"The most valuable feature is the ability to share files across different platforms."
"We are using it for monitoring all of our storage."
"The high performance of the solution is its most valuable aspect. If you compare it to other storage solutions, it's much better."
"The single management panel is the main feature that is wonderful for the customer."
"The best part of the solution is that you can actually scale up to a large number of operating systems without additional hardware."
"It would be helpful if there was a graphical user interface that could walk you through the deployment process. The instructions surrounding setup aren't the best. They need to be more step-by-step."
"Integration with other vendors is not available."
"The pricing and licensing model for this solution are complex and it is sometimes difficult to explain it to customers."
"I'd like to see improved hardware compatibility"
"It doesn't have the ability to be deployed on any kind of hardware and network connectors."
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IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 14th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 3 reviews while VMware Software Defined Storage is ranked 13th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews. IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0, while VMware Software Defined Storage is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "Good performance and facilitates multi-platform file sharing, but the licensing is complicated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Software Defined Storage writes "Comes in a single management panel and doesn't require the need to buy separate dedicated storage". IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Gluster Storage, VMware vSAN, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and StarWind Virtual Tape Library, whereas VMware Software Defined Storage is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS and LINBIT SDS. See our IBM Spectrum Scale vs. VMware Software Defined Storage report.
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