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IBM Spectrum Scale vs Portworx Enterprise comparison

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

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

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

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"I like that you have a small dedicated file system that is fast and resilient for containerized workloads.""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."

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"Integration with other vendors is not available."

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

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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: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 »
    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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    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.

    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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    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm71%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business13%
    Large Enterprise88%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%

    IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 3rd in Cloud Software Defined Storage with 1 review while Portworx Enterprise is ranked 2nd in Cloud Software Defined Storage with 2 reviews. IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0, while Portworx Enterprise is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "Monitors all of our storage but lacks integration with other vendors". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Portworx Enterprise writes "Exceptional stability, outstanding scalability, and easy to set up". IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, VMware vSAN, IBM Cloud Object Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and IBM Spectrum Virtualize, whereas Portworx Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Red Hat Openshift Data Foundation, VMware vSAN and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI).

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