"One of the most valuable features is that it's very easy to use and configure. It used to be more difficult, but now it's almost flawless."
"The maintenance service and support from IBM is very good."
"IBM FlashSystem has been stable in our operations."
"The initial setup is straightforward and can be done in an hour and a half by one person."
"No queuing and high ops, speed, and performance."
"When it comes to the interface of the solution we did not encounter any challenges. Additionally, the solution has good documentation."
"Over the years, it has become increasingly user-friendly."
"The most valuable features in IBM FlashSystem are IOPS, performance, duplication, and compression."
"I like the unified management feature because sometimes you end up running a single protocol on the entire system."
"Data consolidation and visualization."
"The solution is easy to use."
"The most valuable features are the NAS features and NetApp's excellent support."
"You can use different protocols at the same time. Monitoring is also very easy in NetApp FAS Series. There is a free tool for monitoring."
"The input and output per second performance are satisfactory."
"The solution is stable."
"The most important features are SnapVault, Snapshots, and SnapMirror."
"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 price is very costly."
"There could be some extra features added."
"The data reduction pool feature sucks and is not recommended for use with heavy workloads."
"The product needs to improve their scalability."
"The customer's expectations are what they get on the cloud, they're expecting even in the on-premises deployments, going forward."
"We had issues when attempting to do a flash, we hope to resolve it soon."
"I would like to see NetApp add incident support."
"The user interface could be improved."
"The user interface could be improved to have better graphics and the performance analyzer could be better."
"If our customer needs a high-performance storage solution then we don't recommend this product."
"For long term partnership in Myanmar, the local warehouse should be built in Myanmar that's something I'd like to see. We have some issues with supply so there is sometimes a delay in getting the hardware."
"Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly."
"There is no NetApp infrastructure set up here in Greece."
"The solution could do more than just data."
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.
IBM FlashSystem is ranked 2nd in NAS with 28 reviews while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 5th in NAS with 18 reviews. IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.4, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.4. 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 NetApp FAS Series writes "Resilient without disrupting the user experience and very stable". IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StorageWorks MSA, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Qumulo and FreeNAS. See our IBM FlashSystem vs. NetApp FAS Series report.
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