Speedy Gonzales!
November 22, 2021

Speedy Gonzales!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Modules Used

  • IBM Flashsystem 7200

Overall Satisfaction with IBM FlashSystem

We're using IBM FlashSystem 7200 as a refreshment of old storage (vnx) which works under heavy utilized MS SQL Cluster. CPU utilization was too high on that old storage and maintenance was nearly ended. It also has capacity issues, utilized more than 90%. We used IBM FlashSystem 7200 for end-to-end NVMe connection and added capacity with its unique IBM FlashCore Modules. San infrastructure already has 32Gbps san switches and we changed the host bus adapters of ESXi hosts with 32G. And servers connected to the storage via 32G NVMe supported connection. For using the benefits of the NVMe protocol first we update the ESXi to v7.0 for NVMe support. After the migration with the Vmware Storage VMotion feature, latency dramatically reduced on the SQL server by 40% and backups completed 2.5x faster than the old storage. It also decreases the SQL servers CPU utilization because there is no more io wait with NVMe and All-Flash solution.
  • End to end NVMe.
  • Lower latency.
  • High Availability.
  • Compression with no performance impact.
  • Snapshot management.
  • Integration with vmware on storage gui.
  • Detailed performance screen might be better.
  • Transaction per minute increases with IBM FlashSystem 7200.
  • Backup time decreases for production environment.
IBM FlashSystem 7200 easy to manage, end-to-end NVMe. And provides 100% availability.
It's well suited for mid-range to upper mid-range companies. High availability with hyperswap provides 100% availability. Single FlashSystem 7200 provides 99.9999% (6 nines). It's good for moving infrastructure to the new generation protocol NVMe. With NVMe it provides lower latency and higher TPM (transaction per minute) for database workloads.

IBM Storage FlashSystem Feature Ratings

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