Here’s another important element that you will want to consider when you are making your decision. If you have a substantial amount of other hardware or software at your company right now that works seamlessly with the NetApp device, what will happen when trying to upgrade to IBM’s new solution? While they may have interoperability with many of the devices and software you have, there’s always a chance that some of the parts will not be compatible with one another.
If that happens, then it would mean you have to replace those other parts. This can become quite expensive, it takes time, and it can potentially reduce the efficiency and productivity of the company, at least in the short term. Instead, it makes far more sense to upgrade with NetApp, which you already know will work with the hardware and software you have in place. This means no massive changes to the infrastructure, which should be a welcome thought to any business.