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2024 IBM Power10 Pricing: Optimizing Cost Efficiency for Small Businesses with 3 example pricing configurations.

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Every investment counts, especially in this era of dynamic AI driven tech.

  • Choosing the right computing infrastructure is pivotal.
  • IBM Power10, with its robust performance and scalability, offers a tailored solution for small enterprises.
  • This article delves into the pricing strategies for IBM Power10, providing insights into three example configurations aimed at optimizing cost efficiency.

Understanding IBM Power10 Pricing Models

IBM Power10 pricing models are designed to cater to a diverse range of business needs. The flexibility of these models allows small businesses to tailor their infrastructure to specific requirements while ensuring cost-effectiveness. Let's explore three example configurations, each crafted to meet different operational demands.

1) Entry Server for IBM i solutions, 4Core, 64GB, IBM i (20 users)

IBM Power S1014

Configuration Overview:

  • IBM i 7.5 Operating System
  • 1 x 4-core Typical 3.0 to 3.90 Ghz (max) Power10 Processor
  • 2 x 32GB (2x16GB) DDIMMs, 3200 MHz, 8GBIT DDR4 Memory
  • 1 x System Console-Ethernet LAN adapter
  • 1 x PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter
  • 2 x Enterprise 1.6 TB SSD PCIe4 NVMe U.2 module for IBM i
  • 3-Year SWMA and 3-Year Basic Expert Care
  • IBM PowerVM® V4
  • Standard Shipping & Handling

Create a New Level of Integrated Simplicity

  • Flexible Licensing and Support options
  • Modernize application development
  • Add value to business apps

*Estimated 2024 Power 10 Total Initial Cost: $44,000

Rationale: The Standard System Configuration is tailored for the majority of small businesses with moderate computing needs. The dual Power10 cores provide enhanced processing power suitable for a range of applications, from accounting software to customer relationship management (CRM) tools. The 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD contribute to a smoother and more responsive user experience.

2) Entry Server for SAP HANA, 12Core 2TB SLES or RHEL

IBM Power L1022

Configuration Overview:

  • SLES for SAP Applications for Power and RHEL for SAP Solutions for Power LE
  • 1 x 12-core Typical 2.90 to 4.0 Ghz (max) Power10 Processor
  • 4 x 512GB (4x128GB) SAP Memory Bundle
  • 2 x PCIe3 LP 32Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter
  • 2 x PCIe2 LP 2-port 10/1GbE BaseT RJ45 Adapter
  • 4 x 800GB Mainstream NVMe U.2 SSD 4k for AIX/Linux
  • 3-Year SWMA and 3-Year HW Expert Care Advanced
  • IBM PowerVM® V4
  • Standard Shipping & Handling

*Estimated 2024 Power 10 S1022 Total Initial Cost: $47,100

Simplify and accelerate your SAP S/4HANA deployment

  • Power10 servers SAP certified, on-premises and off-premises with IBM Power Virtual Server in IBM Cloud
  • Provision your SAP S/4HANA instances faster using built-in low overhead virtualization
  • Scale affordably by growing with your business without the need to procure new servers
  • Maximize uptime with enterprise-class servers designed for resiliency with advanced recovery and self-healing
  • 2x performance per core than competing servers, requiring fewer processors for similar SAP workload

 

1) Entry Server for SAP HANA, 12Core 2TB SLES or RHEL

IBM Power L1022

Configuration Overview:

  • SLES for SAP Applications for Power and RHEL for SAP Solutions for Power LE
  • 1 x 12-core Typical 2.90 to 4.0 Ghz (max) Power10 Processor
  • 4 x 512GB (4x128GB) SAP Memory Bundle
  • 2 x PCIe3 LP 32Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter
  • 2 x PCIe2 LP 2-port 10/1GbE BaseT RJ45 Adapter
  • 4 x 800GB Mainstream NVMe U.2 SSD 4k for AIX/Linux
  • 3-Year SWMA and 3-Year HW Expert Care Advanced
  • IBM PowerVM® V4
  • Standard Shipping & Handling

*Estimated 2024 Power 10 S1022 Total Initial Cost: $47,100

Simplify and accelerate your SAP S/4HANA deployment

  • Power10 servers SAP certified, on-premises and off-premises with IBM Power Virtual Server in IBM Cloud
  • Provision your SAP S/4HANA instances faster using built-in low overhead virtualization
  • Scale affordably by growing with your business without the need to procure new servers
  • Maximize uptime with enterprise-class servers designed for resiliency with advanced recovery and self-healing
  • 2x performance per core than competing servers, requiring fewer processors for similar SAP workload

 

3) Application Modernization with RedHat OpenShift, 12Core 512GB RHOCP

IBM Power L1022

Configuration Overview:

  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP4) Operating System
  • 1 x 12-core Typical 2.90 to 4.0 Ghz (max) Power10 Processor
  • 8 x 64GB (2x32GB) DDIMMs, 3200 MHz, 8GBIT DDR4 Memory
  • 2 x PCIe3 LP 32Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter
  • 2 x PCIe3 LP 2-Port 25/10Gb NIC&ROCE SR/Cu Adapter
  • 4 x 800GB Mainstream NVMe U.2 SSD 4k for AIX®/Linux
  • 3-Year SWMA and 3-Year Basic Expert Care
  • IBM PowerVM V4
  • Standard Shipping & Handling

Modernize your Applications with OpenShift on Power10

  • Modernize with .NET 7 support for IBM Power open source and OpenShift
  • Business innovation on cloud platform that helps to reduce TCO
  • Minimize risk and disruption by integrating traditional and cloud-native apps on the same platform
  • Galvanize operations via resilient, enterprise grade servers with 99.999% uptime and zero security exposures
  • Exploit Power performance by scaling up to 3.2 more containers per core
  • Cost efficiency cloud-like pricing to scale capacity on-demand with Power Private Cloud

*Estimated 2024 Power 10 Total Initial Cost: $82,100

 

4) Entry Server for Oracle Standard Edition2 and/or Enterprise Edition, 24Core, 1TB AIX

IBM Power S1014

Configuration Overview:

  • IBM AIX 7.3 Standard Edition Specify Operating System
  • 1 x 24-core Typical 2.75 to 3.90 GHz (max) Power10 Processor
  • 4 x 256GB (2x128GB) DDIMMs, 2666 MHz, 16GBIT DDR4 Memory
  • 2 x PCIe3 32Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter
  • 2 x PCIe3 2-Port 25/10Gb NIC&ROCE SR/Cu Adapter
  • 2 x 800GB Mainstream NVMe U.2 SSD 4k for AIX/Linux
  • 3-Year SWMA and 3-Year Basic Expert Care
  • IBM PowerVM V4
  • Standard Shipping & Handling

Benefits and features of IBM Power S1014 running Oracle Standard Edition and Enterprise database workloads

  • With the IBM Power S1014 running Oracle Database SE2, clients can take advantage of the best reliability in the industry, reduce application cost per database instance by up to 33% compared to Intel's 4th Generation Xeon Scalable Processors, and reduce the overall number of servers needed to improve sustainability (2)
  • Oracle License capping rules and IBM Power technology (SMT8, core performance, consolidation & virtualization) reduce Oracle Enterprise Edition (EE) software license requirements (3)
  • IBM proven partner with ~80,000 clients running Oracle on IBM servers with long-term commitment and support (4)
  • To help small-to-midsize clients running core workloads on Oracle Database with more flexibility, IBM Power is rolling out a 24-core dual chip module on IBM Power
  • Compatible with 11gR2 to 19c (23c H2 2023), allowing for in-place modernization and extended lifecycle management
  • Unique and guaranteed sustained utilization rate established contract based
  • Continuous performance per core improvement demonstrated by public standard benchmarks from IDC, SAP, and Oracle (5)
  • Security by design (Power10 encrypted memory), Power and AIX is a leader in its class for secure server infrastructure. AIX has zero successful vulnerabilities within the last year (6)
  • Number 1 RAS distributed infrastructure for 15 years in a row (7)

*Estimated 2024 Power 10 Total Initial Cost: $135,300

 

 

Factors Influencing IBM Power10 Pricing

Understanding the factors influencing IBM Power10 pricing is crucial for small businesses seeking an optimal balance between performance and cost efficiency.

1. Processing Power:

The number of Power10 cores significantly impacts pricing. Small businesses should assess their computing needs to determine the appropriate number of cores for optimal performance without unnecessary expenses.

2. Memory Capacity:

RAM plays a critical role in system responsiveness. Choosing the right memory capacity based on application requirements is essential. While more RAM generally increases costs, it also enhances system performance.

3. Storage Type and Capacity:

The type and capacity of storage devices influence both performance and pricing. SSDs, especially NVMe SSDs, offer faster data access but come at a higher cost compared to traditional HDDs. Small businesses should evaluate their storage needs to strike a balance.

4. Support Packages:

IBM offers different support packages, ranging from standard to premium. Small businesses should assess their support requirements, considering factors like response time, assistance hours, and replacement policies, to make informed decisions.

5. Scalability:

Considering future growth is essential. While a basic configuration may suffice initially, businesses with expansion plans should opt for scalable solutions that allow for easy integration of additional resources.

Tailoring IBM Power10 for Small Business Success

Midland offers IBM Power 10 systems to small businesses as a versatile and scalable computing solution.

By understanding the various pricing models and tailoring configurations to specific needs, businesses can strike a balance between cost efficiency and high performance.

About Our Power 10 Pricing Examples

The Power10 Pricing examples provided showcase how IBM Power10 can be optimized for different business scenarios, ensuring that small enterprises can harness the power of advanced computing without breaking the bank.

As technology continues to evolve, the adaptability of IBM Power10 positions it as a strategic investment for the sustained success of small businesses in the digital era.

*PRICING DISCLAIMER:

Pricing is a general estimate based on IBM MSRP, AVAILABILITY, CONFIGURATION DETAILS AND LICENSING.

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