2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series?

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

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

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6 Answers
KS
General Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2020-08-13T08:33:47Z
Aug 13, 2020

In summary, this is a good product and is one that I recommend. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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Fatih Altunbas - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Solutions Architect at nds Netzwerksysteme GmbH
Real User
2020-06-25T10:49:17Z
Jun 25, 2020

We're a Lenovo partner. I'd rate the solution six out of ten. With Lenovo, there are only two solutions: the DE or DM series. For common workloads, we tend to recommend the DE series as it's the best match for smaller companies. The DM series is more for those with many workloads that need very high performance. In use cases where the Workload needs performance, we advice our Customer to take the advantage of the Lenovo Best in Breed DM-Systems. We typically advise customers to choose the DM series. In Germany, we have many small firms and smaller environments. Most people will tell clients they absolutely need flash. However, we don't think that is always the case. It's similar with DM. You can't sell clients with small issues or small storage requirements something that offers flash all the time. It's expensive. You need to think about costs and be strategic to ensure you're meeting your client's needs responsibly.

SV
Technical Specialist at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2020-06-01T05:06:00Z
Jun 1, 2020

It's important to know that the storage is entry level mode. In comparison with other similar solutions, I think this one is the most expensive. Clients don't understand why they should pay so much money for the DM Series. It's possible to get other solutions with similar configurations like SSV, SaaS, HPE, MS-DOS. These are cheaper solutions. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

SImoneGebellato - PeerSpot reviewer
Group IT Architect & Network Engineer at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-12-16T08:14:00Z
Dec 16, 2019

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

KS
General Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
Oct 6, 2019

Our customers don't invest a lot of money on their IT systems. They always make the initial investment, but they don't upgrade their system. If their systems are okay, they don't want to make any improvements in these systems. I'm a very optimistic person, so I would rate them as seven out of ten.

Fatih Altunbas - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Solutions Architect at nds Netzwerksysteme GmbH
Real User
2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
Sep 25, 2019

We use the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution six out of ten.

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Fatih Altunbas - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Solutions Architect at nds Netzwerksysteme GmbH
Sep 25, 2019
Main Thing is, to look for the Need of your customer! It ist very very important to know where HIS pain Points are. When he Needs a completly ready storage without any thinking about licences or something like that maybe nimble will fit the best. When he Needs more flexibility about scaleability, and superior featureset of already proven Storage Solutions maybe Lenovo DM-Series would match better.
Fatih Altunbas - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Solutions Architect at nds Netzwerksysteme GmbH
Jun 25, 2020
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 into the cost already. Normally, they break down and show you how they get to the final price. Typically, a client will tell you what they need and you run some calculations based on workloads. Once you have a plan that aligns with the customer's needs, you go to Lenovo for pricing, and you need to negotiate with them to try to lessen costs. Once you have decided on the costs, there are no extras beyond that which a customer would have to pay for. It's all one set negotiated cost.
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