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A new subscription option for IBM Virtual Storage Center is now available!

By Robert Graczyk posted Fri July 09, 2021 12:41 PM

There is a new subscription option for new customers who purchase an IBM Virtual Storage Center license.

Save time and money  

One comprehensive solution for storage monitoring, reporting, replication, and virtualization capabilities. 

IBM Virtual Storage Center is a storage solution that helps enhance storage efficiency, provides greater mobility, and delivers stronger control over storage performance and capacity. 

Under a single license, IBM Virtual Storage Center includes the following products: 

  • IBM Spectrum Control 
    • IBM Storage Insights for IBM Spectrum Control (cloud-based service) 
  • IBM Copy Services Manager 
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot 
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize for IBM SAN Volume Controller, including all the functions available with storage virtualization, data reduction pools, HyperSwap high availability, hybrid cloud and container support, and remote mirroring and FlashCopy (snapshot). 

Making it easy for you to get solutions is important to IBM. One way to accomplish this is to provide more purchase options that fit your unique situation. 

If you are a new customer this subscription option enables you to pay for your license on a monthly basis with a flexible term length and an initial lower cost. You also receive IBM's Software Subscription and Support, which includes the following support options for the length of the subscription: 

  • Download access to the latest versions, releases, and fixes of the solutions in the IBM Virtual Storage Center license. 
  • IBM support for routine installation, deployment, migration, usage, and code-related technical support questions. 
  • 24x7 assistance for Severity 1 issues 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Simply open a case from the web, chat, or phone. 
Screenshot of Virtual storage center software, showing system performance

Sign up! 

To sign up and manage the subscription contract, you can use the familiar Passport Advantage (PA) system. For more information about subscription licenses with IBM, see 

Remember you can still buy a perpetual license for IBM Virtual Storage Center if that option better suits your organization. For more information about the different licenses that are available and the new subscription option, see IBM Virtual Storage Center