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IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    8.3

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    83%

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AWS Elastic Beanstalk ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    9.2
    92%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    8.9
    89%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    8.9
    89%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    8.9
    89%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform access control

    7.3
    73%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    6.8
    68%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    8.7
    87%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    8.3
    83%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    7.7
    77%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    8.4
    84%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    7.9
    79%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    84%
    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    74 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    69 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    56 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    64 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    73 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    71 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    77 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    71 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWS Elastic Beanstalk is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    80%
    29 Ratings
    8.4

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    84%
    81 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.9

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    79%
    2 Ratings
    8.2

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    82%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    7.7

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    77%
    9 Ratings

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    80%
    24 Ratings
    7.7

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    77%
    3 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    70%
    4 Ratings

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk is well suited for [the] rapid development of applications that use standard compute platforms based on popular programming languages. So getting a Go, Python, Ruby, or Node.js app going in AWS Elastic Beanstalk will be easy. For non-standard applications, containers provide another option for using AWS Elastic Beanstalk. In either case, AWS Elastic Beanstalk is well suited for applications that are [self-contained]. AWS Elastic Beanstalk is also good for development or test environments that need a built-in deployment method.AWS Elastic Beanstalk is less appropriate for complex applications that rely on multiple AWS services. While deploying and running the base code might be easy to get going, it may be difficult to apply permissions and integrations with the other services.
    Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    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.
    Syed Shahrukh Hassan Rizvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    • AWS Elastic Beanstalk was easy to implement, we only had to insert the application code to have it up and running in a few minutes. This helps us to launch company campaigns for different areas such as marketing, commercial and human resources.
    • It has a fast learning curve, since the training material of the platform is public on the manufacturer's portal, furthermore it is easy to interact and intuitive for developers.
    • The productivity of the equipment is optimized since they are not worrying about preparing the platform or infrastructure, they only have to attend to what is required by the application and its operation and this maintenance.
    • The indicators and metrics that it has, ensure that the application cannot be saturated and have a performance problem, with AWS Elastic Beanstalk the application can scale resources when needed automatically.
    Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    • Limited to the frameworks and configurations that AWS supports. There is no native way to use Elastic Beanstalk to deploy a Go application behind Nginx, for example.
    • It's not always clear what's changed on an underlying system when AWS updates an EB stack; the new version is announced, but AWS does not say what specifically changed in the underlying configuration. This can have unintended consequences and result in additional work in order to figure out what changes were made.
    Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    • 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.
    Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $35 per month

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk Editions & Modules

    Edition
    No Charge$01
    1. Users pay for AWS resources (e.g. EC2, S3 buckets, etc.) used to store and run the application.
    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

    Starting Price

    $0.01 per hour

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Editions & Modules

    Edition
    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
    1. per hour
    2. per month
    3. per hour
    4. per month
    5. per hour
    6. per month
    7. per hour
    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.

    Likelihood to Renew

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk 7.9
    Based on 2 answers
    As our technology grows, it makes more sense to individually provision each server rather than have it done via beanstalk. There are several reasons to do so, which I cannot explain without further diving into the architecture itself, but I can tell you this. With automation, you also loose the flexibility to morph the system for your specific needs. So if you expect that in future you need more customization to your deployment process, then there is a good chance that you might try to do things individually rather than use an automation like beanstalk.
    Rahul Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Usability

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk 7.7
    Based on 9 answers
    It is a great tool to manage your applications. You just need to write the codes, and after that with one click, your app will be online and accessible from the internet. That is a huge help for people who do not know about infrastructure or do not want to spend money on maintaining infrastructure.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk 8.0
    Based on 24 answers
    As I described earlier it has been really cost effective and really easy for fellow developers who don't want to waste weeks and weeks into learning and manually deploying stuff which basically takes month to create and go live with the Minimal viable product (MVP). With AWS Beanstalk within a week a developer can go live with the Minimal viable product easily.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers 7.7
    Based on 3 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

    Implementation Rating

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk 7.0
    Based on 4 answers
    - Do as many experiments as you can before you commit on using beanstalk or other AWS features.- Keep future state in mind. Think through what comes next, and if that is technically possible to do so.- Always factor in cost in terms of scaling.- We learned a valuable lesson when we wanted to go multi-region, because then we realized many things needs to change in code. So if you plan on using this a lot, factor multiple regions.
    Rahul Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk handles better in server autoscaling, load balancers,networking infrastructure for databases.It also helps in creating all of the architecture needed to run our apps and services.[AWS] Elastic Beanstalk also handles all of the provisioning, scaling, and implementation of the application stack unlike other competitors without a fuss.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    • Greatly reduced time in setting up and deploying test environments has saved a lot of hours and money.
    • Near-zero maintenance means that we don't spend any time tending to servers, the app containers just work.
    • The initial learning curve is a little steep to get services hosted in Elastic Beanstalk talking to external services like Redis, MongoDB, etc; but once one understands the pattern, development is a breeze.
    • The command line interface has enabled us to build many utility scripts that simplify our development workflow, thereby saving time.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    • 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.
    Keldon Alleyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

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