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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

I believe IBM Cloud is well suited for individuals who know their product but not so much for cloud strategy. IBM helps us accelerate and plan the cloud journey and allows us to scale. I wouldn't recommend the IBM Cloud if you know how to scale and distribute the servers world wide.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudStack

Whether our clients are VPS hosting providers or operate private cloud infrastructure for their internal enterprise requirements, CloudStack provides solutions in an easy to implement and operate way that is simple to provide training for.The learning curve for our customesr adopting CloudStack for the management of their cloud infrastructure is shallow, enabling our clients to come up to speed quickly without having to outsource their administrative functions any longer than necessary
Nidhin Chandradas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.7
CloudStack
Virtual machine automated provisioning
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.5
CloudStack
Management console
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.4
CloudStack
Live virtual machine backup
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.4
CloudStack
Live virtual machine migration
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.1
CloudStack
Hypervisor-level security
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.3
CloudStack

Pros

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • The performance is top notch. Our on-prem environment was always suffering from lag and general sluggishness. With IBM running everything, it's much smoother.
  • It's always up to date. Our previous environment was always lacking the latest updates and security features. Our audit department enjoys having the peace of mind that everything is up to date.
  • They handle the security of the environment. It allows our security team to focus on higher priority issues. They dont have to worry about making sure our systems are secured.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudStack

  • Low-cost solution
  • Open-source
  • Engaged community
  • Solid documentation
  • Is a very reliable tool for orchestration with good usability
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • More marketing capabilities
Trevor Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudStack

  • Sometimes you can find undocumented bugs that can compromise the entire infrastructure.
  • [If] you don't have an official support channel, you have try to find out the source of the problem by yourself.
  • Volume size limitation. Other players allow you to create volumes up to 64TB while ACS allows only 2TB volumes
João Victor Rodrigues Soares | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud 8.2
Based on 3 answers
It is easy to use and setting it up is simple. The only con is that the pricing is a little bit high as well as documentation is a little low; so we had to do some personal learning to be able to fully utilize the product, or hop on the phone with someone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudStack

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud 8.2
Based on 4 answers
I am not engaged in the support aspect of the product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudStack

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

We selected VMware over Azure due to the fact that it was already familiar and still offered the same cloud capabilities that Azure would have gained us. This allowed us to keep using the same interface and not have to relearn everything from start to finish with a new product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudStack

The University, my first large implementation, had a big issue with 149 small data centers spread on São Paulo State, this data centers costs to university were very high, the consolidation idea in two data centers were awesome, but were worried with the management, so we adopted ACS to management of all 576 physical hosts. Now a days the university is delivering IaaS for all staff, students, teachers and researchers, they are using these resources to delivery services to their clients and have a great results in research area
Nidhin Chandradas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • Deployment for new employees has decreased from 3 weeks to 4 days
Trevor Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudStack

  • Low-cost solution (free and open-source)
  • More than 2000 users using it simultaneously
  • Stable and reliable
  • Up and running since 2012
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CloudStack

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.7
CloudStack
8.6

Usability

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
8.2
CloudStack

Support Rating

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
8.2
CloudStack

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