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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

I think IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions would be a good fit for a medium to large company looking to outsource their current in-house VMware products. The IBM solution would allow them to outsource their current infrastructure so that the company could then concentrate on their core business, whatever that may be.A smaller company with a smaller VMware footprint would probably not be a good fit here. It's a pretty complex process to get things started, so it might not be worth it for a smaller company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.7
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.8
Virtual machine automated provisioning
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.5
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.6
Management console
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.4
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.9
Live virtual machine backup
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.4
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.1
Live virtual machine migration
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.1
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
5.9
Hypervisor-level security
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.3
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5

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

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • More marketing capabilities
Trevor Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | 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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

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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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

We searched for a few alternative providers like Nutanix - however, we decided to go with IBM for their brand name and ease of implementation - however, this was a mistake and we ended up not using the product for a very long time due to operational inefficiencies it caused the organization.
Anonymous | 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

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.7
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.3

Usability

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
8.2
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Support Rating

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
8.2
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

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