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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage

Scenarios where IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited:
* Building enterprise-grade data solutions with large teams
* Where an all-in-one platform is needed to solve complex problems that require an ecosystem of tools to work together
* Where IBM services already exist in the business
* Projects where scalability, security and technology integration are key drivers
Scenarios where IBM Cloud Object Storage is not well suited:
* Small teams with small budgets may be better off using open source tools
* Solving niche industry problems that require niche solutions
Ausrine S. | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Dell EMC Avamar
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Dell EMC Avamar
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
Dell EMC Avamar
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Dell EMC Avamar
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.1
Dell EMC Avamar
Security controls
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Dell EMC Avamar

Data Center Backup

IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Universal recovery
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Live recovery
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
7.5
Recovery verification
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Business application protection
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7
Multiple backup destinations
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Incremental backup identification
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
9.0
Backup to the cloud
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7
Deduplication and file compression
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
9.2
Snapshots
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
7.6
Flexible deployment
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
7.1
Management dashboard
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
7.0
Platform support
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9
Retention options
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
9.4
Encryption
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7

Pros

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • IBM Cloud Object Storage is fast, secure, reliable and provides quick support when required.
  • Step by step documentation is easy to understand and implement for new users across the organization.
  • It is highly customizable and available based on the need of the use-case.
Anonymous | 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

  • 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

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

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
No answer on this topic is available.

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 8.7
Based on 6 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

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.5
Based on 2 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 have evaluated Amazon S3 and Google's Cloud Platform.IBM Cloud Platform is well documented and very integrated with its other range of cloud services.It's quite difficult to differentiate between them all. IBM Cloud Storage is not a service I would have considered on its own merit, but with the power of Watson, which was an absolute pleasure to work with, alongside the cloud server options, I think the IBM cloud ecosystem provides something for everyone.
Keldon Alleyne | 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

  • Prior to cloud storage, we used on-premises storage devices to store and backup, and sometimes it was a headache to scale up or down the storage according to our needs. With the introduction of Cloud Object Storage, we don't have to worry about scaling.
  • The uptime is also improved a lot after the introduction of Cloud Object Storage in our organization
  • Obviously, it's a very cost-effective way to store and archive data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Avamar

  • Avamar served our organization very well for many years. It was absolutely the best solution of its day.
  • We did the fork-lift upgrade twice to continue with Avamar. We could not continue to support this model of upgrades.
  • Our final decision to replace Avamar was when the nodes filled with meta-data while we had plenty of data domain space for backups.
  • We've spent too much engineer time babysitting the product.
Paul Lemmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Dell EMC Avamar

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.

Dell EMC Avamar

General

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

Dell EMC Avamar Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Dell EMC Avamar
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dell EMC Avamar
9.5

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8
Dell EMC Avamar
8.0

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
Dell EMC Avamar
8.8

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Dell EMC Avamar

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