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We performed a comparison between IBM Spectrum Virtualize and Portworx Enterprise 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.
To learn more, read our detailed IBM Spectrum Virtualize vs. Portworx Enterprise Report (Updated: November 2022).
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"The ability to add the virtual machine on the Spectrum environment to sort out the data movers(DMs) and their schedules is a valuable feature. You are able to have, for example, four data movers to balance them so you do not have too much work on one data mover.""I like that it can virtualize more than three hundred storage providers.""I like all the features, but the most impressive recently has been the introduction of IBM's Flash Core Modules. They are a form of a flash drive, but they have many more features."

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

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Cons
"The only errors I find sometimes is the solution tells me I cannot operate it because a service has turned off, you can just go back to the VM, go to services, and turn back the services. However, this should improve.""t is limited in terms of a single system to eight nodes or four, what they call IO groups.""I would like to see more baseline replication and integration with the operating system between Vmware and IBMI."

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

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  • "The entry point of pricing for this product is the most amazing price ever in the industry."
  • "This solution came as an additional cost for the TSM package we chose."
  • "I think it is a good value for the price."
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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:I like all the features, but the most impressive recently has been the introduction of IBM's Flash Core Modules. They are a form of a flash drive, but they have many more features.
    Top Answer:The entry point of pricing for this product is the most amazing price ever in the industry. You'd have to compare it with others. I would say their price is excellent given their support, the… more »
    Top Answer:It is limited in terms of a single system to eight nodes or four, what they call IO groups. However, this is still 32 petabytes worth of capacity, so it is substantial. In theory, you could have tens… 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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    Overview

    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.

    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
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    Healthcare Company22%
    University11%
    Retailer11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government11%
    Educational Organization8%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Spectrum Virtualize vs. Portworx Enterprise
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Virtualize vs. Portworx Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    IBM Spectrum Virtualize is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 3 reviews while Portworx Enterprise is ranked 2nd in Cloud Software Defined Storage with 2 reviews. IBM Spectrum Virtualize is rated 8.6, while Portworx Enterprise is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Virtualize writes "Enables us to build an infrastructure and replace storage with no disruption to our hosts whatsoever". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Portworx Enterprise writes "Exceptional stability, outstanding scalability, and easy to set up". IBM Spectrum Virtualize is most compared with Dell VPLEX, VMware vSAN, IBM Spectrum Scale, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and DataCore SANsymphony, whereas Portworx Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Openshift Data Foundation, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, IBM Spectrum Scale and VMware vSAN. See our IBM Spectrum Virtualize vs. Portworx Enterprise report.

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