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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    8.9

    Azure Backup

    89%

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Backup ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    8.9
    89%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    8.7
    87%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.8
    88%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    9.4
    94%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File search

    6.6
    66%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    9.7
    97%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    9.4

    Azure Backup

    94%

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Backup ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    9.4
    94%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File organization

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device management

    9.6
    96%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    8.7

    Azure Backup

    87%

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Backup ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reliability

    9.4
    94%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    7.7
    77%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    Azure Backup

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    82%
    IBM Cloud Object Storage ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    116 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    118 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    115 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    118 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    123 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure Backup is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Azure Backup

    94%
    10 Ratings
    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    131 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Azure Backup

    80%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.6

    Azure Backup

    96%
    7 Ratings
    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    8 Ratings

    Online Training

    Azure Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    51%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    Azure Backup is suitable for companies of various sizes, with varying amounts of data. The cost of the investment should be thought out carefully so that there are no bad surprises with unnecessary files going to Azure Backup. The interface is friendly and easy to configure and it does not require your company to have a backup expert. It is highly recommended for companies with smaller number of servers and better if the servers are already running in an Azure environment.
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    IBM

    I recommend this service for creating and growing a wide range of solutions, from the simplest to the most complicated ones. Even in a very competitive market for professional services, the central and distinctive techniques that gather the most reliable solutions and suppliers in one location may be enough to meet demand. In a single location, I can meet all of my technology needs and get access to superior assistance.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • Microsoft products (especially Azure) integration (Windows/Azure SQL instances).
    • Easy to implement and to administer.
    • Friendly interface, compatible to Azure visual identity.
    • Easy to back up and restore.
    • Relatively good backup performance.
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    IBM

    • Cloud storage allows you to save data and files in an off-site location that you access either through the public internet or a dedicated private network connection.
    • Cloud storage delivers a cost-effective, scalable alternative to storing files on on-premise hard drives or storage networks.
    • Cloud storage services provide elasticity, which means you can scale capacity as your data volumes increase or dial down capacity if necessary.
    • Business continuity of Storing data offsite supports business continuity in the event that a natural disaster or terrorist attack cuts access to your premises.
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • There are more features than you need, just learn how to do it.
    • Really, it is constantly being developed, so I don't think of anything.
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    IBM

    • Unexpected errors are known to occur when downloading/uploading files.
    • Not easy to get started. In order to take full advantage of the platform and its features, additional training and reading documentation is needed.
    • The UI of the platform can get a bit confusing and it's easy to get lost.
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    Pricing Details

    Azure Backup

    Starting Price

    $0 per GB

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Backup editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Storage in GB/Month$0.0224 to $0.05691
    Backup Instance <50GB$5.00 + storage consumed2
    Backup Instance > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB$10.00 + storage consumed3
    Backup Instance Instance is > 500 GB$10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed4

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Starting Price

    $0 Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Cloud Object Storage editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Lite PlanFree1
    Standard PlanThere is no minimum fee, pay only for what you use2

    Footnotes

    1. Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
    2. For pricing and all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    The Lite and Standard service plans for Cloud Object Storage include resiliency options, flexible data classes and built-in security. Pricing is based on your choice of location, storage class and resiliency choice.

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    because it is a robust, safe and flexible product
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    Usability

    Microsoft

    This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
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    IBM

    Although it is not so easy to use at the beginning, once I learned it we were able to take full advantage of the functions.
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    Support Rating

    Microsoft

    One of the differentials of the solution is the high level of guarantee and support of the Azure Backup solution. Microsoft is a reference in a technology company with a highly trained support team and helps us with any questions or technical problems with the tool. Service is fast and efficient with trained engineers.
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    IBM

    I have been working in IT sector for more than 15 years. I have worked with various vendors. IBM's sales team, support team have been really helpful. After we start to use their product, their UX design team also contacted us to get feedback from us. They are really interested about our experience.
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    Online Training

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    I just researching and applying the tools on their platforms to ensure a good learning path, based on my needs. Reading the documentation related with resources, tools. Is too big, but I am trying to know more about it every day. It is a good way to know more about their resources. A new way to attract new customers. At the end of the day, we are all involved in improvement and automation of our tasks and resources for customers and end-users.
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    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    IBM's professional service for migrating data and implementing new cloud environment was perfect. They started to help us before we begin to bring together all data such as how can it could be best to transfer all data without problems. During the migration they watched all the process closely to prevent any failure. Lastly, after the migration, they gave us trainings on implementation.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    Azure Backup is based on the most secure and encrypted cloud storage facility available...Microsoft. They have been doing this a long time and have ironed out all the kinks, leaving only the good and dependable solution in place. Azure Backup is fast also, you do not have major delays and internet throttling happening from Microsoft, unlike nearly all other competitors. Have you ever tried downloading a backup you have in the cloud from any solution other than Microsoft Azure Backup? If you have, you know they throttle the speed drastically and it could take you more than an hour to restore just 100mb of data. Most server backups are over 50 GB, some of mine are over 1.5 TB. With those slow speeds it could take weeks to recover your system just because you are waiting on the download to finish. Those companies then offer to send you an external drive with your data on it...but for a major price tag! You should not have to pay extra to get your data back and should not have to wait more than an hour to get it all downloaded either. Microsoft does not throttle Azure Backup downloads and I can almost guarantee that they have faster speeds than you have, meaning that you will be able to download at your maximum internet speeds and recover your systems quickly!
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    IBM

    I consider that it is easy to learn, intuitive, easy to administer, has high data handling capacity, satisfactory performance in large volumes of records
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    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • The ability to provide customers with peace of mind that their VM's are protected.
    • Low cost as you only pay for the storage.
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    IBM

    • This allows us to recommend a platform to our clients that will quickly help them create new, efficient business processes with very little development.
    • This saves clients hours and days of manual analysis of images, allowing the system to do the work when attaching Object Storage to models.
    • There is a learning curve in utilizing the storage and the modeling, but once up and running, it works well during deployment.
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