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"This solution is convenient, user-friendly, convenient and reliable."
"Installing FlashSystem is very easy. It takes less than half an hour, and I can handle it all myself."
"The technical support for this solution is good. They used to help us when the motherboard of Power Systems broke. Their response times are really fast."
"The storage system is one of the best in the world."
"The solution is scalable and has varying degrees of scalability."
"It's a mature product. It's like a BMW that evolves consistently."
"One of the most valuable features is that it's very easy to use and configure. It used to be more difficult, but now it's almost flawless."
"This solution is really user friendly. It also offers good performance and is highly reliable."
"I like its storage capacity, quick access to the data, speed, and overall storage management."
"The only issue my team faced was transferring the data from the old system to IBM FlashSystem, which is an area for improvement in the solution."
"This product lacks some of the options we wanted. For example, expansion was difficult and it required a lot of patching to be done."
"They don't offer subscription-based payments."
"The technical support in my region is satisfactory but it could improve. Support is very important for customers and downtime is very critical for us. We would like onsite or complete technical support which can help us to minimize our downtime or if problems occur."
"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 initial setup is complex."
"The installation is not easy. You need to have extensive knowledge to handle it."
"IBM FlashSystems is lagging in optimizing storage technologies."
"The main thing Oracle can improve is the cost. It would be better if Oracle opened up the system to enable integration with other vendors. Whether it's the database, application server, or storage appliance, they should make it easy to integrate them. They need to open up more to ensure that it can work in any environment and IT ecosystem."
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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.
Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance integrates the cloud into its core architecture, making cloud storage available to all users and access protocols while eliminating on-premises cloud access licensing charges and the need for external gateways. Built using a powerful SMP design, multi-threaded OS, massive DRAM caches, and all flash storage, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance powers the most demanding applications, from fast query responses and, rapid transaction processing to virtualization and cloud workloads. With these performance levels, you can easily achieve 4:1 consolidation of your current NAS filers and gain a higher return on your storage investment.
IBM FlashSystem is ranked 1st in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 39 reviews while Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is ranked 8th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 1 review. IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.6, while Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Reliable and easy to configure with simple data migration capabilities ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance writes "A stable unified storage system that enables quick access to data". IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, HPE Nimble Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is most compared with NetApp FAS Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), HPE StorageWorks MSA and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series.
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