2018-08-19T09:34:00Z

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


Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal 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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Top 5LeaderboardReal 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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Top 20Real 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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Top 10LeaderboardReal 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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