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Kashif-Adeel
Reseller
Technology Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The ease of use is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's very user-friendly. The security on the product is very good. It's easy to migrate from one version to another.

What needs improvement?

IBM is already pretty good at upgrading the solution. On a quarterly basis they update and enhance the offering and work to reduce bugs. The solution should offer better cross-platform integration capabilities. The reporting mechanisms need… more»

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

For a database, on a yearly basis, we pay approximately $3,500 for licensing fees. The solution is sold as a subscription on a yearly basis so there are no other ancillary costs.

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

We didn't previously use a different solution before choosing IBM.

What other advice do I have?

We are working with both IBM Spectrum Accelerate and IBM Spectrum Storage Suite. We're resellers of the solution. We don't use it on a daily basis, but some of our customers might. We're on the vendor side. I'd recommend the solution. I'd… more»

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What is IBM Spectrum Accelerate?

IBM Spectrum Accelerate is a software-defined block storage solution designed for rapid deployment across heterogeneous infrastructure for hybrid cloud and delivering consistent service levels to a dynamic workload mix. It is based on proven grid-architecture, enterprise-scale IBM XIV technology. IBM Spectrum Accelerate can be deployed, including as hyper-converged infrastructure, on any x86 server, on pre-installed third-party appliances or on public cloud infrastructure, and is available as a service on IBM Cloud infrastructure.

Also known as
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