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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for IBM Power Systems?


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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I've just downloaded the buyer's guide and may be therefore, I did not find any price information. In which page is price information is available? 

Also I wonder if Power9 or Power10 processor Verilog/VHDL codes will be open to the users?

Thanks and best regards.

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Top 10Real User

Its price depends on the sizing.

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Top 10Real User

The cost could always be lower to make it more affordable to organizations.

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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

The solution is relatively expensive if you compare it with any competitors of IBM. I would say you need to compare this price with the Huawei or with HPE and probably with Dell EMC. Their products are relatively cheaper compared to IBM. I do understand that IBM does offer the best product, however, in terms of pricing, that's something that does limit us. Usually, when we participate in opportunities we do qualify when it comes to the technical side of things. Financially we are looking at the highest or maybe the second-highest price. That's something that actually makes us not want to sell IBM if we can avoid it.

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Top 10Consultant

Its price is too high.

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Top 5Real User

If the organization is small, with 20 to 30 people, they don't usually go for IBM because it's more expensive for a smaller organization. Smaller organizations of 10-50 people don't have millions of dollars in their budget. If you compare a banking environment, they have millions of budget behind them so they can afford IBM.

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Top 5Real User

The pricing is reasonable.

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Top 10Real User

We're partners. We have a business relationship with IBM. I'd advise others considering the product that, while it is pricy, you can't beat the performance you get on it. I'd recommend the solution for big databases and high-performance applications. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. If it wasn't so complex, I'd give the solution higher marks. Most people nowadays look for simplicity and they want to have non-technical people deal with everything, just like a cloud solution. However, you need someone specialized in order to handle it.

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