IBM Power System S914--fast, reliable, stable
December 07, 2020

IBM Power System S914--fast, reliable, stable

Evan Kent | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Power System S914

The IBM Power Systems S914 was an easy-to-configure server that helped alleviate the loads we were seeing on the previous server. The multiple configuration options allowed us to size it for 10% bigger than needed but did waste a ton of money on additional power that would be wasted. The clients who are currently hosted on the IBM Power Systems S914 have seen significant improvement in performance. We will be purchasing more.

When setting up the system it setups easily and without issue. It is also runs on the quite side for more servers if that is an issue for you, you'll be pleased with this choice. It may be a bit pricy for a small business, but any medium to large would be done well with this product.
  • Speed
  • Multitasking
  • Cloud Computing
  • Hosting
  • I would like additional configuration options
  • Maybe some smaller versions
  • Additional power supply options
  • Improvement in speed and performance, but there is no real ROI
  • Learning curve for higher features might be high if you don't have dedicated IT staff
  • While IBM isn't as popular as it once was, the customer support is still top notch
  • I believe this is the best value/cost you can get
I did not make purchasing decision, but having used the Dell servers, I believe the IBM Power Systems S914 boots up faster, and is quieter when running. I can tell you once this server was up and running and configured, I've seen zero issues with it. It's fast, reliable, and stable--everything I want. The fact that it is quiet is just a bonus.

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It seems to be best suited for cloud-based hosting and applications. It seems to be a bit more powerful than needed for local computing. The fact that it comes already set up with PowerVM integrated into the system is a time saver as well; this is a nice product that is easy to use out of the box. I believe for the cost, you cannot get more robust features than you do on this product.