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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM POWER8 Servers

Do you run Windows loads? Are those loads exclusive to Windows? If yes, that's the only case where you cannot take advantage of POWER8 Systems.For all the other cases, workloads run better on POWER8. It doesn't matter if they are OLTP or web servers, in AIX, IBM i or Linux (Big Endian OR Little Endian), POWER8 Systems can run it. For HPC or AI cases where you need powerful GPU-CPU communication, POWER8 Machines have you covered as well, boasting better training times for AI models.
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Pure Storage FlashBlade

EDA scratch workloads. Less appropriate for our software side of the house where SMB is required and mix mode authentication between NFS and SMB is not mature.
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Pros

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • Each CPU core is more powerful than x86, which lowers licensing costs.
  • RAS features of the platform surpass any commodity server, even in the lowest models.
  • The HMC allows easy management of LPARs, and even migration between machines.
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Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • Reduced data center footprint from previous storage
  • Extremely fast
  • Easy to administer
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Cons

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • The noise levels for the scale-out machines are too much for small offices.
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Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • The user interface is a little clunky.
  • Monitoring is a challenge - The flash array does send disk space alerts but proactive system monitoring is lacking.
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Support

IBM POWER8 Servers

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Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure Storage FlashBlade 8.7
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When we have to do upgrades, support works around our schedule to fix and maintain the system. It is very nice having another company monitoring your system and effectively notifying you when issues occur. I would rate it second to none as far as support. They are very helpful and identify issues with our storage before we even find them.
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Alternatives Considered

IBM POWER8 Servers

When deciding on servers to run our critical applications IBM Power systems are always at the top of our list. The tradition of reliability, performance and security is unmatched in the industry. We have a large VMware environment running x86 servers but they mainly support windows based applications like exchange
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Pure Storage FlashBlade

We did not evaluate any other products
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Return on Investment

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • POWER8 Machines have allowed our customers to stay current on hardware and software, and to comply with the security standards required for communication.
  • Newer and faster machines have solved bottlenecks in our customers' workflows, meeting their growing demands.
  • POWER8 Introduces support for little endian Linux, which solves a problem some customers had when migrating to POWER8 Systems (the specific code that had endian-ness dependencies).
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Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • Positive - Ease of use.
  • Negative - Lack of SMB support.
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Pricing Details

IBM POWER8 Servers

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Pure Storage FlashBlade

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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