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We performed a comparison between IBM Cloud Object Storage and Portworx Enterprise 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. Portworx Enterprise report (Updated: August 2022).
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Pros
"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.""IBM Cloud Object Storage integrates well.""IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage."

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"Portworx is a simple solution. It's similar to Pure Storage products. They're all easy to use and install. You need to have a little expertise with containers to use Portworx, but it will be no problem for you if you understand containers.""I like that you have a small dedicated file system that is fast and resilient for containerized workloads."

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Cons
"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.""The performance could improve in IBM Cloud Object Storage. The throughput or objects per second can have degradation."

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"I would like to see a more native mapping to mainframe-type systems.""I think the vendor could provide more training for new users who may not be familiar with containers."

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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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  • "I'm not sure how the licensing was broken out, but I don't think our offering of the Portworx was more than USD $20,000."
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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:Portworx is a simple solution. It's similar to Pure Storage products. They're all easy to use and install. You need to have a little expertise with containers to use Portworx, but it will be no… more »
    Top Answer:The license is based on the notes and the capacity, I think. It's not expensive. It's about average for solutions of this type. I don't believe it costs more than Microsoft products.
    Top Answer:I think the vendor could provide more training for new users who may not be familiar with containers.
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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.

    Portworx is the solution for running stateful containers in production, designed with DevOps in mind. With Portworx, users can manage any database or stateful service on any infrastructure using any container scheduler, including Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Docker Swarm. Portworx solves the five most common problems DevOps teams encounter when running stateful services in production: persistence, high availability, data automation, security, and support for multiple data stores and infrastructure.

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    Sample Customers
    Bitly, Dreamstime, Prime Research
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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. Portworx Enterprise
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. Portworx Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
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    IBM Cloud Object Storage is ranked 13th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews while Portworx Enterprise is ranked 2nd in Cloud Software Defined Storage with 2 reviews. IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated 6.6, while Portworx Enterprise is rated 10.0. 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 Portworx Enterprise writes "Exceptional stability, outstanding scalability, and easy to set up". IBM Cloud Object Storage is most compared with Dell ECS, IBM Spectrum Scale, Cloudian HyperStore, Red Hat Ceph Storage and StarWind Virtual Tape Library, whereas Portworx Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Red Hat Openshift Data Foundation, IBM Spectrum Scale and Rancher Labs. See our IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. Portworx Enterprise report.

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