39 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
52 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud File Storage

It is well suited if you are already aware of how to use cloud file storage systems, but if you are new to it, IBM is not a very beginner-friendly platform to get started. I had many troubles getting started. I felt other cloud providers had better documentation and tutorials to get started.
Prasad Kumkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

When you want to remove the management of the physical hardware from the equation. Helps shift from CapEx spend to OpEx. Provides good security and availability/uptime for business-critical workloads. Native VMware integration makes this a product that is easy to recommend.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud File Storage
7.7
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.7
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.3
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.2
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Pre-configured templates
IBM Cloud File Storage
6.9
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud File Storage
7.8
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Pre-defined machine images
IBM Cloud File Storage
6.7
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Operating system support
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.3
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Security controls
IBM Cloud File Storage
8.8
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Automation
IBM Cloud File Storage
5.5
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Server Virtualization

IBM Cloud File Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.6
Virtual machine automated provisioning
IBM Cloud File Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.3
Management console
IBM Cloud File Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.1
Live virtual machine backup
IBM Cloud File Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5
Live virtual machine migration
IBM Cloud File Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.4
Hypervisor-level security
IBM Cloud File Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.6

Pros

IBM Cloud File Storage

  • 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)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • 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.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cloud File Storage

  • Sometimes support is a little unhelpful.
  • It'd be interesting to see year based models with ease of increment.
  • There should be more help towards picking storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • 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
David Fertig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud File Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We are highly likely to renew this product as it has quickly very integral across our organization and is useful in almost all of our core data analytics and business processes. We have to ensure the cost side is manageable and still worth it upon renewal - but don't see this as a major hurdle
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Cloud File Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud File Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We view IBM as one of the most reliable vendors we have dealt with from an availability perspective. No issue whatsoever in terms of getting answers and solutions in a timely manner when we need them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

IBM Cloud File Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We use this product both on a stand alone basis and have also integrated it with various internal systems. We have not experienced any delay / issues when using the product in either instance - excellent and consistent performer across the board
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage 8.8
Based on 9 answers
I just had one issue requiring contacting the support. People were very friendly and helpful. I cannot rate better because I have not been exposed to other similar situations (just had one single issue in 6 months), and cannot rate lower because this proves that IBM is trustworthy. I think it is fair.
Nicolas Hubert | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.1
Based on 10 answers
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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage 8.0
Based on 4 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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 7.5
Based on 4 answers
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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud File Storage

IBM Cloud File Storage stacks up fairly well against the competitors as their service offerings and pricing are very similar. It is all based on your organization's use and size, which will determine which solution will work best for you and your organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is better for clients on a dollar to dollar basis compared to AWS Backup. It allows customers to easily see how much resources they are using in the cloud (a feature not fully available with AWS). This helps save them money and be smarter with their backup storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

IBM Cloud File Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is highly scalable - our primary concern upon implementation was this very issue. We found it integrates with our own internal systems in a very seamless manner - have had absolutely no issues on this front
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud File Storage

  • They've had growing pains, which has resulted in outages.
  • File storage saved us a lot of time getting the shared storage we needed.
John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

IBM Cloud File Storage

General

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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud File Storage
8.3
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud File Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

Usability

IBM Cloud File Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud File Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Performance

IBM Cloud File Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Support Rating

IBM Cloud File Storage
8.8
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.1

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud File Storage
8.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5

Scalability

IBM Cloud File Storage
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

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