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138 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

7.6

Google Compute Engine

76%
9.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

92%
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 7/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

8.3
83%
26 Ratings
9.4
94%
44 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

8.4
84%
24 Ratings
9.0
90%
32 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

8.6
86%
20 Ratings
9.6
96%
24 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

6.7
67%
26 Ratings
9.2
92%
26 Ratings

Monitoring tools

5.5
55%
27 Ratings
8.7
87%
39 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

5.8
58%
27 Ratings
9.5
95%
31 Ratings

Operating system support

8.7
87%
27 Ratings
9.3
93%
43 Ratings

Security controls

9.1
91%
27 Ratings
9.0
90%
42 Ratings

Automation

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Google Compute Engine is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Google Compute Engine

87%
27 Ratings
9.1

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

91%
46 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Google Compute Engine

90%
1 Rating

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Google Compute Engine

91%
8 Ratings

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Google Compute Engine

86%
19 Ratings
7.3

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

73%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Google Compute Engine

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

82%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Compute Engine

We use Google Compute Engine in a hybrid and multi-cloud solution. We find that using it for direct ad-hoc use cases meets all of our demands. We have attempted some more complex networking and multi-regional use cases but were not able to achieve satisfactory results. Google Compute Engine is extremely appropriate for anyone requiring quick, scalable, reliable infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal servers are best suited if you are looking for an alternative for adding computing resources to your organization's IT domain. The costs of owning and maintaining a physical resource in the organization are far more than renting computing resources on the cloud. The bare-metal servers allow you to utilize the entire server for your organization's requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Google Compute Engine

  • A simple web-based interface that is a breeze to train new engineers to use. Our experienced engineers never have trouble finding or doing anything on GCE.
  • Sustained use and Committed use discounts mean we get top-tier VMs for an incredibly competitive price.
  • Wonderful identity and access management that gives us peace-of-mind when granting access to machines to contractors and other 3rd parties.
  • Fast VMs, lastest in hardware, and enough RAM to power even the hungriest of our services.
Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Performance - the servers perform really well, even under stress. We have some long build processes running concurrently, and the server [can] serve other applications without any problems.
  • Secure - for the most part, the servers are very secure and IBM provides many tools to help [make] sure the servers stay that way.
  • Highly Available - while we have experienced various downtimes and outages with other IBM Cloud offerings, so far, we have not experienced any with [IBM Cloud] Bare Metal Servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Google Compute Engine

  • The L7 load balancer can be difficult to get set up. It's limited in its functionality, especially with the container engine.
  • It's hard to find certain objects on the web console. Often times the things I need to get to are buried in advanced menus.
  • Google's decision to only support MySQL on their relational DB service means that I have to manage Postgres instances in Compute on my own, managing everything from storage to backups.
David Long, SPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • [In my experience, the] Customer Service Agreement (CSA) has many gaps in terms of responsibility with Bare Metal Servers.
  • [I believe] IBM should be deploying servers and firmware updating all components before providing them to customers to prevent component failure.
  • [I feel] IBM needs lots of improvement with their legacy VPN to access IMPI management tools. The level of security of it is unparalleled when it works. Having access to KVM / IPMI is critical for any business, and when their VPN service is not working.
  • [From my experiences,] IBM deployed faulty hardware, or failed to update firmware per Lenovo notices, only to pass off blame.
  • [In my opinion,] IBM's General Counsel and Paralegal held our data/company hostage when components failed, [in my experience] to IBM "gross negligence" (in their words), only to release it if we were to limit damages to $1,000.
Jonathan Geller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google Compute Engine

General

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

Starting Price

$0.004,237 GB

Google Compute Engine Editions & Modules

Edition
On-demand price - Predefined vCPUS$0.031611 / vCPU1
Preemptible Price - Predefined vCPUs0.006655 / vCPU1
One-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS$0.019915 / vCPU1
Three-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS$0.014225 / CPU1
On-demand price - Predefined Memory$0.004237 / GB1
Preemptible Price - Predefined Memory0.000892 / GB1
One-year commitment price - Predefined Memory$0.002669 / GB1
Three-year commitment price - Predefined Memory$0.001907 / GB1
  1. Hour
Additional Pricing Details
Prices vary according to region (i.e US central, east, & west time zones). Google Compute Engine also offers a discounted rate for a 1 & 3 year commitment.

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$0.51 per hour

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Editions & Modules

Edition
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $0.511
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $241.002
  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.. 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.

Likelihood to Renew

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall services are good to go. Received good feedback from users. Have regional server locations. It has free extra service included.
Sazzad Hossain Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 9.1
Based on 8 answers
Having interacted with several cloud services, GCE stands out to me as more usable than most. The naming and locating of features is a little more intuitive than most I've interacted with, and hinting is also quite helpful. Getting staff up to speed has proven to be overall less painful than others.
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 8.6
Based on 19 answers
  • The documentation needs to be better for intermediate users - There are first steps that one can easily follow, but after that, the documentation is often spotty or not in a form where one can follow the steps and accomplish the task. Also, the documentation and the product often go out of sync, where the commands from the documentation do not work with the current version of the product.
  • Google support was great and their presence on site was very helpful in dealing with various issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 7.3
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

Google Compute Engine

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Google Compute Engine

I've used the AWS stack, the Azure stack, OCI, and IBM cloud. I have found GCP and AWS the easiest to deploy, configure, manage, and so on. Google has offered me at least 5 free in person classes to train me in new features on the platform. Likewise AWS has offered me probably 10 to 15 guided online tutorials, with a person to field any questions. All of this free training will no doubt affect my experience in a serious way, so keep that in mind as a reader. Outside of ease of use and configuration, I haven't experienced performance problems across any of the cloud services that I have used.
Frank Palladino | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

The Best part of this IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is performance and a very highly usable part is Security stuff. everyone needs to secure their data and work with a smoothly running app. for this reason I select this server rather than another one. I will use it in feature [definitely].
Pooja Bhadja | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Google Compute Engine

  • Positive impact on the OpEx with reduction in CapEx resulting from reducing the time to move a workload from on-prem to the cloud
  • Incased RoI by reducing need for on-prem compute
  • Improved agility by providing the option to take on new AI workloads for test and dev without the need for upfront investment in
Aditya Mohan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • The reliability is the keyword. Never has any issue during 6 years in service.
  • Service pricing is quite higher then the average market price, there was a moment that we were in difficult financial situation and almost couldn't pay the service.
  • After all, the IBM reliability is the main factor that we're still in the business until today.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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