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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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

It is ideal when trying to create a hybrid cloud. It works better if you already have I-Series or AIX deployed in your organization. It is complicated if you are using certain services from other vendors Amazon such as Lambda functions or Kinesis. There are some that have the same functionality on IBM, although not an exact replacement.
Francisco Javier Castañeda Marroquín | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.5
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.0
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.6
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.4
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.1
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.3
Security controls
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.9
Pre-configured templates
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
6.8
Pre-defined machine images
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
6.8
Operating system support
IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.6

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • It's more cost-effective than public cloud, giving higher performance at a lower cost.
  • No additional virtualization costs
  • Built-in redundancy for critical workloads
Graham Street | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • More upfront costs, which do reduce over time so, if the budget is tight, then can be a downside.
  • Responsibility for on-going maintenance tends to be handled for you in the private cloud.
  • We are responsible for the security, implementation, and to keep it up-to date.
Graham Street | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 8.4
Based on 8 answers
Great responsiveness and detailed know-how from the team. Self Explanatory and good resources on the Web to resolve issues. Good communication on issues via email. Good response times on issues which arise and where we have received support from the IBM support team. We believe that IBM is a great Partner to base our IT applications and we believe that a critical infrastructure like a cloud backend will be well served if we continue to base it on IBM.
Orlando Remédios | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Did not have any problems deploying on VPC other than the limited selection of Linux distros. We use CentOS and version 8 is not available at the time of this writing although it has been out for more than a year.
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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

It does a subset of what the bigger players such as Microsoft, Amazon and Google already do - it's clearly being actively developed but currently lags some way behind them in terms of offerings and capabilities. I feel it's worth watching as I'm sure in a years time it will be radically bigger and better featured than it is now.
James Freeman | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Customers can count on a reliable alternative to a backup data center.
  • Small customers without DataCenter can count on the necessary services in the cloud and technical service at a reasonable price.
Victor San Pablo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

General

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

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.6

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.4

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.0

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