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Score 8.1 out of 100

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Likelihood to Recommend

DigitalOcean

Scenarios where DigitalOcean is well suited:- I would recommend DigitalOcean for any startup looking to get up and running quickly, but concerned about scalability and infrastructure costs- DigitalOcean is also a powerful tool for running microservices; it can be useful for prototyping or quickly launching pre-configured servicesScenarios where DigitalOcean is less appropriate:- DigitalOcean would be less appropriate for companies with limited devops experience in their teams (you need to be more on top of your infrastructure and may not get the automated infrastructure updates that you would from something like AWS).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Heavier usage of processor and/or memory with higher network requirements. Such as a robust, vertical database cluster or a robust Redis cluster. Their bare metal offerings are very suited for these use-cases as well as data-science requirements for modeling servers. Basically, anything that requires a large hardware requirement, these servers can deliver.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.4
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
DigitalOcean
9.3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.2
Dynamic scaling
DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.4
Elastic load balancing
DigitalOcean
8.1
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.9
Pre-configured templates
DigitalOcean
9.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.0
Monitoring tools
DigitalOcean
8.5
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.7
Pre-defined machine images
DigitalOcean
8.8
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.4
Operating system support
DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.3
Security controls
DigitalOcean
8.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.3

Pros

DigitalOcean

  • Ease of use - You can get set up with a new server in a matter of minutes. It doesn't get any easier than that.
  • Support - The public forums are incredibly helpful as are the official help articles. I've never needed to contact the support team because of this. All of the information is at my fingertips.
  • Pricing - We're only paying $10/mo for a solution that gives our customers more confidence in us and is a selling point for us.
Chris Widner | 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

DigitalOcean

  • Some products/services available on other Cloud providers aren't available, but they seem to be catching up as they add new products like Managed SQL DBs.
  • While they have FreeBSD droplets (VMs), support for *BSD OSs is limited. I.e. the new monitoring agent only works on Linux.
  • There are no regions available on South America.
  • They don't seem to offer enterprise-level products, even basic ones as Windows Server, MS SQL Server, Oracle products, etc.
Leonel Quinteros | 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

Likelihood to Renew

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I've been very happy with it for my purposes and I plan to continue to use DigitalOcean for the foreseeable future!
Creede Lambard | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.5
Based on 6 answers
While DigitalOcean is a top notch host in our opinion, it could be more user friendly. There have been great strides taken in the last year with user friendliness, and while if you are experienced with web hosting, the services they offer will be easy to use, if you are not then it will require some research on your part.
Brandon Mullins | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Have not found a single second of down time myself. Superior availability.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very quick response and high performance, you have to fine tune configurations on your machines though.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.6
Based on 10 answers
They have always been fast, and the process has been straight-forward. I haven't had to use it enough to be frustrated with it, to be honest, and when I have an issue they fix it. As with all support, I wish it felt more human, but they are doing aces.
Bobby Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

DigitalOcean

No score
No answers yet
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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

DigitalOcean

Amazon has a very complex UI and many products to offer. They haven't polished up their UI and it has a much greater learning curve compared to DigitalOcean. However, Amazon Web Services (AWS) does have more comprehensive cloud computing services, which forces some companies to migrate their backend and other services to AWS as they scale up.
Fedor Paretsky | 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

Scalability

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great scalability, you can start with small plans and move up to premium features at a very good price.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

DigitalOcean

  • With DigitalOcean, I've been able to move all my sites to https using my own implementations of SSL with LetsEncrypt.
  • Since moving my sites to DigitalOcean, my hosting plan costs less than 40% of what I paid for similar hosting from Site5.
Jeanine Schoessler | 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

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DigitalOcean

Pricing Details

DigitalOcean

General

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

DigitalOcean Editions & Modules

Edition
1GB-16GB$5.001
8GB-160GB$60.001
  1. Starting Price Per Month
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

DigitalOcean
8.8
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

DigitalOcean
9.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Usability

DigitalOcean
8.5
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Reliability and Availability

DigitalOcean
10.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Performance

DigitalOcean
9.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Support Rating

DigitalOcean
8.6
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7

Implementation Rating

DigitalOcean
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.2

Scalability

DigitalOcean
10.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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