We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"I think it's the economic factor. This solution has the lowest cost for storage systems."
"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."
"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."
"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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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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