IBM PureSystems Competitors and Alternatives

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Senior Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
A sophisticated networking storage solution that has a flexible configuration and setup

What is our primary use case?

We use on-prem for our unified network communications solution, which is basically a Call Center. We have a Cisco call center running Cisco software on FlexPod. That is our primary and only use case right now for it. We use HP as a computer hardware solution for the enterprise. We'll probably expand our use of FlexPod and we use it for everything else including the entire production environment. The components we are currently using are Cisco Blade Server Chassis. The blades are M4, Fabric Interconnect 6248, I believe. The very first version. They are very old. We'll probably be upgrading in a… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature of the solution is the flexibility in configuration and the setup."
  • "Updates are not frequent enough."

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 department, it will be impossible to correlate software versions, hardware versions, firmware versions, and everything else. It's a huge matrix. The vendor has to provide the compatibility matrix, obviously and has to provide the complete vertical to give those numbers, per each component, for all software, and for the firmware. The customer can't figure it out by themselves. So, and that's the reason for the FlexPod, so they…
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Head of IT Infrastructure Division at ADM
Real User
Easy to work on and has never had any glitches or issues

What is our primary use case?

We use this program for our Oracle platforms because all our Oracle databases are in IX. Our big application is the Oracle E-Business Suite, which we use for our financial situation and everything else.

Pros and Cons

  • "We never have any issues or glitches."
  • "The management is really difficult when it comes to systems with traditional services."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be the following: if you have a traditional application, like core banking, or transactional, or something that has to do with money, it is better to go with IBM. The reason I'm saying this is because it is more stable and easier to monitor. But if you are looking for the newest architecture of the application cloud, you should go with either hyper-converged or converged. I would like to see better management and high availability in the next release of this program. With classical architectural systems, it's more delicate and difficult to have a high availability of…
NB
Oracle Supercluster Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Great performance and Technical support but cannot integrate with the newest version

Pros and Cons

  • "The performance is significantly improved, and the administration is easy because it is a single platform end-to-end."
  • "If they had an application that centralized the administration, not about the monitoring, but for the configuration, it would be better."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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