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15 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.5

Azure NetApp Files

85%
9.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

92%
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 8/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

8.9
89%
8 Ratings
9.3
93%
44 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

8.6
86%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
32 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
9.6
96%
24 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
9.1
91%
26 Ratings

Monitoring tools

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
8.7
87%
39 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
9.5
95%
31 Ratings

Operating system support

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
9.3
93%
43 Ratings

Security controls

8.6
86%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
42 Ratings

Automation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

Azure NetApp Files

79%
8 Ratings
9.1

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

91%
46 Ratings

Support Rating

Azure NetApp Files

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

73%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Azure NetApp Files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

82%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure NetApp Files

In my opinion, I would say it is more suitable to huge workloads, where you really needs the reliability and performance that a Netapp storage provides to you, larger share sizes, etc. Use cases where you really needs to store large amounts of non-structured data.It is not a cheap solution, I mean, you can find other options to store your data on the Cloud at smaller prices. So, for small companies, or companies that depends mostly on web-applications, or don't have such a specific requirements, I would not go with Azure Netapp Files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal servers are best suited if you are looking for an alternative for adding computing resources to your organization's IT domain. The costs of owning and maintaining a physical resource in the organization are far more than renting computing resources on the cloud. The bare-metal servers allow you to utilize the entire server for your organization's requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure NetApp Files

  • We have found that it scales very well. In some cases we had a large existing storage infrastructure and were able to migrate it while other times we started from scratch with low storage demands and Azure NetApp Files fit the bill each time.
  • We have been impressed with the replication capabailities.
  • The read and write speed when interacting with files is a major asset.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Performance - the servers perform really well, even under stress. We have some long build processes running concurrently, and the server [can] serve other applications without any problems.
  • Secure - for the most part, the servers are very secure and IBM provides many tools to help [make] sure the servers stay that way.
  • Highly Available - while we have experienced various downtimes and outages with other IBM Cloud offerings, so far, we have not experienced any with [IBM Cloud] Bare Metal Servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure NetApp Files

  • It does not support file locking although its available as an add-on
  • Design is far from native and has a learning curve
  • We would like to have backup functionality built in so that we don't run into the issue where the replication process makes a copy of the corrupted data.
HARDIK CHUDASAMA | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • [In my experience, the] Customer Service Agreement (CSA) has many gaps in terms of responsibility with Bare Metal Servers.
  • [I believe] IBM should be deploying servers and firmware updating all components before providing them to customers to prevent component failure.
  • [I feel] IBM needs lots of improvement with their legacy VPN to access IMPI management tools. The level of security of it is unparalleled when it works. Having access to KVM / IPMI is critical for any business, and when their VPN service is not working.
  • [From my experiences,] IBM deployed faulty hardware, or failed to update firmware per Lenovo notices, only to pass off blame.
  • [In my opinion,] IBM's General Counsel and Paralegal held our data/company hostage when components failed, [in my experience] to IBM "gross negligence" (in their words), only to release it if we were to limit damages to $1,000.
Jonathan Geller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure NetApp Files

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per month

Azure NetApp Files Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Storage$0.14746 per GiB1
Premium Storage$0.29419 per GiB1
Ultra Storage$0.39274 per GiB1
Cross Region Replication Minutes - Replication frequency is every 10 mins$0.14/GiB1
Cross Region Replication Hourly - Replication frequency is every 1 hour$0.12/GiB1
Cross Region Replication Daily - Replication frequency is once a day$0.11/GiB1
Backup$0.05/GiB1
Restore$0.02/GiB1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Azure NetApp Files (ANF) cloud file storage service is charged per hour based on the provisioned ANF capacity. Customers can provision a minimum of 4TiB of ANF capacity and then add additional provision capacity in the increments of 1TiB. Cross Region Replication pricing varies by the desired replication frequency per unit of data, and the region of the destination volume.

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

General

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

Starting Price

$0.51 per hour

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Editions & Modules

Edition
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $0.511
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $241.002
  1. per hour
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details
IBM Bare Metal Servers provide performance, flexibility, on-demand provisioning, and control. Choose between hourly or monthly pre-configured servers or customize with single to quad processing solutions.. Bare metal servers are available worldwide and with no monthly contracts so you can build the best solution for your workloads. Order a monthly bare metal server built to spec, and we’ll have it to you in two to four hours—with 500 GB/month outbound bandwidth included. Order an hourly bare metal server, and we’ll have it ready for you in 20 to 30 minutes. Public outbound bandwidth is charged per gigabyte.

Support Rating

Azure NetApp Files

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 7.3
Based on 2 answers
The support is decent and in an emergency they will help you if you make enough noise. However the creation of "class of customers" within the IBM ecosystem I think is a step backwards as it can put emergencies on the back burner simply because we didn't pay enough in monthly fees.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Azure NetApp Files

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I've used IBM professional services in a few cases (not for my company but for some of my clients), and the people in professional services are really helpful. You call them and set a meeting for the initial planning session, but they usually most of the work already done, they just ask some questions and they fill in the blanks. However, in some cases implementation can take longer than planned.
Gerardo Fernandez Ruiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure NetApp Files

Azure NetApp Files is very well integrated with Microsoft Azure, we use the same request methods that everyone knows from Azure. NetApp and Microsoft has built a very efficient solution that allows you to transfer virtually any service to the Microsoft public cloud. Azure NetApp Files also protects our data very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

The Best part of this IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is performance and a very highly usable part is Security stuff. everyone needs to secure their data and work with a smoothly running app. for this reason I select this server rather than another one. I will use it in feature [definitely].
Pooja Bhadja | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure NetApp Files

  • The main hurdle in promoting this solution is the price. Its price definitely requires an improvement. It is more expensive than other options, so customers go for a cheaper option.
  • Its security and ease of use are most valuable.
  • It is stable and scalable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • The reliability is the keyword. Never has any issue during 6 years in service.
  • Service pricing is quite higher then the average market price, there was a moment that we were in difficult financial situation and almost couldn't pay the service.
  • After all, the IBM reliability is the main factor that we're still in the business until today.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Azure NetApp Files

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