IBM Spectrum Scale vs Scality RING8 comparison

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We performed a comparison between IBM Spectrum Scale and Scality RING8 based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"We are using it for monitoring all of our storage.""The profile share is a valuable feature."

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"The most valuable feature of Scality RING8 is its performance and good interface."

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Cons
"Integration with other vendors is not available.""I believe there is no graphic user interface, so they should include it."

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"Scality RING8 could improve by having more features. We have to use two automation tools to meet our needs. We would prefer to use only one."

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  • "The cost of Scality RING8 could be less expensive. It is difficult for smaller businesses to afford it."
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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:The most valuable feature of Scality RING8 is its performance and good interface.
    Top Answer:Scality RING8 could improve by having more features. We have to use two automation tools to meet our needs. We would prefer to use only one.
    Top Answer:We used Scality during the capacity extension.
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    Scality RING, RING8
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    Overview
    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.
    Scality RING object storage enables enterprises and cloud service providers to run petabyte-scale, data-rich services like web applications, VOD, active archives, compliance archives, and private storage clouds. The RING is software, so you can deploy it on standard x86 servers of your choice, taking advantage of server and media innovation over time. Acting as a single, distributed system, the RING can scale linearly across thousands of servers, multiple sites, and an unlimited number of objects. Data is protected with policy-based replication, erasure coding, and geo-distribution, achieving up to 14 9s of durability and 100% availability.
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    Comcast, TimeWarner Cable, EuroSport, Orange, Deluxe, DailtMotion, SFR, RTL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Telstra
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm63%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business22%
    Large Enterprise78%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 15th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews while Scality RING8 is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.6, while Scality RING8 is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "A stable solution with valuable profile-sharing features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Scality RING8 writes "High performance, good support, and useful interface". IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, VMware vSAN, IBM Cloud Object Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and Red Hat Gluster Storage, whereas Scality RING8 is most compared with Dell ECS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO, Qumulo and Cloudian HyperStore.

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