IBM Power Systems Review

It's even more flexible with the ability to create an environment in a few minutes


What is most valuable?

It's flexible and it's reliable.

What needs improvement?

They can make it easier to do the patching and iFixes, which is especially important now, with all of the security issues. That would provide a lot of relief.

For how long have I used the solution?

I recently joined the team, but I think they started moving to Power about a year ago, at least.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We are very happy with Power's performance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No, absolutely not. Especially now, with the VC, it's even more flexible with the chance to create an environment in a few minutes, especially for testing.

How are customer service and technical support?

Pretty good. We had a few engagements with the labs.

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

We have always used Power.

How was the initial setup?

Thanks to the labs, the migration from POWER7 to POWER8 was easy.

What was our ROI?

We were able to reduce to a single frame.

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

I don't really wish the licensing was more cloud-based. It is not really an issue. It could be.

What other advice do I have?

I'm using POWER8 right now and migrating some of the POWER7 systems. I am using it with AIX and IBM i. Mostly the core is IBM i. We have an e-commerce website and it is running on AIX.

I don't know how IBM could maintain their status as a market leader in the servers sector, but I would like to see more young people at this kind of event, the IBM Power Conference. That would probably help.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

POWER8
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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