89 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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Score 8.3 out of 100

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

We used it to deploy a version of our data science environment, particularly in tight integrations. Some software needs both administrative and technical support to handle it, and with the VPC sitting outside our company's infrastructure, we could readily build without burden. This allowed us to grab ROI faster and within the deadlines required by the business areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.0
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
DigitalOcean
9.3
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.7
Dynamic scaling
DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.6
Elastic load balancing
DigitalOcean
8.2
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
6.7
Pre-configured templates
DigitalOcean
9.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
6.7
Monitoring tools
DigitalOcean
8.5
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.7
Pre-defined machine images
DigitalOcean
8.8
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.4
Operating system support
DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.8
Security controls
DigitalOcean
8.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
9.3

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • The IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) architecture allows scripted preparation and management of the virtual environment, which we use to link the IBM VPC API with an Ultimus CPS solution, allowing our colleagues to manage the IBM environment directly from our own management solution.
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) uses a "pay what you use" pricing model. By integrating the IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) API into Ultimus management processes, the machines can be started and stopped automatically specifically for the needed times. This saves us a lot of money.
  • The performance of the IBM VPM machines is excellent and gives us great performance for developing and presenting our Ultimus products and solutions.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • The documentation and integration between OpenShift and IBMCloud was not clear. It took some time to figure out which interface to use to setup certain items.
  • Better communication between departments could be improved. Had a billing question and had two departments saying it was the other team's issue. Took three days of back and forth to resolve.
  • The documentation for loading containers into IBM Cloud OpenShift container registry was not clear. The correct commands were not documented.
Ralph Rebacz | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 8.6
Based on 9 answers
Great responsiveness and detailed know-how from the team. Self Explanatory and good resources on the Web to resolve issues. Good communication on issues via email. Good response times on issues which arise and where we have received support from the IBM support team. We believe that IBM is a great Partner to base our IT applications and we believe that a critical infrastructure like a cloud backend will be well served if we continue to base it on IBM.
Orlando Remédios | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

DigitalOcean

No score
No answers yet
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IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 7.4
Based on 21 answers
It's fairly easy to use once you use it a couple of times, but I wouldn't like to rely on IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) completely because I don't want to be locked into a particular cloud provider. In terms of support, the docs are pretty good, but sometimes you wish that information was easier to access like with other providers.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

We chose IBM Cloud [Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)] because of its tight integration with the Lithops library, which allows us to quickly scale our compute resources by provisioning VPC instances or calling Cloud Functions, handling all the deployment, data moving, etc. without us needing to know the details or learn another language, all from Python code.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Future readiness--we have the ability to quickly respond and build custom demos for customers in a short timeframe.
  • Savings on hardware--we have the ability to spin up large workloads to demonstrate to customers the performance of our tools and IBM Cloud.
Ralph Rebacz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

General

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

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DigitalOcean
8.8
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

DigitalOcean
9.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Usability

DigitalOcean
8.5
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Reliability and Availability

DigitalOcean
10.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Performance

DigitalOcean
9.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Support Rating

DigitalOcean
8.6
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
8.6

Implementation Rating

DigitalOcean
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7.4

Scalability

DigitalOcean
10.0
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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