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Score 8.5 out of 100

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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Score 8.3 out of 100

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

We used it to deploy a version of our data science environment, particularly in tight integrations. Some software needs both administrative and technical support to handle it, and with the VPC sitting outside our company's infrastructure, we could readily build without burden. This allowed us to grab ROI faster and within the deadlines required by the business areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.1
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.0
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.1
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.7
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.3
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.6
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.4
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
6.7
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
6.7
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.7
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.9
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.4
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.3
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.8
Security controls
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.7
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
9.3

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • The IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) architecture allows scripted preparation and management of the virtual environment, which we use to link the IBM VPC API with an Ultimus CPS solution, allowing our colleagues to manage the IBM environment directly from our own management solution.
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) uses a "pay what you use" pricing model. By integrating the IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) API into Ultimus management processes, the machines can be started and stopped automatically specifically for the needed times. This saves us a lot of money.
  • The performance of the IBM VPM machines is excellent and gives us great performance for developing and presenting our Ultimus products and solutions.
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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • The documentation and integration between OpenShift and IBMCloud was not clear. It took some time to figure out which interface to use to setup certain items.
  • Better communication between departments could be improved. Had a billing question and had two departments saying it was the other team's issue. Took three days of back and forth to resolve.
  • The documentation for loading containers into IBM Cloud OpenShift container registry was not clear. The correct commands were not documented.
Ralph Rebacz | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 9.2
Based on 12 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 8.6
Based on 9 answers
Great responsiveness and detailed know-how from the team. Self Explanatory and good resources on the Web to resolve issues. Good communication on issues via email. Good response times on issues which arise and where we have received support from the IBM support team. We believe that IBM is a great Partner to base our IT applications and we believe that a critical infrastructure like a cloud backend will be well served if we continue to base it on IBM.
Orlando Remédios | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 7.4
Based on 21 answers
It's fairly easy to use once you use it a couple of times, but I wouldn't like to rely on IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) completely because I don't want to be locked into a particular cloud provider. In terms of support, the docs are pretty good, but sometimes you wish that information was easier to access like with other providers.
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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

We chose IBM Cloud [Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)] because of its tight integration with the Lithops library, which allows us to quickly scale our compute resources by provisioning VPC instances or calling Cloud Functions, handling all the deployment, data moving, etc. without us needing to know the details or learn another language, all from Python code.
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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Future readiness--we have the ability to quickly respond and build custom demos for customers in a short timeframe.
  • Savings on hardware--we have the ability to spin up large workloads to demonstrate to customers the performance of our tools and IBM Cloud.
Ralph Rebacz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

General

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

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Editions & Modules

Edition
On-Demand$0.0042 - $6.5281
Data Transfer$0.00 - $0.092
EBS-Optimized Instances$0.0053
Carrier IP Addresses$0.005 - $0.10
T2, T3 Instances$0.05 ($0.096)5
T4g Instances$0.046
  1. per Hour
  2. per GB
  3. per IP address with a running instance per hour on a pro rata basis
  4. per vCPU-Hour Linux, RHEL, & SLES (Windows)
  5. per vCPU-Hour Linux, RHEL, & SLES
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

General

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

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.5

Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
10.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.6

Implementation Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.4

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