We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The integration is already included in the license cost of IBM FlashSystem. The integration is very easy. You get the IBM storage core with all software, firmware, and upgrades. EMC provides the features in the box, but they are not free for customers. There is a licensing cost for features. We have yearly licensing, but IBM has also provided a new option where you pay as you go. They provide a big box, and I pay, for example, for 10 terabytes. If I exceed 10 terabytes, IBM will charge for the new storage after 10 terabytes. It is a good opportunity in the market for using the storage as a cloud and paying as you go."
"They've been much more aggressive in the last five, six years than they were before that."
"This is an expensive product and if the price were reduced it would be better."
"Among IBM, Dell EMC, and Pure Storage, IBM is the cheapest. The price is also based on our location, the size of our entity, and our regular annual purchases from them. We are a very big IBM customer, so we normally get very high discounts. We are not a big customer of Pure Storage. We don't buy that much from Pure Storage per year. Everything is included in the price. There is no extra license for different functions."
"Its price is very good."
"I find the pricing of the solution to be very reasonable."
"You purchase it as a bundle and the price is comparable."
"The solution requires a license and could be less expensive."
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The Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX series aligns storage resources with business priorities, thus enabling higher system utilization and delivering increased system consolidation capabilities and a faster ROI. ETERNUS SF provides enterprise-class functionalities in the entry and midrange class and allows flexible disaster recovery and business continuity concepts for the different model sizes, thus decreasing investment costs.
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.
Fujitsu Eternus DX400 series is ranked 11th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 2nd in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 19 reviews. Fujitsu Eternus DX400 series is rated 0.0, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Simple licensing, good performance, and easy to use and administer". Fujitsu Eternus DX400 series is most compared with HPE StorageWorks MSA, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and NetApp FAS Series, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, Dell EMC PowerStore and HPE 3PAR StoreServ.
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