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SysAdm 7291
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Sr. System Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

Implementing Remote mirroring and local Snaps is very easy. The ROW (Redirect-On-Write) of Snaps has no impact on production data.

How has it helped my organization?

Very easy to produce reporting data (Snaps). Very easy and fast for provisioning devices and Remote mirroring.

What needs improvement?

* Copies * The power supplies * Expansion * Some Snap operations, regarding consistency groups * The change form synchronous mirroring to asynchronous (and vice versa) without reconfiguration from… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Working with VMAX. Company changed due to economic reasons. (They still use multi-vendor storages).

What other advice do I have?

I see XIV as a mid-range (not high-end) storage. Easy to install, small size factor/capacity, easy to use, quick to provision. Not for heavy load, especially sequential due to wide/mirror stripping… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

EMC VMAX 10K, 3PAR, DS.

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What is IBM XIV?

IBM XIV is a high-end, grid-scale storage system that excels in tuning-free consistent performance, ease of use and exceptional data economics, including inline, and IBM Real-time Compression. IBM XIV is ideal for hybrid cloud, offering predictable service levels for dynamic workloads, simplified scale management, including in multi-tenant environments, flexible consumption models — and robust cloud automation and orchestration through OpenStack, RESTful API and VMware. It offers security and data protection through hot encryption, advanced mirroring and self-healing and investment protection with perpetual licensing.

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