a customer and tell him that we… more»
What needs improvement?IBM gets a lot of input from the field, from system engineers, regarding what needs to be done and I believe they have a roadmap to try to constantly make the user… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The pricing has been very competitive for the last few years. IBM got to the point where they changed the pricing model and we feel very comfortable with the pricing. It's… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We are not in a good position to answer this question because we have worked with IBM for all these years. But I believe the way it came about was that we had a situation… more»
What other advice do I have?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… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We also do sell HPE if we have to, but IBM is usuall the first choice because of the pricing and performance.HPE has tried to work with us a lot and we tried to work… more»
Feb 14 2018
What is most valuable?Virtualization and Data Migration. V7000 is built with IBM Spectrum Virtualized software, which is part of the IBM Spectrum Storage family. V7000 software: * Provides a… more»
How has it helped my organization?IBM Storwize It makes management of the IT environment much easier, High availability and enhanced security; Proven dependability; Data compression with hardware… more»
What needs improvement?GUI interface should be enhanced more as there is some issues in copy services GUI interfaces should be enhanced as this will not let the customer doing wrong… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Storwize software for Storwize V7000 license has the following feature codes: * Base software * Full feature set * Easy Tier * FlashCopy * Remote Mirroring * Compression… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?No, I have only used used IBM solutions.
What other advice do I have?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… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?No.
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Apr 12 2019
What is most valuable?* Migration effort * Site recovery plan.
How has it helped my organization?- Migration efforts - Site recovery using SRM - Highly scalable while backend storage can be of many vendors - Ideal solution if you have a mixed intel/power infrastructure Ease of use
What needs improvement?- CLI though intuitive, no other API available - Lacks scheduling or a cron - Has no built in short term performance graphs - IBM TPC overexceeds the montoring needs, had to fall back on Stor2RRd -… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?- setup cost is cheap as you can do it yourself - IBM SVC licensing on non IBM back-end storage used to cost a lot in terms of licenses per shelf or even per TB. The equipment on itself is relatively… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?IBM SVC -> HP 3PAR -> Storwize v7000f
Which other solutions did I evaluate?- HPE 3PAR StoreServe - EMC Unity ( /products/dell-emc-unity-reviews )
Sep 24 2019
What is most valuable?The most valuable features are deduplication and compression. The interface is also good.
What needs improvement?The ease of installation should be improved. We had issues with the configuration model. In the next release, there should be and flash and caching features. Customers also have problems accessing their files from the storage. That's what they usually complain about. This is something they should… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The price is good. We are also IBM partners and the give big discounts for the same product.
What other advice do I have?I would rate it an eight out of ten.
Sep 25 2019
What do you think of IBM Storwize?
What is our primary use case?I am using the private deployment model.
What is most valuable?The ability to create LUNs and modify them is the most valuable feature of this solution. It has a very good storage system.
What needs improvement?Enterprise data storage needs improvement. They should create a feature for data and file storage.
For how long have I used the solution?I have been using IBM Storwize for two years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?It is stable.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?It has good scalability abilities.
How are customer service and technical support?They have good technical support. IBM has offices in Ukraine that have knowledgable engineers. They speak Ukrainian.
How was the…
May 02 2018
What do you think of IBM Storwize?
What is our primary use case?I use it for virtualization and databases.
What is most valuable?It is simple but stable storage. I use the Snapshot feature.
For how long have I used the solution?One to three years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?It is very stable.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?Excellent.
How is customer service and technical support?I have never used technical support for this solution. I haven't needed support.
How was the initial setup?I did the initial setup based on the documentation it came with. It was very simple.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?I looked at Dell and HPE solutions. I probably wouldn't buy a 3PAR but it does have more features than Storewize.
What other advice do I…
Jan 30 2019
What do you think of IBM Storwize?
What is our primary use case?Storage virtualization. Two Storwize V7000 systems in a cluster configuration serve about 500 servers (physical and virtual).
How has it helped my organization?Storage virtualization simplifies space management. Thin provisioning saves space. Copy services simplify environment replication.
What is most valuable?Virtualization, because it abstracts hardware and allows to use other storages (old DS series) as unique storage spaces.
What needs improvement?The cluster should be improved because non-disruptive failover was supported only on a few operating systems.
For how long have I used the solution?Three to five years.
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What is IBM Storwize?Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software, the IBM Storwize family provides hybrid solutions with common functionality, management and flexibility. These products include built-in functions such as Real-time Compression and Easy Tier technology, which optimize flash and hard disk drives to deliver high performance and extraordinary levels of efficiency. Available in a wide range of storage systems, the Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are easy to deploy, and help control costs for growing businesses.
Also known asStorwize V7000
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