Compare IBM Spectrum Accelerate vs. IBM Spectrum Scale

IBM Spectrum Accelerate is ranked 17th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews while IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 8th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 7 reviews. IBM Spectrum Accelerate is rated 8.0, while IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.4. 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, VMware vSAN and IBM Spectrum Scale, whereas IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Gluster Storage and VMware vSAN. See our IBM Spectrum Accelerate vs. IBM Spectrum Scale report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is the robustness, which is typical of IBM because their software generally just works.The ease of use is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's very user-friendly.

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We are using it for monitoring all of our storage.The most valuable feature is the ability to share files across different platforms.GPFS monitoring is the best feature.It makes our file system sharing a lot easier, even across different continents. We have had file systems shared across different continents with no performance degradation.It has been pretty reliable throughout the years. As far as capacity is concerned, it can handle most heavy loads.We can have multiple systems within the same file system.Technical support has been very helpful. They provide us with pretty good solutions that we can implement moving forward.Allows us to share files across multiple environments.

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he interface is not user-friendly so the ease of use could be improved.The reporting mechanisms need improvement.

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Integration with other vendors is not available.The pricing and licensing model for this solution are complex and it is sometimes difficult to explain it to customers.The biggest problem is that it is not able to provide block storage.Maybe it needs integration with HA.They should probably simply the Red Hat implementation portion. This portion was not as straightforward as I would like it to be.We do have some issues where Spectrum Scale does not work as expected. We have seen our Spectrum Scale servers go down unexpectedly, but because we have a cluster, it does not take out the entire organization.Making it a little easier to add bad file sets would help. There is a transition to how you add storage and how you add a file set, so making that a little smoother would probably be my recommendation.This is probably the biggest challenge, getting everything upgraded, because it just takes time. We wish it was a faster solution to be able to do everything at once, but you have do each node individually. The more nodes, the longer it takes.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
If you are cost-sensitive then this solution is not for you.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.

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

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Overview

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 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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Software R&D Company14%
Comms Service Provider14%
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