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67 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
Top Rated
74 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    9.1

    IBM Cloud File Storage

    91%

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Cloud File Storage ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    9.3
    93%
    34 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    9.1
    91%
    34 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    9.2
    92%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    8.8
    88%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    8.8
    88%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    8.9
    89%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Operating system support

    9.1
    91%
    34 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    9.4
    94%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automation

    9.2
    92%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    IBM Cloud File Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    86%
    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Virtual machine automated provisioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    23 Ratings

    Management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    23 Ratings

    Live virtual machine backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    22 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    21 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    23 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud File Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is rated higher in 2 areas: Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    IBM Cloud File Storage

    92%
    36 Ratings
    8.2

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    82%
    23 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM Cloud File Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    80%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    IBM Cloud File Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    IBM Cloud File Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    IBM Cloud File Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    IBM Cloud File Storage

    84%
    9 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    90%
    10 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    IBM Cloud File Storage

    70%
    2 Ratings
    7.5

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    75%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    IBM Cloud File Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM

    This software is always updating to be mindful of potential security threats that exist out there. Knowing our data is secure, we feel comfortable using IBM Cloud File Storage to collaborate globally and provide access to internal information across the globe. It is very easy to use; thus no real training is needed for users - huge for a remote team.
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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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    Pricing Details

    IBM Cloud File Storage

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Cloud File Storage editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

      Starting Price

      $9 Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)

      Editions & Modules

      IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      On-demand0.01011
      On-demand0.092
      On-demand0.0000683
      Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)12.804
      Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)0.095
      Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)0.0000686
      Add-on13.007
      Add-on0.0001648
      Add-on0.0000419

      Footnotes

      1. Per vCPU (hourly)
      2. Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)
      3. 0.25 IOPs 1 GB
      4. Microsoft license (monthly) per 1 vCPU²
      5. Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)
      6. 0.25 IOPs 1 GB (Per gigabyte of storage (hourly))
      7. Veeam backup license
      8. IBM Cloud Block Storage 1 GB (hourly)
      9. IBM Cloud Object Storage Cross-Regional Smart Tier 1 GB (hourly)

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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
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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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      Reliability and Availability

      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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.
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      Performance

      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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
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      Support Rating

      IBM

      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.
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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

      No answers on this topic

      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 creates an effective and very secure environment for all project data and documents to be stored and access easily through Cloud and from any place. The project team members can also access the files through IBM Cloud File Storage and also its permission management features and data processing functions are excellent.
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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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      Scalability

      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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
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      Return on Investment

      IBM

      • We are using IBM Cloud File Storage as a central file storage.
      • Quick interface to allow more servers to share the file storage.
      • Simple file system sharing.
      • Easy to migrate.
      • Migration of data is a bit tough.
      • Difficult to manage access for uploaded files.
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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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