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Pros
"It has many options for scalability, and it is stable."

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"This solution is convenient, user-friendly, convenient and reliable.""The most valuable features of IBM FlashSystem are performance and security.""The price-performance ratio is most valuable.""I like most of the features. Its speed, performance, and availability are valuable. We are implementing the data reduction technology the most.""Over the years, it has become increasingly user-friendly.""The installation is nice and easy.""The most valuable features are flexibility and performance.""No queuing and high ops, speed, and performance."

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Cons
"The call charges and the management cost should be more friendly. They can also include monitoring and management."

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"The pricing needs to be more competitive.""The price is very costly.""The pricing could be improved, but I think it's getting better and better with each version. IBM needs to implement NAS storage again, as this is a big flaw. Dell EMC is very good at this and if you compared them based on NAS storage, Dell EMC would win right away. IBM's solution for NAS storage is very complicated. We don't have a storage box that provides file sharing from itself, we have to put software on it and go through a whole complicated process. It should be simplified.""We use some open-source tools for monitoring, such as Grafana and it should be bundled along with IBM FlashSystem.""They don't offer subscription-based payments.""The generic functionality of IBM FlashSystem, IBM always dismisses using file share or sharing protocols inside their storage hardware, and they only focus on the block-level storage.""A big area for improvement is that the data reduction pool feature is not recommended for use in a production environment because it has stability and performance issues.""The customer's expectations are what they get on the cloud, they're expecting even in the on-premises deployments, going forward."

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  • "It is cheaper than other solutions."
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  • "The integration is already included in the license cost of IBM FlashSystem. The integration is very easy. You get the IBM storage core with all software, firmware, and upgrades. EMC provides the features in the box, but they are not free for customers. There is a licensing cost for features. We have yearly licensing, but IBM has also provided a new option where you pay as you go. They provide a big box, and I pay, for example, for 10 terabytes. If I exceed 10 terabytes, IBM will charge for the new storage after 10 terabytes. It is a good opportunity in the market for using the storage as a cloud and paying as you go."
  • "They've been much more aggressive in the last five, six years than they were before that."
  • "This is an expensive product and if the price were reduced it would be better."
  • "Among IBM, Dell EMC, and Pure Storage, IBM is the cheapest. The price is also based on our location, the size of our entity, and our regular annual purchases from them. We are a very big IBM customer, so we normally get very high discounts. We are not a big customer of Pure Storage. We don't buy that much from Pure Storage per year. Everything is included in the price. There is no extra license for different functions."
  • "Its price is very good."
  • "I find the pricing of the solution to be very reasonable."
  • "You purchase it as a bundle and the price is comparable."
  • "The solution requires a license and could be less expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It has many options for scalability, and it is stable.
    Top Answer:The call charges and the management cost should be more friendly. They can also include monitoring and management.
    Top Answer:As with any engineered solution, it depends on your needs.   However, the bottom line is that for their target markets Dell EMC Unity will generally have a better price at parity performance over… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of IBM FlashSystem are performance and security.
    Top Answer:The price of IBM FlashSystem is a little high because you pay a premium because the solution is from IBM. We had paid for the SLA prior to using the solution.
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    Also Known As
    OceanStor 9000 Scale-out NAS
    IBM Storwize
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    Overview

    OceanStor 9000 is a scale-out NAS storage system specifically designed for massive data storage.

    It employs a fully symmetric distributed architecture, supports either file or object storage, and delivers superior performance, extensive scale-out capabilities, and super-large single file system for unstructured data storage. 

    It is widely applied in media, satellite mapping, gene sequencing, energy exploration, scientific research, education, backup and archiving.

    IBM FlashSystem products are enterprise computer data storage systems that store data on flash memory chips. Unlike storage systems that use standard solid-state drives, IBM FlashSystem products incorporate custom hardware based on technology from the 2012 acquisition of Texas Memory Systems. This hardware provides performance, reliability, and efficiency benefits versus competitive offerings.

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    Sample Customers
    Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc, Absolut Bank
    Celero, Friedhelm Loh Group, Clarks, Mingkang Natregro Health Food Group, Sofia, Etisalat Fights Fraud, UF Health Shands Hospital, Generali, Elecon Engineering Company Limited, Ventiv , Technology, CPFL Energia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., SciQuest, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Paddy Power, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Interconnect Services, Severstal IP-Only AB, PVU Group GmbH
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Cloud Provider6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Government10%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Huawei OceanStor 9000 is ranked 12th in NAS with 1 review while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 2nd in NAS with 33 reviews. Huawei OceanStor 9000 is rated 8.0, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor 9000 writes "It is stable and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Reliable and easy to configure with simple data migration capabilities ". Huawei OceanStor 9000 is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), NetApp FAS Series, FreeNAS and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Nimble Storage, Dell Unity XT and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS).

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