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IBM STORWIZE V3700 LFF EXP ENCLOSURE

Mfg. Part: 2072-12E-0000 | CDW Part: 3510999
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IBM STORWIZE V3700 LFF EXP ENCLOSURE is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides external virtualization, compression, and a failover mechanism. Valuable Features:The valuable features are high availability, compression, and a failover mechanism. It's a very highly available storage solution.It can virtualize external rewrites and you have a single pane of management. Instead of having multiple managements for different storage products, you can have a single pane to manage everything. The external virtualization is a really good feature.High Availability – any server, physical or virtualized accessing the IBM Storwize can be in a high-availability configurations. This will make applications available all the time to provide service to the end users.Real-time Compression – it reduces storage costs by compressing it up to 80%, therefore saves rack space and power consumption.Storage Virtualization – it can virtualize different storage from different vendors, thus helps ease of use by providing single pane of management and device drivers.Storage Tiering – automatically migrates data between different storage tiers depending on the usage of the data. This will help reduce costs by avoiding to purchase dedicated SSD or Flash drives to applications that needed performance.Improvements to My Organization:It allows the company to be highly available and be able to recover the storage if there are some issues.Room for Improvement:I would like to see the snapshot management embedded within the GUI. Right now, the snapshot management, if you want to schedule, or do multiple scheduling in a day, you have to use scripting. Customers are not highly technical, and they really cannot do scripting. If IBM could include the snapshot management within the interface, then that would be good.I know they have a flashcopy manager, but it is extra software, an additional license, and some customers don't like to add addition costs to their infrastructure. If IBM could create, or include snapshot management within the GUI, that would really be helpful.I have a lot of customers who are really interested in the Storewize product and they are using snapshot management. It's really good to have this kind of investment, because this product is really good.Stability Issues:It's a very stable product. I like it, and I have a lot of customers using it.Scalability Issues:Storewize is scalable, especially the V-7000. The GEN-28 can scale up to 20 expansions. It's highly scalable and you can have a maximum of 8 nodes.Technical Support:I have used the technical support on occasion, but not a lot. It's good. As long as you provide them with the correct information about the problem, they will respond very quickly.Initial Setup:The initial setup was easy, very easy.Other Advice:I highly recommend it.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use GUI, both for me and the customers is the most valuable feature of this solution. Valuable Features:Easy to use GUI, both for me and the customers is the most valuable feature of this solution. It's very self-explanatory, very easy to install and of course, the IBM Easy Tier function is easy to maintain.Improvements to My Organization:The benefits are pretty much the same as I have mentioned herein, i.e., it's the time that takes to do an installation as compared to the old products. So, everything is time-related, i.e., the less time you use then it's also cost-effective.Room for Improvement:I really don't have any preference for it, this is very easy to install and is actually a customer setup. I've talked to many customers, and all of them agree that "This is so simple, so easy, and straightforward", so IBM has done a very good job so far.Use of Solution:Since 2012Deployment Issues:Very easy so no problems.Stability Issues:The stability is very good.Scalability Issues:Scalability is also very good because in the first product you could add four expansions to it, but then today, with the later code you can add nine to the controller units. So, it's very good and also, if you put an SVC product on top of it, then it works very well together as we see in all of the products as well.Customer Service:Out af 10 I would say 8 for none advanced usersTechnical Support:Very good when it's needed.Previous Solutions:We are a business partner and what we sell are IBM Storwize products. That's our main focus, we don't sell any other vendors. So, it was a pretty straightforward decision to invest in this solution. But according to what I have seen in the past and worked with than this is without a doubt the most user friendly product.Initial Setup:Actually, I've done many of the installations; it is very straightforward.Other Advice:This product is so easy to use.Have it checked over, test it out and try it. Compare it to the other competitors and make a decision from there, because I think this will definitely be a winner.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We are a business partner.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The services to help us migrate our NAS data from an existing EMC VNX system has failed once already with ACL permissions issues specifically on how the V7000U NAS works. Valuable Features:We have not had a good experience with this platform.The installation and service was very good. But, the services to help us migrate our NAS data from an existing EMC VNX system has failed once already with ACL permissions issues specifically on how the V7000U NAS works. I have had to involved IBM Global Support by actually contacting high level Vice Presidents. As of January 26, 2016, we have not successfully migrated our NAS data.Improvements to My Organization:It has not improved anything yet within our environment.Room for Improvement:They could increase the maximum storage capacity so more disk shelves can be added.Use of Solution:We've had it for eight months, but still have not successfully migrated our NAS data yet. Also, it contains drives for AS/400 system and Exchange Archive data.Deployment Issues:Software functionality issues that were not known until our NAS data migration failed. We hit further ACL Permissions issues as well.Stability Issues:We have performance and spiking issues of which IBM applied a work-around patch.Scalability Issues:There have been no issues with the scalability.Customer Service:6/10Technical Support:It's average.Previous Solutions:We switched to Pure Storage because of the way the system performs and does everything in 32K sizing. The IOPS are high and the support and customer server are exceptional.Initial Setup:Fairly simple as it took about two hours to rack and get on-line.Implementation Team:It was installed through one of our partners who did a good job.Cost and Licensing Advice:We feel that the pricing is fair and the licensing process was easy.Other Solutions Considered:We evaluated EMC (which we already had), DELL and HP.Other Advice:The sales team was great as was the technical team. I now feel the EMC VNX and NetApp are both better NAS systems. If I had to do it over again, I would stayed with the EMC VNX for NAS.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the place were all our data goes. The part that makes me worry the most. However so far it has behaved very well and no hiccups of any kind. scheduled replication of critical vms to local storage in the servers is my strategy to mitigate a SAN failure.
Date published: 2015-08-27
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