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Score 6.1 out of 100

IBM Power System Virtual Server

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ClearDATA

ClearDATA recognized their challenges and made efforts to resolve them. However, they learned DR was not their forte. Instead, they turned their focus towards cloud application and data hosting. Considering the relationships built, I would try their services again, especially with some of our applications needing to be moved into a legacy format.
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)

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

Pros

ClearDATA

  • Leadership is very attentive, working hard to forge interpersonal relationships
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

ClearDATA

  • Support was a challenge. Often tickets would sit until escalated.
  • Clear expectations on both sides caused communication challenges.
  • Data stored in the cloud was over 7 days old, and if there was a need to restore the data, business continuity would be greatly affected.
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

ClearDATA

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

ClearDATA

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

ClearDATA

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

ClearDATA

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

ClearDATA

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

ClearDATA

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

ClearDATA

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

ClearDATA

Zadara:This is our current provider. We have a SaaS (Storage as a Service) solution coupled with cloud disaster recovery. So far, this service has been exemplary.
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

ClearDATA

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

ClearDATA

  • Hard to say as we never really tested the data recovery, even though it was part of the scope of the project.
  • Considering the challenges, I would say we paid for something we didn't receive. However, when escalated we got somewhere.
  • From a customer service standpoint, it was 50/50.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ClearDATA

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

ClearDATA
6.0
IBM Power System Virtual Server
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

ClearDATA
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.0

Usability

ClearDATA
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.0

Reliability and Availability

ClearDATA
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.0

Performance

ClearDATA
IBM Power System Virtual Server
8.0

Support Rating

ClearDATA
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.0

Online Training

ClearDATA
IBM Power System Virtual Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

ClearDATA
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.0

Scalability

ClearDATA
IBM Power System Virtual Server
7.0

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