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We performed a comparison between Lenovo ThinkSystem DM 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"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.""Scalable and stable storage array.""The most valuable feature of Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is its capability to tier to the cloud, such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS. Additionally, the integration is good and they are user-friendly."

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"We find the product to be very flexible.""The most valuable features are stability and performance.""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.""You can easily scale up, and scale-out."

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Cons
"I would rate the support of Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series a four out of five.""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."

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"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.""Increasing the RAM, and including physical cords would be beneficial."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The price of the Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is good."
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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: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.
    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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    ThinkSystem DM Series
    NetApp NVMe, AFF A800
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    Overview

    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.

    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
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business67%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    657,849 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is ranked 29th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is ranked 23rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is rated 0.0, while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is rated 8.8. 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. ". 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 DM Series is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series, Dell Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem and Dell SC Series, whereas NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Dell PowerMax NVMe, HPE Primera, Fungible Storage Cluster and Pure FlashArray X NVMe. See our Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 report.

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