IBM Spectrum Computing vs RightScale Cloud Management Platform comparison

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We performed a comparison between IBM Spectrum Computing and RightScale Cloud Management Platform based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"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."

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"The most valuable feature is Optima, which is something that we use quite extensively."

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Cons
"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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"Technical support is an area that can be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Spectrum Computing is one of the most expensive products on the market."
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  • "The price is higher than an open-source product, or CloudForms, or IBM Cloud Pak, but it is still not very high."
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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 most valuable feature is Optima, which is something that we use quite extensively.
    Top Answer:The pricing for this product works differently, as they charge you based on your cloud spend. The price is higher than an open-source product, or CloudForms, or IBM Cloud Pak, but it is still not very… more »
    Top Answer:Technical support is an area that can be improved. If you are looking for a lot of automation then, because there are domain-specific languages, there is a learning curve. Once you learn that, and the… more »
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    16th
    out of 76 in Cloud Management
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    4,665
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    4,474
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    3
    Average Words per Review
    285
    Rating
    8.0
    28th
    out of 76 in Cloud Management
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    829
    Comparisons
    616
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    430
    Rating
    7.0
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    Also Known As
    IBM Platform Computing
    RightScale MultiCloud Platform
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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.

    With the RightScale Multi-Cloud Platform, you can mix and match public clouds, private clouds, and virtualized environments to meet your cloud portfolio strategy. In addition to clouds, you can support a portfolio of hypervisors — KVM, Xen, and vSphere — as well as operating systems — CentOS, RHEL, SUSE, Ubuntu, and Windows. A portfolio approach gives your enterprise the ability to future-proof your cloud strategy, optimize cost and performance, access a global footprint with best-of-breed capabilities, and gain financial flexibility and negotiating leverage.

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    Sample Customers
    London South Bank University, Transvalor, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Genomic
    Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace, Softlayer, Cloudstack, OpenStack, Vmware
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Media Company14%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Government8%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise66%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    IBM Spectrum Computing is ranked 16th in Cloud Management with 2 reviews while RightScale Cloud Management Platform is ranked 28th in Cloud Management with 1 review. IBM Spectrum Computing is rated 9.0, while RightScale Cloud Management Platform is rated 7.0. 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 RightScale Cloud Management Platform writes "Straightforward to set up and reasonably-priced, but the integration with other tools is limited". IBM Spectrum Computing is most compared with Red Hat CloudForms, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop and VMware Aria Operations, whereas RightScale Cloud Management Platform is most compared with IBM Turbonomic, ServiceNow, Cisco Intersight, CloudHealth and VMware Aria Operations.

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