IBM Spectrum Accelerate Reviews

IBM Spectrum Accelerate is the #3 ranked solution of our top Cloud Software Defined Storage tools. It's rated 4.0 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to IBM Spectrum Virtualize - IBM Spectrum Accelerate vs IBM Spectrum Virtualize

Filter by:
Industry
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Rating
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Considered
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Order by:
Loading...
  • Date
  • Highest Rating
  • Lowest Rating
  • Review Length
Search:
Showingreviews based on the current filters. Reset all filters
Real User
IS Auditor at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 24 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the robustness, which is typical of IBM because their software generally just works. The performance is good.

How has it helped my organization?

Spectrum Accelerate has helped us to unify our file and database storage. We have got services operating at the VM level such as backup, NAS backup, and SAN backup, and it helps with everything… more »

What needs improvement?

The interface is not user-friendly so the ease of use could be improved. There is a steep learning curve involved. I would like to have better integration with solutions like Veeam so that I can have… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

IBM licenses are quite expensive. If you are cost-sensitive then this solution is not for you.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used similar solutions in the past.

What other advice do I have?

We are currently deployed on-premises, although we are starting a cloud migration strategy and hope to later have a cloud-based solution. Overall, this is definitely a good product but you need to… more »
Kashif-Adeel
Reseller
Technology Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The ease of use is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's very user-friendly. The security on the product is very good. It's easy to migrate from one version to another.

What needs improvement?

IBM is already pretty good at upgrading the solution. On a quarterly basis they update and enhance the offering and work to reduce bugs. The solution should offer better cross-platform integration capabilities. The reporting mechanisms need… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For a database, on a yearly basis, we pay approximately $3,500 for licensing fees. The solution is sold as a subscription on a yearly basis so there are no other ancillary costs.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't previously use a different solution before choosing IBM.

What other advice do I have?

We are working with both IBM Spectrum Accelerate and IBM Spectrum Storage Suite. We're resellers of the solution. We don't use it on a daily basis, but some of our customers might. We're on the vendor side. I'd recommend the solution. I'd… more »

What is IBM Spectrum Accelerate?

IBM Spectrum Accelerate is a software-defined block storage solution designed for rapid deployment across heterogeneous infrastructure for hybrid cloud and delivering consistent service levels to a dynamic workload mix. It is based on proven grid-architecture, enterprise-scale IBM XIV technology. IBM Spectrum Accelerate can be deployed, including as hyper-converged infrastructure, on any x86 server, on pre-installed third-party appliances or on public cloud infrastructure, and is available as a service on IBM Cloud infrastructure.

Also known as
IBM XIV
IBM Spectrum Accelerate customers

Silverpop

BUYER'S GUIDE
Download our free Software Defined Storage (SDS) Report and find out what your peers are saying about IBM, Nutanix, Dell EMC, and more!