Inside System Storage -- by Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior IT Specialist for the IBM System Storage product line at the IBM Executive Briefing Center in Tucson Arizona, and featured contributor to IBM's developerWorks. In 2011, Tony celebrated his 25th year anniversary with IBM Storage on the same day as the IBM's Centennial. He is author of the Inside System Storage series of books. This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services. You can also follow him on Twitter @az990tony.
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I don't think the so-called FUD was inaccurate at the time.<div>&nbsp;</div> My understanding, gleaned from IBM customers I spoke with, was that back when IBM was only offering the 15-module configuration under the Pay-Grow plan, customers were required to agree to pay for/purchase the entire capacity of the array within 12 months.<div>&nbsp;</div> Good to see IBM finally reacting to the "one size fits all" issue that was raised over a year ago...

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Barry,Correct, originally IBM offered only a Capacity-on-Demand feature to pay for less than a full box, but then you had to commit to purchasing the full frame capacity within 12 months. We IBM also offers partial configurations, but some people were still under the impression the entire frame had to be paid for within 12 months, and that is not the case on the partial frame configurations.-- Tony

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