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Frequently asked questions about pricing

What are my options for licensing IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud® Paks?

Storage Suite for Cloud Paks can be deployed with perpetual and committed term licenses priced by a virtual processor core (VPC) metric. The Suite is available in two options: Standard Edition and Capacity Edition. All part numbers have a VPC entitlement conversion to capacity.

Why would I purchase IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks instead of buying the storage pieces individually?

Storage Suite for Cloud Paks delivers storage flexibility for IBM Cloud Paks and Red Hat OpenShift deployments. The Suite is simple to consume and offers multiple storage options to build out a secure, agile infrastructure for your hybrid multicloud environment.

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