Much needed upgrade, lots of learning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 22, 2018

Much needed upgrade, lots of learning

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series

We support Lenovo think systems for our clients as a third party maintenance. They are used for a multitude of things such as security footage, engineering file storage, etc. The systems are typically used on a smaller scale at remote sites. On occasion, they are found within a DC and setup as clusters.
  • They are very easy to maintain and repair.
  • The raid and storage speeds are excellent.
  • They offer many ways to use the system as a standalone or in a cluster.
  • There are a lot of xclarity tools that need to be condensed.
  • I would like to see the old IMM interface return as the new management interface is not as easy to use.
  • Replacing some of the internal components is more involved than it used to be.
  • It has generated a lot of revenue in our service department.
  • It has made us invest more in learning all of the new systems with xclarity etc.
I much prefer the old x systems as I have worked with them for a while. The ds series is much faster and more reliable. Servicing it is simple but some internal components require more involvement.
It works very well for essential data storage such as security footage. It is well suited for remote office storage, but not so much as large database storage.