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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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Score 9.1 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

EC2 is really standing out when a team is committed to the AWS stack and wants to deploy production jobs on the long term. Reserved instances have competitive pricing and in general the reliability is guaranteed. Spot EC2 instances are also good, when a one-time backfill or feature generation workload needs to be performed.For users who want to use a managed service, for example a Hadoop platform, I would recommend going with Cloudera and similar companies to get the best support possible.
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

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.1
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.3
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.4
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.8
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.9
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.3
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Security controls
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.7
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Server Virtualization

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.8
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.9
Management console
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.7
Live virtual machine backup
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.9
Live virtual machine migration
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
5.9
Hypervisor-level security
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.4

Pros

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • EC2 has wide variety of machine configurations. If the intended solutions are memory heavy, CPU heavy, GPU heavy or IO heavy, EC2 will provide proper machine configurations as per the requirements.
  • EC2 has lot of Machine Images to setup OS and required softwares. It also allows you to create the image of your own disk. This facilitates user to stop the EC2 instance without loosing the work. It helps to reduce the bill. The image can be attached again to EC2 to start from the same place from where it was left.
  • Amazon allows different way to obtain instances like on-demand, spot and reserved. Depending upon the need, one can take wise decision to save cost and address the situation in the best possible way.
Apurv Doshi | 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

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • The UI of AWS is quite hard to familiarize with, along with the infrastructure setup. It's a conglomeration of hundreds of acronyms specific to AWS that must be understood including their minutiae to effectively run a cloud deployment. While AWS' documentation is extensive, their beginner-focused guides could use work.
  • Instances become incredibly hard to manage after a critical mass, forcing companies to create their own management applications to fill the void that AWS leaves. Along with this, AWS' SDKs can be very poorly documented making this task exponentially more difficult.
  • If you lose your SSH key that is released with the creation of the instance, you lose complete access to the server. While I understand the reasoning behind this decision, MFA recovery would be a nice touch.
Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • I wish it were a bit easier to manage user access.
  • The initial configuration process could be a bit more streamlined.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best in its class.Easy to implement.Big community for support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 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

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 8.9
Based on 10 answers
AWS's support is good overall. Not outstanding, but better than average. We have had very little reason to engage with AWS support but in our limited experience, the staff has been knowledgeable, timely and helpful. The only negative is actually initiating a service request can be a bit of a pain.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.4
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 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 7.5
Based on 2 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 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

AWS EC2 is the mainstay of several AWS tools, with CodeBuild that includes AWS Cloud9, and CodePipeline, which allow us to work quickly, efficiently, for all the work team, regardless of whether it is remotely or locally, always keeping the progress saved in the cloud. With Lambda it can be compiled at any time in a fast way, with AWS WAF we protect the different connections, since it provides a high level of security, without having to configure too much, in general all the tools work perfectly with EC2, speeding up the development time of the different projects
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware solutions is much easier to use and makes migration simple. This is huge for a diverse team that needs to learn software quick and be able to utilize it fast to respond to a data issue. We have also saved money by switching.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • Instance procurement time has become negligible with EC2. Any developer can provision an instance very quickly and companies can move towards automation of CI/CD pipelines and auto provisioning of EC2s.
  • Companies do not have to spend money in managing infrastructures, data centers, staff to manage these, networking, connectivity etc. All this will be taken care by AWS and EC2 can be used to run your enterprise softwares and custom applications.
  • If not correctly monitored EC2 prices can run up very quickly. So proper monitoring has to be in place in your organization. Non-prod and dev EC2 servers should be brought down in evening and night.
Anonymous | 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

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
10.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Performance

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.9
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.4

Implementation Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5

Scalability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

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