We performed a comparison between IBM Spectrum Virtualize and NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"I like that it can virtualize more than three hundred storage providers."
"Compared to other storage vendors, the solution is quite convenient to use."
"It offers ease of use and a comprehensive suite of applications, including features like SnapMirror, SnapVault, and unified snapshot management, all bundled into a single product."
"CVO gives us the ability to access data as quickly as possible, which is critical because of the mission set we handle. Some things cannot wait. For example, we tried having the data in the cloud itself, but it took too long for us to retrieve it from cold or deep storage. If we have it ONTAP or on-prem, it's so much easier to pull it within minutes."
"The ease of use in terms of how the product works is valuable. We are able to work with it and deploy the storage that we need."
"It's very easy to set up, and within 40 minutes, you can apply storage notes in Azure."
"The main benefit we get from this product is the ability to deploy it anywhere we want, whether that's on-prem, a remote physical location, or in the cloud. It doesn't matter from an operational perspective where it is. The command line and operating system are the same."
"One thing I have noticed is that it is very simple to move the data where we need to move it, delete it, or archive it if we need to archive it to StorageGRID."
"One of the features our customers like is that it can be used from one cloud provider to another. They can use it from Azure to AWS or vice versa. That way, they don't need to use the same provider for backups. If something goes wrong on the primary site, having the same data in another cloud service provider is important."
"The Cloud Manager application that's on the NetApp cloud site is easy to use. You can set up and schedule replications from there, so you don't have to go into the ONTAP system. Another feature we've recently started using is the scheduled power off. We started with one client and have been slowly implementing it with others. We can cut costs by not having the VM run all the time. It's only on when it's doing replication, but it powers off after."
"I would like to see more baseline replication and integration with the operating system between Vmware and IBMI."
"The solution could have a better built-in performance monitor."
"I rate the scalability a five out of ten."
"We've just been dealing with general pre-requisite infrastructure configuration challenges. Once those are out of the way, it is easy."
"I would want more visibility and data analytics where we can see anomalies within the shares within the GUI."
"NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP needs to have customizable pricing options such as 10 TB increments. They seem to have only two options: 10 TB or 250 TB."
"I would like to see more information about Cloud Volumes ONTAP using Google Cloud Platform on NetApp's website."
"The cost needs improvement."
"There is room for improvement in tier one support, especially with potential language barriers and communication challenges."
"Cloud Volumes ONTAP's interface could use an overhaul. Sometimes you have to dig around in Cloud Manager a little bit to find certain things. The layout could be more intuitive."
IBM Spectrum Virtualize is a dependable solution that improves data value, security, and simplicity for new and existing storage infrastructure. Proven over 12 years in thousands of deployments, its innovative virtualization capabilities help organizations achieve better data economics by supporting new workloads that are critical to their success. IBM Spectrum Virtualize software helps make new and existing storage more effective and standardizes functions traditionally deployed separately in disk systems for greater flexibility and potentially lower costs.
NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is a versatile solution that is used primarily for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, disaster recovery, backup tiering, DAR, and file sharing and networks. The solution offers valuable features such as cloud manager, backup and compliance, data analysis, and unified storage.
Cloud Volumes ONTAP helps organizations improve performance, reduce costs, and simplify management. It is easy to use, cost-effective, and can be deployed in the public cloud, making it an ideal choice for organizations looking to optimize resource usage.
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IBM Spectrum Virtualize is ranked 15th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews while NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is ranked 1st in Cloud Software Defined Storage with 19 reviews. IBM Spectrum Virtualize is rated 9.0, while NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Virtualize writes "A highly scalable product that is relatively easy to use and set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP writes "It's easy to set up and schedule replications from the cloud manager". IBM Spectrum Virtualize is most compared with Dell VPLEX, VMware vSAN, IBM Spectrum Scale, VxRail and Red Hat Ceph Storage, whereas NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is most compared with Azure NetApp Files, Amazon S3, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Portworx Enterprise and Google Cloud Storage. See our IBM Spectrum Virtualize vs. NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP report.
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