2020-09-27T04:09:55Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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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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Evans Choge - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Security Administrator at Jambopay
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Top 5Leaderboard
2022-10-28T16:23:09Z
Oct 28, 2022

The amount of storage could be increased.

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Mihcael  Culmsee - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development Manger MSP/Hosting partners at Arrow Electronics
Real User
Top 10
2022-05-15T16:51:36Z
May 15, 2022

IBM talks about integration when we talk about Safeguarded Copy. It integrates with QRadar, but it seems as though IBM still is too separate, that is, the way IBM is measured on software and hardware. There is integration between the hardware and the Safeguarded Copy. When you use it together with QA, log management, and prices, it takes too long to fulfill it, and we end up doing it ourselves. With regard to software bundles and where to find them, there are still some difficulties. IBM's competitors bundle their products with servers. Though the IBM System Storage DS5000 Series is a much better product, not being able to bundle it with a server has been an issue. IBM should have more integration between their departments so that problems can be solved in a timely manner.

GF
CIO at ILTE S.p.A.
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Top 20
2022-01-05T08:14:25Z
Jan 5, 2022

It would be nice if duplication was possible at the hardware level. As it is now, duplication is a software feature, whereas compression is a hardware feature.

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

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
2020-10-13T07:21:38Z
Oct 13, 2020

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
Sep 27, 2020

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)
Oct 28, 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
Sep 27, 2020
We use it for block storage.
TN
Network Security Specialist at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Oct 15, 2020
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.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 28, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about IBM System Storage DS5000 Series? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 6 answers
GB
NAS Storage Tech Leader at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27, 2020
The stability and performance of the drive are the most valuable.
Suat Ozturk - PeerSpot reviewer
Linux System Administrator at IThinka
Oct 13, 2020
The stability is excellent.
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