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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Overall, a very good [offer] if you need a server, [especially for] the [deployment], run systems that would have [a] high amount of concurrent users, and/or if you have specific location needs around the world. However, if you do not have these [kinds] of high load/performance needs, perhaps it [would] be more cost-effective to look for other options, such as IBM Cloud Virtual Servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.1
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.5
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.1
Pre-configured templates
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.6
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.1
Pre-defined machine images
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7
Operating system support
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.6
Security controls
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.6

Pros

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Unique relationship with hardware manufacturer Lenovo
  • Global SoftLayer IP network very unique to IBM
  • Deployment of servers were quite fast (within 24 hours)
  • Support team was responsive, until [in my experience,] it wasn't.
  • Ongoing special pricing / sales on bare metal servers
  • Device cataloging including firmware revision dates.
Jonathan Geller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Firmware upgrades are not always easy to perform and can be required at unusual time intervals at different datacenters.
  • No networking monitoring is available.
  • Changes on the IBM side can cause an outage, so you MUST plan for redundancy when building out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 7.7
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

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

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

We've also had good success with Mac colocation services like MacStadium, being cheaper with unlimited networking, quite dependable and also very flexible when used with VMware, but with IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers we have a lot more options on data center locations, fantastic network routing between data centers and any server capacity I would need. With regards to Azure, AWS, etc., those models just don't work for our projects, too many restrictions on networking and other details. IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are just easier.
Gustavo Villarreal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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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Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

General

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

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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.4

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.2

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