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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

SAP on IBM Cloud

The learning curve can be pretty steep for learning how to use SAP on IBM Cloud, and the documentation isn't meant for beginners. However, once you get your hands dirty it should be an effective tool for any business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

DigitalOcean
8.7
SAP on IBM Cloud
8.5
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
DigitalOcean
9.3
SAP on IBM Cloud
7.7
Dynamic scaling
DigitalOcean
8.7
SAP on IBM Cloud
8.6
Elastic load balancing
DigitalOcean
8.3
SAP on IBM Cloud
8.6
Pre-configured templates
DigitalOcean
9.1
SAP on IBM Cloud
7.7
Monitoring tools
DigitalOcean
8.6
SAP on IBM Cloud
8.6
Pre-defined machine images
DigitalOcean
8.8
SAP on IBM Cloud
8.2
Operating system support
DigitalOcean
8.7
SAP on IBM Cloud
9.1
Security controls
DigitalOcean
8.1
SAP on IBM Cloud
9.1

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

SAP on IBM Cloud

  • Migration to SAP S/4HANA made easy
  • Enables SAP solution scalability on an enterprise level
  • Taps into the wealth of core IBM services to enrich SAP applications
Ausrine S. | 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

SAP on IBM Cloud

  • Support is usually slow to respond, and when it does, it doesn't give us the help we need.
Hannah Simons | 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

SAP on IBM Cloud

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

SAP on IBM Cloud

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

SAP on IBM Cloud

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

SAP on IBM Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.8
Based on 9 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

SAP on IBM Cloud

SAP on IBM Cloud 7.7
Based on 2 answers
I am giving the overall support for SAP on IBM Cloud 9 out of 10 because IBM Cloud provides excellent quality tech support via phone and chat. So far, I have not had a negative experience working with IBM Cloud support staff. They are easy to reach, helpful, and courteous
Ausrine S. | 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

SAP on IBM Cloud

I have tested out both Microsoft Azure and SAP on IBM Cloud and can confidently say that SAP on IBM Cloud is the obvious choice. The key advantages of SAP on IBM Cloud compared to Microsoft Azure are that IBM Cloud offers free unlimited access to tech support, provides higher object storage space as well as unlimited private virtual servers.
Ausrine S. | 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

SAP on IBM Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP on IBM Cloud

  • Streamlines business objectives
  • Application development cost savings
  • Deployment integration cost savings
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DigitalOcean

General

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

SAP on IBM Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DigitalOcean
8.7
SAP on IBM Cloud
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

DigitalOcean
9.0
SAP on IBM Cloud

Usability

DigitalOcean
8.5
SAP on IBM Cloud

Reliability and Availability

DigitalOcean
10.0
SAP on IBM Cloud

Performance

DigitalOcean
9.0
SAP on IBM Cloud

Support Rating

DigitalOcean
8.8
SAP on IBM Cloud
7.7

Scalability

DigitalOcean
10.0
SAP on IBM Cloud

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