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In terms of cost, in our country and with our money, it is an expensive solution, but it's valuable.
The cost price of this product is better than its competitors.
The costs were primarily in line with every other vendor at the time. Year six and year seven maintenance took a drastic jump, which didn't sit well with us. However, at the time, it seemed to be what most of the vendors were doing. But by the end, Hitachi had sort of balanced it out, so it wasn't a huge jump in years six and seven. It was certainly an issue for us in the beginning.
There are no licensing costs for this solution.
Our main issue with the Hitachi G-Series is what we consider to be an archaic software licensing scheme and high maintenance costs. It makes little sense in this era to continue to use capacity-sensitive licensing and costs that might have been acceptable in the 1990s but not now.
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?