IBM Storwize, IBM's resilient product
May 13, 2019

IBM Storwize, IBM's resilient product

fredy garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Storwize

IBM Storwize is used by the entire organization. It is normally used for some databases with medium transactions and file saving as document management.
  • IBM Storwize, thanks to its IBM Spectrum Virtualize base software, is able to perform well-executed functions such as storage to storage replication, easy tier, flash copy and the most interesting one that I have seen operating in our clients is the capacity for real-time compression.
  • We have had several clients with real-time compression component, thanks to the great benefits it offers us in saving space in volumes, rack space, energy saving, among others.
  • Real-time compression on a V7000 with its compression accelerators not only has the ability to compress data volumes but also gives us better performance.
  • I would like them to improve the real-time compression in the V5030 family, since when compressing the data it takes processor resources from the controllers, degrading the performance at the time of compression.
  • I would like to highlight the most positive aspect I have seen in the products of the IBM Storwize family, and it is the ROI that we can choose when we offer real-time compression with the IBM V7000 family. In truth, this feature is excellent, and we have seen how customers save storage resources, rack space, power and management.
IBM Storwize is a part of a family that is complemented by the products listed. In many negotiations, involving storage is our workhorse to ensure several businesses thanks to its balanced cost and all the benefits that we offer.
A scenario where IBM Storwize is suitable is when we have hybrid environments such as databases, virtual machines, and file servers. With IBM Spectrum Virtualize software integration, we can take full advantage of the advantages offered by compression, deduplication, storage pool balancing, and data reduction pools among other interesting features that allow us to save considerable space and performance.

A scenario where IBM Storwize is not very suitable is when we have many transactions or a very high level of IOPS. In this case, it is better to consider an IBM Flash type storage with micro-latency.