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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

IBM FlashSystem A9000

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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

IBM FlashSystem
7.9
IBM FlashSystem A9000
Flash Array Performance
IBM FlashSystem
8.3
IBM FlashSystem A9000
Flash Array Integration
IBM FlashSystem
8.1
IBM FlashSystem A9000
Data Compression
IBM FlashSystem
7.9
IBM FlashSystem A9000
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
IBM FlashSystem
8.2
IBM FlashSystem A9000
Simplicity
IBM FlashSystem
7.4
IBM FlashSystem A9000
Power Savings
IBM FlashSystem
7.5
IBM FlashSystem A9000

Pros

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

IBM FlashSystem A9000

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Cons

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

IBM FlashSystem A9000

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Alternatives Considered

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

IBM FlashSystem A9000

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Return on Investment

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

IBM FlashSystem A9000

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IBM FlashSystem A9000

Pricing Details

IBM FlashSystem

General

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

IBM FlashSystem A9000

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM FlashSystem
8.3
IBM FlashSystem A9000

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