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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Backup

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.
Ismael Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage is a very good solution for storing data in the cloud, especially if you are already using other IBM Cloud offerings. It has feature parity with Amazon S3 and is compatible with its APIs, making migrations from one to another easy. Its native integration with Aspera makes transferring large files (several gigabytes or more) fast and efficient.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Azure Backup
9.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Versioning
Azure Backup
9.2
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Video files
Azure Backup
8.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Audio files
Azure Backup
8.3
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Document collaboration
Azure Backup
9.9
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Access control
Azure Backup
9.5
IBM Cloud Object Storage
File search
Azure Backup
8.7
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Device sync
Azure Backup
9.7
IBM Cloud Object Storage

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Azure Backup
9.3
IBM Cloud Object Storage
User and role management
Azure Backup
9.4
IBM Cloud Object Storage
File organization
Azure Backup
9.3
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Device management
Azure Backup
9.3
IBM Cloud Object Storage

Cloud Storage Platform

Azure Backup
9.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Performance
Azure Backup
9.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Reliability
Azure Backup
9.5
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Storage Reports
Azure Backup
8.4
IBM Cloud Object Storage

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Azure Backup
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Azure Backup
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.8
Dynamic scaling
Azure Backup
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.9
Elastic load balancing
Azure Backup
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
Monitoring tools
Azure Backup
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.1
Security controls
Azure Backup
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.8

Pros

Azure Backup

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • Highly secure way of storing and sharing data as it needs authorization to be accessible.
  • Pre-built API calls and code snippers make accessing data via secure APIs a breeze.
  • Easy to migrate data to and from data storage
  • Ability to manage large amounts of data with considerable speed
Ausrine S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Backup

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • While this platform has been around, it does take some getting used. The interface could be refined. My Firefox Browser automatically closed when selecting some options and creating new objects as an example.
  • The tutorials are a bit outdated in comparison to the screens shown. We understand the system is constantly improving. The tutorials should reflect the changes in the interface.
  • There are many pre-trained models. However, it is not clear as to how those models were trained, what bias may exist in the training data, and how a user could improve those models unless we simply have to build our own.
Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Backup

Azure Backup 8.0
Based on 1 answer
This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 5.8
Based on 2 answers
steep learning curve
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Backup

Azure Backup 9.1
Based on 4 answers
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.
Amanda Wiens | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.6
Based on 7 answers
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.
Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.4
Based on 5 answers
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.
Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Backup

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!
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

Aws platforms requires a lot of prerequisite knowledge, which is of very high cost to developers and data scientists in general. Although we were able to facilitate training for usage of aws, the overhead of maintenance and onboarding still poses a big problem. This is why IBM Cloud Object Storage comes as a very good out of box solution.
Li Rong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Backup

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

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • For example, we had a user that was expending a lot of money with database storage on IBM Cloud. We created a workflow to offload the data from database to object storage. This saved the customer money and helped us to retain the customer on IBM Cloud.
Luciano Ghilarducci | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Azure Backup

Pricing Details

Azure Backup

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Azure Backup Editions & Modules

Edition
Storage in GB/Month$0.0224 to $0.05691
Backup Instance <50GB$5.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB$10.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance Instance is > 500 GB$10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed
  1. per GB
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Object Storage

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Cloud Object Storage Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite PlanFree1
Standard PlanThere is no minimum fee, pay only for what you use2
  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
Additional Pricing 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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Backup
9.2
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Backup
IBM Cloud Object Storage
9.1

Usability

Azure Backup
8.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8

Support Rating

Azure Backup
9.1
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6

Online Training

Azure Backup
IBM Cloud Object Storage
7.3

Implementation Rating

Azure Backup
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.4

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