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452 Ratings
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164 Ratings

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.6 out of 100

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.1

IBM Cloud Object Storage

81%
8.4

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

84%
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers ranks higher in 8/8 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

8.2
82%
117 Ratings
8.4
84%
74 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

8.3
83%
119 Ratings
8.3
83%
69 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

7.6
76%
116 Ratings
8.5
85%
56 Ratings

Monitoring tools

7.8
78%
118 Ratings
8.5
85%
73 Ratings

Security controls

8.8
88%
124 Ratings
9.0
90%
71 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
64 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
71 Ratings

Operating system support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
77 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

83%
131 Ratings
8.4

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

84%
81 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

IBM Cloud Object Storage

91%
1 Rating
8.2

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

82%
1 Rating

Usability

5.8

IBM Cloud Object Storage

58%
2 Ratings

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

IBM Cloud Object Storage

84%
7 Ratings
7.7

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

77%
3 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

73%
1 Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

83%
5 Ratings

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 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 Virtual Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is well-suited for use when an organization requires the ability to create multiple infrastructure environments in a short period of time without having to manage hardware or software. On the other hand, it is not appropriate for use in scenarios that require a high level of security or compliance, as the infrastructure is hosted on shared hardware.
Syed Shahrukh Hassan Rizvi | 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 Virtual Servers

  • IBM VPC connect through any ssh and it's easy to handle it through any instance.
  • Public key and private key for access server is best part in security concerns.
  • Lightweight application to be easy to host on VPC rather than software as a service.
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 Virtual Servers

  • Softlayer is designed primarily for advanced clients, and can be a little finicky like many other advanced services, such as highly-customizable options for nearly every part of a service. You build your servers by specs, just like a real server, rather than clicking a few buttons to get a basic cookie-cutter server.
  • Costs are much higher than one would expect, however, you do get what you pay for, and having high-quality equipment available at hourly rates is going to cost.
  • Support is surprisingly mediocre, and the primary cause of most complaints about softlayer. I personally have had no problems with support, but, remember that this is an "advanced" service, and even my eyes go cross-eyed looking at the config options of a server. I would imagine support is focused and trained for dealing with experienced Linux admins, and developers, and would not be of much help to anyone that accidentally ventured in, expecting an EC2 style experience.
Craig Nash | 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 Virtual Servers

General

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

Starting Price

$0.01 per hour

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Editions & Modules

Edition
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (dedicated host)starting at $0.221
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (dedicated host)starting at $149.002
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (multi-tenant)starting at $0.0383
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (multi-tenant)starting at $25.214
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (reserved)starting at $0.025
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (reserved)starting at $13.276
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (transient)starting at $0.017
  1. per hour
  2. per month
  3. per hour
  4. per month
  5. per hour
  6. per month
  7. per hour
Additional Pricing Details
IBM Cloud virtual servers include 250 GB of outbound public bandwidth, unmetered inbound public bandwidth, and unmetered private and management network bandwidth.

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It's hard to imagine not renewing having spent so much time setting up our infrastructure to utilise the CVS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

IBM Cloud Virtual 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 Virtual Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers 7.7
Based on 3 answers
It is adequate, but you need to be ready to argue your point - which is fair enough, I suppose, but being given the opposite of the benefit of the doubt every time does not necessarily result in an enjoyable user experience.
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 Virtual 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 Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Virtual Servers

IBM virtual server is the most trusted brand to get good supports and high productivity. We used it for the most scalable servers to use and meet the needs. It provides scalability, security all in a single place to backup and use and store your data without any worry.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Servers

  • Supports businesses who want compute power on demand (instances are ready within minutes).
  • It can give you access to a 32-core CPU at $0.29 for short running or interruptible processes - enabling cost-efficient number crunching.
  • Given me a taste of the powers of remote compute power for compilation and development.
Keldon Alleyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

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