IBM FlashSystem Pricing and License Cost

Ahmed Zaki
Infrastructure Architect Supervisor; Solution Delivery Supervisor at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1081236
Director Technical at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
In today's world, nothing is reasonable because the customer's budgets are thinking on a daily basis. They've been much more aggressive in the last five or six years than they were before that. They are more realistic. View full review »
Ajai Jayakumar
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
In our case, we calculated the storage capacity and performance we would need for five years and we bought the product outright. After five years we might have to scale the product, but then we will need to invest in the upgrade. Right now I'm not paying anything because everything from support to subscription was paid upfront. Their upgrades are free as well, so we are getting new features for the product, from the website. View full review »
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Storemgr67
Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
Gokhan Aricioglu
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Licensing is very straight forward for IBM Flash System and the warranty includes highest level of support conditions. The initial setup was very easy and smooth. The cost was higher than some other competitors. View full review »
reviewer1480077
Deputy Chief Technology Officer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We initially paid for licenses and support for I don't remember how many years. Later on, if you want to extend the support you needed to pay for the license. However, due to the fact that we are rather experienced, we decided we didn't need to renew the support. View full review »
reviewer1059243
Senior System & Storage Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
- setup cost is cheap as you can do it yourself - IBM SVC licensing on non IBM back-end storage used to cost a lot in terms of licenses per shelf or even per TB. The equipment on itself is relatively cheap. Watch out for license costs ! View full review »
reviewer1477065
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its price is very good. View full review »
reviewer744948
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The price is good. We are also IBM partners and the give big discounts for the same product. View full review »
Andrey Rogov
CEO at a government with 1-10 employees
The price is fair. View full review »
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