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Find out what your peers are saying about Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint.""We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN.""The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."

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"We have been working with the solution for around a year and so far it has shown itself to be stable.""Fewer features is not necessarily a negative as it leads to simpler operation and lower price.""Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is simple to use"

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"Ability to cluster two storages together with HA availability.""The solution offers very good reliable systems and storage for our clients.""We are satisfied with the stability.""The price of this solution is good."

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"The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint.""I would like to see the management layer improved.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented."

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"It would be useful to have structured solutions replicated to other sites.""The solution could be more scalable, although it suits our present needs.""The features are limited."

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"This is an expensive solution.""The licensing model needs to be revisited. It needs to be simplified.""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.""Many people do not realize that Lenovo has a storage solution, so better marketing from the vendor is needed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with.""The licensing fees are very reasonable."

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"All of the features are bundled together, and you can renew the bundle with all of the features included.""The pricing is fair and low compared to other products in this category.""We have a five-year contract for providing support."

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Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is simple to use
Top Answer: Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is cost-effective. There is no license. All of the features are bundled together, and you… more »
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Overview

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

The DE All-Flash Series delivers the performance of more than 2,000 15k rpm HDDs, yet requires only 2% of the rack space, power, and cooling. Because it consumes 98% less space and power, DE Series can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your IT operations while continuing to meet your performance requirements.

To meet enterprise storage requirements, ThinkSystem All-Flash DM Series systems provide high performance, superior flexibility, and best-in-class data management. DM Series runs on ONTAP data management software, which gives customers unified storage across block-and-file workloads. It accelerates your business while improving the efficiency, flexibility, and reliability of your IT operations.

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Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company26%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company8%
Government4%
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Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
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Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is ranked 21st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews while Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is ranked 20th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is rated 8.6, while Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series writes "Mostly typical of production storage for virtual machines but with fewer features and a lower price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series writes "Reliable, but has a difficult licensing process and needs more storage". Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE Nimble Storage and Dell EMC SC Series, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), IBM FlashSystem, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage and NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays. See our Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series report.

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