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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

SpiderOak

SpiderOak is well suited for local backups of the computer the client resides on. It is well suited for local area storage backups. It is less suited for remote backups, over a VPN or wide area where the data is continually changing. For data that continually changes, like in our document management system, the client needs to be on the same network as the data.
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

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

File Sharing & Management

IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
8.9
Versioning
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
10.0
Video files
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
9.0
Audio files
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
9.0
Document collaboration
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
8.0
Access control
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
10.0
File search
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
7.0
Device sync
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
9.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
9.0
User and role management
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
10.0
File organization
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
8.0
Device management
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
8.3
Performance
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
8.0
Reliability
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
9.0
Storage Reports
IBM Cloud Object Storage
SpiderOak
8.0

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

SpiderOak

  • Versions Files meaning it makes multiple copies of the same files as it is updated
  • Zero Knowledge meaning our storage is complete secure and private
Dave King | 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

SpiderOak

  • The Software Client sometimes fails and the only resolution is to uninstall/reinstall
  • Support meanig there is no number to call, you do everything over email
Dave King | 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

SpiderOak

SpiderOak 7.0
Based on 1 answer
While I gave them a 7, it is in regards to the access to support. This is a business application and not being able to call them can sometimes be a problem especially when you need immediate support. They still tend to manage their support on a consumer line model and not a business grade model. With that said, I will say they are very knowledgeable of the product and how to resolve most any issue when I contact them.
Dave King | 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

SpiderOak

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

SpiderOak

In regards to overall performance SpiderOak is not as customizable as Unitrends, but based on the annual cost for SpiderOak and how we use the product, for a "Backup" to our primary backup solution, it is a welcomed option to our backup strategy when you consider the versioning, zero knowledge, share features and unlimited data.
Dave King | 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

SpiderOak

  • ROI is positive when you consider unlimited data for the annual cost.
  • Versioning when you consider backing up documents that continually change and need to restore a previous version.
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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.

SpiderOak

General

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

SpiderOak Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
SpiderOak
8.0

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8
SpiderOak

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
SpiderOak
7.0

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
SpiderOak

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