IBM Spectrum Accelerate vs IBM Spectrum Scale comparison

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

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"The most valuable feature is the robustness, which is typical of IBM because their software generally just works.""The ease of use is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's very user-friendly."

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

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Cons
"The reporting mechanisms need improvement.""he interface is not user-friendly so the ease of use could be improved."

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"Integration with other vendors is not available."

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  • "For a database, on a yearly basis, we pay approximately $3,500 for licensing fees. The solution is sold as a subscription on a yearly basis so there are no other ancillary costs."
  • "If you are cost-sensitive then this solution is not for you."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the robustness, which is typical of IBM because their software generally just works.
    Top Answer:IBM licenses are quite expensive. If you are cost-sensitive then this solution is not for you.
    Top Answer:The interface is not user-friendly so the ease of use could be improved. There is a steep learning curve involved. I would like to have better integration with solutions like Veeam so that I can have… more »
    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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    Also Known As
    IBM XIV
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    Overview

    IBM Spectrum Accelerate is a software-defined block storage solution designed for rapid deployment across heterogeneous infrastructure for hybrid cloud and delivering consistent service levels to a dynamic workload mix. It is based on proven grid-architecture, enterprise-scale IBM XIV technology. IBM Spectrum Accelerate can be deployed, including as hyper-converged infrastructure, on any x86 server, on pre-installed third-party appliances or on public cloud infrastructure, and is available as a service on IBM Cloud infrastructure.

    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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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm63%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business22%
    Large Enterprise78%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    IBM Spectrum Accelerate is ranked 14th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews while IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 15th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. IBM Spectrum Accelerate is rated 8.0, while IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Accelerate writes "A robust solution with good performance and support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "Monitors all of our storage but lacks integration with other vendors". IBM Spectrum Accelerate is most compared with IBM Spectrum Virtualize and Red Hat Ceph Storage, whereas IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, VMware vSAN, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, IBM Cloud Object Storage and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI).

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