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Real User
Technical Head at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 19 2018

What is most valuable?

* Compatibility with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) * Storage level replication * Dedupe features * Single management through UCS Manager

How has it helped my organization?

* Easy virtualization implementation * Consolidation of data store * Replication and DR implementation became faster.

What needs improvement?

The following needs improvement: * Raw data mapping for storage is not a given option, but must be customized. * Storage management integration with UCS Manager.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using rack mount servers, not a SAN network nor storage.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated HPE and Dell.
Real User
Deputy General Manager, Data Center Solution Group, Marketing Dept. at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 03 2018

What do you think of IBM VersaStack?

What is our primary use case?

This solution converges old silo systems to the latest systems with a simple architecture.

How has it helped my organization?

IaaS environment.

What is most valuable?

Cisco's architecture and IBM's flash technology. Cisco provides FI technology which provides one simple architecture. IBM's flash technology is fast.

What needs improvement?

Awareness of this IBM solution could be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.


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What is IBM VersaStack?

VersaStack is a converged infrastructure solution of network, compute and storage designed for quick deployment and rapid time to value. The solution includes Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure together with IBM software- defined storage solutions to deliver extraordinary levels of agility and efficiency. VersaStack is backed by Cisco Validated Designs and IBM Redbooks application guides for faster infrastructure delivery as well as workload/ application deployment.

Designed for dynamic organizations that want to accelerate business growth while reducing costs, VersaStack incorporates IBM all-flash as well as hybrid storage technologies into the “single pane of glass” management environment provided by Cisco UCS Director. The solution offers quick deployment and execution of business applications—with the versatility to adapt as business priorities change. Providing an IT infrastructure that is easy, efficient and versatile, VersaStack helps accelerate data center infrastructure deployment and helps efficiently manage information and resources amid business change.

IBM VersaStack customers

Newhall Hospital, Medicat, JJ Haines, Sigmax

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