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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

IBM Aspera on Cloud

If most datasets are file-based and they are sizable, like 10-100 GB, then Aspera is worth connecting. It is built into IBM cloud and so no additional purchase. If your data is already in a multi-cloud environment, then the speed to movement is probably already resolved and Aspera would not be needed.
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

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

File Sharing & Management

IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.8
Versioning
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
Video files
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9
Audio files
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
Document collaboration
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0
Access control
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.7
File search
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
5.0
Device sync
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.8
User and role management
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
File organization
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Device management
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
Performance
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
Reliability
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.4
Storage Reports
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.8

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

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

  • 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

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

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

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 8.0
Based on 5 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

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

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 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

IBM Aspera on Cloud

Aspera was used by most of our members (but not all), IBM consultancy was able to help for setting up the infrastructure in a couple of hours. This was quick and effective. We were able also to use quickly the ASPERA API with external tools to make exchanges between Aspera sites.
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

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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IBM Aspera on Cloud

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.

IBM Aspera on Cloud

General

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

IBM Aspera on Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Pay as You Go0.951
Standard Edition716.402
Advanced Edition10,440.003
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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.5

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0

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