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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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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 Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage is well suited if you have a fairly large organization that needs an effective way to store your information and files where it can be accessed anywhere as long as your employees have a stable internet connection. Where it is less appropriate is that you're not able to access any of the information if you don't have access to the internet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.9
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.3
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.3
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.3
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.1
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.7
Security controls
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.4
Pre-configured templates
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud File Storage
6.8
Pre-defined machine images
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.4
Operating system support
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.8

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 Cloud File Storage

  • Adjustable/extensible volume of stored data - You can really scale up.
  • You pay for what you use and it is very transparent.
Nicolas Hubert | 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 Cloud File Storage

  • More flexibility in storage option, although the limit of 12 TB is quite good.
  • A more detailed manual when it comes to the implementation of the software in the company.
Georgios Samaras | 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 Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage 9.0
Based on 8 answers
Anytime I have needed any assistance with setting up or troubleshooting an issue with this software, whether it be through email or phone, their support team has been helpful, prompt, and easy to work with. I am overall very satisfied with the support they provide that I receive. One of the most helpful teams.
Anonymous | 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 Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Our contact at IBM helped the entire company roll out with the cloud and it really helped. They were available all the time to answer any questions, adn troubleshoot any hiccups along the way. Most of our issues were use error, and they never got frustrated and were always willing to help
Anonymous | 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 Cloud File Storage

My company also uses Citrix for academic course purposes. But we are in the service sector, Citrix was not appropriate and also slower. Our purpose has been well served by the features of IBM Cloud File Storage such as great capacity, and faster and safer tech
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 Cloud File Storage

  • Positive on removing older outdated shared local drives for storage
  • Positive on cost and IT management resources to mange network storage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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IBM Cloud File Storage

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 Cloud File Storage

General

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

IBM Cloud File Storage Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.9

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8
IBM Cloud File Storage

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
IBM Cloud File Storage
9.0

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.0

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