Google Compute Engine vs. IBM Cloud Private

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Google Compute Engine
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) product from Google Cloud. It provides virtual machines with carbon-neutral infrastructure which run on the same data centers that Google itself uses.
$0
GB
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
IBM Cloud Private is a Kubernetes-based container platform allowing users to build cloud-native applications on their own infrastructure. In addition, it offers common services for self-service deployment, monitoring, logging and security, as well as middleware, data and analytics.N/A
Pricing
Google Compute EngineIBM Cloud Private
Editions & Modules
Preemptible Price - Predefined Memory
0.000892 / GB
Hour
Three-year commitment price - Predefined Memory
$0.001907 / GB
Hour
One-year commitment price - Predefined Memory
$0.002669 / GB
Hour
On-demand price - Predefined Memory
$0.004237 / GB
Hour
Preemptible Price - Predefined vCPUs
0.006655 / vCPU
Hour
Three-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS
$0.014225 / CPU
Hour
One-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS
$0.019915 / vCPU
Hour
On-demand price - Predefined vCPUS
$0.031611 / vCPU
Hour
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Google Compute EngineIBM Cloud Private
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Google Compute EngineIBM Cloud Private
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
Comparison of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features of Product A and Product B
Google Compute Engine
7.4
27 Ratings
IBM Cloud Private
-
Ratings
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime8.226 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic scaling8.624 Ratings00 Ratings
Elastic load balancing8.820 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-configured templates5.826 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring tools4.427 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-defined machine images4.627 Ratings00 Ratings
Operating system support8.827 Ratings00 Ratings
Security controls9.427 Ratings00 Ratings
Automation7.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
Google Compute Engine
-
Ratings
IBM Cloud Private
9.7
5 Ratings
Ease of building user interfaces00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Scalability00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Platform management overhead00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Workflow engine capability00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Platform access control00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Services-enabled integration00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Development environment creation00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Development environment replication00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Issue recovery00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
User Ratings
Google Compute EngineIBM Cloud Private
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(27 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(19 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Google Compute EngineIBM Cloud Private
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
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.
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IBM
IBM Cloud Private is an ideal platform for companies to accelerate their business growth. It helps in reducing the cost of IT and operations while delivering a great customer experience. With IBM Cloud Private, you can gain agility and security with a flexible hybrid model that fits your needs. It's highly recommended to my colleagues from me.
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Pros
Google
  • 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.
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IBM
  • Capacity On Demand to scale up and down environments
  • SaaS model allows our team to have less involvement in managing or controlling the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities.
  • SaaS model allows our team to worry less about upgrades, fix packs, environment support etc.
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Cons
Google
  • 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.
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IBM
  • Bluemix/IBM Cloud UI can be better
  • Changing Brand name from Bluemix to IBM Cloud, as we are habituated to Bluemix more
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Likelihood to Renew
Google
Overall services are good to go. Received good feedback from users. Have regional server locations. It has free extra service included.
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IBM
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Usability
Google
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.
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IBM
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Google
  • 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.
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IBM
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Google
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.
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IBM
With VMware cloud, each VMware Cloud customer must have an SDDC account(VMC) as well as a general AWS account. The two accounts must be linked for the service to work which is a tiresome thing to do for some clients but with IBM Cloud Private all these issues are solved.
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Return on Investment
Google
  • 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
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IBM
  • IBM Cloud has helped us start using the cloud and migrating old services to the cloud.
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