Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
You can not buy a lot of options for these devices. There are a lot of things that it does not do. Some things that it does not do that we would like it to do include easy tiering. If you have got spindles and you want to cache a couple of terabytes of storage on SSD, that would be something we would like to see that, currently, it does not have the capacity to do. The thing it comes down to is that Lenovo needs to add some more of the software features that would allow the ThinkSystem line to compete with other products that we sell. Other than that, it is what it is.
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. If you compare this solution to IBM, there's a feature in IBM that is able to send alerts so that you can be able to place a part order immediately. Lenovo should offer this. It would shorten the process of part replacement.
I would like to have a better performance from this solution. In the next release, I would like to see support for Hyper-converged infrastructure.
What do you like most about Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!