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Score 7 out of 100

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloud Enterprise

Well suited when your product is used by millions of customers and less appropriate where the application is based on performance or execution speed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

I think as a commodity provider, IBM's offering is just fine, nothing too great or bad about it. It's ideal for scenarios where a company doesn't want to offload specific services to IaaS because of the upgrade or support issues. It is low maintenance if you have solid devOps to set up the machines. I don't think it's appropriate for businesses that want to utilize IaaS as a Management solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Cloud Enterprise
8.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.5
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Cloud Enterprise
9.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.3
Dynamic scaling
Cloud Enterprise
8.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.3
Elastic load balancing
Cloud Enterprise
5.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.8
Pre-configured templates
Cloud Enterprise
6.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.2
Monitoring tools
Cloud Enterprise
9.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.8
Pre-defined machine images
Cloud Enterprise
7.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.6
Operating system support
Cloud Enterprise
10.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.5
Security controls
Cloud Enterprise
10.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.4

Pros

Cloud Enterprise

  • Easy Maintenance
  • Highly Scalable
  • High Availability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Multiple locations for distributed computing allowing faster download speeds for our customers and staff alike
  • Full service of domain registrations, SSL purchases, server rental, DNS servers, etc. This allows us to keep all of our necessary related services within a single console and single billing system.
  • Good backup system with off-site backup servers and easy disaster recovery
Eric Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cloud Enterprise

  • Load Balancing across nodes
  • Single point Failure
  • Performance issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Ability to switch OS/platform license to customer's own license without being re-deploy.
  • Procedure for easy hardware refresh (especially hard drive) to ease cloning content to new hard drive. We have a 6 years disk and we very concern about it.
  • Other than that, everything is OK.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cloud Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 7.7
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

Cloud Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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

Cloud Enterprise

For the ease of storing and managing Terabytes of data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

We've also had good success with Mac colocation services like MacStadium, being cheaper with unlimited networking, quite dependable and also very flexible when used with VMware, but with IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers we have a lot more options on data center locations, fantastic network routing between data centers and any server capacity I would need. With regards to Azure, AWS, etc., those models just don't work for our projects, too many restrictions on networking and other details. IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are just easier.
Gustavo Villarreal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cloud Enterprise

  • provided quick and easy solutions
  • Quick maintenance of our application
  • Negative impact is about performance handling issues and slowness of OS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • This service helps us to have a professional hosting service in less than a week.
  • We had to get quality hardware in a professional managed data center. The cost was higher than if we had had an in-house solution, but totally worth it.
  • The higher cost vs cloud was a factor to switch to another cloud provider.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cloud Enterprise

Pricing Details

Cloud Enterprise

General

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

Cloud Enterprise Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

General

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

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Editions & Modules

Edition
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $0.511
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $324.002
  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 that range from 4 to 72 cores. 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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloud Enterprise
7.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.1

Support Rating

Cloud Enterprise
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7

Implementation Rating

Cloud Enterprise
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.2

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