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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series, what would you say?

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

PeerSpot user
3 Answers
Solutions Developer at Next Dimension Inc.
Top 10
06 October 20

The advice that I would you give to others looking into implementing this product is that it is a good product if it fits your needs. Products in this category are not all the same and they all have something unique, but ThinkSystem is a good offer and can work out well if you can work with it to fit the use cases that you have. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this product as probably and eight-out-of-ten overall. I would give it that rating because it is a good product. It is stable. It is well supported. It just lacks some depth in the area of features. That ends up not necessarily being a strike against the product because, price-wise, it is a good value. If you want all the bells and whistles, Lenovo wants you to move up the ladder on something else they have to offer.

Peter Muchiri - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at TBM
Real User
27 September 19

We are a seller, and we install and implement the solution. We use the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. I'd recommend it to others.

Sameh Moamen - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Manager at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
29 July 19

The demand in the market is for hyper-converged, all-in-one virtualization. It is not only for the operating system or hypervisors but also for networking and security. It is about optimum solutions. This is a solution that I recommend for those who need the basics that can be achieved with a rack mount server. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
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We all know that it's important to conduct a trial and/or proof-of-concept as part of the buying process. Do you have any advice for the community about the best way to conduct a trial or POC? How do you conduct a trial effectively? Are there any mistakes to avoid?
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it_user70797 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Storage Solutions Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
17 July 18
The best advice I can offer is to clearly define the business objectives for the POC. Just trialing AFA without a specific goal is the mistake to avoid. For instance if you required workload (if known) is 50,000 IOPS and 1MS response time for 1000 concurrent users... it is not very meaningful to evaluate systems that provide 2million IOPS and 0.5MS response time. If you can run real workload and inject predictable load would be great.
Chris Childerhose - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
17 July 18
The best way is to determine the following - 1. What will the AFA be used for - workload type, application, etc. 2. What is the workload required as noted previously as evaluating a rocket ship over a car is a big difference in pricing, IOPS, etc. 3. Test multiple vendors - as many as possible that offer the solution required for the PoC as it will help with pricing in the end. 4. Test, test, test - ensure to put the AFA solution through its paces when testing so you can ensure the one you purchase is the one you need. There are many vendors in the AFA space and not all are equal. Be sure to research while conducting testing.
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