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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.6 out of 100

IBM Cloud File Storage

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.2

IBM Cloud Object Storage

82%
9.1

IBM Cloud File Storage

91%
IBM Cloud File Storage ranks higher in 9/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

8.3
83%
115 Ratings
9.3
93%
32 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

8.4
84%
117 Ratings
9.1
91%
32 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

7.8
78%
114 Ratings
9.2
92%
30 Ratings

Monitoring tools

7.8
78%
116 Ratings
8.8
88%
31 Ratings

Security controls

8.8
88%
122 Ratings
9.3
93%
31 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
28 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
29 Ratings

Operating system support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
32 Ratings

Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
25 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating
  • IBM Cloud File Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage and IBM Cloud File Storage are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

IBM Cloud Object Storage

84%
130 Ratings
9.2

IBM Cloud File Storage

92%
34 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

IBM Cloud Object Storage

91%
1 Rating

IBM Cloud File Storage

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

5.8

IBM Cloud Object Storage

58%
2 Ratings

IBM Cloud File Storage

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

IBM Cloud Object Storage

84%
7 Ratings
8.4

IBM Cloud File Storage

84%
9 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

73%
1 Rating

IBM Cloud File Storage

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

83%
5 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cloud File Storage

70%
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 Cloud File Storage

Since I started working with IBM Cloud File Storage I have been able to monitor our data networking channels efficiently. This product ensures that there is reliable and affordable cost[s] for all data storage servers. During maintenance and customization processes, no data is lost from our storage disks since there is always standby backup platform that is reliable. This tool is suitable to all levels of data breakdown and easily allocates IOPS for all workloads.
Jessica Hull | 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 Cloud File Storage

  • Simple file system sharing
  • Lots of storage space (up to 12 TB)
  • Choice of performance (up to 10 IOPS/GB)
  • Simple interface to order more storage
  • Quick interface to allow more servers to share the file store
  • Security - only allows access from specified server(s)
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 Cloud File Storage

  • We have sometimes experienced some outages and hope IBM will fix this soon.
  • Initial trainings are required for the teams to work and do the setup.
  • Support documentation from IBM needs improvement with [the] inclusion of more detailed steps and video tutorials for [a] better understanding of the engineers.
  • The billing process is very complex and you may have to incur additional overhead. Need a simpler approach and clarity on this aspect.
  • Support response from the IBM team is very slow and lacks information.
Shivani Pandey | 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 Cloud File Storage

General

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

Starting Price

IBM Cloud File Storage Editions & Modules

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 Cloud File Storage

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 Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage 8.4
Based on 9 answers
I just had one issue requiring contacting the support. People were very friendly and helpful. I cannot rate better because I have not been exposed to other similar situations (just had one single issue in 6 months), and cannot rate lower because this proves that IBM is trustworthy. I think it is fair.
Nicolas Hubert | 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 Cloud File Storage

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 Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage 7.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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 Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage served well to our need to store and share files easily with team members in the office, and uploading files into the central library was very easy to collaborate on files with internal users. It allowed us to archive files and data with back-ups and disaster recovery in place across multiple data centers.
Daisy Cooper | 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 Cloud File Storage

  • We are using IBM Cloud File Storage as a central file storage.
  • Quick interface to allow more servers to share the file storage.
  • Simple file system sharing.
  • Easy to migrate.
  • Migration of data is a bit tough.
  • Difficult to manage access for uploaded files.
usha G | TrustRadius Reviewer

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