Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series OverviewUNIXBusinessApplication

Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is the #22 ranked solution in our list of best All-Flash Storage Arrays. It is most often compared to Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series: Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series

What is Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series?

The DE All-Flash Series delivers the performance of more than 2,000 15k rpm HDDs, yet requires only 2% of the rack space, power, and cooling. Because it consumes 98% less space and power, DE Series can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your IT operations while continuing to meet your performance requirements.

Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is also known as ThinkSystem DE Series.

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series pricing:
  • "The pricing is fair and low compared to other products in this category."
  • "We have a five-year contract for providing support."

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DP
Solutions Developer at Next Dimension Inc.
MSP
Top 5
Mostly typical of production storage for virtual machines but with fewer features and a lower price

What is our primary use case?

We sell the Lenovo ThinkSystem DE 4000 or 6000 series storage arrays. The clients that we sell the products to are mostly manufacturers and the use case for ThinkSystem is always production for storing and operating their virtual environment, which means the units are almost always used for VMware. It is just typical storage for production and virtual machines.

Pros and Cons

  • "Fewer features is not necessarily a negative as it leads to simpler operation and lower price."
  • "The features are limited."

What other advice do I have?

The advice that I would you give to others looking into implementing this product is that it is a good product if it fits your needs. Products in this category are not all the same and they all have something unique, but ThinkSystem is a good offer and can work out well if you can work with it to fit the use cases that you have. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this product as probably and eight-out-of-ten overall. I would give it that rating because it is a good product. It is stable. It is well supported. It just lacks some depth in theā€¦
FG
IT Departmant - System Administration at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
A stable solution for hosting, VMware and backup

What is our primary use case?

We use the DE series, the 2000 and DE4000. It's DE, All-Flash storage. We use Lenovo with the VMware solution. We have VMware with virtual machines and the production storage is the Lenovo DE4000 Hybrid. The solution for backup is Lenovo Storage 2000. For the moment, we use the solution in respect of our three hosts, for VMware and for storage.

Pros and Cons

  • "We have been working with the solution for around a year and so far it has shown itself to be stable."
  • "The solution could be more scalable, although it suits our present needs."

What other advice do I have?

There are 1,000 users in our organization who are making use of the solution. I would recommend this solution to others. Based on my experience thus far, I rate Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series as a nine out of ten.
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Peter Muchiri
System Engineer at TBM
Real User
Top 20
An easy to troubleshoot solution that's simple to scale and very stable

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is very easy to troubleshoot. It's one of the most valuable features. It also doesn't take long to deploy and normally it comes with a three-year warranty."
  • "Usually, when a part fails, we have to replace it and it takes a while. It would be better if the part could be available locally here in Kenya so we don't have to wait so long to repair the solution."

What other advice do I have?

We are a seller, and we install and implement the solution. We use the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. I'd recommend it to others.
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