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Pros
"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."

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"The configuration of the solution and the user interface are both quite good."

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Cons
"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."

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"The management features are pretty good, but they still have room for improvement."

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"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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We are using it for monitoring all of our storage.
Top Answer: The licensing model is complex and depends on factors such as the number of processing cores and the amount of storage.
Top Answer: Integration with other vendors is not available. This feature would be very helpful.
Top Answer: The configuration of the solution and the user interface are both quite good.
Top Answer: The management features are pretty good, but they still have room for improvement. The solution needs to offer support for the fiber channel as a protocol.
Top Answer: We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
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Overview
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.Red Hat Ceph Storage is an enterprise open source platform that provides unified software-defined storage on standard, economical servers and disks. With block, object, and file storage combined into one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage efficiently and automatically manages all your data.
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Financial Services Firm71%
Comms Service Provider14%
Computer Software Company14%
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider13%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider23%
Manufacturing Company6%
K 12 Educational Company Or School4%
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Large Enterprise88%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise47%
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IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews while Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0, while Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Scale writes "Storage system with good performance that has GPFS monitoring and NFS support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Ceph Storage writes "Excellent user interface, good configuration capabilities and quite stable". IBM Spectrum Scale is most compared with Red Hat Gluster Storage, VMware vSAN, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, IBM Spectrum Virtualize and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with MinIO, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Portworx Enterprise and NetApp StorageGRID.

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