Best for midsize workloads
July 23, 2021

Best for midsize workloads

Camilo Andrés Espinosa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM FlashSystem 7200

I implemented it at another company as a storage backend for its tax core system. It is being used only by a POWER8 system.
  • DRP Compression and deduplication
  • Replication across sites
  • Flashcopies
  • Great performance
  • Insights should provide better reporting in terms of performance
  • Unable to see volume occupation from storage perspective
It is effective in terms of storing data if using hardware and software compression. There is far more space than a regular internal disk array. You are able to divide workloads by using different pools and have better performance when using compression.
I think it was selected because IBM FlashSystem 7200 is targeted for midsize workloads with the capabilities of an enterprise flash array.
This storage is best suited for medium to high workloads for full allocated volumes. Compression and dedupe features will help only if there are low sets of transactions. Performance is highly affected when using global mirror if there is a high number of IOPS.

IBM FlashSystem 7200 Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
8
Flash Array Integration
8
Data Compression
10
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Not Rated
Simplicity
Not Rated
Power Savings
Not Rated