IBM Cloud File Storage vs. IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Cloud File Storage
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
IBM Cloud provides a File Storage service allows the user to deploy and customize flash-backed NFS-based file storage from 25 GB to 12,000 GB capacity with up to 48,000 IOPS.N/A
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Score 7.6 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is designed to make cloud adoption easier, allowing the user to optimize the value of existing on-premises infrastructure, while leveraging the same tools, technologies and skills in the cloud. The solution provides rapid scalability, deployment in 35+ global data centers and access to disaster recovery, backup, security and compliance solutions from an array of ecosystem partners. To address varying workload needs, IBM Cloud…
$0
IBM Cloud Object Storage Cross-Regional Smart Tier 1 GB (hourly)
Pricing
IBM Cloud File StorageIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Add-on
$0
IBM Cloud Object Storage Cross-Regional Smart Tier 1 GB (hourly)
On-demand
$0
0.25 IOPs 1 GB
Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)
$0
0.25 IOPs 1 GB (Per gigabyte of storage (hourly))
Add-on
$0
IBM Cloud Block Storage 1 GB (hourly)
On-demand
$0.01
Per vCPU (hourly)
On-demand
$0.09
Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)
Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)
$0.09
Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)
Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)
$12.80
Microsoft license (monthly) per 1 vCPU²
Add-on
$13
Veeam backup license
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM Cloud File StorageIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
IBM Cloud File StorageIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
Comparison of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.9
39 Ratings
9% above category average
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
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Ratings
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime9.837 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic scaling9.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Elastic load balancing9.035 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-configured templates8.631 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring tools8.237 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-defined machine images8.833 Ratings00 Ratings
Operating system support9.736 Ratings00 Ratings
Security controls9.837 Ratings00 Ratings
Automation7.430 Ratings00 Ratings
Server Virtualization
Comparison of Server Virtualization features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cloud File Storage
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Ratings
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.8
24 Ratings
7% below category average
Virtual machine automated provisioning00 Ratings5.724 Ratings
Management console00 Ratings8.224 Ratings
Live virtual machine backup00 Ratings9.023 Ratings
Live virtual machine migration00 Ratings8.122 Ratings
Hypervisor-level security00 Ratings8.224 Ratings
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User Ratings
IBM Cloud File StorageIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(40 ratings)
8.1
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(6 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Cloud File StorageIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
well suited: Enterprise File Sharing and Collaboration: Scenario: our organization has teams working on projects across different geographical locations, and they need a centralized and easily accessible file storage solution. IBM Cloud File Storage can facilitate seamless file sharing and collaboration among team members. less appropriate Highly Transactional Databases: Scenario: Your organization has highly transactional and I/O-intensive database workloads that require low-latency access to data. In such cases, block storage or specialized database services might be more appropriate than file storage.
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IBM
I think IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions would be a good fit for a medium to a large company looking to outsource their current in-house VMware products. The IBM solution would allow them to outsource their current infrastructure so that the company could then concentrate on their core business, whatever that may be. A smaller company with a smaller VMware footprint would probably not be a good fit here. It's a pretty complex process to get things started, so it might not be worth it for a smaller company.
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Pros
IBM
  • Simple file system sharing
  • Lots of storage space (up to 12 TB)
  • Choice of performance (up to 10 IOPS/GB)
  • Simple interface to order more storage
  • Quick interface to allow more servers to share the file store
  • Security - only allows access from specified server(s)
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IBM
  • Adaptable valuing relying upon size and scale.
  • The presentation is first rate. Our on-prem climate was continually experiencing slack and general languor. With IBM running everything, it's much smoother.
  • Start another group as little as one ESXi worker or scale a current bunch.
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Cons
IBM
  • We have sometimes experienced some outages and hope IBM will fix this soon.
  • Initial trainings are required for the teams to work and do the setup.
  • Support documentation from IBM needs improvement with [the] inclusion of more detailed steps and video tutorials for [a] better understanding of the engineers.
  • The billing process is very complex and you may have to incur additional overhead. Need a simpler approach and clarity on this aspect.
  • Support response from the IBM team is very slow and lacks information.
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IBM
  • Support is horrible and or non-existent
  • Documentation is out of date and incorrect for the most part
  • IBM employees and salespeople are not aware of features or offerings
  • Does not integrate the Zerto, only Veeam and has limited options for data migration
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Likelihood to Renew
IBM
IBM Cloud File Storage is a valuable tool in the arsenal of any small business. It's flexibility combined with its ease of use ensure that there is low operational overhead, combined with a solid return on investment. It's role based access control features combined with sharing capabilities make it a significant win for any business.
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IBM
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Usability
IBM
No answers on this topic
IBM
It is easy to use and setting it up is simple. The only con is that the pricing is a little bit high as well as documentation is a little low; so we had to do some personal learning to be able to fully utilize the product, or hop on the phone with someone.
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Support Rating
IBM
The IBM team provides effective support for all the cloud operations. They tracks operations and database functionalities closely to enhance reliable operations and remove inefficiencies that affect work processes. The support team has prepared video tutorials and manuals that guides our members on how to work with the database systems effectively.
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IBM
Overall, just a great experience here. No one in my opinion gets a perfect 10/10 rating (no one is ever perfect), so 9/10 is probably as good as it gets! From initial planning to post implementation support, the IBM Cloud and professional services has been there for my group as much as we have needed them. Great job!
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Implementation Rating
IBM
The IBM Professional services provided the re4quired infrastructure for getting the best out of this tool. It offered excellent guidelines that enhanced efficient integrations. The organization was pleased with the setup process that was completed quickly than expected. The application has been operation effectively after deployment. We have continued to get support from the IBM support team when there are challenges.
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IBM
IBM professional services helped us plan and implement the project with great success. They guided the project from planning, scoping, pre-implementation, testing, roll-out, then production and post-production support. We were very impressed with their knowledge of VMware and really appreciated their desire to make our project a success. I would highly recommend them!
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
IBM Cloud File Storage, unlike other similar products, offers excellent Cloud data security and its overall data management quality on IBM Cloud File Storage is incredible and its data integration support is perfect because it allows big data migration across many Cloud platforms for effective data analytics generation and data visualization tools are great.
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IBM
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions stacks up against them, we fully agree there are so many features in IBM cloud for VMware Solutions that make it unique and different. The system provides us hypervisor security level and the system even has live backup and storage capacity of data. This system provides us with accuracy that helps us to reduce errors and vulnerability.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • Compared with company datacenter require less maintenance time with an incomparable high availability and business continuity features
  • The possibility to move snapshots on other data centers let this solution super scalable worldwide
  • The price for gb let us pay what we need without a pre commissioned storage buy
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IBM
  • It has a positive impact on the cost required to maintain our vSphere environment by allowing us to get rid of our vsphere hardware and not worry about maintenance either.
  • There have been very few negatives, but one would definitely be the open-ended cost associated with cloud products in general.
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