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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Lightsail

1. It's highly recommended for users who are looking to build their own VPN service2. Amazon Lightsail provides plenty of outgoing data for any use case (e.g., a $3.50 plan provides 500GB of outgoing data)3. Can be used to deploy containerized applications that require scaling4. Plans ranging from $3.50 to $160 a month, which is awesome
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

VMware on IBM Cloud is well suited for
  • End-of-life on-premises hardware--transition to cloud as opposed to putting huge CapEx on buying new hardware
  • Already on-premises team have a great deal of VMware experience and do not want to re-tool
  • DR site on cloud
  • Burst capacity to cloud/hybrid cloud
VMware on IBM is not recommended if
  • Client wants to be cloud native
  • Client IT team does not have good VMware knowledge.
Amr Momtaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Lightsail
8.8
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Lightsail
10.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Lightsail
9.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Lightsail
7.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Lightsail
10.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Monitoring tools
Amazon Lightsail
4.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Lightsail
10.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Operating system support
Amazon Lightsail
10.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Security controls
Amazon Lightsail
10.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Server Virtualization

Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.1
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.2
Management console
Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.2
Live virtual machine backup
Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.0
Live virtual machine migration
Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.0
Hypervisor-level security
Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.2

Pros

Amazon Lightsail

  • Value instances packages
  • Better organized UI
  • Easy billing resulting in higher efficiency
  • Cheaper than competition
  • Better support staff
  • Can adjust for any bills you may have incurred by accident
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • Ease of use - we don't want to spend extra hours trying to figure out a problem
  • Easy Setup - onboarding was simple and quick
  • Great documentation - Most of the answers to our questions are very easily accessible without additional help
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Lightsail

  • Very little documentation
  • Fewer support options in Amazon Lightsail
  • They only allow one adjustment and force you to terminate the instance that caused the issue before adjusting
  • Be aware of your usage in AWS
  • Always check for any extra unwanted bills
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • Support is horrible and or non-existent
  • Documentation is out of date and incorrect for the most part
  • IBM employees and salespeople are not aware of features or offerings
  • Does not integrate the Zerto, only Veeam and has limited options for data migration
David Fertig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Lightsail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We are highly likely to renew this product as it has quickly very integral across our organization and is useful in almost all of our core data analytics and business processes. We have to ensure the cost side is manageable and still worth it upon renewal - but don't see this as a major hurdle
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Lightsail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Everything is very clearly laid out. Being familiar with vSphere already, it was a quick transition over to the IBM environment. This allowed us to spend less time on the implementation phase and move quickly to actually utilizing the system on a day to day basis. Also, the performance is very good. No lagginess to the website like our previous on-prem environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Lightsail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We view IBM as one of the most reliable vendors we have dealt with from an availability perspective. No issue whatsoever in terms of getting answers and solutions in a timely manner when we need them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon Lightsail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We use this product both on a stand alone basis and have also integrated it with various internal systems. We have not experienced any delay / issues when using the product in either instance - excellent and consistent performer across the board
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Lightsail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.6
Based on 10 answers
Overall, just a great experience here. No one in my opinion gets a perfect 10/10 rating (no one is ever perfect), so 9/10 is probably as good as it gets! From initial planning to post implementation support, the IBM Cloud and professional services has been there for my group as much as we have needed them. Great job!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Lightsail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 7.5
Based on 4 answers
IBM professional services helped us plan and implement the project with great success. They guided the project from planning, scoping, pre-implementation, testing, roll-out, then production and post-production support. We were very impressed with their knowledge of VMware and really appreciated their desire to make our project a success. I would highly recommend them!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Lightsail

Amazon Lightsail is a great platform. Before we started using it, we were using AWS EC2 instances as our primary servers after being dissatisfied with other providers. After Amazon Lightsail's introduction, we were able to reduce our operating costs, improve our quality assurance tasks, and provide much more efficient and better apps with our microservices architecture.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is better for clients on a dollar to dollar basis compared to AWS Backup. It allows customers to easily see how much resources they are using in the cloud (a feature not fully available with AWS). This helps save them money and be smarter with their backup storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon Lightsail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is highly scalable - our primary concern upon implementation was this very issue. We found it integrates with our own internal systems in a very seamless manner - have had absolutely no issues on this front
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Lightsail

  • Highly efficient for our microservices architecture
  • Price to performance
  • Scalability
  • Adjustments for unwanted bills or charges
  • Wide selection of services entice you to use Amazon Lightsail
  • Able to deploy web apps to a full infrastructure.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • It has a positive impact on the cost required to maintain our vSphere environment by allowing us to get rid of our vsphere hardware and not worry about maintenance either.
  • There have been very few negatives, but one would definitely be the open-ended cost associated with cloud products in general.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Amazon Lightsail

General

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

Amazon Lightsail Editions & Modules

Edition
512 MB Linux$3.501
1 GB Linux$5.001
2 GB Linux$10.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

General

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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Lightsail
10.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

Usability

Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Performance

Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.6

Implementation Rating

Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5

Scalability

Amazon Lightsail
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

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