IBM System Storage DS8000 Series Room for Improvement

SeniorStd2e7
Senior Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
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 required to improve upon. These days, every company needs a disaster recovery plan. If they are in trouble, these boxes, these controllers, the 8800, allow you to provide this plan in different flavors. There are different types of replication, depending on your company's needs. Nowadays, a financial company, actually any large company, has to have these types of boxes with these capabilities so they can do disaster recovery. View full review »
StorageE2868
Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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, things are pretty complex. Sometimes it takes a long time to pinpoint the actual error. View full review »
SeniorTe89fa
Senior Technical Consultant for Storage with 10,001+ employees
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 get to the higher level of Level-2, PFEs, or development. There are only so many people. Sometimes when we do encounter problems, but not a complete system shutdown, that gets a little bit frustrating. It takes a little bit longer than what my boss thinks is acceptable. But it's the nature of how things work nowadays. View full review »
Shaniya Mk
Associate engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »

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