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Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.2

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    82%

    Scality ARTESCA

    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 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    131 Ratings
    8.0

    Scality ARTESCA

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Scality ARTESCA

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    4 Ratings
    9.0

    Scality ARTESCA

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    8 Ratings
    8.8

    Scality ARTESCA

    88%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating

    Scality ARTESCA

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    5.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    51%
    6 Ratings

    Scality ARTESCA

    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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    Scality

    The team in charge of implementing Scality has to be full stack in order to guarantee the correct functioning of the entire system. However, you have to think very carefully about the balance between servers and disks, perhaps adopting smaller fully populated servers instead of large semi-populated servers, which would mean that over time our disk updates will not have a fully useful life.
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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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    Scality

    • I love the redundancy of the software.
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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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    Scality

    • The overall packaging is not very good. I think it could be more efficient for installation.
    • There are many components in storage servers. This can generally be complex to understand, you have to be patient.
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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

    Scality ARTESCA

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Scality ARTESCA 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

      Contact vendor for booking demo and pricing information.

      Likelihood to Renew

      IBM

      because it is a robust, safe and flexible product
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      Scality

      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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      Scality

      As an organization, it took us a while to understand the shift from a traditional black box SAN to software-defined storage, but now we are much more certain of what this means. The time invested and the resources were not very high, thanks on the one hand to the technical support and on the other to the coherence and good development of the platform.
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      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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      Scality

      I have seen Scality in the office meeting with our VP and get the feeling that they are here to support us.
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      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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      Scality

      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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      Scality

      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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      Scality

      Due to the nature of our business we require extensive encryption and availability for sensitive customer data. The erasure encoding that Scality provides gives us the assurance that documents are rest are never in a state of being downloaded or available to a casual data thief. This is something that can be found with other vendors but at a fraction of the same cost. Having this kind of performance, availability and redundancy at the cost that Scality provides has made a large difference to our organization.
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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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      Scality

      • Keeping sensitive customer data secure is a must for our organization and Scality has great features to make this happen.
      • We replaced a single SAN with a Scality ring and found performance to improve as we store more and more customer data.
      • Being able to lose various portions of our Scality ring and allow it to continue to service customers while maintaining high performance has been key to our business.
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