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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Object Storage ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.1

IBM Cloud Object Storage

81%
8.0

DigitalOcean

80%
DigitalOcean ranks higher in 5/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

8.2
82%
117 Ratings
9.0
90%
26 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

8.3
83%
119 Ratings
8.0
80%
28 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

7.6
76%
116 Ratings
7.0
70%
20 Ratings

Monitoring tools

7.8
78%
118 Ratings
7.4
74%
30 Ratings

Security controls

8.8
88%
124 Ratings
7.4
74%
28 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
25 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
29 Ratings

Operating system support

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
29 Ratings

Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

83%
131 Ratings
8.5

DigitalOcean

85%
31 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

IBM Cloud Object Storage

91%
1 Rating
9.0

DigitalOcean

90%
2 Ratings

Usability

5.8

IBM Cloud Object Storage

58%
2 Ratings
8.6

DigitalOcean

86%
6 Ratings

Availability

IBM Cloud Object Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

DigitalOcean

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

IBM Cloud Object Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

DigitalOcean

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

IBM Cloud Object Storage

84%
7 Ratings
8.8

DigitalOcean

88%
18 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

73%
1 Rating

DigitalOcean

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

83%
5 Ratings

DigitalOcean

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

IBM Cloud Object Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

DigitalOcean

100%
1 Rating

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

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a powerful tool with respect to the services and pricing that it offers. It is easier than other products and also provides servers that are inexpensive with great performance. DigitalOcean also offers additional add-ons such as additional IP addresses, scheduling of backups, etc. One of the best advantages is that it is efficient and is open source. Although, it is suited for a firm that is looking to cut down cost. Also, it is not suited for an organization where the dev/platform/DBA team is less experienced.
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

DigitalOcean

  • DigitalOcean provides some of the best cost-to-value services available
  • The DigitalOcean cloud console is very intuitive and easy to navigate
  • DigitalOcean has great support for Docker and other dev ops tools like Terraform.
  • DigitalOcean iterates quickly and provides cutting edge features for organizations that want to keep up with the latest and greatest dev ops tooling
  • DigitalOcean has a great developer community and numerous support docs/tutorials
Anonymous | 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

DigitalOcean

  • Some products/services available on other Cloud providers aren't available, but they seem to be catching up as they add new products like Managed SQL DBs.
  • While they have FreeBSD droplets (VMs), support for *BSD OSs is limited. I.e. the new monitoring agent only works on Linux.
  • There are no regions available on South America.
  • They don't seem to offer enterprise-level products, even basic ones as Windows Server, MS SQL Server, Oracle products, etc.
Leonel Quinteros | 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.

DigitalOcean

General

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

Starting Price

$5 Starting Price Per Month

DigitalOcean Editions & Modules

Edition
1GB-16GB$5.001
8GB-160GB$60.001
  1. Starting Price Per Month
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.

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I've been very happy with it for my purposes and I plan to continue to use DigitalOcean for the foreseeable future!
Creede Lambard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.6
Based on 6 answers
I honestly can't think of an easier way to set up and maintain your own server. Being able to set up a server in minutes and have fully control is awesome. The UX is incredibly intuitive for first-time users as well so there's no reason to be intimidated when it comes to giving DigitalOcean a shot.
Chris Widner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Have not found a single second of down time myself. Superior availability.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very quick response and high performance, you have to fine tune configurations on your machines though.
Hernán Silva | 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

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.8
Based on 18 answers
They have always been fast, and the process has been straight-forward. I haven't had to use it enough to be frustrated with it, to be honest, and when I have an issue they fix it. As with all support, I wish it felt more human, but they are doing aces.
Bobby Johnson | 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

DigitalOcean

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

DigitalOcean

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

DigitalOcean

Amazon has a very complex UI and many products to offer. They haven't polished up their UI and it has a much greater learning curve compared to DigitalOcean. However, Amazon Web Services (AWS) does have more comprehensive cloud computing services, which forces some companies to migrate their backend and other services to AWS as they scale up.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great scalability, you can start with small plans and move up to premium features at a very good price.
Hernán Silva | 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

DigitalOcean

  • With DigitalOcean, I've been able to move all my sites to https using my own implementations of SSL with LetsEncrypt.
  • Since moving my sites to DigitalOcean, my hosting plan costs less than 40% of what I paid for similar hosting from Site5.
Jeanine Schoessler | TrustRadius Reviewer

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