2018-08-19T09:34:00Z

What needs improvement with IBM FlashSystem?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with IBM FlashSystem.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Enterprise data storage needs improvement. They should create a feature for data and file storage.

2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
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Real User

The ease of installation should be improved. We had issues with the configuration model. In the next release, there should be and flash and caching features. Customers also have problems accessing their files from the storage. That's what they usually complain about. This is something they should improve. The main issue is the speed in terms of accessing the data. That is the customer's big complaint. They also complain about the speed of the hard drive.

2019-09-24T05:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would like to see an improvement in the handling of large amounts of rights. An automatic flash system that doesn't do compression or deduplication will flush through the rights directly from the host to the flash modules. It doesn't keep them in the cache. For compression and deduplication systems, they have to do compression, deduplication and the memory and cache for the controller. So they have to keep the data there otherwise you will find yourself stuck with performance issues.

2019-09-15T16:44:00Z
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The support is simply not there, so it needs to be improved. This solution needs a management console where we are alerted to issues and can report them, or escalate them through email or another method. If something happens to our storage, for example, then we will be notified, and we can report it through the console.

2019-09-15T16:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

ISCSI/ISER Bandwidth is at 25gbps. Would be nice if that can keep track with the bandwidth currently available in new dc networking deployments.

2019-09-15T16:43:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

They should reduce the cost of the solution and offer smaller storage sizes to target small to medium-sized businesses. The solution is not easy to implement. It takes a lot of time to study the product and it's a little complicated in general. The solution should offer integration with the cloud on the next upgrade. It might already be there but we have not integrated that, or gone for that upgrade. It would mean we could keep a copy of our data in the secured cloud, whether it's Amazon or Azure.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Deduplication feature is not mature and it is significantly increasing the latency. Additionally, the product has limitations in the software features and granularity. For example, data reduction feature cannot be aligned at the logical unit (LUN) level. It is aligned at the pool level. However, I expect to create some LUNs with deduplication and HW compression while some other LUNs with HW compression only. The other limitation is available at the remote copy feature. You can not create one-to-many scenarious for the LUNs which is created as the Hyperswap LUN.

2019-07-10T12:01:00Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

- CLI though intuitive, no other API available - Lacks scheduling or a cron - Has no built in short term performance graphs - IBM TPC overexceeds the montoring needs, had to fall back on Stor2RRd - Support response times are bad -

2019-04-08T08:13:00Z
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Real User

The cluster should be improved because non-disruptive failover was supported only on a few operating systems.

2019-01-28T10:59:00Z
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IBM gets a lot of input from the field, from system engineers, regarding what needs to be done and I believe they have a roadmap to try to constantly make the user interface more mature, as well as the options and tools. I trust they are doing good job on this. I have looked at a few pages of a report I download and I saw a graph there regarding software-defined vendors. IBM is not in a good position on this graph. I know that they are working very hard on this, to make it much better and to get to a level where it's not only hardware but also software to provide a complete solution.

2018-08-19T09:34:00Z
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