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Score 8.5 out of 100

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

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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 Power Systems Virtual Server

This product excels when websites have to be operational all the time with little, if any, downtime. Conversely, if your servers are already using Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud, there is really no reason to switch over since this product excels at working with other IBM products in your tech ecosystem.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.1
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.1
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.1
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.3
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.3
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.3
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.4
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.5
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.8
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.0
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.9
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.6
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.3
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.0
Security controls
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.7
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.3

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 Power Systems Virtual Server

  • Data Copying - Off site data. Considering the pandemic, virtual servers are a HUGE upside.
  • Customer Support - This is usually overlooked until you need help. With the customer support specialists that support the IBM PSVS, the learning curve and understanding of how this work is amazing
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 Power Systems Virtual Server

  • The critical mass of users for IBM Cloud is lower than that of AWS or Google Cloud, making it more difficult to find qualified personnel for the implementation of IBM Power Systems Virtual Server instances.
  • The learning curve in deploying Power Systems Virtual Servers can be challenging for professionals unfamiliar with IBM and its range of products.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Covers the all essential and descriptive ways for end users.
Somu Rajeswari | 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 Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
As I mentioned before, it was used very efficiently.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
As I mentioned, it [is] user friendly.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Minimum training needed for usage as currently using ibm power system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is economic.
Somu Rajeswari | 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 Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server was chosen over the competitors mostly due to the flexibility. It allows the virtual server to be created exactly to the business needs. The scalability and dynamic partitioning helps ensure the server is an appropriate size and power for the payload. The other competitors each had their downfalls when it came to flexibility and IBM PowerVM really exceeds there.
José Abolnik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is efficient.
Somu Rajeswari | 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 Power Systems Virtual Server

  • It has helped us consistently provide services on time
  • Ability to run virtual servers significantly reduces hardware and maintenance costs
  • It does require significantly more training of our employees though, particularly those who do not have a lot of experience with IBM products
Matthew Spedaleri | 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 Power Systems Virtual Server

General

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

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
10.0
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Performance

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.0

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Online Training

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Scalability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

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