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"I am very happy with the pricing. There is no comparison when it comes to pricing. I have looked at all solutions from EMC, Veritas, Hitachi, Dell, etc. None of them compares to IBM when it comes to pricing. I get great pricing from them.""The entry point of pricing for this product is the most amazing price ever in the industry.""This solution came as an additional cost for the TSM package we chose."

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Top Answer: I like all the features, but the most impressive recently has been the introduction of IBM's Flash Core Modules. They are a form of a flash drive, but they have many more features.
Top Answer: The entry point of pricing for this product is the most amazing price ever in the industry. You'd have to compare it with others. I would say their price is excellent given their support, the… more »
Top Answer: It is limited in terms of a single system to eight nodes or four, what they call IO groups. However, this is still 32 petabytes worth of capacity, so it is substantial. In theory, you could have tens… more »
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IBM Spectrum Virtualize is a dependable solution that improves data value, security, and simplicity for new and existing storage infrastructure. Proven over 12 years in thousands of deployments, its innovative virtualization capabilities help organizations achieve better data economics by supporting new workloads that are critical to their success. IBM Spectrum Virtualize software helps make new and existing storage more effective and standardizes functions traditionally deployed separately in disk systems for greater flexibility and potentially lower costs.

Portworx is the solution for running stateful containers in production, designed with DevOps in mind. With Portworx, users can manage any database or stateful service on any infrastructure using any container scheduler, including Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Docker Swarm. Portworx solves the five most common problems DevOps teams encounter when running stateful services in production: persistence, high availability, data automation, security, and support for multiple data stores and infrastructure.

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Healthcare Company24%
University12%
Retailer12%
Financial Services Firm12%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company4%
Government4%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Large Enterprise68%
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IBM Spectrum Virtualize is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 3 reviews while Portworx Enterprise is ranked 4th in Cloud Software Defined Storage. IBM Spectrum Virtualize is rated 8.6, while Portworx Enterprise is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Virtualize writes "Enables us to build an infrastructure and replace storage with no disruption to our hosts whatsoever". On the other hand, IBM Spectrum Virtualize is most compared with VMware vSAN, Dell EMC VPLEX, IBM Spectrum Scale, DataCore SANsymphony SDS and NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, whereas Portworx Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, VMware vSAN, IBM Spectrum Scale and Nutanix Acropolis AOS.

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