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4 Ratings
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Score 6.3 out of 100

IBM Power System Virtual Server

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Score 8.3 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 Power System Virtual Server

This product excels when websites have to be operational all the time with little, if any, downtime. Conversely, if your servers are already using Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud, there is really no reason to switch over since this product excels at working with other IBM products in your tech ecosystem.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
8.1
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
8.3
Dynamic scaling
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
8.3
Elastic load balancing
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
8.5
Pre-configured templates
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.8
Monitoring tools
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
8.0
Pre-defined machine images
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.6
Operating system support
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
8.0
Security controls
CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
8.3

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 Power System Virtual Server

  • Data Copying - Off site data. Considering the pandemic, virtual servers are a HUGE upside.
  • Customer Support - This is usually overlooked until you need help. With the customer support specialists that support the IBM PSVS, the learning curve and understanding of how this work is amazing
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 Power System Virtual Server

  • The critical mass of users for IBM Cloud is lower than that of AWS or Google Cloud, making it more difficult to find qualified personnel for the implementation of IBM Power Systems Virtual Server instances.
  • The learning curve in deploying Power Systems Virtual Servers can be challenging for professionals unfamiliar with IBM and its range of products.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Covers the all essential and descriptive ways for end users.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
As I mentioned before, it was used very efficiently.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
As I mentioned, it [is] user friendly.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Minimum training needed for usage as currently using ibm power system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is economic.
Somu Rajeswari | 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 Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server was chosen over the competitors mostly due to the flexibility. It allows the virtual server to be created exactly to the business needs. The scalability and dynamic partitioning helps ensure the server is an appropriate size and power for the payload. The other competitors each had their downfalls when it came to flexibility and IBM PowerVM really exceeds there.
José Abolnik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is efficient.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

  • It has helped us consistently provide services on time
  • Ability to run virtual servers significantly reduces hardware and maintenance costs
  • It does require significantly more training of our employees though, particularly those who do not have a lot of experience with IBM products
Matthew Spedaleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CenturyLink Public Cloud

General

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

IBM Power System Virtual Server

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 Power System Virtual Server
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.0

Usability

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.0

Reliability and Availability

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.0

Performance

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
8.0

Support Rating

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.0

Online Training

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.0

Scalability

CenturyLink Public Cloud
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.0

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