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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage

[A specific scenario where IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited would be] as a replacement for any in-person processing that needs to be done. This could be anything from training a neural network down to setting up a backend for a CRUD system. It is less useful for quick projects that are more driven by time rather than long term investment into developing a secure bespoke system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

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.
Jennifer Scarlet Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.1
Scality ARTESCA
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Scality ARTESCA
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.3
Scality ARTESCA
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Object Storage
7.8
Scality ARTESCA
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Object Storage
7.2
Scality ARTESCA
Security controls
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Scality ARTESCA

Pros

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • Highly secure way of storing and sharing data as it needs authorization to be accessible.
  • Pre-built API calls and code snippers make accessing data via secure APIs a breeze.
  • Easy to migrate data to and from data storage
  • Ability to manage large amounts of data with considerable speed
Ausrine S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

  • I love the redundancy of the software.
Domanic Marshall | 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  • The tutorials are a bit outdated in comparison to the screens shown.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

Scality ARTESCA

  • 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.
Jennifer Scarlet Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 5.8
Based on 2 answers
steep learning curve
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

Scality ARTESCA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Jennifer Scarlet Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.6
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

Scality ARTESCA

Scality ARTESCA 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I have seen Scality in the office meeting with our VP and get the feeling that they are here to support us.
Domanic Marshall | 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

Scality ARTESCA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.4
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

Scality ARTESCA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud Object Storage

We initially considered Amazon S3, but given many of our systems are running on IBM Cloud, we looked for an IBM based offering. IBM Cloud Object Storage is very similar and compatible with Amazon S3, so it fits all of our needs, and integrates nicely with the rest of IBM Cloud offerings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

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.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • For example, we had a user that was expending a lot of money with database storage on IBM Cloud. We created a workflow to offload the data from database to object storage. This saved the customer money and helped us to retain the customer on IBM Cloud.
Luciano Ghilarducci | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

  • 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.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Scality ARTESCA

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.

Scality ARTESCA

General

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

Scality ARTESCA Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Contact vendor for booking demo and pricing information.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.8
Scality ARTESCA
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Object Storage
9.1
Scality ARTESCA

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8
Scality ARTESCA
9.0

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Scality ARTESCA
8.5

Online Training

IBM Cloud Object Storage
7.3
Scality ARTESCA

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.4
Scality ARTESCA

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