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2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series.

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

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Solutions Developer at Next Dimension Inc.
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Top 10
2020-10-06T06:57:39Z
06 October 20

You can not buy a lot of options for these devices. There are a lot of things that it does not do. Some things that it does not do that we would like it to do include easy tiering. If you have got spindles and you want to cache a couple of terabytes of storage on SSD, that would be something we would like to see that, currently, it does not have the capacity to do. The thing it comes down to is that Lenovo needs to add some more of the software features that would allow the ThinkSystem line to compete with other products that we sell. Other than that, it is what it is.

Peter Muchiri - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at TBM
Real User
2019-09-27T04:38:00Z
27 September 19

Usually, when a part fails, we have to replace it and it takes a while. It would be better if the part could be available locally here in Kenya so we don't have to wait so long to repair the solution. If you compare this solution to IBM, there's a feature in IBM that is able to send alerts so that you can be able to place a part order immediately. Lenovo should offer this. It would shorten the process of part replacement.

Sameh Moamen - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Manager at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
29 July 19

I would like to have a better performance from this solution. In the next release, I would like to see support for Hyper-converged infrastructure.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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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
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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.
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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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