We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why

IBM FlashSystem vs Qumulo comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
IBM FlashSystem Logo
14,637 views|11,871 comparisons
Qumulo Logo
5,157 views|4,094 comparisons
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM FlashSystem vs. Qumulo and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"When it comes to the interface of the solution we did not encounter any challenges. Additionally, the solution has good documentation.""Over the years, it has become increasingly user-friendly.""The price-performance ratio is most valuable.""The most valuable features in IBM FlashSystem are IOPS, performance, duplication, and compression.""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.""The performance of IBM FlashSystem is very good. The new technology and high throughput have given us more confidence in the solution. The management of the system has improved and we can control the monitoring system alerts and multiple FlashSystems with the Enterprise Cloud Edition, which is free. The migration of recently stored data to a new flash is much easier. You can move your data because you can utilize it externally.""Most of the features for the reduction in data compression are useful. It is also very easy to use and administer. Its performance is also good.""IBM FlashSystem is flexible, quick, and has a solid design."

More IBM FlashSystem Pros →

"The most valuable feature is real-time analytics.""The feature that I like most is the analytics part of the file system.""The ratio of total operational cost to complexity versus feature set is very good."

More Qumulo Pros →

Cons
"The Data Reduction Pools (DRP) support could be better.""It could be easier to implement.""We use some open-source tools for monitoring, such as Grafana and it should be bundled along with IBM FlashSystem.""The installation is not easy. You need to have extensive knowledge to handle it.""The price is very costly.""Cloud file sharing is an area that needs improvement.""Sometimes the performance is effective but it gets resolved in the process.""The solution is not easy to use and could improve."

More IBM FlashSystem Cons →

"Qumulo should continue to expand automation and orchestration capabilities.""In the future, I would like to see non-disruptive updates.""The price of the software is a bit expensive, so a reduction in cost would make it more competitive."

More Qumulo Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • More IBM FlashSystem Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "The price of the solution is in the middle range compared to others. We look at the price per terabyte."
  • More Qumulo Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which NAS solutions are best for your needs.
    563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    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  V5200 model, released in 2021, is an outstanding system.  In just 1U rack space you get amazing performance at a very competitive price. The NVMe disk equipped with FCM (flash core module)… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The pricing may be a bit higher than other brands. If you compare the IBM FlashSystems in midrange with Dell EMC in midrange, IBM costs a bit more, but I prefer IBM because it has more specs that I… more »
    Ask a question

    Earn 20 points

    Ranking
    2nd
    out of 27 in NAS
    Views
    14,637
    Comparisons
    11,871
    Reviews
    18
    Average Words per Review
    458
    Rating
    8.3
    9th
    out of 27 in NAS
    Views
    5,157
    Comparisons
    4,094
    Reviews
    0
    Average Words per Review
    367
    Rating
    N/A
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    IBM Storwize
    Learn More
    Overview

    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.

    Qumulo is the breakthrough leader in simplifying unstructured data management at massive scale across hybrid-cloud environments. Qumulo provides a high-performance file data platform designed to store, manage and create workflows and applications with data in its native file form at a massive scale across hybrid cloud environments. With Qumulo you can easily manage the full data lifecycle from ingestion, transformation, publishing and archiving with cost-effective capacity, dynamic scalability, automatic encryption, real-time analytics and an advanced API that enables customers to easily integrate Qumulo into their technology ecosystem and workflows.

    Offer
    Learn more about IBM FlashSystem
    Learn more about Qumulo
    Sample Customers
    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
    County of Riverside Sheriff Department, Hyundai Mobis Automotive North America, University of Arizona, UCSD - San Diego Supercomputer Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Sinclair Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, Kaiser Permanente, Deluxe Creative, Vexcel Imaging, University of Florida, The Madison Square Garden Company, Arizona State University, Cinesite, San Diego Padres Baseball, Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine, IHME, EllieMae, Washington State University.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Government11%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise57%
    No Data Available
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM FlashSystem vs. Qumulo and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM FlashSystem is ranked 2nd in NAS with 27 reviews while Qumulo is ranked 9th in NAS with 3 reviews. IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.4, while Qumulo is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Good performance, energy efficient with a small form factor, helpful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qumulo writes "Easy to set up, good technical support, and it provides valuable usage analytics ". IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas Qumulo is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), Scality RING8, NetApp FAS Series, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Pure Storage FlashBlade. See our IBM FlashSystem vs. Qumulo report.

    See our list of best NAS vendors.

    We monitor all NAS reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.