IBM Storwize Valuable Features

C832
COO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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 feature and, even if you do not want to buy that feature, you can have it as a trial for two to three months. If you have another brand of storage from another company, you can use this tool to transfer all your data from the old system to the new Storwize system, which really shortens the migration time. This feature makes it much easier for us, as a business partner, to convince the customer that it can be done in a very short time, without any concerns about losing data or something breaking. That's one of the main features, and it works. It helps me a lot when talking with potential customers who are stuck with all this data and, when they think of moving on to new systems, the first thing that bothers them is how to migrate all this information to a new system. The other stuff that everybody sells today like tiering, which IBM calls Easy Tier, and FlashCopy, they have been around for years with the other vendors as well. View full review »
Hashem Dabbas
Senior Systems Engineer & Support Contracts Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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 single or multiple pool(s) of storage * Provides logical unit virtualization * Manages logical volumes * Mirrors logical volumes V7000 hardware provide the below features: * Large scalable cache: thru IO groups methodology * Copy services: metro mirror, global mirror, Data Migration, point in time copy, active-active copy (Hyperwap) * Space management: thin provisioning, Easy Tier, and compression The Storwize V7000 nodes in a clustered system operate as a single system and present a single point of control for system management and service. View full review »
Lazar Grubor
Systems Integration Expert & IT Consultant at a tech services company
Virtualization of external storage, while adding cache and speed to the external storage. You don't have to completely take out the datacenter of your old storage. Just add it to the Storwize, continue using it, but with added performance/speed. View full review »
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reviewer1059243
Senior System & Storage Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Migration effort * Site recovery plan. View full review »
SeniorTeb154
Senior Technology Engineer at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
The good thing is that it is very easy to use and anybody can allocate Launch to the systems. The GUI is very easy and performance is also good. View full review »
Sergio Bulak
Diretor de TI at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is simple but stable storage. I use the Snapshot feature. View full review »
Franco Sallusti
Project Manager with 51-200 employees
Virtualization, because it abstracts hardware and allows to use other storages (old DS series) as unique storage spaces. View full review »
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