The most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of managing the hardware resources such as RAM, CPU, and the network.
What needs improvement?
The interface is not user-friendly in places, so it could use some improvement. If PowerVM were cheaper then it would better compete with VMware vCenter.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
The price varies from case to case and you have to negotiate it for every project. Pricing and licensing policies are not completely transparent.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
We are also supporting VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. Customers generally choose IBM PowerVM when they have a great demand for stability. However, they sometimes choose VMware because it is cheaper.
What other advice do I have?
My advice to anybody who is researching this type of solution is to choose PowerVM if they want something that is really stable. I think that it is the only answer because the other solutions have perhaps evolved too quickly. We have seen… more»