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164 Ratings
4 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Amazon Elastic Transcoder ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

9.2

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

92%
8.4

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

84%
Amazon Elastic Transcoder ranks higher in 7/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
74 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
69 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
56 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
64 Ratings

Monitoring tools

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
73 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
71 Ratings

Operating system support

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
77 Ratings

Security controls

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
71 Ratings

Automation

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Elastic Transcoder is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

85%
3 Ratings
8.4

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

84%
81 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.0

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

80%
2 Ratings
7.7

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

77%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

It is well suited in a large setting where people use different file formats and various apps to record and transfer their audio or video files across devices. In such scenarios, the transcoder would of real help to eliminate the hassle of converting the files into desired formats for viewing or doing some other analysis.
The transcoder would not be of much use if all the files have the same format and does not need any conversion from their source file formats. It would prove costly and not useful if it's just an additional step that is of no particular use
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 Elastic Transcoder

  • Works at scale, you can can transcode a high number of videos at the same time.
  • Supports a good number of formats.
  • Good integration with AWS S3 and other AWS Services.
Abhinav Neela | 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 Elastic Transcoder

  • Amazon Elastic Transcoder requires a fair amount of setup.
Dan Davidson | 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 Elastic Transcoder

General

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

Starting Price

$0.0,045 per minute

Amazon Elastic Transcoder Editions & Modules

Edition
Audio Only$0.00451
Less than 720p$0.0151
720p and above$0.031
  1. per minute
Additional Pricing Details
Amazon Elastic Transcoder offers a monthly free usage tier. The free tier consists of: 20 minutes of free audio-only output per month, 20 minutes of free SD output per month and 10 minutes of free HD output per month. Once you exceed the number of minutes in this free usage tier, you will be charged at the prevailing rates.

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 Elastic Transcoder

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 Transcoder

Amazon Elastic Transcoder 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Support for Amazon Elastic Transcoder is the same as any other service within AWS. If you are familiar with AWS, it is easy to start using Elastic Transcoder
Dan Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Elastic Transcoder

Amazon Elastic Transcoder is in a league of its own when compared to other alternatives in the market. The most noticeable competitor would be either Microsoft or Adobe or Google. When I had a chance to compare Azure products and Amazon products, the difference is obvious and the experience provided by both the products are very different in terms of user experience and interaction with the application. The cost and availability also were taken into consideration when choosing between the two shortlisted choices. So we went with Amazon's product as it is widely used and has support and maintenance which is basically better than the competition.
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 Elastic Transcoder

  • Less time for integration with this service if you are already in AWS stack
  • No real time transcoding is a negative
Abhinav Neela | 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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