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2020-09-27T04:09:55Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with IBM System Storage DS5000 Series?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with IBM System Storage DS5000 Series.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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TN
Network Security Specialist at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-15T11:35:10Z
15 October 20

The product is very costly. Very few can afford it. The renewal or maintenance of the solution is also expensive. Once things come down, users tend to look to other options. The solution needs better alerts. If there is a problem, there needs to be a good alert system in place.

Suat Ozturk - PeerSpot reviewer
Linux System Administrator at IThinka
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-13T07:21:38Z
13 October 20

I find the solution isn't so easy to understand. A user must be quite knowledgeable in the product. It isn't like HPE 3PAR, which you can use quite easily without too much storage experience. In that solution, you can just simply follow instructions. They need to add instructions inside the storage the way 3PAR has them. If they can add this usability on the storage web console, it will be very easy to follow.

GB
NAS Storage Tech Leader at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-27T04:09:55Z
27 September 20

IBM is not always as agile as other competitors when it is about cloud integration and user interfaces. They're not renewing themselves very often. They have been slow to evolve from the old GUI. The user interface should be improved, especially regarding performance analysis, which has always been a little bit weak as compared to other solutions. As a global solution, it lacks the feature for containing integration object storage. Even though they have now started to offer this feature, it is quite young and not as developed as some other vendors. There are also no mass possibilities at all. They have a lot of competition in the mid-range segment. They need to have a NAS gateway or something like that. It doesn't specifically need to be integrated into the controllers that are keys to the gateway.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 15, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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GB
NAS Storage Tech Leader at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
27 September 20
We use it for block storage.
TN
Network Security Specialist at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
15 October 20
It's a storage box with multiple loft space. It is connected with the fiber optic solution. We have fiber optic switches and they are directly connected with that. We also do the flash copy using that storage. For example, I will read the data backup of our current system and store it on the back. There's one wall of volume over there, which will boot when we are taking a backup and then it shut down automatically. After that, we can make a copy on a tape.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 15, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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GB
NAS Storage Tech Leader at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
27 September 20
Its price is fair. IBM is quite fair in price when you compare it with others. We also use Hitachi internally, and Hitachi is always a little bit more expensive. NetApp is also a bit more expensive. So, IBM has good positioning in terms of price.
Suat Ozturk - PeerSpot reviewer
Linux System Administrator at IThinka
13 October 20
With the Turkish currency, it's hard to nail down the exact pricing. It fluctuates and the costs are based on the US dollar. Right now, it's fluctuating so much, you can't really do a comparison using the Turkish lira. That said, I would estimate that the cost is a bit lower compared to other models.
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