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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

VSOM

Vsphere Operation Management is suitable for automating the process of bringing up an alternate data center in case of a disaster. It also is a great way for testing your readiness of disaster. You have the ability to bring up a server in a "bubble" for testing. This way you can show your admins how the failover process will work.
Kurt Pritchett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.7
VSOM
10.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.5
VSOM
10.0
Management console
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.4
VSOM
10.0
Live virtual machine backup
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.4
VSOM
Live virtual machine migration
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.1
VSOM
10.0
Hypervisor-level security
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.3
VSOM
10.0

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

VSOM

  • The best thing about VSOM is that it's built into VCenter so you only have one point of administration
  • VSOM does a great job of making applications intuitive
  • Re-IPing virtual machines are a must and VSOM does a great job of making this a simple process
Kurt Pritchett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • More marketing capabilities
Trevor Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

VSOM

  • The installation of VSOM is very tedious
  • It uses an MS SQL database
  • It should be able to adjust for hardware modifications in VCenter
Kurt Pritchett | 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

VSOM

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

VSOM

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

VSOM

vSphere with Operations Management has a much better way of automating the re-IPing of servers so you can stand them up in a different environment or location. You do, however, need another way of replicating your servers to your DR site, VSOM will not do that. We used EMC Recover Point for replication.
Kurt Pritchett | 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

VSOM

  • In the case of a disaster, the ROI would be substantial.
  • The license for VSOM is pretty expensive initially.
  • Support for VSOM is terrific.
Kurt Pritchett | 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

VSOM

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
VSOM
8.0

Usability

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
8.2
VSOM

Support Rating

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
8.2
VSOM

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