2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager 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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SV
Technical Specialist at Pouyan Pardazesh Tehran Co
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-03-09T16:41:00Z
Mar 9, 2022

The Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series was very hard to configure. Installation of the product was very hard. These are its areas for improvement. It would be easier to configure initially if you have direct access to the panel, so if they could remove the APIs for configuration, that would be preferable.

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SK
System Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
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2022-02-18T16:34:46Z
Feb 18, 2022

I would like Lenovo to add a feature like IBM Easy Tier to DM Series. This is a crucial feature for the customers.

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.

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.

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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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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!
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Fatih Altunbas - PeerSpot reviewer
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SImoneGebellato - PeerSpot reviewer
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Dec 16, 2019
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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 21, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
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Fatih Altunbas - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Solutions Architect at nds Netzwerksysteme GmbH
Sep 25, 2019
The FlexClone feature is the solution's most valuable aspect.
SImoneGebellato - PeerSpot reviewer
Group IT Architect & Network Engineer at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
Dec 16, 2019
We are satisfied with the stability.
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