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"IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage."

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"GPFS monitoring is the best feature.""The most valuable feature is the ability to share files across different platforms.""We are using it for monitoring all of our storage.""The high performance of the solution is its most valuable aspect. If you compare it to other storage solutions, it's much better."

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Cons
"IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be."

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"The biggest problem is that it is not able to provide block storage.""The pricing and licensing model for this solution are complex and it is sometimes difficult to explain it to customers.""Integration with other vendors is not available.""It would be helpful if there was a graphical user interface that could walk you through the deployment process. The instructions surrounding setup aren't the best. They need to be more step-by-step."

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"The licensing is based on the number of terabytes.""The licensing model is complex and depends on factors such as the number of processing cores and the amount of storage."

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Top Answer: IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage.
Top Answer: IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be.
Top Answer: Perhaps in price and they don't have a large number of additional services.
Top Answer: The high performance of the solution is its most valuable aspect. If you compare it to other storage solutions, it's much better.
Top Answer: The pricing isn't too expensive. It's reasonable.
Top Answer: The solution would benefit from being simplified. The scalability could be a bit better. It needs to be more flexible when it comes to expanding. It would be helpful if there was a graphical user… more »
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IBM Cloud Object Storage is a web-scale platform that stores unstructured data - from petabyte to exabyte - with reliability, security, availability and disaster recovery without replication.

IBM Spectrum Scale is a cluster file system that provides concurrent access to a single file system or set of file systems from multiple nodes. The nodes can be SAN attached, network attached, a mixture of SAN attached and network attached, or in a shared nothing cluster configuration. This enables access to this common set of data to support a scale-out solution or to provide a high availability platform. IBM Spectrum Scale has many features beyond common data access including data replication, policy based storage management, and multi-site operations. You can create a cluster of AIX nodes, Linux nodes, Windows server nodes, or a mix of all three. IBM Spectrum Scale can run on virtualized instances providing common data access in environments, leverage logical partitioning, or other hypervisors. Multiple IBM Spectrum Scale clusters can share data within a location or across wide area network (WAN) connections.
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Financial Services Firm71%
Comms Service Provider14%
Computer Software Company14%
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Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm7%
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IBM Cloud Object Storage is ranked 16th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews. IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated 0.0, while IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Cloud Object Storage writes "The main advantage is the additional services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "Storage system with good performance that has GPFS monitoring and NFS support". IBM Cloud Object Storage is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, NetApp StorageGRID and NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, whereas IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Gluster Storage, VMware vSAN, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and IBM Spectrum Virtualize.

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