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Score 7.4 out of 100

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    84%
    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    74 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    69 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    56 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    64 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    73 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    71 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    77 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    71 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.3

    Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

    73%
    1 Rating
    8.4

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    84%
    81 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    77%
    3 Ratings

    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 Virtual Servers

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is well-suited for use when an organization requires the ability to create multiple infrastructure environments in a short period of time without having to manage hardware or software. On the other hand, it is not appropriate for use in scenarios that require a high level of security or compliance, as the infrastructure is hosted on shared hardware.
    Syed Shahrukh Hassan Rizvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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 Virtual Servers

    • IBM VPC connect through any ssh and it's easy to handle it through any instance.
    • Public key and private key for access server is best part in security concerns.
    • Lightweight application to be easy to host on VPC rather than software as a service.
    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 Virtual Servers

    • Softlayer is designed primarily for advanced clients, and can be a little finicky like many other advanced services, such as highly-customizable options for nearly every part of a service. You build your servers by specs, just like a real server, rather than clicking a few buttons to get a basic cookie-cutter server.
    • Costs are much higher than one would expect, however, you do get what you pay for, and having high-quality equipment available at hourly rates is going to cost.
    • Support is surprisingly mediocre, and the primary cause of most complaints about softlayer. I personally have had no problems with support, but, remember that this is an "advanced" service, and even my eyes go cross-eyed looking at the config options of a server. I would imagine support is focused and trained for dealing with experienced Linux admins, and developers, and would not be of much help to anyone that accidentally ventured in, expecting an EC2 style experience.
    Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Amazon Deep Learning AMIs Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    $0.01 per hour

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Editions & Modules

    Edition
    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (dedicated host)starting at $0.221
    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (dedicated host)starting at $149.002
    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (multi-tenant)starting at $0.0383
    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (multi-tenant)starting at $25.214
    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (reserved)starting at $0.025
    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (reserved)starting at $13.276
    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (transient)starting at $0.017
    1. per hour
    2. per month
    3. per hour
    4. per month
    5. per hour
    6. per month
    7. per hour
    Additional Pricing Details
    IBM Cloud virtual servers include 250 GB of outbound public bandwidth, unmetered inbound public bandwidth, and unmetered private and management network bandwidth.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    It's hard to imagine not renewing having spent so much time setting up our infrastructure to utilise the CVS
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers 7.7
    Based on 3 answers
    It is adequate, but you need to be ready to argue your point - which is fair enough, I suppose, but being given the opposite of the benefit of the doubt every time does not necessarily result in an enjoyable user experience.
    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 Virtual Servers

    IBM virtual server is the most trusted brand to get good supports and high productivity. We used it for the most scalable servers to use and meet the needs. It provides scalability, security all in a single place to backup and use and store your data without any worry.
    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 Virtual Servers

    • Supports businesses who want compute power on demand (instances are ready within minutes).
    • It can give you access to a 32-core CPU at $0.29 for short running or interruptible processes - enabling cost-efficient number crunching.
    • Given me a taste of the powers of remote compute power for compilation and development.
    Keldon Alleyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

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