IBM Cloud Storage -- safe secure learning on cloud technology
March 11, 2021

IBM Cloud Storage -- safe secure learning on cloud technology

Alvin Marcelo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud [Object] Storage has been useful in testing concepts of cloud technology -- While there are many trainings available, these concepts do not become "real" until you get your hands around an actual environment. IBM Cloud [Object] Storage provides that safe secure testing environment where you can make your own exploration and experiments without fear of breaking anything important. It also allows you to convert to production when you get to that point of your maturity.
  • Friendly interface
  • Fast response
  • Consistent terminology
  • A guided "for dummies" for the non-technical people especially executives and managers
  • Quick starts (playbooks) with everything you need
  • Real-world applications (eg, WordPress, eCommerce apps, etc) that can be provisioned and customized easily
  • None identified yet -- need to start measuring
  • Learning costs have gone down
  • Confidence is developed among finishers
I haven't used the IBM Cloud SQL Query -- but we plan to do this once we obtain ethical approval to upload our data (clinical). Working with clinical data requires more rigor in seeking approval and in controlling risks for re-identification. On the other hand, log data can be used immediately and we are looking for the right dataset for that business case --
I didnt know Aspera can provide this service. We will explore this since we already have tremendous amounts of "cold" data that can be archived . I hope that this technology can help us manage our ever-growing image data -
Not yet but this tiering is very important for healthcare institutions like ours. By being able to classify data according to activity, we will be able to avail of the cost savings benefit of IBM Cloud [Object] Storage --
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
I've used Amazon EBS and the IBM Cloud [Object] Storage provides greater flexibility in pricing and provisioning --
  • IBM Cloud Starter Kits
I am just now using the starter (learning) kits --
You can use IBM Cloud [Object] Storage to test your existing staff or even incoming applicants on their cloud knowledge. You can ask for their certification (incoming) or use it as a capacity-building exercise for existing staff. On another aspect, you can use IBM Cloud [Object] Storage as a laboratory to test some of your in-house developed applications as they are migrated into cloud.

IBM Cloud Object Storage Feature Ratings

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