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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.

Providing IT organizations with a simple to manage, agile infrastructure with increased speed of delivery, durability and reliability. Accelerate innovation, reduce costs and alleviate proprietary hardware lock-in by transforming your enterprise storage infrastructure with a truly open, and unified intelligent software-defined storage solution. Let SUSE and our partners provide you with the most flexible enterprise-grade storage solution.

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 3 reviews while SUSE Enterprise Storage is ranked 29th in Software Defined Storage (SDS). IBM Spectrum Virtualize is rated 8.6, while SUSE Enterprise Storage 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 SUSE Enterprise Storage is most compared with Red Hat Gluster Storage.

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