V7000: pros and cons
Updated December 10, 2020

V7000: pros and cons

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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  • IBM Flashsystem 7200

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IBM Storwize V7000 is a simple box that can help you deliver SAN block storage to your servers. It is mainly used in virtualized environments. It has the capability of providing replication to a secondary site, by doing async or sync replicas of your data. Because it supports different disk technologies under one pool, you can reduce overall costs, maintaining fare performance.
  • Easy to use.
  • Great GUI.
  • Easy Tier capability.
  • Only block storage box.
  • Many incidents over a few years.
  • If easy tier not planned well, the performance might be impacted.
  • Storage admin reduction of costs.
  • Not an expensive solution.
  • Maintain low operative costs.
IBM Storwize V7000 stacked up against its competitor's thanks to costs, usage, and growth.
  1. You can combine different Storwize family members to virtualize and to replicate.
  2. You can use its virtualization capability to virtualize your existing storage boxes until their end of use. After that it is very easy to migrate all data to V7000 natively.
Some of the scenarios where IBM Storwize V7000 is well suited are:
  • Virtualized environments
  • Disaster recovery sites
  • All bock storage scenarios
  • Low rack footprint

Some of the scenarios where IBM Storwize V7000 is less appropriate are:
  • One solution for both file access and block access
  • High-performance scenarios
  • A hybrid solution to scale to cloud