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IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. NetApp StorageGRID
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. NetApp StorageGRID and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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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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"The backup features are valuable. I've heard from our backup and data protection people that our clients are very satisfied with the performance in junction with the backup, which they archive on this type of object storage.""Cost-effective and easy to deploy.""The technical support is good."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"Beyond the initial setup, this product is a little bit difficult to configure.""The price is something that NetApp could improve, as with most companies. NetApp is known for not being the cheapest storage option, which is also valid for StorageGRID. There are other storage options on the market which we are aware of and have done proofs of concept for, but you cannot really compare the list prices because, as a big user of NetApp storages, we have totally different prices than some list prices. Still, the price information we got for other options are almost always less expensive than StorageGRID.""Improvements need to be made in the support area."

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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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  • "NetApp is not known for being the cheapest storage option on the market. Almost all of the other storage options we looked at were less expensive than StorageGRID. The price is one thing to criticize, which is what we hear internally and from customers as well. They find the cost of the terabytes in this class of storage a little bit higher than expected."
  • "With respect to pricing, it is okay. This product is mid-range."
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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:Marketing is a very weak area of NetApp in Pakistan. They are not investing in the Pakistan market. Improvements need to be made in the customer support area.
    Top Answer:There are specific use cases for StorageGRID. The target customer market is the oil and gas sector, and media and entertainment, where they have large files including videos and archived news… more »
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    Storage GRID
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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.

    Store and manage unstructured data at scale using NetApp StorageGRID for secure, durable object storage. Place content in the right location, at the right time, and on the right storage tier, optimizing workflows and reducing overall costs for globally distributed rich media. 

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    Sample Customers
    Bitly, Dreamstime, Prime Research
    ASE, DARZ GmbH
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise75%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. NetApp StorageGRID
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. NetApp StorageGRID and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Cloud Object Storage is ranked 13th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews while NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 8th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews. IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated 6.6, while NetApp StorageGRID is rated 9.0. 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 NetApp StorageGRID writes "Very satisfied with the backup performance". IBM Cloud Object Storage is most compared with Dell ECS, IBM Spectrum Scale, Cloudian HyperStore, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Hitachi Content Platform, whereas NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with Dell ECS, MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Cloudian HyperStore and Nutanix Files Storage. See our IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. NetApp StorageGRID report.

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