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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Score 9.1 out of 100
56 Ratings
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Score 8.7 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)

9.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

92%
8.9

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

89%
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 5/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

9.4
94%
44 Ratings
8.9
89%
26 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

9.0
90%
32 Ratings
9.3
93%
24 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

9.6
96%
24 Ratings
8.8
88%
22 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

9.2
92%
26 Ratings
8.4
84%
23 Ratings

Monitoring tools

8.7
87%
39 Ratings
9.1
91%
24 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

9.5
95%
31 Ratings
9.0
90%
24 Ratings

Operating system support

9.3
93%
43 Ratings
8.4
84%
26 Ratings

Security controls

9.0
90%
42 Ratings
9.1
91%
26 Ratings

Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is rated higher in 2 areas: Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

91%
46 Ratings
8.5

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

85%
28 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

73%
2 Ratings
8.5

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

85%
12 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

82%
2 Ratings
8.5

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

85%
26 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

I have liked the performance of this platform since we deployed it. It provides us with an additional network layer that eliminates any bottlenecks of our virtual servers. It has high functionality speed in data processing contributing to faster workflows. Security of our private cloud is guaranteed at an affordable and reliable cost.
Sienna Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • The IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) architecture allows scripted preparation and management of the virtual environment, which we use to link the IBM VPC API with an Ultimus CPS solution, allowing our colleagues to manage the IBM environment directly from our own management solution.
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) uses a "pay what you use" pricing model. By integrating the IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) API into Ultimus management processes, the machines can be started and stopped automatically specifically for the needed times. This saves us a lot of money.
  • The performance of the IBM VPM machines is excellent and gives us great performance for developing and presenting our Ultimus products and solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • UI has lot of confusion, new user gets lot confusion while navigation.
  • Most of IBM cloud has pre -configured Vm's, very less customization available.
  • Very limited varieties of flavors for windows and Linux OS available.
  • Compared to AWS very less features like SQL & Oracle DB's are also missing.
Sai karthik Satyavarapu | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

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.

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

General

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

Starting Price

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Virtual server profiles are priced per hour (see pricing link for details). Dedicated host options are priced per hour (see pricing link for details). Pricing changes depending on the region.

Support Rating

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

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 8.5
Based on 12 answers
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.
Orlando Remédios | 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

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 8.5
Based on 26 answers
The implementation of the VPCs was seemless. All the components worked according to their function. This was also done quickly, and without needing a lot of administrative support. By gaining support from IBM as well, this gave us the expert administrative support we needed and did not have to burden our own departments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

We chose IBM Cloud [Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)] because of its tight integration with the Lithops library, which allows us to quickly scale our compute resources by provisioning VPC instances or calling Cloud Functions, handling all the deployment, data moving, etc. without us needing to know the details or learn another language, all from Python code.
Anonymous | 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

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • 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.
Ralph Rebacz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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