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Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"ThinkSystem's storage performs well, and the price per gigabyte is good, especially on SSD solutions. It's also easy to use.""Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is simple to use""Fewer features is not necessarily a negative as it leads to simpler operation and lower price.""We have been working with the solution for around a year and so far it has shown itself to be stable.""Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is quite an elementary box, no frills. It does not have all the functionality of the DM but it is acceptable, it does its task. It integrates pretty well."

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"Last year, I did a DM Series installation with my colleague, and this installation was effortless because we had Lenovo support on the phone, so it was easy to get help if we had any problems.""The price of this solution is good.""Scalable and stable storage array."

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Cons
"It would be useful to have structured solutions replicated to other sites.""ThinkSystem could be better integrated with backup software like Commvault, Veritas, or Symantec.""The features are limited.""In the next release, I would like to see more functionality. But, again, it is an entry-level product.""The solution could be more scalable, although it suits our present needs."

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"I would like Lenovo to add a feature like IBM Easy Tier to DM Series. This is a crucial feature for the customers.""The Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series was very hard to configure. Installation of the product was very hard. These are its areas for improvement.""Many people do not realize that Lenovo has a storage solution, so better marketing from the vendor is needed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is fair and low compared to other products in this category."
  • "We have a five-year contract for providing support."
  • "All of the features are bundled together, and you can renew the bundle with all of the features included."
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  • "Lenovo offers two software tiers for the DM Series: basic and premium. If you need more features like the MetroCluster, you must buy the premium version. You can stick to the basic software if you don't need MetroCluster or features like asynchronous replication. That makes DM Series a little cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Fewer features is not necessarily a negative as it leads to simpler operation and lower price.
    Top Answer:You can not buy a lot of options for these devices. There are a lot of things that it does not do. Some things that it does not do that we would like it to do include easy tiering. If you have got… more »
    Top Answer:It's difficult to calculate pricing on the solution. Lenovo does help us, as a partner, however, there are different types of storage at different price points, and also certain items that are built… more »
    Top Answer:Many people do not realize that Lenovo has a storage solution, so better marketing from the vendor is needed.
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    ThinkSystem DE Series
    ThinkSystem DM Series
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    Overview

    The DE All-Flash Series delivers the performance of more than 2,000 15k rpm HDDs, yet requires only 2% of the rack space, power, and cooling. Because it consumes 98% less space and power, DE Series can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your IT operations while continuing to meet your performance requirements.

    To meet enterprise storage requirements, ThinkSystem All-Flash DM Series systems provide high performance, superior flexibility, and best-in-class data management. DM Series runs on ONTAP data management software, which gives customers unified storage across block-and-file workloads. It accelerates your business while improving the efficiency, flexibility, and reliability of your IT operations.

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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Government5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business57%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business75%
    Large Enterprise25%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is ranked 17th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 5 reviews while Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is ranked 28th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is rated 8.4, while Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series writes "Mostly typical of production storage for virtual machines but with fewer features and a lower price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series writes "It's a scalable all-in-one system with unified block and file storage and cloud tiering. ". Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is most compared with Dell Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE 3PAR StoreServ and IBM FlashSystem, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), IBM FlashSystem, Dell Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage and Dell PowerStore. See our Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series report.

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