IBM Power Systems Review

Reasonably-priced and easy to set up


What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and we implement these systems for our clients. They are used for networking and other functions.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are Power Server, Power5, Power6, and PowerForce.

What needs improvement?

The power supplies often need replacing.

Technical support and documentation need to be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with IBM Power Systems for about 20 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The Power Systems are scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

IBM provides us with procedures for assisting our clients when they need technical support.

Unfortunately, sometimes when I try to contact the technical support from IBM, they do not come back to me with answers.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked with many similar solutions.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is simple and straightforward. You just connect the cables.

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

The pricing is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

The suitability of this product depends on the customer's environment and its requirements. In general, I am 100% confident in the IBM Power Systems and I recommend them.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: reseller
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