IBM Aspera on Cloud vs. Wasabi Object Storage

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
IBM Aspera on Cloud is a hosted service of IBM Aspera. Rather than just optimizing or accelerating data transfer, IBM Aspera’s high-speed data transfer fully utilizes available network bandwidth to maximize speed and scale up with no theoretical limit, without impacting other network traffic. According to the vendor, the solution drives unmatched transfer speeds, end-to-end security, reliability, and exceptional bandwidth control. IBM Aspera on Cloud also offers file…
$1.01
per month per GB transferred
Wasabi Object Storage
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Wasabi Technologies headquartered in Boston offers "hot cloud storage," object storage available pay-as-you-go as well as reserved capacity storage which they describe as tier free, and easily manageable. Additionally, Wasabi offers a Cloud NAS option, designed to be "hands free" and require minimal effort from administrators while having no impact on users and applications.
$5.99
per month per TB
Pricing
IBM Aspera on CloudWasabi Object Storage
Editions & Modules
Pay as You Go
$1.01
per month per GB transferred
Standard Edition
$760.80
per year
Advanced Edition
$11,088.00
per year
Enterprise Edition
Contact Sales
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM Aspera on CloudWasabi Object Storage
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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IBM Aspera on CloudWasabi Object Storage
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User Ratings
IBM Aspera on CloudWasabi Object Storage
Likelihood to Recommend
6.5
(13 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Aspera on CloudWasabi Object Storage
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
It is best suited to products and companies which extensively use IBM cloud and other cloud hosted services by IBM. This is because since the existing interface is a little challenging to use, IBM's own products and platform is well integrated with IBM Aspera on Cloud and there's relatively little work for the integration team
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Wasabi, Technologies, Inc
Wasabi is just simple and easy to use. It incorprates well with Veeam and other backup solutions. The cost savings alone is enough to make anyone switch. Plus thier reliability has been on great. We havent experienced any down time or issues since converting out cloud backup solution to Wasabi.
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Pros
IBM
  • Ease of use: the Graphical User Interface doesn't require technical know-how to operate
  • Delivery Receipts: this allows us the confidence to know our files have reached our customers
  • Activity Monitor: lets you know how much data you have used, which is important for budgeting reasons.
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Wasabi, Technologies, Inc
  • AWS S3 compatible APIs.
  • Supports custom policies and sub-accounts.
  • Much cheaper when compared to AWS S3.
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Cons
IBM
  • Track upload/download usage OVERALL to know how much space is left
  • Track cloud storage overall to know how much space is left
  • More easily send single links to users for download, rather than full access (I know it is possible, but it is not intuitive)
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Wasabi, Technologies, Inc
  • Id love to see them add a FIPS compliant container to allow for secure storage for DoD.
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Support Rating
IBM
The support from IBM is fast and reliable. Very knowledgeable engineers provide you with the support on Aspera. We had a very good experience when opened tickets and we were able to get our issues resolved quickly. Most solutions are provided within a day so you can expect a quick turnaround time. Overall, the support has been very good.
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Wasabi, Technologies, Inc
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
IBM
The service provided by the authorized vendor was excellent. It was a good collaboration between the vendor IT team and internal IT team. They provided us with a timeline and we verified and approved that timeline. Daily stand ups and weekly meetups were conducted to update the internal team on progress. They were able to deliver all deliverables on time also, they conducted both alpha testing and beta version testing in time. Overall, they were able to complete the implementation in the given timeline.
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Wasabi, Technologies, Inc
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
IBM
Aspera comes with IBM cloud so there isn’t really a choice. Since it’s built-in, it integrates well and there was no need to buy another solution. Therefore, I did not consider other options. It worked fine, gave access files, push data securely, and did it faster than standard HTTPS.
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Wasabi, Technologies, Inc
Wasabi is a tiny bit more expensive than Backblaze B2 ($5.99 vs $5 per TB per month), and there are minimum storage size/time requirements (1TB, 3Mo), but Wasabi has free traffic each month up to the size of storage which can save you a lot of money.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • Aspera has changed the way we do business. We are now able to share huge file sets electronically, saving on external drives, shipping costs, time, and effort.
  • Our industry is very slow to commit to electronic alternatives to physical media. In less than three years, the positive results of using this service have caused over 70% of our user base to fully commit to electronic delivery, with the number of physical fulfillments quickly being driven toward zero.
  • Transfers within our own company, which formerly relied solely on FTP/HTTP transfer drives that would take days now take minutes with Aspera. Our software team relies on the speed and accuracy of the transfers.
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Wasabi, Technologies, Inc
  • The cost savings from previous Cloud backup solution is over 70%
  • Ease of backups - Incorporation with Veeam already in place
  • Our biggest bottleneck for throughput is our on-prem storage offloading to Wasabi. COuldnt be happier with thier network bandwith.
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