Worth giving it a try!
Updated April 07, 2020

Worth giving it a try!

Bobby Iliev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Object Storage

We are using the IBM COS for our Kubernetes cluster.
  • Really well documented.
  • Native integration with K8s.
  • Easy to provision.
  • Better documentation regarding Kubernetes integration.
  • No negative impact so far.
We are using the COS for a file that is being imported every 5 minutes to an SQL server.
The high-speed data transfer to and from IBM COS is great!
We needed exactly this solution and integrate it with our K8s clusters!
It is quite handy if you have a Kubernetes cluster as it comes with out-of-the-box integration.

IBM Cloud Object Storage Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
9
Dynamic scaling
8
Elastic load balancing
8
Monitoring tools
9
Security controls
8

IBM Cloud Support and Implementation

The implementation of the IBM Cloud Object Storage and Kubernetes was really smooth and straight forward. We were really happy with the s3fs Kubernetes plugin provided by IBM.

There was a minor problem with the s3fs plugin and after reporting this to IBM, a new patch version of the s3fs plugin was released quickly and it fixed our problem.
Advanced - We wanted to make sure that we have a professional support team available on our side in a case that anything goes wrong.
There was a minor problem with the s3fs Kubernetes plugin and after reporting this to IBM support, a new patch version of the s3fs plugin was released quickly and it fixed our problem.
  • Central Documentation and Learning Hub
  • IBM Cloud Docs
  • Ability to check uptime status for IBM Cloud products
  • IBM Cloud product demos and tutorial videos
IBM Cloud has brilliant documentation, in case of any issues or when researching IBM Cloud products, this is where I look for answers first. The IBM cloud interface is really intuitive. The reason why I'm not giving a 10 is that in case that you have too many Docker images, the Cloud Registry interface doesn't have server-side pagination and when it tries to load the Docker images it times out occasionally. A simple fix to that would be to add a server-side pagination if possible.