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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    81%

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    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

    File Sharing & Management

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    78%
    IBM Aspera on Cloud ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    8 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    8 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    9 Ratings

    File search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    76%
    IBM Aspera on Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    9 Ratings

    File organization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    9 Ratings

    Device management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cloud Storage Platform

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    72%
    IBM Aspera on Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    9 Ratings

    Reliability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    9 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    9 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • IBM Aspera on Cloud is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    131 Ratings
    6.8

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    68%
    13 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    1 Rating

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    5.8

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    58%
    2 Ratings

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    84%
    7 Ratings
    7.6

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    76%
    7 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    5 Ratings
    10.0

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    100%
    2 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

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    It is best suited to products and companies which extensively use IBM cloud and other cloud hosted services by IBM. This is because since the existing interface is a little challenging to use, IBM's own products and platform is well integrated with IBM Aspera on Cloud and there's relatively little work for the integration team
    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

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    • Ease of use: the Graphical User Interface doesn't require technical know-how to operate
    • Delivery Receipts: this allows us the confidence to know our files have reached our customers
    • Activity Monitor: lets you know how much data you have used, which is important for budgeting reasons.
    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

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    • Track upload/download usage OVERALL to know how much space is left
    • Track cloud storage overall to know how much space is left
    • More easily send single links to users for download, rather than full access (I know it is possible, but it is not intuitive)
    Anonymous | 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.

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.95 per transferred gigabyte

    IBM Aspera on Cloud Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Pay as You Go$0.951
    Standard Edition$716.402
    Advanced Edition$10,440.003
    Enterprise EditionContact sales4
    1. per transferred gigabyte
    2. per transfer volume starting at 1 terabyte per year
    3. per transfer volume starting at 6 terabytes per year
    4. per transfer volume starting at 60 terabytes per year
    Additional Pricing Details

    Usability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    IBM Aspera on Cloud 7.6
    Based on 7 answers
    The support from IBM is fast and reliable. Very knowledgeable engineers provide you with the support on Aspera. We had a very good experience when opened tickets and we were able to get our issues resolved quickly. Most solutions are provided within a day so you can expect a quick turnaround time. Overall, the support has been very good.
    Prathamesh Muzumdar | 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

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    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

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    IBM Aspera on Cloud 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    The service provided by the authorized vendor was excellent. It was a good collaboration between the vendor IT team and internal IT team. They provided us with a timeline and we verified and approved that timeline. Daily stand ups and weekly meetups were conducted to update the internal team on progress. They were able to deliver all deliverables on time also, they conducted both alpha testing and beta version testing in time. Overall, they were able to complete the implementation in the given timeline.
    Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    Aspera comes with IBM cloud so there isn’t really a choice. Since it’s built-in, it integrates well and there was no need to buy another solution. Therefore, I did not consider other options. It worked fine, gave access files, push data securely, and did it faster than standard HTTPS.
    Ben Holmes | 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

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    • Aspera has changed the way we do business. We are now able to share huge file sets electronically, saving on external drives, shipping costs, time, and effort.
    • Our industry is very slow to commit to electronic alternatives to physical media. In less than three years, the positive results of using this service have caused over 70% of our user base to fully commit to electronic delivery, with the number of physical fulfillments quickly being driven toward zero.
    • Transfers within our own company, which formerly relied solely on FTP/HTTP transfer drives that would take days now take minutes with Aspera. Our software team relies on the speed and accuracy of the transfers.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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