"We are using Content Platform for data migration, and it integrates with our HNS platform. This is good because we can integrate it with our existing HNS and SAP solutions. The GUI is also user-friendly. It doesn't take much time to do anything. If we know the architecture and the steps, we can do what we need with a few clicks."
"Feature-wise, it has a lot of features. The most valuable features include de-duplication, encryption, version controlling, support, and tamper-proof data."
"One of the most hidden valuable features is ensuring that you don't have bit rot, so it will go and check every single object that's stored on the system, then ensure that if there's a problem, it'll be repaired from either a local copy or remote copy, depending upon your configuration."
"The features that I have found most valuable are their retention logs. The other thing I have found most valuable is the way they handle the BHEA. Basically the DNS and everything is managed by itself. It is seamless to the users."
"As an architect, I like the management features that come with Hitachi Content Platform because it makes things easy."
"Companies can scale the solution."
"The way that they handle the DR is very good because when there is a failover, it is seamless to the users."
"IBM Cloud Object Storage integrates well."
"IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage."
"They should improve the user interface. It's a little bit complex. It does not have a self-learning method. You need to know how to use it before you touch the system. The user interface is not self-explanatory."
"Two things that can be improved are pricing and configuration. Mostly the pricing is an issue. And if I were to add anything, I would say more integration with backup solutions such as Veeam Backup."
"When you want to replace a disk, we need to start the maintenance from the S nodes. We have to automate maintenance so any onsite engineer can replace it after that, but we don't need to do this on VSP platforms. An engineer can come in and replace that specific disk. If also we could do that on Hitachi Content Platform, it would be great for us."
"This product's ability to track logs for access still needs to be improved."
"In terms of the customer support, I can say it's a mixed reaction depending on the country."
"What is lacking in this solution is a simple process to migrate from existing systems."
"The solution could use more integration with clouds."
"IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be."
"The performance could improve in IBM Cloud Object Storage. The throughput or objects per second can have degradation."
Hitachi Content Platform is an object storage solution that enables IT organizations and cloud service providers to store, share, sync, protect, preserve, analyze and retrieve file data from a single system. It is more efficient, easier to use, and capable of handling much more data than traditional file storage solutions. HCP automates day-to-day IT operations like data protection and readily evolves to changes in scale, scope, applications, storage, server and cloud technologies over the life of data. In IT environements where data grows quickly or must live for years, decades or even indefinitely, these capabilities are invaluable.
IBM Cloud Object Storage is a web-scale platform that stores unstructured data - from petabyte to exabyte - with reliability, security, availability and disaster recovery without replication.
Hitachi Content Platform is ranked 7th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews while IBM Cloud Object Storage is ranked 18th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews. Hitachi Content Platform is rated 8.6, while IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Hitachi Content Platform writes "Has valuable retention logs and the DNS is managed by itself ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Cloud Object Storage writes "The main advantage is the additional services". Hitachi Content Platform is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, MinIO, NetApp StorageGRID, Pure Storage FlashBlade and Red Hat Ceph Storage, whereas IBM Cloud Object Storage is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, IBM Spectrum Scale, Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp StorageGRID and StarWind Virtual Tape Library. See our Hitachi Content Platform vs. IBM Cloud Object Storage report.
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