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Score 8.5 out of 100

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS CloudFormation

We create the resource stack with AWS CloudFormation. We can manage all the resources as a bundle. We can update the entire stack by updating the AWS CloudFormation template. It is very easy to delete the entire resource with AWS CloudFormation. If we do those resource creations and manage them manually, then we need to do lots of manual involvements. When we use AWS CloudFormation, we can reduce time to create and manage resources.
Sampath Liyanage | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is well suited for a company looking to move 100% to the cloud. It is also well suited for a company looking to not want to worry about onsite hardware costs and upkeep. It allows for less need for dedicated onsite IT staff as well as support is included with licensing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.7
Virtual machine automated provisioning
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.3
Management console
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.4
Live virtual machine backup
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.6
Live virtual machine migration
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5
Hypervisor-level security
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.9

Pros

AWS CloudFormation

  • Infrastructure Provisioning
  • Stack Visibility
  • Auto Rollback
  • Console for History and Tracking
  • Better Integration with AWS Services
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • Adaptable valuing relying upon size and scale.
  • The presentation is first rate. Our on-prem climate was continually experiencing slack and general languor. With IBM running everything, it's much smoother.
  • Start another group as little as one ESXi worker or scale a current bunch.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS CloudFormation

  • Better examples
  • There are oddities with the yaml aspects of it, that make it a bit cumbersome
  • A template for use cases that are easily fillable - or just some place to start.
Anonymous | 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

AWS CloudFormation

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

AWS CloudFormation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 3 answers
It is easy to use and setting it up is simple. The only con is that the pricing is a little bit high as well as documentation is a little low; so we had to do some personal learning to be able to fully utilize the product, or hop on the phone with someone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

AWS CloudFormation

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

AWS CloudFormation

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

AWS CloudFormation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.1
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

AWS CloudFormation

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

AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation has more features and robustness. It is suited for professional projects since it provides stability and a wide variety of options for configurations. These include not only dividing stacks by specific code changes, but also in regions. This allows more granularity and control over all stacks. If you want to delete them all just by a region, you can do it.
Manuela Jacqueline Mercado Rodríguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is higher for customers on a greenback to greenback foundation in comparison to AWS Backup. It lets clients without problems see how a whole lot of sources they're using within the cloud (a function now no longer with AWS). This enables them to store their cash and be smarter with their backup storage.
KARANKUMAR AGRAWAL | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

AWS CloudFormation

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

AWS CloudFormation

  • Reduced AWS resource creation time
  • Reduced existing AWS resource management time
  • Reduced manual involvements on AWS resource creation
  • Better AWS CloudFormation improve the log mechanism
Sampath Liyanage | 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

AWS CloudFormation

General

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

AWS CloudFormation Editions & Modules

Edition
Free Tier - 1,000 Handler Operations per Month per Account$0.00
Handler Operation$0.00092
  1. per handler operation
Additional Pricing Details
There is no additional charge for using AWS CloudFormation with resource providers in the following namespaces: AWS::*, Alexa::*, and Custom::*. In this case you pay for AWS resources (such as Amazon EC2 instances, Elastic Load Balancing load balancers, etc.) created using AWS CloudFormation as if you created them manually. You only pay for what you use, as you use it; there are no minimum fees and no required upfront commitments. When you use resource providers with AWS CloudFormation outside the namespaces mentioned above, you incur charges per handler operation. Handler operations are create, update, delete, read, or list actions on a resource.

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Editions & Modules

Edition
On-demand0.01011
On-demand0.092
On-demand0.0000683
Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)12.804
Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)0.095
Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)0.0000686
Add-on13.007
Add-on0.0001648
Add-on0.0000419
  1. Per vCPU (hourly)
  2. Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)
  3. 0.25 IOPs 1 GB
  4. Microsoft license (monthly) per 1 vCPU²
  5. Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)
  6. 0.25 IOPs 1 GB (Per gigabyte of storage (hourly))
  7. Veeam backup license
  8. IBM Cloud Block Storage 1 GB (hourly)
  9. IBM Cloud Object Storage Cross-Regional Smart Tier 1 GB (hourly)
Additional Pricing Details
See console for details: https://cloud.ibm.com/infrastructure/vmware-solutions/console/ordernew/vdc.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS CloudFormation
9.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

Usability

AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Reliability and Availability

AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Performance

AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Support Rating

AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.1

Implementation Rating

AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5

Scalability

AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

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