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

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"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.""I like that it can virtualize more than three hundred storage providers.""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."

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

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Cons
"I would like to see more baseline replication and integration with the operating system between Vmware and IBMI.""t is limited in terms of a single system to eight nodes or four, what they call IO groups.""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."

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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 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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  • "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: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: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 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.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Pelephone, Sprint IT Enterprise Services
    Comcast, TimeWarner Cable, EuroSport, Orange, Deluxe, DailtMotion, SFR, RTL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Telstra
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    Healthcare Company22%
    University11%
    Retailer11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government11%
    Educational Organization8%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    IBM Spectrum Virtualize is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 3 reviews while Scality RING8 is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. IBM Spectrum Virtualize is rated 8.6, while Scality RING8 is rated 8.0. 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 Scality RING8 writes "High performance, good support, and useful interface". IBM Spectrum Virtualize is most compared with Dell VPLEX, VMware vSAN, IBM Spectrum Scale, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and DataCore SANsymphony, whereas Scality RING8 is most compared with Dell ECS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO, Qumulo and Cloudian HyperStore.

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