We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The ease of use is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's very user-friendly."
"The most valuable feature is the robustness, which is typical of IBM because their software generally just works."
"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."
"The reporting mechanisms need improvement."
"he interface is not user-friendly so the ease of use could be improved."
"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."
"For a database, on a yearly basis, we pay approximately $3,500 for licensing fees. The solution is sold as a subscription on a yearly basis so there are no other ancillary costs."
"If you are cost-sensitive then this solution is not for you."
"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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IBM Spectrum Accelerate is a software-defined block storage solution designed for rapid deployment across heterogeneous infrastructure for hybrid cloud and delivering consistent service levels to a dynamic workload mix. It is based on proven grid-architecture, enterprise-scale IBM XIV technology. IBM Spectrum Accelerate can be deployed, including as hyper-converged infrastructure, on any x86 server, on pre-installed third-party appliances or on public cloud infrastructure, and is available as a service on IBM Cloud infrastructure.
IBM Spectrum Accelerate is ranked 15th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews while IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews. IBM Spectrum Accelerate is rated 8.0, while IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Accelerate writes "A robust solution with good performance and support". 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 Spectrum Accelerate is most compared with IBM Spectrum Virtualize, whereas IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Gluster Storage, VMware vSAN, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and VMware Software Defined Storage. See our IBM Spectrum Accelerate vs. IBM Spectrum Scale report.
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