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"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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"I think it's the economic factor. This solution has the lowest cost for storage systems."

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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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"When we used this solution in 2015, it was not scalable at all. I don't know if they have improved on that, but at the time, scalability was just horrible."

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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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Top Answer: The high performance of the solution is its most valuable aspect. If you compare it to other storage solutions, it's much better.
Top Answer: The pricing isn't too expensive. It's reasonable.
Top Answer: The solution would benefit from being simplified. The scalability could be a bit better. It needs to be more flexible when it comes to expanding. It would be helpful if there was a graphical user… more »
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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.
Scality RING object storage enables enterprises and cloud service providers to run petabyte-scale, data-rich services like web applications, VOD, active archives, compliance archives, and private storage clouds. The RING is software, so you can deploy it on standard x86 servers of your choice, taking advantage of server and media innovation over time. Acting as a single, distributed system, the RING can scale linearly across thousands of servers, multiple sites, and an unlimited number of objects. Data is protected with policy-based replication, erasure coding, and geo-distribution, achieving up to 14 9s of durability and 100% availability.
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Comcast, TimeWarner Cable, EuroSport, Orange, Deluxe, DailtMotion, SFR, RTL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Telstra
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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%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider22%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business13%
Large Enterprise88%
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IBM Spectrum Scale is ranked 11th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 4 reviews while Scality RING8 is ranked 12th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. IBM Spectrum Scale is rated 8.0, while Scality RING8 is rated 8.0. 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 Scality RING8 writes "Low cost storage system that has good support". 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 Scality RING8 is most compared with MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Qumulo, Cloudian HyperStore and StorageCraft OneBlox.

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