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Score 8.8 out of 100

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

It works well as run-of-the-mill NFS that is managed as a service rather than a server. It works anywhere NFS is usable.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

If you're already a customer of IBM, or using an IBM product through an ASP or reseller, or you need access to the hundreds of services IBM provides, it's a great place to build out your infrastructure.
If you're an established company slowly adding VMs, a smaller provider in the vast digital ocean of choices may be better.
Scott Galvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
8.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.0
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.7
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
4.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
7.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.0
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
4.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.9
Security controls
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
7.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.0

Pros

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

  • EFS is easily made high-availability.
  • EFS is simple to implement.
  • EFS uses native NFS file-sharing protocol.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • The pricing options for services is awesome, offering bare-metal and other high-demand services at hourly rates.
  • Softlayer offers a huge assortment of high-powered services, such as Nvidia Tesla GPU computing, high-bandwidth connection options, and highly customizable bare-metal servers
  • All of Softlayers' plans and services are fully adaptable to to fit your needs, with a huge amount of options for both the services they offer and the management options available for those services.
Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

  • EFS could be made highly-available across regions.
  • EFS could be made with a better on-premise extension than Cloud Gateway.
  • EFS could be made to support CIFS/SMB.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • The IBM Cloud Web UI is very slow and not responsive
  • It would be nice to provide a direct way to choose a template image when creating a VSI
  • It would be nice if transient VSIs can be resized (CPU and Mem)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

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 Elastic File System (EFS)

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The documentation is sufficient for setting up and it is basic NFS for mounting so not much support is required. I have not had any issues to warrant a request with AWS support.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers 7.5
Based on 2 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 Elastic File System (EFS)

EFS is essentially an NFS export offering, just simplified and accessible through all the automation and scalability that AWS offers. It provides high-available replicated data in multiple AZs with is akin to something like DRBD, but without having to manage the layer of software that does replication and keeps track of roles.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

I have had a dedicated server for 20 years. The last company, Softlayer, got bought out by IBM, and the transition has been a very good one. When I started using IBM for all my hosting solutions, I became a really big fan. Everything has been a user-friendly experience. The products have been really easy to work with.
Jeffrey Lange | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

  • EFS has made managing NFS file exports easier with less administration.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • Freed up our team to focus on working on our own products and not having to worry about maintaining and patching servers.
  • On-demand procurement allowed our team to quickly spin up servers as needed and shut them down when work is done.
Qing Miao | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

General

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

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) 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

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Editions & Modules

Edition
IBM Cloud Public Virtual Serversstarting at $0.0381
IBM Cloud Dedicated Virtual Serversstarting at $0.221
IBM Cloud Public Virtual Serversstarting at $25.212
IBM Cloud Dedicated Virtual Serversstarting at $149.002
IBM Cloud Transient Virtual Serversstarting at $0.013
IBM Cloud Reserved Virtual Serversstarting at $0.023
IBM Cloud Reserved Virtual Serversstarting at $13.274
  1. per hour
  2. per month
  3. per hour
  4. per month
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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
7.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
8.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.5

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