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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.

Portworx is the solution for running stateful containers in production, designed with DevOps in mind. With Portworx, users can manage any database or stateful service on any infrastructure using any container scheduler, including Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Docker Swarm. Portworx solves the five most common problems DevOps teams encounter when running stateful services in production: persistence, high availability, data automation, security, and support for multiple data stores and infrastructure.

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Financial Services Firm71%
Comms Service Provider14%
Computer Software Company14%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Educational Organization6%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Large Enterprise88%
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IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 2nd in Cloud Software Defined Storage with 4 reviews while Portworx Enterprise is ranked 4th in Cloud Software Defined Storage. IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0, while Portworx Enterprise is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "Storage system with good performance that has GPFS monitoring and NFS support". On the other hand, IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, VMware vSAN, Red Hat Gluster Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and DDN IME, whereas Portworx Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS and Red Hat Gluster Storage.

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