November 8, 2022 By Scott Baker
Denis Kennelly
4 min read

We are excited to bring back our price and supply chain guarantee and the Why Wait deferred payment program.

As a business leader, you are constantly juggling. Whether it’s managing employees, approving new products, marketing activities, investing in IT architectures, deciding on your data strategies or one of a hundred other things that stack up on your to-do list, there’s no shortage of tasks that vie for your attention.

So, it is probably no surprise that for 65% of companies surveyed by Gartner [1], the dynamic market impacts of global events continue to be a catalyst that accelerates their digital business initiatives. Unfortunately, for many companies, especially those on the smaller side, there are not enough resources to remain both efficient and profitable in the long run.

While the survey also found that 72% of business leaders felt that the timeframe for implementing digital initiatives is getting shorter, many businesses are stumbling in two key areas:

  • Financing: There may be too little capital to keep efforts afloat, or the money that is available may be misaligned between short-term tactics and longer-term strategies to grow the company. For some companies, it is potentially a combination of both.
  • Unlocking IT for speed and agility: The ability to secure and improve access to relevant markets by building engaging ecosystems based on consistent and secure IT architectures remains a constant priority. But market decisions for storage solutions often foster fragmented data silos that ultimately block innovation and create unnecessary risks for the company.

In any number of industries (e.g., finance, healthcare, public services, consulting, manufacturing, etc.) and in companies of all sizes, it is easy to overlook how quickly IT infrastructure costs add up and how many delays are caused by waiting for technology. Yet, despite knowing these effects, many traditional storage vendors remain unwilling to do anything about them.

As an industry leader in secure primary storage hardware and software, IBM understands the frustration that can arise from fluctuating product costs, additional fees and chargebacks that are passed on to customers. Last year, IBM Storage offered a delivery and price guarantee for our IBM FlashSystem solutions as an unprecedented commitment to our customers and partners in a time of social and economic uncertainty. Looking back, I am pleased to say that we successfully delivered 100% of the orders received.

IBM Storage does IT again: The guarantees are back

2022 was an improvement over 2021, but not without challenges. However, the hard-working supply chain team at IBM has once again successfully positioned us to pass on our optimizations to you by bringing back the supply and price guarantees for certain purchases within the calendar year:

  • IBM Storage is underwriting our commitment that if we do not ship your new FlashSystem 5015, 5035, 5200, 7300 or 9500 by the end of 2022—subject to the last order date of December 16, 2022 (December 1 in Latin America)—we will provide you with a one-year license to use IBM Storage Insights Pro at no charge.
  • IBM undertakes to not increase prices for any FlashSystem model through the end of 2022 to give you confidence to move your purchasing decisions forward based on a consistent pricing model and an optimized supply chain geared to on-time delivery.

IBM Storage takes IT to 11: The Why Wait Financing Program

With the “Why Wait Financing Program,” when you purchase an eligible [2] IBM FlashSystem 5015, 5035, 5200, 7300 or 9500 product from IBM directly or through an authorized IBM Business Partner, you can accept delivery immediately and make no payments for three months.

With IBM Financing, we put together a payment structure of 33 equal monthly payments over a 36-month period [3], based on competitive interest rates. Where available [4], this program runs through December 31, 2022, and it gives you peace of mind in the IT purchasing decision you make to unlock speed and agility in your business and alleviates some of the financial burdens that you may have to contend with in terms of your IT budget as you finish 2022 and plan for 2023 and beyond.

Final thoughts

When it comes to running a business, finding the ideal solution to support your critical applications and data that matches your financial goals and operating model strategies is not always so difficult. IBM Storage prides itself on making it as straightforward and simple as possible by providing data services and operational capabilities in a consistent, shared and secure platform that ensures the most important areas of your operation without compromising on your business requirements.

Learn more about the IBM FlashSystem portfolio and software solutions.

As you rethink your current data storage requirements, contact IBM or your authorized IBM Business Partner to reap the benefits of our price and supply chain guarantee and our Why Wait deferred payment program.

For more details, connect with your IBM sales rep and/or IBM Business Partner today to take advantage of this offer.


[1] Gartner’s 2021 Digital Business Acceleration Survey: The Speed of the Game Has Increased, 28 Oct 2021 – ID G00759957

[2] Following models excluded: 4662-UH6, 4657-U7D, 4666-AG8, 4666-UG8, 4666-UH8

[3] Subject to credit approval. Standard deal approval process applies and may vary by country. Japan program is a three-month deferral and 57 equal monthly instalments over 60 months.

 [4] Subject to credit approval, program is available in USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Israel, Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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