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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    81%

    Dell EMC Avamar

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Cloud Object Storage ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    8.2
    82%
    117 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    8.3
    83%
    119 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    7.6
    76%
    116 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    7.8
    78%
    118 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    8.8
    88%
    124 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.3

    Dell EMC Avamar

    63%
    Dell EMC Avamar ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    20 Ratings

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    19 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    17 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    17 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    20 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    21 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.6
    36%
    10 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    22 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    16 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    12 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    13 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.7
    47%
    14 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    15 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    14 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Dell EMC Avamar is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    131 Ratings
    6.2

    Dell EMC Avamar

    62%
    22 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    1 Rating
    9.5

    Dell EMC Avamar

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    5.8

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    58%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Dell EMC Avamar

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.4

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    84%
    7 Ratings
    8.8

    Dell EMC Avamar

    88%
    8 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating

    Dell EMC Avamar

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    5 Ratings

    Dell EMC Avamar

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    File recovering and easy data management from various cloud storage systems and the cost-effective capability on this IBM platform are excellent. Security on the system for the multiple data that are handled through the platform is excellent and the user can easily access any needed data from the cloud and provide useful data reports as well as excellent real-time data analytics.
    Jacintoh Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dell EMC Avamar

    This software is well suited for companies that want to be very in control of their backups but need a simple tool. It could be convenient for them to just buy their own node, locate it in a different location, and set up the jobs for their machines to backup to the cloud with the specific plugins. However, it would not be convenient for companies looking to have a tool that needs to be secure and compliant, and that need to have different other options for business continuity.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    • 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.
    Frason Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dell EMC Avamar

    • Avamar performs data deduplication on the remote host. This greatly reduces the amount of traffic that each backup requires. This even applies to the virtual environment through change block tracking. Backup times are reduced from hours to minutes.
    • The management interface makes it easy to configure and maintain data retention periods. Many times certain data must be kept for an extended period of time. There is a specific menu for managing retention periods.
    • The system is able to recover itself from a hard failure with virtually no loss of backups. There is a checkpoint taken each day that provides a recovery point in the event of a catastrophic failure. Since this is a node based system, the loss of more than one node could require a recovery be performed.
    • While another grid must be purchased, the replication utility allows all backups to be replicated to another grid at a remote location. This ensures the resilience of the backups in the event there is the loss of the primary data center.
    • Also works on HCI devices performing image-level backups as in our primary data center environment
    • There is also now an All-in-One appliance for smaller locations
    Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    • 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.
    Ausrine S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dell EMC Avamar

    • The client interface has constant JAVA issues and can be slow and chunky. We have often had issues with current versions of JAVA breaking it so it will not even run.
    • The backup clients are split out for function. Although this makes them light, it also makes it cumbersome to upgrade clients. The naming scheme can also be confusing for the clients.
    Tim Knarr | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Starting Price

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

    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.

    Dell EMC Avamar

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    Dell EMC Avamar Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    IBM Cloud Object Storage 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Dell EMC Avamar

    Dell EMC Avamar 9.5
    Based on 2 answers
    I have been using the product for over five years. This has performed so well that with the current system reaching its End-of-Life with EMC next year, I have proposed replacing it with the latest version of the product. Now that it integrates with Data Domain, the cost has been greatly reduced. Instead of the need to purchase many nodes, one Data Domain can replace them creating a significant cost savings.
    Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

    Dell EMC Avamar

    Dell EMC Avamar 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The system overall is easy to monitor and see your backup/restore status. The user interface could use updating as it relies on Java and any updates to Java cause the interface to stop working need to be reinstalled
    Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.4
    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

    Dell EMC Avamar

    Dell EMC Avamar 8.8
    Based on 8 answers
    Support is very convincing, always eager to solve issues from the root rather than workaround, don't hesitate to take webex, describe the issues to the core and recommend configuration to avoid further issues. We can ask few questions other than the main issue. They don't hesitate to answer.
    Ratnodeep Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    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

    Dell EMC Avamar

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.3
    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

    Dell EMC Avamar

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    I consider that it is easy to learn, intuitive, easy to administer, has high data handling capacity, satisfactory performance in large volumes of records
    MAURICIO CORRAL RIERA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dell EMC Avamar

    Avamar has simplied the back up approach in their VE edition and is much easier to use than Data Protector. Backing up multiple VMs takes minutes instead of hours now. Creating policies, retentions, and schedules, is vastly improved and much easier.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    • 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.
    Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dell EMC Avamar

    • Absolute Zero ROI
    • This appliance does not work in its current state and to update we need to wait 2-3 months
    • Can't wait to get rid of it and replace it with something else. (not even sure if we will be able to get it running before that)
    • [I think] this is one of the worst mistakes we made
    Ivan Sytchev | TrustRadius Reviewer

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