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IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

If you are going to deploy within AWS, you need to know how to leverage VPCs. VPCs have several items you must configure for them to be usable and to even link one VPC to another. If you are only going to deploy a few resources or use some of the default configurations, you still need to have working knowledge of how a VPC functions. If you are used to working with VLANs and the ideology behind those, that is the best direct reference to how a VPC can be described, but with additional layers on top of that with route tables, internet gateways, etc.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.0
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
Monitoring tools
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.0
Security controls
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.0
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.7
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
Operating system support
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.9

Pros

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Protection of resources based on how roles/access should be allocated.
  • Easy to allocate network CIDR block and split up as needed for IP subnets within the VPC.
  • Used to create public and private networks within the VPC.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • The biggest issue with VPC networks is knowing how you can leverage VPC endpoints to ensure your resources within the VPC are not reaching out over the Internet to get to AWS services such as S3 and others.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

We utilize both AWS and Azure resources for our cloud deployments. The deployment of resources initially was smoother through AWS VPC due to their powerful CLI and Powershell cmdlets. In the past couple of years, the differences between some of the features of AWS VPC and Azure Vnet have diminished. However, the ease of putting things together in a logical flow still belongs in my opinion to AWS.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • AWS VPCs are actively used for following various compliance and regulatory needs such as network separation for PCI DSS. The ability to keep resources and access to those resources controlled through the initial steps of creating VPCs has helped tremendously.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

General

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

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2

Support Rating

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.5

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