With great storage comes great reasonability
January 11, 2022

With great storage comes great reasonability

Alexandru Costea | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • IBM Flashsystem 5000

Overall Satisfaction with IBM FlashSystem

Storage is used for its traditional purpose as storage. We use svc on top to extend virtualization. Storage is used across most of the landscape. Usage depends on [the] project and role requesting access to it as most of the roles have specific usage and loads that dictate the way we share the load on storage.
  • Interface
  • Ease of implementation.
  • Automated troubleshooting.
  • Performance report out of the box.
  • Interface slow due to animation
  • Advanced troubleshooting requires CLI instead of GUI.
  • More easy to follow resources on CLI.
  • Great for storage per price if you consider the performance.
  • Great scalability if you need to expand.
  • Very stable over long usage times.
We have a multi-tier storage environment and FS5000 is the one responsible for the biggest storage space but the least used at it stores just backups. One step above we have the FS5100 One step above that we have the FS7200 As far as integration in the infrastructure the way FS5000 provides space is optimal.
Best suited - Where budget is tight and the expectation can be met by using this tier of storage - not all features are required - also ease of usage and implementation is a key feature that should be taken [into] account as not very specialized administrator is needed not suited - performance demands and features required are higher than v5000 - also I do not advise implementation if all features are used as scalability will be an issue in the future.

IBM Storage FlashSystem Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
Flash Array Integration
Data Compression
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Power Savings