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Score 9 out of 100

IBM FlashSystem 7200

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM FlashSystem 5100

When the data management with utmost security and safety is required this is well suited for a big enterprise. However due to costing may not be an ideal system for small enterprise.
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IBM FlashSystem 7200

It is more trustworthy, has outstanding precision, and provides world-class performance. It will be the most cost-effective of all the virtual power systems, with enough connection. It is also affordable; but, having this many systems with higher efficiency at a cheaper cost is plenty. A minor item to notice is that it may become stuck due to excessive use, such as restless work, in a small percentage of situations, causing job disruption.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

IBM FlashSystem 5100
8.6
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.6
Flash Array Performance
IBM FlashSystem 5100
8.6
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.9
Flash Array Integration
IBM FlashSystem 5100
8.6
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.7
Data Compression
IBM FlashSystem 5100
9.8
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.6
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
IBM FlashSystem 5100
8.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.2
Simplicity
IBM FlashSystem 5100
8.3
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.5
Power Savings
IBM FlashSystem 5100
8.3
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.6

Pros

IBM FlashSystem 5100

  • Great scalability. Drives can be added without any downtime.
  • Different configurations to suit different needs.
  • High system and data availability with mirrored cache.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200

  • Performance is the crucial element to be highlighted, as it delivers the best in class industry performance.
  • Guaranteed compression ratio, one of the leading in [the] industry we got a 2:1 guaranteed and it achieved as per the commitment.
  • Reliability is one of the main elements which works really well, even being a storewide family product it delivers [the] best reliability features.
  • [The] footprint is key, as it helped us to reduce our organization's 2 racks storage capacity into a 2U rack space.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM FlashSystem 5100

  • Off-course Costing is on part where improvement required to make it affordable for small enterprise also
  • Search capability to be enhanced
  • Better Management tool, which can help beginner also to manage maintenance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200

  • IBM has been a leader in data management for a long time and Flashsystem doesn't give much to its competitors to challenge it. they're very robust
  • though the UI to work with takes some time to get used to for DataBase Admins
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM FlashSystem 5100

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM FlashSystem 7200

IBM FlashSystem 7200 8.7
Based on 4 answers
The results we have obtained are much better than expected, the amount of IOPS are good but the latency is very good, although it is not the best for databases and sequential writing, the team meets and exceeds expectations for secondary storage. , I am convinced that for small and medium-sized organizations it can be a great alternative considering the cost per TB, the ease of implementation, the ease of use and the support.
Esteban Rey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM FlashSystem 5100

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM FlashSystem 7200

IBM FlashSystem 7200 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is just IBM, it is pretty good
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM FlashSystem 5100

We liked NetApp but the interface legacy is not user friendly which doesn’t work well with our company. The cost continued to go up and no major changes were being done when there needed to be some before increasing the price. Tech support was also something that I believe could be improved.
Betsy Scruggs | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200

I selected IBM Flash System 7200 because it is affordable, efficient, reliable and easy to use. It does not have complicated functionalities and it is very fast and stores data in a safe manner. IBM Flash System also has an on premise to hybrid cloud functionality which enables our organization to switch between the two storage options whenever suitable[.]
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM FlashSystem 5100

  • Saved money with how affordable this is.
  • Saved time with implementations that are a breeze.
  • Allowed for integration with our existing network and storage options for cost savings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 7200

  • It is available at low cost, but any number of low cost and highly efficient systems will suffice.
  • Such as we can suffer from increased usage, it only happens in exceptional cases and for a limited time . It's not a disadvantage, but it can cause interruptions in your work.
  • It doesn't have a negative impact over ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM FlashSystem 5100

General

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM FlashSystem 5100
9.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

IBM FlashSystem 5100
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.7

Support Rating

IBM FlashSystem 5100
IBM FlashSystem 7200
10.0

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