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IBM SAN Volume Control is #7 ranked solution in top Storage Management tools. PeerSpot users give IBM SAN Volume Control an average rating of 10 out of 10. IBM SAN Volume Control is most commonly compared to Huawei OceanStor DJ: IBM SAN Volume Control vs Huawei OceanStor DJ.
What is IBM SAN Volume Control?

Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software—part of the IBM Spectrum Storage family—IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) is an enterprise-class storage system that helps organizations achieve better data economics by supporting the new large scale workloads that are critical to success. SVC systems can handle the massive volumes of data from mobile and social applications and enable flexible hybrid multicloud deployments and deliver the performance and scalability needed to gain insights from the latest analytics technologies.

IBM SAN Volume Control was previously known as IBM SVC.

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"With SAN Volume Controller, we need to license by terabyte."

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Storage and Backups Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
An reliable solution with an outstanding virtualization layer
Pros and Cons
  • "The virtualization layer has been great."
  • "IBM support can be very slow."

What is our primary use case?

We use SAN Volume Controller with our systems in the SAP HANA environment and for another cloud suite — VMware. We have replication between two data centers for synchronous replication.

What is most valuable?

The virtualization layer has been great. We have SAN Volume Controller, and below that, we can use any kind of storage. That's perfect for us because if we run out of storage, we can add more storage from any of our vendors.

How are customer service and technical support?

IBM support can be very slow. Sometimes they take a lot of time to solve a problem; this is an issue with IBM. There are a lot of small companies here in Mexico that don't have many engineers, they can't afford to be waiting around for a response. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think the licensing could be improved. With other solutions, you don't need a separate license for storage. With SAN Volume Controller, we need to license by terabyte. With our other products, we license by the box.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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