"The performance is very good and we use this product to enhance our core system."
"Most of the features for the reduction in data compression are useful. It is also very easy to use and administer. Its performance is also good."
"I like most of the features. Its speed, performance, and availability are valuable. We are implementing the data reduction technology the most."
"This solution is very stable."
"The initial setup is straightforward and can be done in an hour and a half by one person."
"IBM FlashSystem is a flexible solution with plenty of features."
"The installation is nice and easy."
"The performance of IBM FlashSystem is very good. The new technology and high throughput have given us more confidence in the solution. The management of the system has improved and we can control the monitoring system alerts and multiple FlashSystems with the Enterprise Cloud Edition, which is free. The migration of recently stored data to a new flash is much easier. You can move your data because you can utilize it externally."
"This product has good performance."
"They can improve its initial configuration. The initial configuration is currently very difficult. There are multiple choices or alternative ways to configure based on the use case and what you are targeting out of the device, that is, more capacity or more performance. These multiple alternatives cause a lot of confusion. They should increase the processing part of the nodes. Currently, you can cluster up to eight nodes. From my experience and the workload that I am facing in my environment currently, I would like to see either a bigger or stronger node or a larger number of nodes that can be clustered together. We formally communicated to them that we need to see either this or that, and they are working on something."
"They don't offer subscription-based payments."
"The design is a little old-fashioned and could be updated. The rack is very primitive and designed in an older style."
"We use some open-source tools for monitoring, such as Grafana and it should be bundled along with IBM FlashSystem."
"This product lacks some of the options we wanted. For example, expansion was difficult and it required a lot of patching to be done."
"IBM should improve its data reduction development."
"The support could improve by allowing you to speak to someone when you call rather than them calling you back. However, once we do have contact with one of their technicians they are excellent."
"The solution is not easy to use and could improve."
"The response time for read requests can be improved."
IBM FlashSystem products are enterprise computer data storage systems that store data on flash memory chips. Unlike storage systems that use standard solid-state drives, IBM FlashSystem products incorporate custom hardware based on technology from the 2012 acquisition of Texas Memory Systems. This hardware provides performance, reliability, and efficiency benefits versus competitive offerings.
InfiniBox, high performance enterprise data storage, eliminates performance, availability and scalability issues to accelerate critical business applications. Based upon a fully abstracted set of software driven storage functions layered on top of industry standard hardware, INFINIDAT delivers a fast, highly available, and easy-to-deploy storage system.
Unmatched reliability and performance (99.99999% uptime) is delivered through an innovative self-healing architecture, high performance double-parity RAID, and comprehensive end-to-end data verification capability. In addition, an efficient data distribution architecture that uses all drives all the time, and a very large flash cache, deliver ultra-high performance with up to 1M IOPS, and over 12GB/s throughput along with our
IBM FlashSystem is ranked 2nd in NAS with 28 reviews while INFINIDAT InfiniBox is ranked 3rd in Enterprise SAN with 1 review. IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.4, while INFINIDAT InfiniBox is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Good performance, energy efficient with a small form factor, helpful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of INFINIDAT InfiniBox writes "Good performance, suitable for big data, but the response time could be improved". IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas INFINIDAT InfiniBox is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC XtremIO, VMware vSAN and HPE Nimble Storage.
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