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Score 8.4 out of 100

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

7.1

Amazon Fargate

71%
8.4

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

84%
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers ranks higher in 6/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
74 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
69 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
56 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

2.0
20%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
64 Ratings

Monitoring tools

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
73 Ratings

Operating system support

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
77 Ratings

Security controls

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
71 Ratings

Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
71 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Amazon Fargate

90%
1 Rating
8.4

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

84%
81 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Fargate

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

82%
1 Rating

Usability

8.0

Amazon Fargate

80%
1 Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Amazon Fargate

80%
1 Rating
7.7

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

77%
3 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

8.0

Amazon Fargate

80%
1 Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon AWS

If you need to deploy Docker containers, Amazon Fargate is a very good fit. It integrates very well with other AWS services like RDS, EFS, and Secrets manager. You can have a very robust application using those services. In case you have many containers to deploy, it is however more expensive
that if you use other services like ECS or EKS, since they allow you to
share the same infrastructure to deploy multiple containers.
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IBM

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.
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Pros

Amazon AWS

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IBM

  • 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.
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Cons

Amazon AWS

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IBM

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Fargate

Starting Price

$0.00,138,679 *per hour

Editions & Modules

Amazon Fargate editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
per vCPU$0.040481
per GB$0.0044452
Fargate Spot per vCPU$0.012629323
Fargate Spot per GB$0.001386794

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

*based on US East rates. Price varies region to region.

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

Starting Price

$0.01 per hour

Editions & Modules

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
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

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

IBM Cloud virtual servers include 250 GB of outbound public bandwidth, unmetered inbound public bandwidth, and unmetered private and management network bandwidth.

Pricing Info

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon AWS

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IBM

It's hard to imagine not renewing having spent so much time setting up our infrastructure to utilise the CVS
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Usability

Amazon AWS

It's a very practical service to use. If you need to deploy any application with a Database, disk storage, you're pretty much set.
Everything around that can be taken care of using other AWS services. Like secrets manager, certificate manager, RDS ...
And the CI/CD part is also very easy to setup, you only need on AWS CLI command to trigger a deployment, and done !
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IBM

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon AWS

AWS provides different support tiers. They are usually very reactive and are able to help solve the issues very quickly.
As for everything, the higher the support tier you get, the better and faster support you get.
If you're also a part of big company, you probably have solution architects at your disposal to help you with any inqueries.
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IBM

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.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon AWS

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IBM

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.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Amazon AWS

Pricing and billing of AWS Fargate is loosely tied to your exisiting AWS billing. You're unlikely to only use Fargate in your AWS subscription, so you get billed for everything alltoghter.
Fargate is naturally a bit more expensive that usuel docker services, but with careful planning and architecturing, you can have a very manageable cost.
You can also rely on Saving plans to reduce your bill.
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IBM

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Amazon AWS

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IBM

  • 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.
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