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124 Ratings

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.6 out of 100

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.1

IBM Cloud Object Storage

81%
9.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

92%
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 8/8 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

8.2
82%
117 Ratings
9.3
93%
44 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

8.3
83%
119 Ratings
9.0
90%
32 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

7.6
76%
116 Ratings
9.6
96%
24 Ratings

Monitoring tools

7.8
78%
118 Ratings
8.7
87%
39 Ratings

Security controls

8.8
88%
124 Ratings
9.0
90%
42 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
26 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
31 Ratings

Operating system support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
43 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 2 areas: Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

83%
131 Ratings
9.1

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

91%
46 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

IBM Cloud Object Storage

91%
1 Rating

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

5.8

IBM Cloud Object Storage

58%
2 Ratings

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

IBM Cloud Object Storage

84%
7 Ratings
7.3

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

73%
2 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

73%
1 Rating

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

83%
5 Ratings
8.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

82%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage

File recovering and easy data management from various cloud storage systems and the cost-effective capability on this IBM platform are excellent. Security on the system for the multiple data that are handled through the platform is excellent and the user can easily access any needed data from the cloud and provide useful data reports as well as excellent real-time data analytics.
Jacintoh Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal servers are best suited if you are looking for an alternative for adding computing resources to your organization's IT domain. The costs of owning and maintaining a physical resource in the organization are far more than renting computing resources on the cloud. The bare-metal servers allow you to utilize the entire server for your organization's requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • Cloud storage allows you to save data and files in an off-site location that you access either through the public internet or a dedicated private network connection.
  • Cloud storage delivers a cost-effective, scalable alternative to storing files on on-premise hard drives or storage networks.
  • Cloud storage services provide elasticity, which means you can scale capacity as your data volumes increase or dial down capacity if necessary.
  • Business continuity of Storing data offsite supports business continuity in the event that a natural disaster or terrorist attack cuts access to your premises.
Frason Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Performance - the servers perform really well, even under stress. We have some long build processes running concurrently, and the server [can] serve other applications without any problems.
  • Secure - for the most part, the servers are very secure and IBM provides many tools to help [make] sure the servers stay that way.
  • Highly Available - while we have experienced various downtimes and outages with other IBM Cloud offerings, so far, we have not experienced any with [IBM Cloud] Bare Metal Servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • Unexpected errors are known to occur when downloading/uploading files.
  • Not easy to get started. In order to take full advantage of the platform and its features, additional training and reading documentation is needed.
  • The UI of the platform can get a bit confusing and it's easy to get lost.
Ausrine S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • [In my experience, the] Customer Service Agreement (CSA) has many gaps in terms of responsibility with Bare Metal Servers.
  • [I believe] IBM should be deploying servers and firmware updating all components before providing them to customers to prevent component failure.
  • [I feel] IBM needs lots of improvement with their legacy VPN to access IMPI management tools. The level of security of it is unparalleled when it works. Having access to KVM / IPMI is critical for any business, and when their VPN service is not working.
  • [From my experiences,] IBM deployed faulty hardware, or failed to update firmware per Lenovo notices, only to pass off blame.
  • [In my opinion,] IBM's General Counsel and Paralegal held our data/company hostage when components failed, [in my experience] to IBM "gross negligence" (in their words), only to release it if we were to limit damages to $1,000.
Jonathan Geller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Object Storage

General

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

Starting Price

$0 Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite PlanFree1
Standard PlanThere is no minimum fee, pay only for what you use2
  1. Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
  2. For pricing and all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
Additional Pricing Details
The Lite and Standard service plans for Cloud Object Storage include resiliency options, flexible data classes and built-in security. Pricing is based on your choice of location, storage class and resiliency choice.

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

General

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

Starting Price

$0.51 per hour

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Editions & Modules

Edition
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $0.511
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $241.002
  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.. 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.

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 5.8
Based on 2 answers
steep learning curve
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.4
Based on 7 answers
I have been working in IT sector for more than 15 years. I have worked with various vendors. IBM's sales team, support team have been really helpful. After we start to use their product, their UX design team also contacted us to get feedback from us. They are really interested about our experience.
Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 7.3
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

Online Training

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 7.3
Based on 1 answer
I just researching and applying the tools on their platforms to ensure a good learning path, based on my needs. Reading the documentation related with resources, tools. Is too big, but I am trying to know more about it every day. It is a good way to know more about their resources. A new way to attract new customers. At the end of the day, we are all involved in improvement and automation of our tasks and resources for customers and end-users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.3
Based on 5 answers
IBM's professional service for migrating data and implementing new cloud environment was perfect. They started to help us before we begin to bring together all data such as how can it could be best to transfer all data without problems. During the migration they watched all the process closely to prevent any failure. Lastly, after the migration, they gave us trainings on implementation.
Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 8.2
Based on 2 answers
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

IBM Cloud Object Storage

I consider that it is easy to learn, intuitive, easy to administer, has high data handling capacity, satisfactory performance in large volumes of records
MAURICIO CORRAL RIERA | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

The Best part of this IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is performance and a very highly usable part is Security stuff. everyone needs to secure their data and work with a smoothly running app. for this reason I select this server rather than another one. I will use it in feature [definitely].
Pooja Bhadja | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • This allows us to recommend a platform to our clients that will quickly help them create new, efficient business processes with very little development.
  • This saves clients hours and days of manual analysis of images, allowing the system to do the work when attaching Object Storage to models.
  • There is a learning curve in utilizing the storage and the modeling, but once up and running, it works well during deployment.
Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • The reliability is the keyword. Never has any issue during 6 years in service.
  • Service pricing is quite higher then the average market price, there was a moment that we were in difficult financial situation and almost couldn't pay the service.
  • After all, the IBM reliability is the main factor that we're still in the business until today.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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