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Feature Set Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    AWS CloudFormation

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    85%
    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Virtual machine automated provisioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    23 Ratings

    Management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    23 Ratings

    Live virtual machine backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    22 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    21 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    23 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.9

    AWS CloudFormation

    79%
    5 Ratings
    8.2

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    82%
    23 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    AWS CloudFormation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    80%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    AWS CloudFormation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    AWS CloudFormation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    AWS CloudFormation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    AWS CloudFormation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    90%
    10 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    AWS CloudFormation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    75%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    AWS CloudFormation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon AWS

    AWS CloudFormation is well suited for scenarios where all of your resources need to be provisioned on AWS but it is not suited for hybrid cloud deployments. It's very easy for someone new to learn. The level of customization offered as part of the template specifically for AWS services is great. There is also a UI tool where we can drag and drop the services we want and it generates an yaml file which is very easy to use. The visibility of stacks and its resources and one place where we can track and identify the issues in deployment is great.
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    IBM

    I think IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions would be a good fit for a medium to a large company looking to outsource their current in-house VMware products. The IBM solution would allow them to outsource their current infrastructure so that the company could then concentrate on their core business, whatever that may be. A smaller company with a smaller VMware footprint would probably not be a good fit here. It's a pretty complex process to get things started, so it might not be worth it for a smaller company.
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    Pros

    Amazon AWS

    • SaaS
    • Paas
    • Iaas
    • On promises
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    IBM

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Amazon AWS

    • Error Description upon Failure Needs to be Improved.
    • Slow to create, delete or update.
    • Need to delete resources manually. It can ask before starting deletion whether to skip those resources or delete them.
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    IBM

    • 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
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    Pricing Details

    AWS CloudFormation

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    AWS CloudFormation editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free Tier - 1,000 Handler Operations per Month per Account$0.001
    Handler Operation$0.00092

    Footnotes

    1. none
    2. per handler operation

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional 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

    Starting Price

    $9 Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    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

    Footnotes

    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)

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    See console for details: https://cloud.ibm.com/infrastructure/vmware-solutions/console/ordernew/vdc.

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    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
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    Usability

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    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.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    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.
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    Performance

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    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
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    Support Rating

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    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!
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    Implementation Rating

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    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!
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    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon AWS

    We didn't look into anything else as Cloudformation was "built-in" for AWS, it just kind of made sense to go with that. Terraform was something that we briefly looked into Terraform but decides to stick with Cloudformation because our task was relatively "simple". Apparently if it's a bit more complex, Terraform might be the way to go.
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    IBM

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions stacks up against them, we fully agree there are so many features in IBM cloud for VMware Solutions that make it unique and different. The system provides us hypervisor security level and the system even has live backup and storage capacity of data. This system provides us with accuracy that helps us to reduce errors and vulnerability.
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    Scalability

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    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
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    Return on Investment

    Amazon AWS

    • It has a positive ROI
    • Less time inverted in bugs
    • More stable source code
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    IBM

    • 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.
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