Compare IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. StarWind Virtual Tape Library

IBM Cloud Object Storage is ranked 13th in File and Object Storage while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews. IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated 0, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 10.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual Tape Library writes "High-performance, cost-effective, and integrated well with our existing backup solution". IBM Cloud Object Storage is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Cloudian HyperStore, NetApp StorageGRID and VMware vSAN, whereas StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Nutanix, FalconStor FreeStor and Nexenta.
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If a customer is only using, say, less than 10 terabytes, I don't think CVO would be a good option. A customer using at least 100 or 200 terabytes should get a reasonable price from NetApp.Once we deploy the pay as you go model, we cannot convert this product as a BYOL model. This is a concern that we have.They have a very good price which keeps our customers happy.They give us a good price for CVO licenses. It is one of the reasons that we went with the product.For NetApp it's about $20,000 for a single node and $30,000 for the HA.Our licensing costs are folded into the hardware purchases and I have never differentiated between the two.Cost is a big factor, because a lot of companies can't afford enterprise grade equipment all the time. They skimp where they can. I would recommend that they improve the cost.Cloud is cloud. It's still expensive. Any good solution comes with a price tag. That's where we are looking to see how well we can manage our data in the cloud by trying to optimize the costs.

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ONTAP Cloud, CVO, NetApp CVOCleversafe
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Overview

The leading enterprise-grade storage management solution, delivers secure, proven storage management services and supports up to a capacity of 368TB. Software service supports various use cases, such as: File shares and block-level storage serving NAS (NFS, SMB / CIFS) and SAN (iSCSI) Disaster Recovery, Backup, and Archive DevOps Databases (SQL, Oracle, NoSQL) Cloud Volumes ONTAP is offered in a standard single-node configuration or in a High Availability (HA) configuration.

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.

For SMB and Enterprises, who either look to get rid of backup tapes completely, or are willing to accelerate backup process and add an extra level of protection, our solution is StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL). It is an appliance that eliminates the need in physical tape and “pretends” to be a supported tape drive or autoloader, keeping all data on inexpensive, fast and high-capacity spinning disks.

Even with explosive data growth, StarWind VTL fits the backup into backup window by accelerating it, so the process does not overlap with production time. Optionally, it creates additional copy of backup data for better safety. It is also available in a software-only form, as part of StarWind VSAN functionality. 

StarWind VTL targets those, who need to replace existing tape backup infrastructure or accelerate it if regulatory requirements prohibit replacement. In case the goal is just virtualizing tape backup or creating a stretched backup infrastructure, StarWind Tape Redirector will come in handy. 

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Sample Customers
Rohit, AdvacnedMD, D2L, Trinity Mirror, Eidos Media, WireStorm, Cordant Group, JFK Medical Center, ALD Automotive, Healthix, City of Baton Rouge, ON Semiconductor Bitly, Dreamstime, Prime ResearchVolvo, Sony, Samsung, Hitachi
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company28%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Computer Software Company40%
Manufacturing Company14%
Comms Service Provider9%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company54%
Financial Services Firm8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise82%
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