2020-10-19T09:33:38Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for IBM Spectrum Virtualize?

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Nicolae Chirea - PeerSpot reviewer
System and Solutions Architect at Seidor
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Top 5
2022-09-19T09:43:41Z
Sep 19, 2022

I think it is a good value for the price. But can always be better. There are different options. You can have prices based on size, monthly subscription, and usage.

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PK
Storage Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-29T12:23:36Z
May 29, 2021

This solution came as an additional cost for the TSM package we chose.

MD
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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2021-04-01T09:28:00Z
Apr 1, 2021

The entry point of pricing for this product is the most amazing price ever in the industry. You'd have to compare it with others. I would say their price is excellent given their support, the capabilities of the product, and knowledge of their product. There are tens of thousands of these units, maybe hundreds of thousands, deployed throughout the world. Nobody can beat the price of the low end, especially for the performance. You couldn't even beat it with spinning disk technology.

JJ
Solutions Platform Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
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2020-10-19T09:33:38Z
Oct 19, 2020

I am very happy with the pricing. There is no comparison when it comes to pricing. I have looked at all solutions from EMC, Veritas, Hitachi, Dell, etc. None of them compares to IBM when it comes to pricing. I get great pricing from them.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 19, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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JJ
Solutions Platform Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Oct 19, 2020
It is used for continuity, protecting stuff in the cloud, and migrating data from a legacy device to a new device. The big solution that I last implemented was called IBM HyperSwap on SVCs. It is now called IBM Spectrum Virtualize. The solution we build was basically a high availability data center. I replicated all my data with IBM HyperSwap so that if a data center gets destroyed, you can fire up everything on the other side in minutes. It was very fast.
MD
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Apr 1, 2021
We use it for all our block storage requirements. I was a user of the storage between 2004 and 2017, i.e. 13 years. We sell service, assist others with storage. We have been using it since 2004, and we have used all versions of the product. It is currently up-to-date. We are a platinum business partner of IBM, but we also have competing business partnerships with other companies, such as Dell. It is a product line as opposed to a singular product. There are entry mid-level and enterprise-level tiers of products, the lowest end entry, which is comprehensive in terms of being able to deliver millions of IOPS and microsecond latencies all the way up to the upper level of that product line. All the products have high availability. My clients are generally government agencies. We also have some commercial businesses, and they range overall categories, but mostly it's used by the government. However, even in government situations, there are ranges of business in terms of small, medium and large business size, given the environment we are deploying into. Some agencies have minimal budgets, and I would classify that as a very small business, but some are large. We deploy it both on the cloud and on-premise.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 19, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about IBM Spectrum Virtualize? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
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JJ
Solutions Platform Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Oct 19, 2020
There are many benefits to this solution. Storage virtualization and the ability to migrate massive amounts of data to other systems without impacting your client are the most valuable. It is non-disruptive for my users. We migrated 350 terabytes of data in one night to a new machine without a small system going down and a single user complaining about the performance. You have to fine-tune a lot of storage machines constantly for performance and for making sure that they are optimal, but IBM Spectrum Virtualize does this by itself. It does the adjustment on its own, and it does it right. That's what makes it different. I had a huge VSP from Hitachi, which is also a type of virtualization-based engine but with a decent size. It was a continuous performance-tuning exercise. I never had that issue with IBM Spectrum Virtualize.
MD
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Apr 1, 2021
I like all the features, but the most impressive recently has been the introduction of IBM's Flash Core Modules. They are a form of a flash drive, but they have many more features.
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