Ha, blatant IBMer comment! I worked for IBM and I know what we did when we first brought out SVC - throw it in with DS8000 and server deals, keep the customer price the same and work the bid so some of the cost ended up attributed to the SVC. We got lots of SVC out there, we even 'appeared' to be selling it but in reality it was getting built into existing deals.
Well suited for SDS era? SDS is typically servers with internal disk!