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Score 6.3 out of 100
39 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CenturyLink Public Cloud

I believe for small to mid business application hosting Centurylink provides an adequate service. When moving to larger scale business enviornments I believe the limitations, slowness is going to become a problem
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

It is well suited if you are already aware of how to use cloud file storage systems, but if you are new to it, IBM is not a very beginner-friendly platform to get started. I had many troubles getting started. I felt other cloud providers had better documentation and tutorials to get started.
Prasad Kumkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.7
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.6
Dynamic scaling
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.3
Elastic load balancing
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.2
Pre-configured templates
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud File Storage
6.9
Monitoring tools
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.8
Pre-defined machine images
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud File Storage
6.8
Operating system support
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.3
Security controls
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.8
Automation
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud File Storage
5.5

Pros

CenturyLink Public Cloud

  • Offloading the requirements for hosting apps in house - cost savings
  • Access ability - users could access documents and programs from anywhere
  • Collaborative work ability - multiple users could work within the same enviornment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

  • Simple file system sharing
  • Lots of storage space (up to 12 TB)
  • Choice of performance (up to 10 IOPS/GB)
  • Simple interface to order more storage
  • Quick interface to allow more servers to share the file store
  • Security - only allows access from specified server(s)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CenturyLink Public Cloud

  • Perhaps ease of use - it's not convoluted but a little more streamlined of an interface would be great
  • Make your presence more known - in a world of heavily advertised cloud options CenturyLink is not at the top of the pile and I think it may be due to a lack of awareness in the business community. Advertise!
  • Streamline functionality - interface can be a little slow at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

  • Sometimes support is a little unhelpful.
  • It'd be interesting to see year based models with ease of increment.
  • There should be more help towards picking storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage 8.8
Based on 9 answers
I just had one issue requiring contacting the support. People were very friendly and helpful. I cannot rate better because I have not been exposed to other similar situations (just had one single issue in 6 months), and cannot rate lower because this proves that IBM is trustworthy. I think it is fair.
Nicolas Hubert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Our contact at IBM helped the entire company roll out with the cloud and it really helped. They were available all the time to answer any questions, adn troubleshoot any hiccups along the way. Most of our issues were use error, and they never got frustrated and were always willing to help
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CenturyLink Public Cloud

I did not select the application hosting environment - I was a user. That being said I do not have much of a voice in the difference between hosted services that I have experienced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage stacks up fairly well against the competitors as their service offerings and pricing are very similar. It is all based on your organization's use and size, which will determine which solution will work best for you and your organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud File Storage

  • They've had growing pains, which has resulted in outages.
  • File storage saved us a lot of time getting the shared storage we needed.
John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CenturyLink Public Cloud

General

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

IBM Cloud File Storage

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CenturyLink Public Cloud
7.0
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.2

Support Rating

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.8

Implementation Rating

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.0

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