2020-07-15T07:11:35Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering IBM Power Systems?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM Power Systems, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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JL
Senior Pre-Sales Manager at PT GLOBAL INFOTECH SOLUTION
Real User
2022-10-12T08:51:20Z
Oct 12, 2022

I manage the product at the company. I'm a consultant. We deal mostly with enterprise-level organizations. I'm an IBM partner. If a company wants to implement the IBM System, maybe it has to check the compatibility of the apps and the DB. Also, if they want to implement the TCO, they have to check the TCO compared to the Intel base. Sometimes, they are only checking the base hardware installation. If they implement the DB or the apps, the pricing may be reduced since the core in Power System is more powerful than the Intel base. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

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Senghak Ky - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Information Security at Sathana Bank
Real User
Top 10
2022-08-30T11:25:00Z
Aug 30, 2022

I recommend IBM Power Systems to those who are interested in having the hardware. I would rate it at eight on a scale from one to ten.

Phylis Mandawa - PeerSpot reviewer
Computer Engineer at Dolphin Professional Services
Real User
Top 10
2022-08-22T14:43:29Z
Aug 22, 2022

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. However, there are improvements that can be made on the technical side.

Amjad Banna - PeerSpot reviewer
Computer Engineer at GCE
Real User
Top 10
2022-06-30T15:08:00Z
Jun 30, 2022

I would rate IBM Power Systems an eight out of ten.

Md Al-Amin - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Analyst at Thakral
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-13T13:51:31Z
May 13, 2022

PowerSystems is better than all other systems in the market, and I would recommend it to anybody whose application does not have a dependency in the operating system and machine. I would rate PowerSystems as ten out of ten.

Raul Tapia - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of the Office of Technological Infrastrure at mef
Real User
Top 10
2022-02-11T22:40:43Z
Feb 11, 2022

I would advise those who want to use IBM Power Systems to always have technical support. I rate IBM Power Systems a ten out of ten.

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KM
I.T. Head - Infrastructure, Network and Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
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2022-01-04T21:49:18Z
Jan 4, 2022

I would rate this solution 8 out of 10. My advice for an organization that is looking to implement this solution is that they should have the adequate expertise of personnel that can run the system. They should study their TCO and ROI regarding whether it is worth investing in this, given that it's a very expensive solution. These are the two most important aspects. I would also advise dealing with an appropriate partner or dealing with IBM directly.

SS
Advisory Sales Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-12-10T01:42:00Z
Dec 10, 2021

This system is ideal when it comes to performance and reliability. I don't see any need for improving on its current features and functionality. We are resellers of IBM FlashSystem. Owing to the issues with its pricing, I rate IBM Power Systems as a seven or eight out of ten.

IS
Systems PreSales Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-22T12:16:14Z
Nov 22, 2021

I rate IBM Power Systems a ten out of ten.

TV
VP Innovation at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2021-10-28T20:23:47Z
Oct 28, 2021

We are a reseller of IBM and Lenovo equipment. We are on the infrastructure side, mostly on the hardware side. We sell systems to clients, however, we also have a cloud environment that we sell to clients using that equipment. We always say to customers, we sell what to them what we use ourselves. We use versions seven to ten. There are a lot of well-kept secrets to this product that a lot of people are not aware of and do not leverage all of the features that are available on the system. Therefore, if a company is looking to implement this solution, it should do some research. Go to user groups to speak to other users to find out about those well-kept secrets, free of charge. I'd rate the solution a perfect ten out of ten. It's outstanding. It's so reliable. I have customers that run it that never touch it. It runs for 20 years by itself in a closet. It runs their entire business.

AE
Sector Manager at ESky IT
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-03T20:06:48Z
Feb 3, 2021

Before starting the implementation, I would advise others to take enough time in planning its implementation, especially the sizing. I would rate IBM Power Systems a seven out of ten.

HA
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-27T16:13:26Z
Jan 27, 2021

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with IBM. In general, I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten so far. While every organization has to choose its options based on their requirements, I can say that this particular solution has met our needs quite well.

ES
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-12T21:19:15Z
Jan 12, 2021

I would say if you are not using the IBMi solution, you are missing something. You should at least know about this solution. I was an IT support previously, and When I started to use IBM Power Systems, I fell in love with this machine due the professionalism, solidity and high scalability . The biggest lesson that I have learned from using this solution is how not to have a single instance of failure. These machines don't die and don't have any problems. For me, it was astonishing to be able to switch disks or the power supply without turning off the machine. It is a reliable and great solution. I would rate IBM Power Systems a nine out of ten.

TS
General Manager Applications at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-29T05:38:58Z
Nov 29, 2020

We typically use the latest versions of the solution. We tend to follow whatever the customer requirement is. They are inclined to work by night in the office on the latest product that IBM is offering. We work with on-premise as, over here at least, people are not too inclined towards the cloud. They prefer having hardware of their own in their own data centers. I'd recommend this solution to other organizations. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I'd rate it at an eight. Better pricing would be one thing that may convince me to give it higher marks.

it_user1406979 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Business Consultant at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
2020-11-10T05:38:39Z
Nov 10, 2020

Before implementing a solution, analyze the good points and benefits of different solutions, and make sure that the solution meets your requirements. I would rate IBM Power Systems an eight out of ten.

Fahim Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Server Support Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-10-29T17:43:00Z
Oct 29, 2020

It's nothing to be scared of it. It might be completely different than what you have been using, but IBM Power Systems is very stable and supports the systems that we have already been using. The Private Cloud IAS offering is included free for all enterprise customers. It is easy to administrate and manage IBM Power Systems to make the process of moving from VMware or other environments easy. When you get Power Systems, you get points and after the initial deployment that is performed by IBM, using those points, you can get five days or 10 days of service from IBM. Those services include Power Systems training. If you have enough points, you can get IBM to deliver training. I would rate Power Systems an eight out of ten based on the new features that were launched recently. They made it available on the cloud. A customer getting a Power Systems in their environment on plan is very expensive. You can create a VM on the IBM or Google cloud, running on IBM Power Systems. Or you can get the PEP2 client code. There is a little hardware cost.

Shan Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
System Analyst at Freelancer
Real User
2020-10-27T18:11:00Z
Oct 27, 2020

When you implement the IBM Global Systems, you must take care of the small things. If you do it perfectly at the start, it will give you more stability at the end of the day. If you don't take care of the small technicalities then in the middle somewhere, there will be high load on the system and you will face issues. IBM has the best solution in the market and is always comparable to any service provider in the market. I always rate them 10 out of 10 because it's the best product.

Getachew Zeleke - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Customer Engineer at Afcor PLC
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-08-13T08:33:46Z
Aug 13, 2020

The suitability of this product depends on the customer's environment and its requirements. In general, I am 100% confident in the IBM Power Systems and I recommend them. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Amjad Banna - PeerSpot reviewer
Computer Engineer at GCE
Real User
Top 10
2020-07-15T07:11:35Z
Jul 15, 2020

We tend to use the on-premises deployment model as cloud versions are not very popular in Jordan. We primarily sell the solution to clients.

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