IBM PureSystems Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Senior Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of the solution is the flexibility in configuration and the setup. We have not had any major issues so far.

How has it helped my organization?

This is a solution that's designed by Cisco and NetApp together. We have our reference designs, so we pretty much can skip the part where we need the implementation… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the FlexPod infrastructure get updated more often. Things like the firmware, the software packages, and the compatibility matrix have to update more… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Our company makes purchases like CapEx (capital expenditure). So we do not have to maintain the license.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

When we went to invest in a new solution we were looking for ease of implementation, peace of mind, future reference, and stateless design. That is the ability to take out… more»

What other advice do I have?

The solutions that validate the designs for major enterprise apps is a nice thing to have because there are many components. For a single person or even for an entire IT… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Because I don't have experience with the Cloud integrations, that did end up affecting choices initially. For now, we are going to be staying with NetApp but we are also… more»
Consultant
Oracle Supercluster Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The features of Oracle SuperCluster are more common based. If you want to make any additional configuration or changes to the virtualization layer, it is commonly based.

How has it helped my organization?

Regarding the performance between our old system and the new system, previously we were running the system with IBM, the quarterbacking was running in IBM, then we moved to the Oracle SuperCluster. The quarterbacking is from Oracle, the… more»

What needs improvement?

We are not able to upgrade our SuperClass to the latest version, because this solution is more compatible with Oracle. We are not able to run any .NET-based applications and they cannot install Windows. The Oracle SuperCluster is specific… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously we used X-Beta. Oracle created a specific product database and not the applications. As Oracle SuperCluster, we can run applications and databases in a single infrastructure.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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