<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
46 Ratings
4 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 6.3 out of 100

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
46 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CenturyLink Public Cloud

I believe for small to mid business application hosting Centurylink provides an adequate service. When moving to larger scale business enviornments I believe the limitations, slowness is going to become a problem
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

We used it to deploy a version of our data science environment, particularly in tight integrations. Some software needs both administrative and technical support to handle it, and with the VPC sitting outside our company's infrastructure, we could readily build without burden. This allowed us to grab ROI faster and within the deadlines required by the business areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.0
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.7
Dynamic scaling
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.7
Elastic load balancing
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
6.7
Pre-configured templates
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
6.7
Monitoring tools
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.7
Pre-defined machine images
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.4
Operating system support
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.8
Security controls
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
9.3

Pros

CenturyLink Public Cloud

  • Offloading the requirements for hosting apps in house - cost savings
  • Access ability - users could access documents and programs from anywhere
  • Collaborative work ability - multiple users could work within the same enviornment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • The IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) architecture allows scripted preparation and management of the virtual environment, which we use to link the IBM VPC API with an Ultimus CPS solution, allowing our colleagues to manage the IBM environment directly from our own management solution.
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) uses a "pay what you use" pricing model. By integrating the IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) API into Ultimus management processes, the machines can be started and stopped automatically specifically for the needed times. This saves us a lot of money.
  • The performance of the IBM VPM machines is excellent and gives us great performance for developing and presenting our Ultimus products and solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CenturyLink Public Cloud

  • Perhaps ease of use - it's not convoluted but a little more streamlined of an interface would be great
  • Make your presence more known - in a world of heavily advertised cloud options CenturyLink is not at the top of the pile and I think it may be due to a lack of awareness in the business community. Advertise!
  • Streamline functionality - interface can be a little slow at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • The documentation and integration between OpenShift and IBMCloud was not clear. It took some time to figure out which interface to use to setup certain items.
  • Better communication between departments could be improved. Had a billing question and had two departments saying it was the other team's issue. Took three days of back and forth to resolve.
  • The documentation for loading containers into IBM Cloud OpenShift container registry was not clear. The correct commands were not documented.
Ralph Rebacz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 8.6
Based on 9 answers
Great responsiveness and detailed know-how from the team. Self Explanatory and good resources on the Web to resolve issues. Good communication on issues via email. Good response times on issues which arise and where we have received support from the IBM support team. We believe that IBM is a great Partner to base our IT applications and we believe that a critical infrastructure like a cloud backend will be well served if we continue to base it on IBM.
Orlando Remédios | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 7.4
Based on 21 answers
It's fairly easy to use once you use it a couple of times, but I wouldn't like to rely on IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) completely because I don't want to be locked into a particular cloud provider. In terms of support, the docs are pretty good, but sometimes you wish that information was easier to access like with other providers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CenturyLink Public Cloud

I did not select the application hosting environment - I was a user. That being said I do not have much of a voice in the difference between hosted services that I have experienced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

We chose IBM Cloud [Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)] because of its tight integration with the Lithops library, which allows us to quickly scale our compute resources by provisioning VPC instances or calling Cloud Functions, handling all the deployment, data moving, etc. without us needing to know the details or learn another language, all from Python code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Future readiness--we have the ability to quickly respond and build custom demos for customers in a short timeframe.
  • Savings on hardware--we have the ability to spin up large workloads to demonstrate to customers the performance of our tools and IBM Cloud.
Ralph Rebacz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CenturyLink Public Cloud

General

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

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CenturyLink Public Cloud
7.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.5

Support Rating

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.6

Implementation Rating

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.4

Add comparison