CloudPATH vs. IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudPATH
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
CSS Corp in Milpitas, California offers CloudPATH, the company's cloud migration platform and service supporting larger entities and enterprises in their migration of applications to a cloud based infrastructure.N/A
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Score 7.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is designed to make cloud adoption easier, allowing the user to optimize the value of existing on-premises infrastructure, while leveraging the same tools, technologies and skills in the cloud. Gain rapid scalability, deployment in 35+ global data centers and access to disaster recovery, backup, security and compliance solutions from an array of ecosystem partners. To address varying workload needs, IBM Cloud offers both client…
$0
IBM Cloud Object Storage Cross-Regional Smart Tier 1 GB (hourly)
Pricing
CloudPATHIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Add-on
$0
IBM Cloud Object Storage Cross-Regional Smart Tier 1 GB (hourly)
On-demand
$0
0.25 IOPs 1 GB
Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)
$0
0.25 IOPs 1 GB (Per gigabyte of storage (hourly))
Add-on
$0
IBM Cloud Block Storage 1 GB (hourly)
On-demand
$0.01
Per vCPU (hourly)
On-demand
$0.09
Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)
Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)
$0.09
Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)
Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)
$12.80
Microsoft license (monthly) per 1 vCPU²
Add-on
$13
Veeam backup license
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudPATHIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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CloudPATHIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
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Features
CloudPATHIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Server Virtualization
Comparison of Server Virtualization features of Product A and Product B
CloudPATH
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Ratings
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.2
22 Ratings
2% below category average
Virtual machine automated provisioning00 Ratings6.722 Ratings
Management console00 Ratings8.422 Ratings
Live virtual machine backup00 Ratings9.021 Ratings
Live virtual machine migration00 Ratings8.420 Ratings
Hypervisor-level security00 Ratings8.422 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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User Ratings
CloudPATHIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudPATHIBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
CSS Corp
I have recommended it to our other US office locations. My recommendation is based on the benefit of managed enrollment, the ability to have multiple enrollment pathways and the added bonus of having a common platform across all of our corporate sites improving IT support, management and user familiarity with wireless device enrollment while at work.
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IBM
I think IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions would be a good fit for a medium to a large company looking to outsource their current in-house VMware products. The IBM solution would allow them to outsource their current infrastructure so that the company could then concentrate on their core business, whatever that may be. A smaller company with a smaller VMware footprint would probably not be a good fit here. It's a pretty complex process to get things started, so it might not be worth it for a smaller company.
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Pros
CSS Corp
  • Self-service certificated enrollment process allows authorized users to authenticate and join the network.
  • We deploy multiple enrollment paths and scenarios based on the user and the device specifications.
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IBM
  • Adaptable valuing relying upon size and scale.
  • The presentation is first rate. Our on-prem climate was continually experiencing slack and general languor. With IBM running everything, it's much smoother.
  • Start another group as little as one ESXi worker or scale a current bunch.
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Cons
CSS Corp
  • Enrollment for some mobile device platforms has been a constant struggle.
  • OS platform restriction is only possible via certificated enrollment process.
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IBM
  • Support is horrible and or non-existent
  • Documentation is out of date and incorrect for the most part
  • IBM employees and salespeople are not aware of features or offerings
  • Does not integrate the Zerto, only Veeam and has limited options for data migration
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Likelihood to Renew
CSS Corp
We like when a product works and we don't have to look for alternate solutions, add network project change over downtime and retrain staff. Even the limitations (some devices don't enroll well) and recent licensing changes do not precipitate a change in our desire to continue with the product. The cloudpath support has provided clear alternatives for our issues and we are able to keep business going with minimal impact on staff and support
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IBM
No answers on this topic
Usability
CSS Corp
No answers on this topic
IBM
It is easy to use and setting it up is simple. The only con is that the pricing is a little bit high as well as documentation is a little low; so we had to do some personal learning to be able to fully utilize the product, or hop on the phone with someone.
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Support Rating
CSS Corp
We have had to raise a lot of support tickets during our three years of service. We do get timely support on those tickets and there have only been a few issues which have had an extended troubleshooting time that might have exceeded our expected resolution timeframe.
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IBM
Overall, just a great experience here. No one in my opinion gets a perfect 10/10 rating (no one is ever perfect), so 9/10 is probably as good as it gets! From initial planning to post implementation support, the IBM Cloud and professional services has been there for my group as much as we have needed them. Great job!
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Implementation Rating
CSS Corp
No answers on this topic
IBM
IBM professional services helped us plan and implement the project with great success. They guided the project from planning, scoping, pre-implementation, testing, roll-out, then production and post-production support. We were very impressed with their knowledge of VMware and really appreciated their desire to make our project a success. I would highly recommend them!
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Alternatives Considered
CSS Corp
The pricing was better for us and that was our deciding factor in making the decision to go with CloudPATH. We did test both solutions in our pilot environment and while we liked the features of the Cisco solution and deploy other Cisco solutions and products the pricing was a significant factor in our decision process.
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IBM
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions stacks up against them, we fully agree there are so many features in IBM cloud for VMware Solutions that make it unique and different. The system provides us hypervisor security level and the system even has live backup and storage capacity of data. This system provides us with accuracy that helps us to reduce errors and vulnerability.
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Return on Investment
CSS Corp
  • We have improved auditing of users accessing the network and on what devices.
  • We have greater control over access to our network, including the ability to restrict access during non-business hours.
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IBM
  • It has a positive impact on the cost required to maintain our vSphere environment by allowing us to get rid of our vsphere hardware and not worry about maintenance either.
  • There have been very few negatives, but one would definitely be the open-ended cost associated with cloud products in general.
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