IBM Storage Systems Evolution
Updated July 29, 2021

IBM Storage Systems Evolution

Leonardo Molinares Meza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM FlashSystem 7200

The FlashSystem 7200 storage is being used as a storage repository for all the organization's information systems. The system, thanks to Flash technology and storage saving functionalities, has allowed us to streamline and accelerate different business processes that previously had latency problems, additionally and thanks to compression functionalities, it allows the ROI of the equipment to be maximized.
  • Speed.
  • Availability.
  • Storage Optimization.
  • Integration with VMware.
  • Greater capacity of compressed volumes.
  • Expand the capacity of volumes with flashcopy.
  • Advanced SAS connectivity.
  • Thanks to the lower investment in storage units, ROI is maximized.
  • Flash technology based on NVMe, allows more operations to be carried out in the same unit of time.
  • Performance reduces waiting times associated with information systems.
The team perfectly supports the requirements associated with the workloads of small and medium-sized companies, IBM's prices are perfectly adjusted to the budgets managed by these companies and also the relationship, cost - benefit, allows it to be an attractive alternative for budget scenarios. I think the storage system is perfectly suited to clients of this size.
Currently the adoption of the journey to cloud has not been completely adopted by companies, this adoption is barely found in the initial phases, however, the storage system and its support with Spectrum Virtualize for Public Clouds, will present a change in the paradigm in the future. Current and may strengthen the adoption of cloud technologies for many companies.
The adoption of FlashSystem systems is due to the already understood capabilities of IBM storage systems and their constant evolution, presenting more and more improvements in capacity, performance, technology. Previously we used Storwize V7000 Storage systems and the change has been made due to the obsolescence of the previous platform.
In scenarios supported by IBM, the system presents great performance capacity and together with the compression functionalities, it adds storage optimization. The number of interfaces, especially the Fiber Channel, allow us to implement a large number of disk arms, which results in higher platform performance. So far I cannot find scenarios where the equipment has problems.

IBM FlashSystem 7200 Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
10
Flash Array Integration
8
Data Compression
9
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
7
Simplicity
10
Power Savings
9

Evaluating IBM FlashSystem 7200 and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
The experience of IBM deliver high grade of trust about adquired technology. Features such as compression and NVMe technology represent a high degree of peace of mind associated with the fact that the return of inversion (ROI) is guaranteed. Additionally, the degree of experience of out collaborators is very close to IBM technology and architecture.
I would not change anything. we are happy with our evaluation and selection standards. The metrics we evaluate give us peace of mind that we are evaluating all the important aspects associated with our IT area.