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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.6 out of 100
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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 for VMware Solutions

I think IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions would be a good fit for a medium to large company looking to outsource their current in-house VMware products. The IBM solution would allow them to outsource their current infrastructure so that the company could then concentrate on their core business, whatever that may be.A smaller company with a smaller VMware footprint would probably not be a good fit here. It's a pretty complex process to get things started, so it might not be worth it for a smaller company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

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

Server Virtualization

IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.5
Virtual machine automated provisioning
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.3
Management console
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.5
Live virtual machine backup
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.3
Live virtual machine migration
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
5.5
Hypervisor-level security
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.9

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 for VMware Solutions

  • Ease of use - we don't want to spend extra hours trying to figure out a problem
  • Easy Setup - onboarding was simple and quick
  • Great documentation - Most of the answers to our questions are very easily accessible without additional help
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 Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • Support is horrible and or non-existent
  • Documentation is out of date and incorrect for the most part
  • IBM employees and salespeople are not aware of features or offerings
  • Does not integrate the Zerto, only Veeam and has limited options for data migration
David Fertig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We are highly likely to renew this product as it has quickly very integral across our organization and is useful in almost all of our core data analytics and business processes. We have to ensure the cost side is manageable and still worth it upon renewal - but don't see this as a major hurdle
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 5.8
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Everything is very clearly laid out. Being familiar with vSphere already, it was a quick transition over to the IBM environment. This allowed us to spend less time on the implementation phase and move quickly to actually utilizing the system on a day to day basis. Also, the performance is very good. No lagginess to the website like our previous on-prem environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We view IBM as one of the most reliable vendors we have dealt with from an availability perspective. No issue whatsoever in terms of getting answers and solutions in a timely manner when we need them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We use this product both on a stand alone basis and have also integrated it with various internal systems. We have not experienced any delay / issues when using the product in either instance - excellent and consistent performer across the board
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 Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.4
Based on 10 answers
Overall, just a great experience here. No one in my opinion gets a perfect 10/10 rating (no one is ever perfect), so 9/10 is probably as good as it gets! From initial planning to post implementation support, the IBM Cloud and professional services has been there for my group as much as we have needed them. Great job!
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 for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 7.7
Based on 3 answers
IBM professional services helped us plan and implement the project with great success. They guided the project from planning, scoping, pre-implementation, testing, roll-out, then production and post-production support. We were very impressed with their knowledge of VMware and really appreciated their desire to make our project a success. I would highly recommend them!
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 for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is better for clients on a dollar to dollar basis compared to AWS Backup. It allows customers to easily see how much resources they are using in the cloud (a feature not fully available with AWS). This helps save them money and be smarter with their backup storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is highly scalable - our primary concern upon implementation was this very issue. We found it integrates with our own internal systems in a very seamless manner - have had absolutely no issues on this front
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 for VMware Solutions

  • It has a positive impact on the cost required to maintain our vSphere environment by allowing us to get rid of our vsphere hardware and not worry about maintenance either.
  • There have been very few negatives, but one would definitely be the open-ended cost associated with cloud products in general.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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 for VMware Solutions

General

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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.9

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.2

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Performance

IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.4

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.7

Scalability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

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