Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Many people do not realize that Lenovo has a storage solution, so better marketing from the vendor is needed.
The licensing model needs to be revisited. It needs to be simplified. When using flash, users need to calculate the correct combination of SSDs to ensure the correct amount is provided to the customer. If a customer, for example, needs 30 terabytes of disc space or flash storage, a lot of testing and calculations need to happen to see if this is possible to get to with just flash storage. The solution needs to offer more storage tools so clients can scale while the costs can be kept low. Lenovo DM offers a costing tool, however, it could be simplified a bit more. If it was easier to use, the costing could happen sooner and everything could get to market faster.
Unfortunately, this is a very expensive solution. At the end of the day it's the client that decides whether to implement. I'd like to see a clustering mode included in the solution as an additional feature.
It takes a very long time to enter the management console, as well as to restart the system, and these are things that should be improved.
Technical support could be improved for this solution.
The solution needs a simpler licensing theme around the DM series. The problem is if you only need one of the features, you still have to buy the whole thing. The licensing needs to be more granular or flexible so you have the option to only license FlexCone or Inline Compression features.
What do you like most about Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!