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We performed a comparison between IBM Spectrum Computing and Red Hat CloudForms based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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

To learn more, read our detailed IBM Spectrum Computing vs. Red Hat CloudForms report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The most valuable aspect of the product is the policy driving resource management, to optimize the computing across data centers.""Spectrum Computing's best features are its speed, robustness, and data processing and analysis.""The most valuable feature is the backup capability."

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"The optimization of the solution is quite interesting.""Red Hat CloudForms is stable once it is up and running.""The multi-tenancy feature has been very helpful for our clients. It has been working fine and seamlessly for them. Its interface is also very simplified, and it is also an open and easy-to-scale solution.""The most valuable features of Red Hat CloudForms are the benefit of the collective functionality."

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Cons
"We have not been able to use deduplication.""We'd like to see some AI model training for machine learning.""Spectrum Computing is lagging behind other products, most likely because it hasn't been shifted to the cloud."

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"The solution is still quite immature.""All of the areas of Red Hat CloudForms could improve. It doesn't do half of the things that it says it can do out of the box. It takes configuration to make any of it work, which is not uncommon for solutions similar to this. However, it is frustrating.""Our clients had challenges or issues with the updates. Its updates should be better managed. They should provide quicker and more stable updates. Its stability can also be better. We initially faced ease-of-use and compatibility issues while integrating it. We had a lot of compatibility issues with other products. Our clients are concerned about whether it is under IBM or it is still Red Hat. Clients are not very clear about the support, and they're not really happy with it. Currently, they're getting support from Red Hat, but going forward, they're not really clear about what would be the life cycle of the product, which is a concern for them.""Red Hat CloudForms could improve by allowing more customization of reports. We have to do a lot of coding to accomplish what we want. Additionally, the compatibility with the multi-cloud could improve. The latter versions of the solution removed Google support and the cost comparison between other clouds was high."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Spectrum Computing is one of the most expensive products on the market."
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  • "It is definitely cheaper than VMware. Everything is included. There is no challenge there."
  • "The price of Red Hat CloudForms was not competitive, it was expensive."
  • "Red Hat CloudForms has a subscript-based pricing model. The cost is approximately $20,000 annually which allows you to use as many users as you want."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the backup capability.
    Top Answer:We are not fully satisfied with this product at the moment because we are having issues with reliability. We have not been able to use deduplication. I cannot use any protocol other than VTL. We have… more »
    Top Answer:The multi-tenancy feature has been very helpful for our clients. It has been working fine and seamlessly for them. Its interface is also very simplified, and it is also an open and easy-to-scale… more »
    Top Answer:Our clients had challenges or issues with the updates. Its updates should be better managed. They should provide quicker and more stable updates. Its stability can also be better. We initially faced… more »
    Top Answer:Its deployment was done by Red Hat for us. We had help from the best experts. I would advise others to get a few days of services from Red Hat so that they are able to get technical expertise from… more »
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    24th
    out of 75 in Cloud Management
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    Reviews
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    Average Words per Review
    307
    Rating
    7.5
    23rd
    out of 75 in Cloud Management
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    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    4
    Average Words per Review
    559
    Rating
    5.8
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    IBM Platform Computing
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    Overview

    IBM Spectrum Computing uses intelligent workload and policy-driven resource management to optimize resources across the data center, on premises and in the cloud. Now up to 150X faster and scalable to over 160,000 cores, IBM provides you with the latest advances in software-defined infrastructure to help you unleash the power of your distributed mission-critical high performance computing (HPC), analytics and big data applications as well as a new generation open source frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark.

    Manage container, virtual, private, and public cloud infrastructures

    Managing a complex, hybrid IT environment can require multiple management tools, redundant policy implementations, and extra staff to handle the operations. Red Hat® CloudForms simplifies IT, providing unified management and operations in a hybrid environment.

    As your IT infrastructure progresses from traditional virtualization toward an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, CloudForms evolves, protecting your investments and providing consistent user experience and functionality.

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    Sample Customers
    London South Bank University, Transvalor, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Genomic
    Cox Automotive, Penn State, FICO, G-ABLE, Seneca College, ITandTEL, The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS), MyRepublic, Macquarie, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, CBTS, Network Data Solutions (NDS)
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Media Company15%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Media Company8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Spectrum Computing vs. Red Hat CloudForms
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Computing vs. Red Hat CloudForms and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Spectrum Computing is ranked 24th in Cloud Management with 3 reviews while Red Hat CloudForms is ranked 23rd in Cloud Management with 4 reviews. IBM Spectrum Computing is rated 8.0, while Red Hat CloudForms is rated 5.8. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Computing writes "Responsive technical support with good reliability, and optimization of computing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat CloudForms writes "Simple interface, seamless multi-tenancy feature, and good scalability, but needs stable updates, better compatibility, and clarity about support". IBM Spectrum Computing is most compared with HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop and VMware Aria Operations, whereas Red Hat CloudForms is most compared with VMware Aria Automation, IBM Turbonomic, VMware Aria Operations, Morpheus and vCloud Director. See our IBM Spectrum Computing vs. Red Hat CloudForms report.

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