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Real User
Senior Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 01 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are the box itself, the controller, and the DS 8800s. You are able to store more data on them. They have the neat little features that we use these days. These are global mirror and replication for DR, which... more»

How has it helped my organization?

You have fewer boxes to maintain. The throughput increases, and the features are the same, just better.

What needs improvement?

When it comes to the 8800s, other than capacity and speed and then, of course, continuing to use the same features that they have today. It's important to have replications. It's important to have flash copy. Those are things that are... more»
Consultant
Senior Technical Consultant for Storage with 10,001+ employees
Jun 04 2017

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of valuable features, but the primary one is that it gave us an end-to-end solution for high availability and disaster recovery. Performance was a big factor, but the reliability of HyperSwap for disaster recovery, using... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The high availability and having HyperSwap has taken us beyond five nines for reliability. Our CTO said that we have now reached 100%. We have had no outages now for literally six years and that's really impressive. We are a very large... more»

What needs improvement?

I think things are going in a great direction right now. It's been very, very reliable. I think everybody in customer service tries to do more with less. It comes down to the number of people you have and everything else. It’s difficult to... more»
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Real User
Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 04 2017

What is most valuable?

The disk replication, the high availability, the performance, and the speed are the valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

The main benefit is from the standpoint of recovery; recovery time and being able to quickly replicate data. We've had a lot of success and it's taken us a long way to get to where we've come from. There were a lot longer times that it took... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like it to be easier to use. Some of it is so complex that we've got a lot of scripts and automation and things tied around it. I would like a way to simplify any of that. It will help with debugging too. When you do have a problem,... more»
Real User
Associate engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 04 2017

What do you think of IBM System Storage DS8000 Series?

Valuable Features: It has redundancy and is user-friendly. • Improvements to My Organization: The benefits are that you don't need to manage it very often, administration is less. • Room for Improvement: We need the GUI feature to be improved. If the GUI is good. then it is easier to manage with just the clicks, rather than going in with CLI and commands to do the stuff. • Stability Issues: It is very stable and we don't have many issues. You get time to recover, i.e., if you feel something you have time to recover. For example, if you want to add more extra disks, we have time. So, it's very stable. • Scalability Issues: It is very scalable. • Other Advice: I really recommend the IBM DS8000 solution as it is the most advanced technology available for storage...

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What is IBM System Storage DS8000 Series?

IBM System Storage DS8000 series is a high-performance, high-capacity series of disk storage that supports continuous operations. The DS8000 series includes the DS8800 (Models 951 and 95E) and the DS8700 (Models 941 and 94E).
Also known as
System Storage DS8000
IBM System Storage DS8000 Series customers
Renfe, Park Nicollet Health Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation, SK Energy, SWK STADTWERKE KREFELD AG

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