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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: May 2024).
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Pros
"This solution is working for both VTL and tape.""Easy to operate and use.""Spectrum Computing's best features are its speed, robustness, and data processing and analysis.""The most valuable aspect of the product is the policy driving resource management, to optimize the computing across data centers.""We are satisfied with the technical support, we have no issues.""The most valuable feature is the backup capability."

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"The stability of the solution is very good. We haven't had any issues with it.""The optimization of the solution is quite interesting.""The most valuable features of Red Hat CloudForms are the benefit of the collective functionality.""Red Hat CloudForms is stable once it is up and running.""Red Hat CloudForms is a stable product. There is no issue with the stability.""I am impressed with the product's ability to create dynamic catalogs.""The solution is compatible and integrates with various infrastructures or providers.""I am impressed with the product's reports."

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Cons
"Lack of sufficient documentation, particularly in Spanish.""Spectrum Computing is lagging behind other products, most likely because it hasn't been shifted to the cloud.""This solution is no longer managing tapes correctly.""SMB storage and HPC is not compatible and it should be supported by IBM Spectrum Computing.""We have not been able to use deduplication.""We'd like to see some AI model training for machine learning."

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"The solution's provisioning engine needs to be improved.""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.""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.""The complexity of the solution is a bit high in comparison to VMware.""Because the solution needs to integrate with other products that surround it, there is a lot of configuration required, and this can be quite complex. It's not as easy as it is with, for example, VMware.""The problem is that the platform requires it to be maintained and updated. Also, a few cases are still pending with the Red Hat support team since they are not closed yet.""The solution is still quite immature.""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."

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  • "This solution is expensive."
  • "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."
  • "The product's licensing is based on the number of servers."
  • "Red Hat CloudForms is a bit expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:This solution is too expensive for a lot of our customers.
    Top Answer:The biggest problem is the lack of documentation in general, and documentation in Spanish, in particular.
    Top Answer:I am impressed with the product's reports.
    Top Answer:I have issues with the solution's permissions. Unlike VMware, the product doesn't allow folder-type permissions.
    Top Answer:I would rate the product a four out of ten since its implementation is not as good as it sounds.
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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.

    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
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Media Company16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Computer Software Company10%
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Media Company12%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business43%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business36%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Spectrum Computing vs. Red Hat CloudForms
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Computing vs. Red Hat CloudForms and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    IBM Spectrum Computing is ranked 9th in Cloud Management with 6 reviews while Red Hat CloudForms is ranked 7th in Cloud Management with 10 reviews. IBM Spectrum Computing is rated 7.8, while Red Hat CloudForms is rated 6.4. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Computing writes "Provides stable backup for our databases and has good technical support ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat CloudForms writes "Easily integrates with various out-of-the-box or third-party vendors". IBM Spectrum Computing is most compared with Apache Spark, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric and IBM Turbonomic, whereas Red Hat CloudForms is most compared with Morpheus, VMware Aria Automation, vCloud Director, OpenNebula and IBM Cloud Automation Manager. See our IBM Spectrum Computing vs. Red Hat CloudForms report.

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