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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.2

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    82%

    Red Hat Gluster Storage

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

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    8.1
    81%
    116 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    8.4
    84%
    118 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    7.7
    77%
    115 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    8.0
    80%
    118 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    8.7
    87%
    123 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    131 Ratings
    8.0

    Red Hat Gluster Storage

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Red Hat Gluster Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Red Hat Gluster Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    8 Ratings

    Red Hat Gluster Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating

    Red Hat Gluster Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    5.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    51%
    6 Ratings

    Red Hat Gluster Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM

    I recommend this service for creating and growing a wide range of solutions, from the simplest to the most complicated ones. Even in a very competitive market for professional services, the central and distinctive techniques that gather the most reliable solutions and suppliers in one location may be enough to meet demand. In a single location, I can meet all of my technology needs and get access to superior assistance.
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    Red Hat

    GFS is well suited for DEVOPS type environments where organizations prefer to invest in servers and DAS (direct attached storage) versus purchasing storage solutions/appliances. GFS allows organizations to scale their storage capacity at a fraction of the price using DAS HDDs versus committing to purchase licenses and hardware from a dedicated storage manufacturer (e.g. NetApp, Dell/EMC, HP, etc.).
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    Pros

    IBM

    • 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.
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    Red Hat

    • Scales; bricks can be easily added to increase storage capacity
    • Performs; I/O is spread across multiple spindles (HDDs), thereby increasing read and write performance
    • Integrates well with RHEL/CentOS 7; if your organization is using RHEL 7, Gluster (GFS) integrates extremely well with that baseline, especially since it's come under the Red Hat portfolio of tools.
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    Cons

    IBM

    • 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.
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    Red Hat

    • Documentation; using readthedocs demonstrates that the Gluster project isn't always kept up-to-date as far as documentation is concerned. Many of the guides are for previous versions of the product and can be cumbersome to follow at times.
    • Self-healing; our use of GFS required the administrator to trigger an auto-heal operation manually whenever bricks were added/removed from the pool. This would be a great feature to incorporate using autonomous self-healing whenever a brick is added/removed from the pool.
    • Performance metrics are scarce; our team received feedback that online RDBMS transactions did not perform well on distributed file systems (such as GFS), however this could not be substantiated via any online research or white papers.
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    Pricing Details

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Starting Price

    $0 Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Cloud Object Storage editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Lite PlanFree1
    Standard PlanThere is no minimum fee, pay only for what you use2

    Footnotes

    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

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional 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.

    Pricing Info

    Red Hat Gluster Storage

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Red Hat Gluster Storage editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      IBM

      because it is a robust, safe and flexible product
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      Red Hat

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      IBM

      Although it is not so easy to use at the beginning, once I learned it we were able to take full advantage of the functions.
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      Red Hat

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      IBM

      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.
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      Red Hat

      No answers on this topic

      Online Training

      IBM

      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.
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      Red Hat

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      IBM

      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.
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      Red Hat

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      IBM

      I consider that it is easy to learn, intuitive, easy to administer, has high data handling capacity, satisfactory performance in large volumes of records
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      Red Hat

      Gluster is a lot lower cost than the storage industry leaders. However, NetApp and Dell/EMC's product documentation is (IMHO) more mature and hardened against usage in operational scenarios and environments. Using Gluster avoids "vendor lock-in" from the perspective on now having to purchase dedicated hardware and licenses to run it. Albeit, should an organization choose to pay for support for Gluster, they would be paying licensing costs to Red Hat instead of NetApp, Dell, EMC, HP, or VMware. It could be assumed, however, that if an organization wanted to use Gluster, that they were already a Linux shop and potentially already paying Red Hat or Canonical (Debian) for product support, thereby the use of GFS would be a nominal cost adder from a maintenance/training perspective.
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      Return on Investment

      IBM

      • 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.
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      Red Hat

      • Positive - Alignment with the open source community and being able to stay abreast of the latest trending products available.
      • Positive - Reduced procurement and maintenance costs.
      • Negative - Impacts user/system maintainer training in order to teach them how to utilize and troubleshoot the product.
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