IBM System Storage DS8000 Series Competitors and Alternatives

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Keith Miller
Senior Manager, Mainframe Technical Service at Ensono
MSP
Top 20
Aug 9, 2020
Great Global Copy and Global Mirror features with an easy initial setup

What is our primary use case?

We offer it as a Cloud solution to our shared clients and we share these devices between multiple clients. That's how we primarily use the solution. I use it for storing mainframe data. It's used throughout the mainframe applications and the flash copies for DR, as well as replication utilities, to move data from one facility to another. We use just about all the features on it.

Pros and Cons

  • "The Global Copy and Global Mirror features are the solution's most valuable aspects."
  • "The solution should embedded replication switches into the hardware instead of using them externally."

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with the company. I'm an outsourcing service provider and I've had a lot of experience using the solution. We have everything from DS8100 disc storage, all the way up to 8990s. I'd advise new users to read the implementation installation guide. Most of the questions are answered in there. People just tend to skim over it and don't get into the details. However, it's important in making everything run smoothly and understanding the solution. That's probably the best advice I've actually heard from anybody. At the end of the day, don't…
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC SC Series vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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