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IBM FlashSystem 5000

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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 5000

The basic configuration is so simple so you just set it and forget it. All the FlashSystem family products are running the same code, so they can talk to each other as well if needed. The migration to/from is simple as that, because of [the] external virtualization function, which supports more than 444 different types of other storage.
Istvan Buda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.7
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.6
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
10.0
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.0
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.0
Data Compression
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
8.0
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.6
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
10.0
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.3
Simplicity
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
4.0
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.4
Power Savings
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.3

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 5000

  • It's affordable and does not compromise on technology thus steady in enhancing how we work.
  • Has grown our ROI due to its instant boost in improving our business processes and portfolio.
  • Its hybrid cloud enabled and this enables organizations to start with slowly and later evolve to cloud as their data continues to grow.
Grace Jones | 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 5000

  • Installation should be simplified a bit as it can become a bit complicated to install
  • Enabling encryption and compression has the potential to affect performance
  • Pricing seems a bit higher than competitor models. This can be mitigated if you work with an IBM Gold Partner or higher that can secure better discounts.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

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IBM FlashSystem 5000

IBM FlashSystem 5000 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Simplicity and fixability.
Ahmed Ismail | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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 5000

IBM FlashSystem 5000 9.1
Based on 1 answer
fixability ability and Performance
Ahmed Ismail | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 5000

IBM FlashSystem [5000] is the clear leader amongst its rivals. We selected this product for its low cost and great support model. Security patches are timely and the ability to scale the solution is a huge draw. Storage can be scaled by tier so we only purchase what we need when the demand is there.
Anonymous | 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 5000

  • The security features can be improved such that the encryption does not affect performance in any way.
  • The most valuable features are deduplication and compression, which together, enable you to have more space.
  • The feature I find most valuable, is the deduplication, because the nature of the data that we are using in our current environment, has a lot of replicated data.
my tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 5000

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 5000
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.1

Support Rating

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
8.0
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.1

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