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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Pure Storage FlashBlade

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.2

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    82%

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Cloud Object Storage ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    8.3
    83%
    115 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    8.4
    84%
    117 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    7.8
    78%
    114 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    7.8
    78%
    116 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    8.8
    88%
    122 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    84%
    130 Ratings
    8.8

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    88%
    35 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    1 Rating

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    5.8

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    58%
    2 Ratings
    8.2

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.4

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    84%
    7 Ratings
    8.3

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    83%
    19 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    5 Ratings

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    N/A
    0 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

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    If data storage, access, and security [are] of the highest priority to your business then Pure Storage FlashBlade is an excellent tool that must be considered. Analytics or sharing that requires the fastest speeds available will benefit from the NVMe solid-state drives they use which are far superior to spinning rust. It is less ideal for those who do not require such time-critical work.
    Alexander Cooper | 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

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    • Flexible on the pricing models.
    • Comes with a large number of features out-of-the-box.
    • It is all included in one price.
    • Satisfied the needs of low latency and high throughput.
    • Beautiful REST API, well-documented, and easy to use.
    • Provides the twice of the performance.
    • Easy to manage.
    • Immutable snapshots, to avoid possibly ransomware.
    • Very helpful Mobile app.
    • Support is extremely quick and responsive.
    Stefano Monti | 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

    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

    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.

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Pure Storage FlashBlade 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

    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 8.4
    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

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    Pure Storage FlashBlade 8.3
    Based on 19 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

    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

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    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

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Pure Storage FlashBlade

    The primary difference was speed. Pure Storage Flash Blade worked up as a wonder while migrating, storing, recovering, and backing up data. Hitachi Content Platform was much more scalable but was occasionally flared up with some optimized performance and speed issues while handling large amounts of data across various platforms in the organization.
    Anonymous | 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

    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

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