Blue Box

IBM BLUE BOX // Pricing

Private Cloud as a Service, now available in both Your Data Center and IBM Cloud Data Centers Worldwide

IBM Blue Box private cloud as a service (PCaaS) is the logical solution for organizations that demand the security and control of a private cloud with the ease of use of a public cloud. Powered by OpenStack, highly flexible and fully scalable, IBM Blue Box comes in two deployment options.

IBM Blue Box Local is on your own equipment in your own data center. Pricing and configurations vary so contact us for detailed information. Our hosted option, IBM Blue Box Dedicated, offers quick deployment and flexible pricing options, including month-to-month which allows you to scale up or down with no long term commits or penalties. Get started in a data center near you.

IBM Blue Box Dedicated Illustrated Pricing

Start With

Illustrated Price*

Base Cluster - Enterprise Capacity 192 Compute Cores, 768 GB Memory,
7.2 TB Storage, 10 Gbps Networking
$9,800
Base Cluster - Standard Capacity 96 Cores, 384 GB RAM,
3.6 TB Storage, 1 Gbps Networking
$7,100

Expansion Options

Illustrated Price*

Dedicated Controller Nodes Use when scaling out the cluster and when running the OpenStack control plane independently $5,400
Hybrid Block Storage Cluster Highly available, high performance,
scale out Block Storage solution,
24.0 TB Usable Storage, 10 Gbps Networking
$9,200
Compute Expansion Nodes – IO Optimized 48 Compute Cores, 512 GB Memory,
2.8 TB SSD Storage, 10 Gbps Networking
$5,000
Compute Expansion Nodes – High Storage Capacity 48 Compute Cores, 128 GB Memory,
20.0 TB Storage, 10 Gbps Networking
$3,300
SSD Block Storage Cluster Highly available, high performance,
scale out SSD based Block Storage solution,
5.7 TB Usable Storage, 10 Gbps Networking
$9,200
Object Storage Cluster Highly available,
scale out Object Storage solution,
40.0 TB Usable Storage, 10 Gbps Networking
$9,800
Compute Expansion Node - Enterprise Capacity 64 Compute Cores, 256 GB Memory,
2.4 TB Storage, 10 Gbps Networking
$4,100
Compute Expansion Nodes - Standard Capacity 32 Compute Cores, 128 GB Memory,
1.2 TB Storage, 1 Gbps Networking
$2,700
Hybrid Block Storage Expansion Node 8.0 TB Usable Storage, 10 Gbps Networking $3,300
SSD Block Storage Expansion Node 1.9 TB Usable SSD Storage, 10 Gbps Networking $3,300
Object Storage Expansion Node 13.3 TB Usable Storage, 10 Gbps Networking $3,300

*All services are available month-to-month or by subscription; illustrated pricing does not represent an offer of services or quote. Prices in U.S. dollars; please contact your local IBM sales representative for local prices. Illustrated price is inclusive of all equipment, management and 24 x 7 support. Additional management fees apply for HIPAA-ready IBM Blue Box Dedicated clouds.

Each IBM Blue Box Includes:

A secure, hosted single-tenant Private Cloud

Web-controlled and API driven on-demand provisioning

Dedicated highly available firewalls for security and isolation

Integrated authentication, authorization and quota management

Scale Dedicated cloud capacity up or down with no long term commits or penalties

Full OpenStack support – 24x7. Work with OpenStack, not on OpenStack

Simple and predictable monthly pricing with discounts given for long term contracts

Q

Sign a contract or go month-to-month. Short term or long term?


You decide.