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IBM FlashSystem 7200

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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM FlashSystem 7200

It should be noted that although this is marketed as a mid-range storage system, it has many advantages which includes the use of NVMe (flashcore) drives, IBM Spectrum Virtualize and AI capabilities. The advantages of a storage designed with end-to-end NVMe, i.e. IBM FlashCore, enables the system to provide ultra-low latency performance which is necessary for certain mission critical systems i.e ERP. Another cool feature is IBM Storage Insights, which allows the system to provide predictive analytics for storage optimization as well as simplifies management and support of the unit.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

When used as a backup target PowerProtect DD models offer incredible density and can efficiently replicate to another cloud-based or offsite unit. Most complaints about these have been addressed in software over the years and they are now a intuitive and easily managed backup system. You are not buying a Swiss army knife, you are getting a machine designed for a purpose, use it for that and you will not be disappointed. While they have the ability to serve as a CIFS server, they are not a filer and lack many of the features inherent to filers and are a poor substitute.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.1
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Flash Array Performance
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.7
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Flash Array Integration
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.5
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Data Compression
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
IBM FlashSystem 7200
7.6
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Simplicity
IBM FlashSystem 7200
7.6
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Power Savings
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.1
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

Data Center Backup

IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.1
Universal recovery
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Live recovery
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
7.2
Recovery verification
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.1
Business application protection
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.3
Multiple backup destinations
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.3
Incremental backup identification
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Backup to the cloud
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.1
Deduplication and file compression
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.9
Snapshots
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Flexible deployment
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.5
Management dashboard
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Platform support
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.8
Retention options
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.8
Encryption
IBM FlashSystem 7200
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.9

Pros

IBM FlashSystem 7200

  • Much faster than prior Storwize V7000.
  • Good option for midtier storage virtualization controller with local NVMe storage capacity.
  • For existing SVC customers, it's an easy fit and no learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

  • It writes backups quickly. DDBoost add-on is very useful as well for improving backup speeds.
  • DD is very efficient in its use of capacity. It dedupes and compresses very well.
  • It spans to large capacity amounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

  • It can be expensive to implement, especially when used in conjunction with other applications/hardware such as Avamar.
  • The TCO can be high, especially when it needs its storage expanded.
  • Recovery speeds can be slow (compared to other solutions) for when recovery is time sensitive.
Sam Majam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM FlashSystem 7200

IBM FlashSystem 7200 9.3
Based on 3 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

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
DD has performed flawlessly for almost 10 years as our backup/recovery storage with offsite replication. Given its track record and great support from EMC, we're unlikely to look elsewhere any time soon.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM FlashSystem 7200

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

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain) 6.4
Based on 4 answers
Customer support has had some ups and downs here. We've had several issues with EMC support before and during the acquisition by Dell, but in the last 18 months support has been top notch. Quick and knowledgeable help is but a chat away, or they will call you back so you don't have to wait on hold. The team supporting us is responsive and is quick to assist with any request or issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM FlashSystem 7200

We ended up shifting from the IBM Storwize v7000 platform to the NetApp AFF platform and have been extremely pleased by the performance, cost, and efficiency thus far. The systems certainly have similarities but the NetApp AFF has met all of our expectations thus far and making changes to the storage being presented (i.e. growing a volume) is much more straightforward on our AFF system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

We selected Data Domain due to its integration with our backup software. The Data Domain works well for what we need it to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM FlashSystem 7200

  • When data is managed, the ROI is there, as the manual error is nullified.
  • Scalable-can be expanded in the future hence future proof.
  • Security is also there.
  • All of the above are making this future proof with ROI in the long run.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

  • We were able to immediately discontinue our remote tape storage and TBU maintenance.
  • Reduced backup footprint in the data center.
  • It is costly to expand so buy it with a purpose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM FlashSystem 7200

General

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

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.5
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

IBM FlashSystem 7200
9.3
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
10.0

Support Rating

IBM FlashSystem 7200
10.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
6.4

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