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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 6.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

Amazon AMIs has been very useful for the quick setup and implementation of deep learning for data analysis which is something I have used the service for in my own research. We commonly use the service to enable students to run intensive deep learning algorithms for their assessments. This service works well in this scenario as it allows students to quickly set up a suitable environment and get started with little hassle.If you are looking to run simple, surface level deep learning algorithms (kind of contradictory statement I know) then AMI is more complicated than most will need. When it comes to teaching the basics of Machine Learning, this kind of system is unnecessary and there are other alternatives which can be used. That being said this service is a must if you are looking to run complex deep learning via the cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

VMware on IBM Cloud is well suited for
  • End-of-life on-premises hardware--transition to cloud as opposed to putting huge CapEx on buying new hardware
  • Already on-premises team have a great deal of VMware experience and do not want to re-tool
  • DR site on cloud
  • Burst capacity to cloud/hybrid cloud
VMware on IBM is not recommended if
  • Client wants to be cloud native
  • Client IT team does not have good VMware knowledge.
Amr Momtaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.1
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.2
Management console
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.2
Live virtual machine backup
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.0
Live virtual machine migration
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.0
Hypervisor-level security
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.2

Pros

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

  • You can get several common packages including keras, pytorch and tensorflow setup within an environment ready to code on any AWS instance which saves time
  • Great for virtual applications that helps communicate between various pieces of software
  • Not need to worry about compatibility or any major aspects of setup e.g. GPU configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • Ease of use - we don't want to spend extra hours trying to figure out a problem
  • Easy Setup - onboarding was simple and quick
  • Great documentation - Most of the answers to our questions are very easily accessible without additional help
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

  • Some aspects of the User Interface are quite confusing and activating packages can be a bit convoluted
  • It can be a bit confusing to switch between frameworks for novice users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • Support is horrible and or non-existent
  • Documentation is out of date and incorrect for the most part
  • IBM employees and salespeople are not aware of features or offerings
  • Does not integrate the Zerto, only Veeam and has limited options for data migration
David Fertig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We are highly likely to renew this product as it has quickly very integral across our organization and is useful in almost all of our core data analytics and business processes. We have to ensure the cost side is manageable and still worth it upon renewal - but don't see this as a major hurdle
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We view IBM as one of the most reliable vendors we have dealt with from an availability perspective. No issue whatsoever in terms of getting answers and solutions in a timely manner when we need them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We use this product both on a stand alone basis and have also integrated it with various internal systems. We have not experienced any delay / issues when using the product in either instance - excellent and consistent performer across the board
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.6
Based on 10 answers
Overall, just a great experience here. No one in my opinion gets a perfect 10/10 rating (no one is ever perfect), so 9/10 is probably as good as it gets! From initial planning to post implementation support, the IBM Cloud and professional services has been there for my group as much as we have needed them. Great job!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 7.5
Based on 4 answers
IBM professional services helped us plan and implement the project with great success. They guided the project from planning, scoping, pre-implementation, testing, roll-out, then production and post-production support. We were very impressed with their knowledge of VMware and really appreciated their desire to make our project a success. I would highly recommend them!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

Both of these services provide similar functionality and from my experience both are top class services which cover most of your needs. I think ultimately it comes down to what you need each service for. For example Amazon DL AMIs allows for clustering by default meaning I am able to run several clustering algorithms without a problem whereas IBM Watson Studio doesn't provide this functionality. They both provide a wide range of default packages such as Amazon providing caffe-2 and IBM providing sci-kitlearn. My main point is that both are very good services which have very similar functionality, you just need to think about the costs, suitability of features and integration with other services you are using.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is highly scalable - our primary concern upon implementation was this very issue. We found it integrates with our own internal systems in a very seamless manner - have had absolutely no issues on this front
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

  • It has made our Data Science/ Machine Learning Courses easier to manage/ need less human input therefore allowing us to increase the cohort size for this degree
  • It has unified a lot of technologies reducing the load on our IT team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

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

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
7.3
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

Usability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Performance

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.6

Implementation Rating

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5

Scalability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

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