Project IT wit V7K Solutions
November 02, 2021

Project IT wit V7K Solutions

Luca Dominici | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Modules Used

  • IBM Flashsystem 7200

Overall Satisfaction with IBM FlashSystem

I use [IBM FlashSystem] V7000 as [a] storage backbone of all my midrange infrastructural projects, in VMWare area as in Power Area (I4B and IBM AIX). Most of [the] customers I followed are collocated in small/medium enterprises (100-1000 users). V7000 has simplified shared data architectures introducing virtualization concepts and easy-to-manage complex storage layers. One of most appreciated features is availability at all: data are core in Enterprise and it focuses on [the] robustness of data storage solution. V7000 was appreciated for its stability.
  • Virtualization
  • Avalaibility
  • Performance
  • Heavy user interface
  • Poor patch management
  • Easy tier management
  • Investment protection (via old storage reactivation)
  • Skill reduction for first level management
  • Consolidation on unique platform several storage needs
  • IBM FlashSystem 7200
Online hardware compression and decompression (AE3 models) surely have the main interest of low budget capable customers, the word is "to have more space spending less". All this with no impact on performance, apparently. It provides also a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features, including data reduction and de-duplication, dynamic tiering, thin-provisioning, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services, and IBM HyperSwapfi for high availability (HA). Scale-out and scale-up configurations further enhance capacity and throughput for better availability.
In structured Data Center introduction of new storage can be disrruptive, V7000 virtualization features are suitable for Old Storage revitalization activities. Furthermore traditional VMWare Clusters are best served using V7000 equipment, and also VDI solutions are best built over a Full Flash V7000 Layer. Easy management interface must however be supported by a good command line interaction skills.

IBM Storage FlashSystem Feature Ratings

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