IBM India has revised its server rates by withdrawing some of the freebies and increasing prices of select bundles.
For instance, the Indian price of IBM System x3650 M4 Express has gone up to Rs 2,13,000 from Rs 202,300 in August 2013.
Though IBM did not change the price of IBM Storwize V3700 bundle server, it withdrew the Rs 1 lakh free software with the IBM Storwize V3700 bundle server. The Rs 1 lakh free software offer was available in August last year.
The current price of IBM Storwize V3700 bundle server is Rs 995,000. IBM in advertisements in select media, said V3700 server is also available outside the bundle with free 50 percent extra storage.
IBM System x3500 M4 will be priced at Rs 165,350.
IBM says IBM System x3650 M4 Express Server comes with Intel Xeon processor E5 2620 v2 with 6 Core Ivy bridge, 15MB Cache, 2.1 GHZ, 1600 MHz, 7.20 GT/s Intel QPI, 1x 8GB memory, HDD of 1 x300 GB 6.35 cms, Hot Wwap SAS/SATA, 10K RPM, RAID 0,1 in-built (M5 110e card)
Earlier, the company said IBM System x3650 M4 Express Server — with the latest Intel Xeon processor — delivers 84 percent greater performance and handle as many workloads as 25 prior generation IBM System x3650 systems, the x3650 can help improve productivity and resource utilization.
IBM Storwize V3700 bundle server features IBM Storwize V3700 SFF Dual Control Enclosure, 8 GB, 600 GB 10000 rpm 6 GB SAS 6.35 cms HDD; quantity: 10, 200 GB 6.35 cms, SSD; quantity: 2, Line cord – 2.8 M 10A/250V C13 (2P+Gnd; quantity: 2.
IBM System x3500 M4 comes with Intel Xeon Processor E5 2620 (6 Core, 15MB Cache, 2 GHz, 1333 MHz, 7.2 GT/s Intel QPI), 1x 8GB memory, HDD: 1 x300 GB 6.35 cms, Hot Swap SAS / SATA, 10 K RPM, RAID 0,1 in built (M5115 card) and three years onsite warranty.
IBM India has become aggressive in the India pricing strategy after HP regained the number 1 position in the global server market with 28.1 percent revenue share in the third quarter of 2013.
IDC earlier said HP posted 1.5 percent year-over-year increase in factory revenue and gained 1.5 points of revenue share on improved demand for x86-based ProLiant servers in the quarter.
Enterprise IT vendor IBM posted 19.4 percent decline in revenue and moved to the number 2 position in the global server market. IBM’s server market share is 23.4 percent.
IDC noted that soft demand for System x and Power Systems resulted in loss of 4.5 points of factory revenue share for IBM.
Dell, which is in the third position, has 16.2 percent factory revenue market share in Q3. Dell’s factory revenue decreased 6.0 percent compared to 3Q12 losing 0.4 points of factory revenue share.