4 Ratings
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Score 6.3 out of 100
56 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

    89%
    IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    26 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    24 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    22 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    23 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    24 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    24 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    26 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    26 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    5 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    70%
    1 Rating
    8.5

    IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

    85%
    28 Ratings

    Support Rating

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

    85%
    12 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

    85%
    26 Ratings

    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)

    I have liked the performance of this platform since we deployed it. It provides us with an additional network layer that eliminates any bottlenecks of our virtual servers. It has high functionality speed in data processing contributing to faster workflows. Security of our private cloud is guaranteed at an affordable and reliable cost.
    Sienna Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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)

    • UI has lot of confusion, new user gets lot confusion while navigation.
    • Most of IBM cloud has pre -configured Vm's, very less customization available.
    • Very limited varieties of flavors for windows and Linux OS available.
    • Compared to AWS very less features like SQL & Oracle DB's are also missing.
    Sai karthik Satyavarapu | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    General

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

    Starting Price

    IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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) 8.5
    Based on 12 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) 8.5
    Based on 26 answers
    The implementation of the VPCs was seemless. All the components worked according to their function. This was also done quickly, and without needing a lot of administrative support. By gaining support from IBM as well, this gave us the expert administrative support we needed and did not have to burden our own departments
    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

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