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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DigitalOcean

Scenarios where DigitalOcean is well suited:- I would recommend DigitalOcean for any startup looking to get up and running quickly, but concerned about scalability and infrastructure costs- DigitalOcean is also a powerful tool for running microservices; it can be useful for prototyping or quickly launching pre-configured servicesScenarios where DigitalOcean is less appropriate:- DigitalOcean would be less appropriate for companies with limited devops experience in their teams (you need to be more on top of your infrastructure and may not get the automated infrastructure updates that you would from something like AWS).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage is well suited if you have a fairly large organization that needs an effective way to store your information and files where it can be accessed anywhere as long as your employees have a stable internet connection. Where it is less appropriate is that you're not able to access any of the information if you don't have access to the internet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.9
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
DigitalOcean
9.3
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.3
Dynamic scaling
DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.3
Elastic load balancing
DigitalOcean
8.3
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.3
Pre-configured templates
DigitalOcean
9.1
IBM Cloud File Storage
6.8
Monitoring tools
DigitalOcean
8.6
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.7
Pre-defined machine images
DigitalOcean
8.8
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.4
Operating system support
DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.8
Security controls
DigitalOcean
8.1
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.4

Pros

DigitalOcean

  • Ease of use - You can get set up with a new server in a matter of minutes. It doesn't get any easier than that.
  • Support - The public forums are incredibly helpful as are the official help articles. I've never needed to contact the support team because of this. All of the information is at my fingertips.
  • Pricing - We're only paying $10/mo for a solution that gives our customers more confidence in us and is a selling point for us.
Chris Widner | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

  • Adjustable/extensible volume of stored data - You can really scale up.
  • You pay for what you use and it is very transparent.
Nicolas Hubert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DigitalOcean

  • Some products/services available on other Cloud providers aren't available, but they seem to be catching up as they add new products like Managed SQL DBs.
  • While they have FreeBSD droplets (VMs), support for *BSD OSs is limited. I.e. the new monitoring agent only works on Linux.
  • There are no regions available on South America.
  • They don't seem to offer enterprise-level products, even basic ones as Windows Server, MS SQL Server, Oracle products, etc.
Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

  • More flexibility in storage option, although the limit of 12 TB is quite good.
  • A more detailed manual when it comes to the implementation of the software in the company.
Georgios Samaras | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I've been very happy with it for my purposes and I plan to continue to use DigitalOcean for the foreseeable future!
Creede Lambard | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.5
Based on 6 answers
While DigitalOcean is a top notch host in our opinion, it could be more user friendly. There have been great strides taken in the last year with user friendliness, and while if you are experienced with web hosting, the services they offer will be easy to use, if you are not then it will require some research on your part.
Brandon Mullins | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Have not found a single second of down time myself. Superior availability.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very quick response and high performance, you have to fine tune configurations on your machines though.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.8
Based on 9 answers
They have always been fast, and the process has been straight-forward. I haven't had to use it enough to be frustrated with it, to be honest, and when I have an issue they fix it. As with all support, I wish it felt more human, but they are doing aces.
Bobby Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage 9.0
Based on 8 answers
Anytime I have needed any assistance with setting up or troubleshooting an issue with this software, whether it be through email or phone, their support team has been helpful, prompt, and easy to work with. I am overall very satisfied with the support they provide that I receive. One of the most helpful teams.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

DigitalOcean

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Our contact at IBM helped the entire company roll out with the cloud and it really helped. They were available all the time to answer any questions, adn troubleshoot any hiccups along the way. Most of our issues were use error, and they never got frustrated and were always willing to help
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DigitalOcean

Amazon has a very complex UI and many products to offer. They haven't polished up their UI and it has a much greater learning curve compared to DigitalOcean. However, Amazon Web Services (AWS) does have more comprehensive cloud computing services, which forces some companies to migrate their backend and other services to AWS as they scale up.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

My company also uses Citrix for academic course purposes. But we are in the service sector, Citrix was not appropriate and also slower. Our purpose has been well served by the features of IBM Cloud File Storage such as great capacity, and faster and safer tech
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great scalability, you can start with small plans and move up to premium features at a very good price.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

DigitalOcean

  • With DigitalOcean, I've been able to move all my sites to https using my own implementations of SSL with LetsEncrypt.
  • Since moving my sites to DigitalOcean, my hosting plan costs less than 40% of what I paid for similar hosting from Site5.
Jeanine Schoessler | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud File Storage

  • Positive on removing older outdated shared local drives for storage
  • Positive on cost and IT management resources to mange network storage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DigitalOcean

General

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

IBM Cloud File Storage

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

DigitalOcean
9.0
IBM Cloud File Storage

Usability

DigitalOcean
8.5
IBM Cloud File Storage

Reliability and Availability

DigitalOcean
10.0
IBM Cloud File Storage

Performance

DigitalOcean
9.0
IBM Cloud File Storage

Support Rating

DigitalOcean
8.8
IBM Cloud File Storage
9.0

Implementation Rating

DigitalOcean
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.0

Scalability

DigitalOcean
10.0
IBM Cloud File Storage

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