IBM Canada Cuts Capacity On Demand Prices For Big Power Servers
February 18, 2013 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Well this one is not all that complicated, but we need you to be aware of it just the same.
On February 15, in announcement letter 313-015, IBM Canada cut the price of feature 4710 on the Power 780 (product number 9179) and Power 795 (product number 9119), from $1,270 to $999. (That’s in Canadian dollars, not U.S. dollars.) That feature is for 999 gigabyte-days of memory capacity. This feature allows you to buy 999 1GB increments of memory and activate it for peak loads when you need it and turn it off when you don’t. It doesn’t seem to be very expensive, and IBM limits you to 100 of these features on either the Power 780 or the Power 795. Those prices do not include VAT taxes, of course.
By the way, if you want to learn more about the capacity on demand features of the Power Systems lineup, then you should check out the aptly named Power Systems Capacity on Demand user guide, which you can find here.