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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Vembu BDR Suite

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    81%

    Vembu BDR Suite

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

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    8.2
    82%
    117 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    8.3
    83%
    119 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    7.6
    76%
    116 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    7.8
    78%
    118 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    8.8
    88%
    124 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Vembu BDR Suite

    76%
    Vembu BDR Suite ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    42 Ratings

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    41 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    43 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    34 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    35 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    45 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    28 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    35 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    35 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    43 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    47 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    47 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    44 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    41 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Vembu BDR Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    131 Ratings
    7.9

    Vembu BDR Suite

    79%
    50 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    1 Rating
    6.6

    Vembu BDR Suite

    66%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    5.8

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    58%
    2 Ratings
    8.2

    Vembu BDR Suite

    82%
    48 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    84%
    7 Ratings
    6.5

    Vembu BDR Suite

    65%
    8 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating

    Vembu BDR Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    5 Ratings
    8.0

    Vembu BDR Suite

    80%
    3 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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    I've been working with nearly every backup program for more than 25 years from small shops to corporations with thousands of users. Vembu BDR [Suite] is a great product for any business, large or small. It is missing a couple of options that maybe the most popular one has but it doesn't prevent protecting your business. When budget is an issue it's by far the best option. Being able to provide it to our clients is an added bonus since that makes it so much easier to manage when everyone is using the same product. When it comes to technical support, I haven't experienced support like Vembu Support in years. They are quick to respond, happy to remotely connect if desired and seem to really understand their product well. Many others I've worked with refuse to help, and send responses that have nothing to do with my question or they simply provide a link to a document and basically tell me to read and figure it out myself. Often that document does not relate to my issue. I've always done my research before contacting support and that kind of response is one of the biggest reasons we decided to look elsewhere and after many trials and deep testing, ultimately switched to Vembu. Vembu has been rock solid, fast, and tech support has been top-notch.

    The biggest place I would say that VembuBDR is less appropriate is when you have the desire to backup your physical systems to multiple internal storage devices and want a secondary backup as a safety net and don’t want to risk that the backup itself is corrupt or infected and your only other option is a mirrored copy of that data.

    I know they are working hard on adding features and I’m excited to know version 5 is releasing soon.
    Dan Worrell | 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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    • Bare metal system images. These are incredibly flexible, enabling you to do dissimilar hardware restores, local or online backups and restore to VHD
    • Full, differential and transaction log backups for SQL server, ensuring rapid backup and restore, with maximum storage efficiency.
    • Incremental backups for files, meaning only the changes which have been made to a file are backed up, dramatically reducing time to backup and increasing storage efficiency.
    Tom Evans | 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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    • Although its interface is simple, a web-only interface for a backup solution isn't recommended as the main interface.
    • Using PostgreSQL as the configuration DB Source is OK. But, the lack of options for the Database isn't OK. Especially on a Windows Environment, admins prefer using a centralized MS SQL Instance, and this is not possible with Vembu.
    • More work needed on SharePoint, Active Directory, and Exchange Restores. All three are critical workloads in almost any infrastructure.
    • Reporting can be greatly improved.
    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.

    Vembu BDR Suite

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Vembu BDR Suite Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    IBM Cloud Object Storage 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Vembu BDR Suite

    Vembu BDR Suite 6.6
    Based on 3 answers
    I think the product will remain useful for us and as the company keeps improving features it will continue to be relevant and useful.We don't like switching technology much and BDR solutions shouldn't be something that a company replaces every few years., that's why most likely we will keep using it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    Vembu BDR Suite 8.2
    Based on 48 answers
    Vembu is a great solution, but it still requires some fine-tuning. The user interface for Managed Service Providers could be more streamlined. Support logs need to provide clearer information about an issue whenever there's a failure. Backup agents should have the ability to automatically update when there's a new version and support should be on-shore during US business hours.
    Colin Rosario | 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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    Vembu BDR Suite 6.5
    Based on 8 answers
    It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
    Bruce Redfern | 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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    Vembu BDR Suite 8.0
    Based on 3 answers
    It wasn't difficult at all, it fact, it was mostly simple, implementation doesn't require much skills and knowledge, but the configuration part does require some skills to create the jobs and configure certain settings, overall, its an easy implementation, especially for experienced IT People
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    I tested Vembu against Veeam and for the price, Vembu was the better option. I also had a great support experience as I had to contact Vembu twice after mistakes I made. While using Veeam the software was not as intuitive and support responses were not as swift and accurate.
    Jesse Brandt | 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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    • For organizations that use different tools for Backup and recovery, this could be the single tool for Storage and Backup Administrators to automate and work effectively.
    • Software cost is lesser thus the money can be invested for other tools/software procurement
    • I don't think there is any negative impact as of now
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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