Hostway (Ntirety) vs. IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hostway (Ntirety)
Score 1.0 out of 10
N/A
Hostway headquartered in Austin provides what they describe as 24/7/365 support and cost-effective, secure, multi-tenant, and dedicated hosting environments for SMBs and large enterprises. Hostway and HOSTING merged in January 2019 to grow their managed cloud services platforms. The company also operates under the name Ntirety. Hostway specializes in managed Wordpress hosting, but also offers basic starter web hosting and IaaS services, via its virtual private servers.N/A
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
IBM Cloud bare metal servers are cloud servers configurable in hourly/monthly options, on-demand, from any location—with a selection of standard features and services for small businesses and enterprise demands. Users can customize RAM and SSDs with 11M+ configurations from which to choose.
$0.51
per hour
Pricing
Hostway (Ntirety)IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
Editions & Modules
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
starting at $0.51
per hour
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
starting at $241.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Hostway (Ntirety)IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsIBM Bare Metal Servers offer a choice between hourly or monthly pre-configured servers or can be customized with single to quad processing solutions. Bare metal servers are available worldwide and with no monthly contracts. Amonthly bare metal server built to spec can be ordered and made available in two to four hours—with 500 GB/month outbound bandwidth included. An hourly bare metal server can be ordered, and it is made ready for in 20 to 30 minutes. Public outbound bandwidth is charged per gigabyte.
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Features
Hostway (Ntirety)IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
Comparison of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features of Product A and Product B
Hostway (Ntirety)
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Ratings
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.5
79 Ratings
4% above category average
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime00 Ratings9.077 Ratings
Dynamic scaling00 Ratings8.761 Ratings
Elastic load balancing00 Ratings8.851 Ratings
Pre-configured templates00 Ratings8.357 Ratings
Monitoring tools00 Ratings8.470 Ratings
Pre-defined machine images00 Ratings8.761 Ratings
Operating system support00 Ratings8.676 Ratings
Security controls00 Ratings8.774 Ratings
Automation00 Ratings7.57 Ratings
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User Ratings
Hostway (Ntirety)IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(2 ratings)
8.6
(81 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(23 ratings)
User Testimonials
Hostway (Ntirety)IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
Likelihood to Recommend
Hostway Services, Inc
In my opinion, the entire company has room for improvement. We were locked out for more than a year and nobody took care of us and finally we had to move out.
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IBM
Well suited - 1) To Install required Products/Software in a middleware technology 2) Customize the file system and size of the storage 3) Install required monitoring tools like Tivoli, Splunk, etc. Less appropriate - 1) Maybe for SAAS products that do not require all of the installations.
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Pros
Hostway Services, Inc
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Highly Scalable
  • High Availability
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IBM
  • 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.
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Cons
Hostway Services, Inc
  • customer service
  • reliability
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IBM
  • [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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hostway Services, Inc
No answers on this topic
IBM
Due to cloud computing taking over the market, I have moved to cloud computing. It is so much easier upgrading or downsizing a virtual server on the cloud vs bare metal. I find it way more convenient on cloud computing. The provisioning takes way too long for bare metal servers.
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Support Rating
Hostway Services, Inc
No answers on this topic
IBM
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.
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Implementation Rating
Hostway Services, Inc
No answers on this topic
IBM
The implementation of this software took place as we planned. The performance time taken for full functionality was very reliable with positive results. The customer support team was the best team I have ever met in my career experience. They are always with timely responses when reached to offer any help.
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Alternatives Considered
Hostway Services, Inc
For the ease of storing and managing Terabytes of data
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IBM
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].
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Return on Investment
Hostway Services, Inc
  • provided quick and easy solutions
  • Quick maintenance of our application
  • Negative impact is about performance handling issues and slowness of OS
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IBM
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Screenshots

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