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Score 8.1 out of 100

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

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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 Power Systems Virtual Server

This product excels when websites have to be operational all the time with little, if any, downtime. Conversely, if your servers are already using Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud, there is really no reason to switch over since this product excels at working with other IBM products in your tech ecosystem.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.1
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
DigitalOcean
9.3
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.3
Dynamic scaling
DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.3
Elastic load balancing
DigitalOcean
8.1
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.5
Pre-configured templates
DigitalOcean
9.0
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.8
Monitoring tools
DigitalOcean
8.5
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.0
Pre-defined machine images
DigitalOcean
8.8
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.6
Operating system support
DigitalOcean
8.7
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.0
Security controls
DigitalOcean
8.0
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.3

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 Power Systems Virtual Server

  • Data Copying - Off site data. Considering the pandemic, virtual servers are a HUGE upside.
  • Customer Support - This is usually overlooked until you need help. With the customer support specialists that support the IBM PSVS, the learning curve and understanding of how this work is amazing
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 Power Systems Virtual Server

  • The critical mass of users for IBM Cloud is lower than that of AWS or Google Cloud, making it more difficult to find qualified personnel for the implementation of IBM Power Systems Virtual Server instances.
  • The learning curve in deploying Power Systems Virtual Servers can be challenging for professionals unfamiliar with IBM and its range of products.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | 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 Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Covers the all essential and descriptive ways for end users.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
As I mentioned before, it was used very efficiently.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
As I mentioned, it [is] user friendly.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

DigitalOcean

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Minimum training needed for usage as currently using ibm power system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

DigitalOcean

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is economic.
Somu Rajeswari | 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 Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server was chosen over the competitors mostly due to the flexibility. It allows the virtual server to be created exactly to the business needs. The scalability and dynamic partitioning helps ensure the server is an appropriate size and power for the payload. The other competitors each had their downfalls when it came to flexibility and IBM PowerVM really exceeds there.
José Abolnik | 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 Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is efficient.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Power Systems Virtual Server

  • It has helped us consistently provide services on time
  • Ability to run virtual servers significantly reduces hardware and maintenance costs
  • It does require significantly more training of our employees though, particularly those who do not have a lot of experience with IBM products
Matthew Spedaleri | 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 Power Systems Virtual Server

General

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

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DigitalOcean
8.8
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

DigitalOcean
9.0
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Usability

DigitalOcean
8.5
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Reliability and Availability

DigitalOcean
10.0
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Performance

DigitalOcean
9.0
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.0

Support Rating

DigitalOcean
8.6
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Online Training

DigitalOcean
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

DigitalOcean
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Scalability

DigitalOcean
10.0
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

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