2020-07-05T09:38:11Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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6 Answers
AdeelAkhtar - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead IT Infrastructure & Datacenter at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
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2022-07-19T07:50:48Z
Jul 19, 2022

We're looking to explore other solutions, and what they offer in terms of price and features. I recommend this solution but if you have the need for good compression and deduplication features, then I would suggest checking out other solutions. IBM is only good if you don't depend significantly on those two aspects. I rate this solution nine out of 10.

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Greg Brown - PeerSpot reviewer
Consulting Client Executive at Jeskell Systems, LLC
Real User
Top 10
2022-02-10T03:17:15Z
Feb 10, 2022

My advice would be to keep the code current. Every four or five months, IBM has a code update, and I would advise others to keep their product current. You should basically set it, forget it, and enjoy it. People who run competitive systems would be shocked because it's so different, yet it's just hugely better than the stuff we've had in the past. This is a good way to reduce your cloud storage expenses. Everybody is migrating to the cloud or thinking of migrating to the cloud, and truly, if the cloud was perfect, nobody needs a data center. You don't need your own electrical generation facility. You get power from the public utility that provides the power. Public cloud can also provide good storage capabilities, but we're at the beginning of that capability, and because it's imperfect and it's expensive, people still need data centers. We have to deal with the limitations of the public cloud, which are performance, cost, and complexity. If you're a business that can't afford to be down, do you really want to hand that to some third party? That's why the credit card companies and the financial service companies and people who have to be online 24/7 worldwide don't run those things in the cloud. They run them in on-premise data centers. On the other hand, a lot of customers are migrating to the cloud or are somewhere in the journey. They are either at the beginning of the journey or in the middle of that journey. For them, this is a big help because they can run in the hybrid mode so that things that make sense in the cloud are in the cloud, and the things that make sense on-premises are on-premises. I would rate it a nine out of 10. The product is a game-changer. IBM changed the game architecturally by moving computational resources into the flash media. Different isn't always better, but in this case, it is. In the industry today, only IBM has a product with a true scale-out storage architecture. All other systems use media that is just a big cousin to the media in your laptop. It just stores data. IBM not only stores data, but it also has the computational resource that does compression, reliability, and deduplication.

Aliyar Balikci - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Senior Administrator at Genpa
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-12T13:43:00Z
Nov 12, 2020

I would rate IBM FlashSystem a seven out of ten. The performance is good but the support is not. It's easy to use, has good stability, and many features.

Gencys Segarra - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at SinergyHard Ecuador
Real User
2020-10-21T12:03:23Z
Oct 21, 2020

IBM FlashSystem is an excellent product. That said, I don't recommend it to vendors due to the fact that IBM doesn't have a file system. For the operator, it's difficult to work with different types of storage. Again, we need to have one solution, one software that encapsulates everything, and right now, IBM is missing the file system. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate the solution at a nine.

Mohamed_Hassan - PeerSpot reviewer
Microfinance at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-08T07:25:22Z
Oct 8, 2020

Overall, I think that this is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

DC
Senior Client Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
2020-07-05T09:38:11Z
Jul 5, 2020

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 19, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
2 out of 6 answers
DC
Senior Client Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jul 5, 2020
The pricing should be more competitive.
Mohamed_Hassan - PeerSpot reviewer
Microfinance at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 8, 2020
I would like to have replication functionality built directly in the product, rather than having to use a separate device for this.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 19, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 5 answers
DC
Senior Client Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jul 5, 2020
The most valuable feature is the speed.
Gencys Segarra - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at SinergyHard Ecuador
Oct 21, 2020
The high performance and high availability improved our overall processes.
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