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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

This really depends on how you want to use it. If you are a large-scale corporation that needs to have a highly scalable and high I/O usage this is a fantastic array. If you do not have static storage admin that centralizes on EMC storage than this could be a difficult array to manage.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem

IBM FlashSystem is well suited for heavy analytic workloads created by applications such as SAS Institute software. It is a great candidate where large amounts of data need to be analyzed and scanned. It is also well suited for use with Power 9 systems that can handle the extra throughput. When used with x86/x64 style Intel systems, it will remove all latency from disk, which will flood the Intel CPUs with data, which may require upgrading the Intel systems.
Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.7
IBM FlashSystem
7.9
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
10.0
IBM FlashSystem
8.6
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
IBM FlashSystem
7.8
Data Compression
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
8.0
IBM FlashSystem
7.4
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
10.0
IBM FlashSystem
8.2
Simplicity
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
4.0
IBM FlashSystem
7.7
Power Savings
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
IBM FlashSystem
8.1

Pros

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

  • It creates a fully redundant connection from multiple controllers that are always up even during updates.
  • Once setup there is little to no adjustments that need to be made to the storage array. All that's needed is volume updates.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem

  • It has sufficient availability
  • It has a comprehensive service/ support
  • It offers clients a solution from an established vendor they feel they can trust
  • It has a well-known brand
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

  • The configuration portion is really difficult. If you are not a fully trained Dell storage admin you won't be able to setup this array.
  • The GUI is stuck in the 90's and has very little user-friendliness.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem

  • IBM FlashSystem needs to better differentiate itself from commodity SSDs as clients do not typically understand the difference.
  • IBM's software stack needs to be better marketed as clients do not understand the benefits of the stack combined with the hardware.
  • IBM should explain to clients the difference between the V7000 Gen 3 and the FS 9100 series. Currently, it is confusing to clients.
Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The best part about this array is that once you have it configured it is pretty much done. There is little to no other configurations to be done other than normal volume adjustments. Support is great as they understand this array very well. The updates are very hands-off and are done solely by support. You contact them and then there are no other changes done on the end-user's side.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

The EMC array is a lot more robust, but the PURE array does almost the same with about a tenth of ease from the configuration. It really depends on the type of backend servers that you need to support as to whether you need a EMC array or a PURE array.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem

IBM and other vendors are creating NVMe-oF devices that are either less customized on the hardware end and are bundled with software, or are more proprietary in the hardware. HPE, Vexata, EMC, and others were analyzed. We found the combination of high quality design by IBM and their knowledgeable personnel around workloads makes a big difference
Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

  • This storage array is great because it is an always on even during updates.
  • The negative is the time spent on configuring and the need for a dedicated storage admin.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem

  • Reduced Batch process time helps increased business availability
  • Reduced foot print helps in reducing capes costs
  • Data reduction capability helps in using more for less
Aman Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

Pricing Details

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM FlashSystem

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
IBM FlashSystem
7.5

Support Rating

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
8.0
IBM FlashSystem

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