2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series?

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

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

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

Many people do not realize that Lenovo has a storage solution, so better marketing from the vendor is needed.

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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

The licensing model needs to be revisited. It needs to be simplified. When using flash, users need to calculate the correct combination of SSDs to ensure the correct amount is provided to the customer. If a customer, for example, needs 30 terabytes of disc space or flash storage, a lot of testing and calculations need to happen to see if this is possible to get to with just flash storage. The solution needs to offer more storage tools so clients can scale while the costs can be kept low. Lenovo DM offers a costing tool, however, it could be simplified a bit more. If it was easier to use, the costing could happen sooner and everything could get to market faster.

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

Unfortunately, this is a very expensive solution. At the end of the day it's the client that decides whether to implement. I'd like to see a clustering mode included in the solution as an additional feature.

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

It takes a very long time to enter the management console, as well as to restart the system, and these are things that should be improved.

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

Technical support could be improved for this solution.

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

The solution needs a simpler licensing theme around the DM series. The problem is if you only need one of the features, you still have to buy the whole thing. The licensing needs to be more granular or flexible so you have the option to only license FlexCone or Inline Compression features.

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Related Questions
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 21, 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!
2 out of 8 answers
Fatih Altunbas - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Solutions Architect at nds Netzwerksysteme GmbH
Sep 25, 2019
The primary use case of the solution is to renew the IT infrastructure for our customers.
SImoneGebellato - PeerSpot reviewer
Group IT Architect & Network Engineer at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
Dec 16, 2019
The Lenovo ThinkSystem is used for everything in our company from ERP to BI, for production, PLM, CAD for designing, and everything else.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 21, 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.
2 out of 4 answers
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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