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We performed a comparison between Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series and NetApp NVMe AFF A800 based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two All-Flash Storage Arrays solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"The solution is very easy to set up.""The most valuable features of the Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series are the dual controllers, available installation documentation, and the option of multiple host bus adapter interfaces.""Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is simple to use""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.""We have been working with the solution for around a year and so far it has shown itself to be stable.""ThinkSystem's storage performs well, and the price per gigabyte is good, especially on SSD solutions. It's also easy to use."

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"NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is easier to use than some other solutions and the UI is very good to use for day-to-day activities. Overall, the solution has good technology.""We find the product to be very flexible.""You can easily scale up, and scale-out.""The most valuable features are stability and performance."

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Cons
"In the next release, I would like to see more functionality. But, again, it is an entry-level product.""Improvements can be made to the product's performance.""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 solution could be more scalable, although it suits our present needs.""The difficult part comes when dealing with the host. You have to enable multi-pathing and other aspects that are needed for proper configuration. I don't know if there is room for a more hyper-conversion structure to work with, but this would be easier."

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"Increasing the RAM, and including physical cords would be beneficial.""The cost of the solution is quite high. It would be ideal if they could adjust it so that it's a but less.""The support can take a few days to have a response. However, the response that we do receive is very informative.""The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The best thing about this solution is its price, which reduces our costs."
  • "The price of the Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is a one-time purchase. There is a global price list available to find the price of the solution."
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  • "Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product."
  • "There are licenses for the use of this solution, such as commercial licenses."
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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:The most valuable features are stability and performance.
    Top Answer:Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product.
    Top Answer:The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach.
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    Also Known As
    ThinkSystem DE Series
    NetApp NVMe, AFF A800
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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.

    Your data is a gold mine. Get the most out of it - faster - with AFF A800. Designed for NVMe media, further accelerated with NVMe/FC connectivity to the host, AFF A800 all-flash systems deliver an incredible sub-200 microsecond latency. Providing more than 11.4M IOPS and 300GB/s throughput in a single cluster, AFF A800 redefines the limit of what’s possible with artificial intelligence and deep learning.

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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is ranked 17th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is ranked 23rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is rated 8.4, while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series writes "High availability, helpful documentation, and responsive support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp NVMe AFF A800 writes "Flexible and easy to use with a simple initial setup". Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is most compared with Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series, HPE Nimble Storage, Dell Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Dell PowerMax NVMe, HPE Primera, Fungible Storage Cluster and HPE Nimble Storage. See our Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 report.

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