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We performed a comparison between IBM Cloud Object Storage and IBM Spectrum Scale based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two File and Object Storage solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. IBM Spectrum Scale report (Updated: August 2022).
635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"IBM Cloud Object Storage integrates well.""IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage.""One of Cloud Object Storage's best features is infinite capacity. This is one of the main advantages if you don't want to use your own storage. You also have the ability to write only, write once, and read many. It's like tape storage but software-based. This feature is essential for financial institutions that require that kind of protection if you write backup or data there."

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"We are using it for monitoring all of our storage."

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Cons
"The performance could be better. It isn't bad, but everything is network-based, so you have a performance penalty on the network. You can never achieve the same performance as hardware. That's the disadvantage of cloud storage solutions in general. Cloud performance is one of the main issues clients have.""The performance could improve in IBM Cloud Object Storage. The throughput or objects per second can have degradation.""IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be."

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"Integration with other vendors is not available."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Pricing is not cheap."
  • "You have the option of a monthly or yearly license. Most customers choose the monthly option. I understand what you would like to say. IBM also lets you choose among four types of Cloud Object Storage. The difference is usage, performance, etc. Of course, high-performance storage is more expensive, while low-performance storage is for cold data, and it's really cheap."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage.
    Top Answer:IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be.
    Top Answer:Perhaps in price and they don't have a large number of additional services.
    Top Answer:The high performance of the solution is its most valuable aspect. If you compare it to other storage solutions, it's much better.
    Top Answer:The solution would benefit from being simplified. The scalability could be a bit better. It needs to be more flexible when it comes to expanding. It would be helpful if there was a graphical user… more »
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    12th
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    2,284
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    1,812
    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    655
    Rating
    6.5
    Views
    3,364
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    2,665
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    187
    Rating
    8.0
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    Overview

    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.

    IBM Spectrum Scale is a cluster file system that provides concurrent access to a single file system or set of file systems from multiple nodes. The nodes can be SAN attached, network attached, a mixture of SAN attached and network attached, or in a shared nothing cluster configuration. This enables access to this common set of data to support a scale-out solution or to provide a high availability platform. IBM Spectrum Scale has many features beyond common data access including data replication, policy based storage management, and multi-site operations. You can create a cluster of AIX nodes, Linux nodes, Windows server nodes, or a mix of all three. IBM Spectrum Scale can run on virtualized instances providing common data access in environments, leverage logical partitioning, or other hypervisors. Multiple IBM Spectrum Scale clusters can share data within a location or across wide area network (WAN) connections.
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    Sample Customers
    Bitly, Dreamstime, Prime Research
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm71%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business13%
    Large Enterprise88%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. IBM Spectrum Scale
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. IBM Spectrum Scale and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Cloud Object Storage is ranked 12th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews while IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 14th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated 6.6, while IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Cloud Object Storage writes "It has virtually infinite capacity but doesn't perform as well as hardware solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "Monitors all of our storage but lacks integration with other vendors". IBM Cloud Object Storage is most compared with Dell ECS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Cloudian HyperStore, MinIO and NetApp StorageGRID, whereas IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, VMware vSAN, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Red Hat Gluster Storage and Portworx Enterprise. See our IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. IBM Spectrum Scale report.

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