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IBM STORWIZE V7000 LFF EXPANSION is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4.
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 4 out of 5 by from We have installed one of these onsite and so far, so good. Not a lot of problems out of the box. Happy with the performance so far. Will see how it goes for longevity.
Date published: 2016-05-25
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 4 out of 5 by from I've set one of this to replace a EMC clariion CX3,wasn't the easiest but gives good performance.
Date published: 2012-05-30
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