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

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"StarWind VTL allowed us to back up to virtual tape that was created within Veeam and upload the tape to the cloud.""I like the fact that we can simultaneously upload the virtual tapes to different cloud providers, and the settings can be adjusted to speed up the upload times even further."

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

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"The initial installation can be complex and should be simplified.""The main thing that I felt could be improved was having an estimated time of completion for the virtual tape uploads to the cloud."

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"If you currently have Veeam there is no other solution that is as easy and affordable as StarWind.""The initial setup and deployment are also covered in the purchase at no additional cost."

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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: I like the fact that we can simultaneously upload the virtual tapes to different cloud providers, and the settings can be adjusted to speed up the upload times even further.
Top Answer: The initial purchase already includes one year of maintenance support. The initial setup and deployment are also covered in the purchase at no additional cost.
Top Answer: The main thing that I felt could be improved was having an estimated time of completion for the virtual tape uploads to the cloud. There is no easy way to determine how long an upload took to complete… more »
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Overview

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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IBM Cloud Object Storage is ranked 15th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 10th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews. IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated 0.0, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of IBM Cloud Object Storage writes "The main advantage is the additional services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual Tape Library writes "Cost-effective, reliable, and the initial setup and deployment are included in the price". IBM Cloud Object Storage is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, IBM Spectrum Scale, Scality RING8 and MinIO, whereas StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, FalconStor FreeStor and Sangfor HCI.

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