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"IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage."

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"The most valuable feature of the StarWind Virtual Tape Library is the archiving to the AWS cloud.""I like the fact that we can simultaneously upload the virtual tapes to different cloud providers, and the settings can be adjusted to speed up the upload times even further."

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"IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be."

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"The main thing that I felt could be improved was having an estimated time of completion for the virtual tape uploads to the cloud."

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"The pricing of the solution could be more flexible to meet the needs of smaller to mid-market size companies.""The initial setup and deployment are also covered in the purchase at no additional cost."

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Top Answer: IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage.
Top Answer: IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be.
Top Answer: Perhaps in price and they don't have a large number of additional services.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature of the StarWind Virtual Tape Library is the archiving to the AWS cloud.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution could be more flexible to meet the needs of smaller to mid-market size companies.
Top Answer: We use StarWind Virtual Tape Library as a high-capacity storage system.
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Overview

IBM Cloud Object Storage is a web-scale platform that stores unstructured data - from petabyte to exabyte - with reliability, security, availability and disaster recovery without replication.

For SMB and Enterprises, who either look to get rid of backup tapes completely, or are willing to accelerate backup process and add an extra level of protection, our solution is StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL). It is an appliance that eliminates the need in physical tape and “pretends” to be a supported tape drive or autoloader, keeping all data on inexpensive, fast and high-capacity spinning disks.

Even with explosive data growth, StarWind VTL fits the backup into backup window by accelerating it, so the process does not overlap with production time. Optionally, it creates additional copy of backup data for better safety. It is also available in a software-only form, as part of StarWind VSAN functionality. 

StarWind VTL targets those, who need to replace existing tape backup infrastructure or accelerate it if regulatory requirements prohibit replacement. In case the goal is just virtualizing tape backup or creating a stretched backup infrastructure, StarWind Tape Redirector will come in handy. 

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Bitly, Dreamstime, Prime Research
Volvo, Sony, Samsung, Hitachi
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Manufacturing Company7%
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Comms Service Provider15%
Government8%
Insurance Company7%

IBM Cloud Object Storage is ranked 17th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is ranked 10th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 2 reviews. IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated 0.0, while StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of IBM Cloud Object Storage writes "The main advantage is the additional services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Virtual Tape Library writes "Cost-effective, reliable, and the initial setup and deployment are included in the price". IBM Cloud Object Storage is most compared with Dell EMC ECS, IBM Spectrum Scale, Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp StorageGRID and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas StarWind Virtual Tape Library is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail and FalconStor FreeStor.

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