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2018-08-19T09:34:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for IBM FlashSystem?

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User

Hi, in competitive Flash Storage situations the pricing is very agressive and good.

2021-08-19T09:38:31Z
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Top 5Real User

Overall the price of the solution is expensive and this includes the license.

2021-07-16T17:21:04Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution requires a license and could be less expensive.

2021-06-23T11:53:09Z
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Top 20Real User

You purchase it as a bundle and the price is comparable.

2021-06-18T16:19:04Z
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Top 10Real User

I find the pricing of the solution to be very reasonable.

2021-05-14T19:13:52Z
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Top 5Real User

When we procure enterprise storage solutions, the license is always be bundled with the deal. There are different licenses for encryption, replication, deduplication, data reduction pools, et cetera, and all should be included in one bundle when we buy a new solution. It's part of that deal.

2021-02-19T21:00:59Z
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Top 20MSP

Its price is very good.

2021-01-12T12:35:26Z
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Top 20Real User

We initially paid for licenses and support for I don't remember how many years. Later on, if you want to extend the support you needed to pay for the license. However, due to the fact that we are rather experienced, we decided we didn't need to renew the support.

2021-01-08T18:06:01Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Among IBM, Dell EMC, and Pure Storage, IBM is the cheapest. The price is also based on our location, the size of our entity, and our regular annual purchases from them. We are a very big IBM customer, so we normally get very high discounts. We are not a big customer of Pure Storage. We don't buy that much from Pure Storage per year. Everything is included in the price. There is no extra license for different functions.

2020-12-20T08:05:22Z
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Top 20Real User

In today's world, nothing is reasonable because the customer's budgets are thinking on a daily basis. They've been much more aggressive in the last five or six years than they were before that. They are more realistic.

2020-11-16T14:50:24Z
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Top 20Real User

The integration is already included in the license cost of IBM FlashSystem. The integration is very easy. You get the IBM storage core with all software, firmware, and upgrades. EMC provides the features in the box, but they are not free for customers. There is a licensing cost for features. We have yearly licensing, but IBM has also provided a new option where you pay as you go. They provide a big box, and I pay, for example, for 10 terabytes. If I exceed 10 terabytes, IBM will charge for the new storage after 10 terabytes. It is a good opportunity in the market for using the storage as a cloud and paying as you go.

2020-11-01T09:22:09Z
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Top 10Real User

The price is fair.

2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
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Real User

The price is good. We are also IBM partners and the give big discounts for the same product.

2019-09-24T05:43:00Z
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Real User

In our case, we calculated the storage capacity and performance we would need for five years and we bought the product outright. After five years we might have to scale the product, but then we will need to invest in the upgrade. Right now I'm not paying anything because everything from support to subscription was paid upfront. Their upgrades are free as well, so we are getting new features for the product, from the website.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
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Real User

Licensing is very straight forward for IBM Flash System and the warranty includes highest level of support conditions. The initial setup was very easy and smooth. The cost was higher than some other competitors.

2019-07-10T12:01:00Z
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Real User

- 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 !

2019-04-08T08:13:00Z
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Reseller

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.

2018-08-19T09:34:00Z
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