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Score 7.8 out of 101
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Score 7.4 out of 101

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.
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IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is great - especially if you have a small IT staff and deal with challenges on day to day basis on keeping the environment up to date, not allowing to do new things and focus on new business objectives and goals. IBM cloud can address a need to have migrated IAAS or DRAAS. It's a cost-effective solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.5
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.1
Management console
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.4
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.4
Live virtual machine backup
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
5.9
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
5.5
Live virtual machine migration
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
5.5
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
5.8
Hypervisor-level security
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.6
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.4

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.
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IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • Easy to get started if you know the basics
  • Lower cost compared to other storage backup solutions
  • Easy to scale as you grow
  • Easy to maintain with minimal manual oversight
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Cons

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • Time latency
  • Support could be better
  • Price is high
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IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • The integration services could be more robust
  • The pilot programs could be more user-friendly
  • Education and training could be more comprehensive for beginners
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Usability

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Everything is very clearly laid out. Being familiar with vSphere already, it was a quick transition over to the IBM environment. This allowed us to spend less time on the implementation phase and move quickly to actually utilizing the system on a day to day basis. Also, the performance is very good. No lagginess to the website like our previous on-prem environment.
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IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

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Support

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud 7.9
Based on 3 answers
We have had very few instances where we needed to reach out for support, but each time we have the response has been quick. The techs have been knowledgeable and resolved issues in a timely manner
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IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

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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.
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IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is better for clients on a dollar to dollar basis compared to AWS Backup. It allows customers to easily see how much resources they are using in the cloud (a feature not fully available with AWS). This helps save them money and be smarter with their backup storage.
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Return on Investment

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • It has a positive impact on the cost required to maintain our vSphere environment by allowing us to get rid of our vsphere hardware and not worry about maintenance either.
  • There have been very few negatives, but one would definitely be the open-ended cost associated with cloud products in general.
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IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • Positive: Less time managing and supporting the infrastructure that supports our data platform
  • We were able to complete a project faster than it would've taken to build out a data center and purchase hardware.
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Pricing Details

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

General

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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

General

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

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