We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"GPFS monitoring is the best feature."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to share files across different platforms."
"The configuration of the solution and the user interface are both quite good."
"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."
"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."
"The management features are pretty good, but they still have room for improvement."
"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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IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews while Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 6th 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 Cloud Object Storage and IBM Spectrum Virtualize, whereas Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with MinIO, VMware vSAN, Portworx Enterprise, Dell EMC ECS and Nutanix Acropolis AOS.
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