If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM Spectrum Control, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
We're a business partner with IBM. I used to use it as a customer, however, now, I'm not a user of it anymore. I sell it and I install it, or I'm an engineer that works for an IBM business partner at this time. Originally, it was a lot of IBM products - a number of features and functions and facilities that were brought together under the umbrella of a single product, however, it has matured and grown over the years. When I first started using it, it was not even a product, per se, it was a couple of products, and now it's a single monolithic product that's an umbrella under which a number of other things exist. And then there's also a cloud-based variant of this code, as well, known as Storage Insights and Storage Insights Pro, one of which is freely offered by IBM. The product suite does support a number of different software and hardware vendors as far as being able to monitor them. However, if you have supported systems and you don't plan to purchase any other systems and you need the functionality, it's great. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.
On a scale from one to ten, I would give IBM Spectrum Control a nine.
We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
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