IBM FlashSystem 7200 review from a veteran storage consultant
December 31, 2021

IBM FlashSystem 7200 review from a veteran storage consultant

Junaid Khalid | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • IBM Flashsystem 7200

Overall Satisfaction with IBM FlashSystem

IBM FlashSystem 7200 is configured as tier 0 in our production environment and is providing for the high-performance requirements for the OLTP systems. All our boot volumes are also configured on this system for a robust system boot. This helps us to keep the latency under 1 millisecond for our most critical workloads.
  • provides the end to end NVMe, that combined with our NVMe enabled hosts and SAN directors to provide amazing performance
  • Storage Class memory also adds to the ultralow latency
  • the immutable copy features help us to keep a golden copy at all times to protect against the cyber attacks
  • Data Reduction pools are handy, but they lack the support for vvols
  • SAN BOOT is not supported for certain AIX versions when connected using the NVME/FC protocol
  • Maintenance can be made easier
  • TCO can be brought down as compared to competition
  • Sub millisecond latency with compression
  • Less foot print and lower power consumption
  • Reasonable scalability and Rolling upgrades with no downtime
In our case, the IBM Flash System 7200 offers high performance and adds storage optimizations along with compression features, and is configured behind svc as a Tier0 high-performance device. The Fiber Channel and NVMe allow us to implement a large number of disk arms, which leads to higher performance with more spindles. Its AI is the foremost imperative, as the choices made are really true and more proficient at work. IBM Flash System 7200 is well suited in medium-sized organizations which have the need to replicate and store a large amount of data with or even without cloud capabilities.

IBM Storage FlashSystem Feature Ratings

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Non-Intrusive Upgrades
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