IBM Cloud File Storage vs. LightEdge

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
LightEdge
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
LightEdge Services, headquartered in Des Moines, offers a suite of colocation and infrastructural services with support including security consulting, compliance consulting (e.g. HIPAA), and disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) for users of its colocation services.N/A
Pricing
IBM Cloud File StorageLightEdge
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IBM Cloud File StorageLightEdge
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
IBM Cloud File StorageLightEdge
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
LightEdge
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime9.837 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic scaling9.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Elastic load balancing9.135 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-configured templates8.631 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Monitoring tools8.237 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-defined machine images8.933 Ratings00 Ratings
Operating system support9.736 Ratings00 Ratings
Security controls9.837 Ratings00 Ratings
Automation7.530 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
IBM Cloud File StorageLightEdge
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(40 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Cloud File StorageLightEdge
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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LightEdge
OnRamp is great for medium or large size companies that need to organize information in a way that is easily accessible. It is not great for small companies who don't have a lot of customers.
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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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LightEdge
  • OnRamp does a great job at pulling up specific contact information about our donors
  • OnRamp allows for us to find detailed payment information regarding postings to our general ledger
  • It is very easy to run various reports with OnRamp
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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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LightEdge
  • I hear complaints from our donations department on how extractions can be difficult at times when pulling multiple years information
  • OnRamp can make room for improvement by allowing us to make changes from an admin standpoint on how we pull up certain reports
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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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LightEdge
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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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LightEdge
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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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LightEdge
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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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LightEdge
OnRamp is much easier to use then Financial Edge with its user-friendly interface. Financial Edge seems dated and is much more complicated when running reports.
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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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LightEdge
  • OnRamp saves us time on retrieving data
  • OnRamp helps us organize payment information and makes it easily accessible for users
  • The security of using OnRamp is the best investment a company can make.
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