IBM Storwize Pricing and License Cost

COO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The pricing has been very competitive for the last few years. IBM got to the point where they changed the pricing model and we feel very comfortable with the pricing. It's very competitive. Over the last two years, IBM has been coming up with all kinds of interesting promos, especially for the SMB systems. That makes it very competitive price-wise and in terms of performance to help convince customers. It benefits both the customer and us. View full review »
Alfred Morgan Jones
Senior Systems Consultant at a tech services company
It pays to go back and get the best price you can from your supplier. The first offer is not always at the best discount. Ensure that all the features you need (including replication) are included in the license options. View full review »
Hashem Dabbas
Senior Systems Engineer & Support Contracts Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Storwize software for Storwize V7000 license has the following feature codes: * Base software * Full feature set * Easy Tier * FlashCopy * Remote Mirroring * Compression IBM V7000 has a new license and price structure which provides intuitive licensing based on the functions customers wish to enable and use the most. View full review »
Josue Urgel Arribas
Gestor de Capacidad at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
As I have already noted, everything depends on how you want it set up. I think there are others in the market that are equal in cost but much worse. View full review »
Lazar Grubor
Systems Integration Expert & IT Consultant at a tech services company
No special advice about pricing. Regarding licensing make sure you add at least three years software maintenance from IBM at the beginning, because you will not be able to download firmware updates or any fixes/patches without this. Even if you have hardware maintenance, they will not allow a download without this SW maintenance contract. View full review »
Web Operations Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Not worth the money. View full review »
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 »
Mohammad Ashfaqur Rahman
System Administrator at Dhaka Bank Limited
I cannot comment on this as I used it as an IBMer. View full review »
General Manager Information Technology Department at a university with 501-1,000 employees
If you are planning to purchase a new SAN then go for all flash. Do not invest in a hybrid SAN. View full review »

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