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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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

Shared file systems are needed in nearly all large environments. most options are considered exotic & many of SAS's customers do not want to run them. Everyone knows NFS, but traditional NFS lacked performance. Pure offers a performant NFS with their FlashBlade
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

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

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • Speed. We are seeing large transactions take very little time.
  • Upgrades- In-place upgrades of both hardware and software are extremely easy.
  • Ease of use- I have several engineers working on this and from setup to day to day operations it is extremely easy to maintain.
Michael Cannella | 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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • When reporting out a user has exceeded there quote, it only references the UID. It would certainly be nice it calls out the UID name that is clearly present in the Dashboard.
  • The ability to determine a snapshot total size would be helpful.
  • Proactive reachout to discuss new versions and assist in planning the upgrade would be a key win.
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.

Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure Storage FlashBlade 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Good API, multi-protocol support is great.
Edward Hammond | 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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure Storage FlashBlade 8.6
Based on 10 answers
Without exception, the contacts with support have been quick and extremely knowledgeable. I do not fear getting an underqualified engineer to assess or work on my arrays. In addition to this support structure, the sales engineers are top notch as well.
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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

Of all the storage arrays I've used in the last 20+ years, Pure Flashblade and Flasharray are by far the simplest and easiest to configure. By miles and miles, to be frank. Additionally, performing an upgrade to software or firmware on non-Pure storage platforms in the past has been a complete crapshoot and frankly has caused significant downtime due to failed controller failovers, etc, during upgrade. My 5+ years with Pure has been completely contrary to my previous experiences, and I would recommend them on this basis alone.
Jeremy Calcamuggio | 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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • Pure has greatly narrowed the performance gap between file storage and fiber channel block storage with FlashBlade. Exotic file systems and costly FC fabrics are no longer needed to run performant storage.
  • Training is not required for a storage admin who has never touched a Pure array. Everything is where you would expect to find it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pure Storage FlashBlade

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.

Pure Storage FlashBlade

General

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Pure Storage FlashBlade
7.4

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8
Pure Storage FlashBlade
8.2

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
Pure Storage FlashBlade
8.6

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Pure Storage FlashBlade

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