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124 Ratings
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280 Ratings

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Score 9.1 out of 100

IBM Power System Virtual Server

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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)

9.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

92%
8.9

IBM Power System Virtual Server

89%
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 6/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

9.4
94%
44 Ratings
9.1
91%
185 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

9.0
90%
32 Ratings
8.9
89%
184 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

9.6
96%
24 Ratings
8.9
89%
180 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

9.2
92%
26 Ratings
8.5
85%
182 Ratings

Monitoring tools

8.7
87%
39 Ratings
8.9
89%
184 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

9.5
95%
31 Ratings
8.8
88%
181 Ratings

Operating system support

9.3
93%
43 Ratings
9.1
91%
184 Ratings

Security controls

9.0
90%
42 Ratings
9.3
93%
182 Ratings

Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
158 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating
  • IBM Power System Virtual Server is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers and IBM Power System Virtual Server are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

91%
46 Ratings
9.1

IBM Power System Virtual Server

91%
186 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

IBM Power System Virtual Server

85%
2 Ratings

Usability

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2

IBM Power System Virtual Server

72%
2 Ratings

Availability

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Power System Virtual Server

70%
1 Rating

Performance

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Power System Virtual Server

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.3

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

73%
2 Ratings
7.8

IBM Power System Virtual Server

78%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

82%
2 Ratings
7.0

IBM Power System Virtual Server

70%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Power System Virtual Server

70%
1 Rating

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 Power System Virtual Server

Power by IBM Virtual servers are well suited to large data systems and heavy workload projects requiring the management and execution of millions of daily operations. IBM virtual servers enable us to scale up and scale down existing server resources as needed. It is simple to install the operating system, has improved SAN storage connectivity, and offers an AI solution.
Anonymous | 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 Power System Virtual Server

  • It is good in managing our documents in a precise manner.
  • It is a comprehensive tool and supports other languages like JAVA and Python and it is useful for us.
  • It is quite a valuable tool available at a reasonable price in the market and it is a scalable tool.
Ravi Kiran | 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 Power System Virtual Server

  • The software appears to be geared for a no-programming approach, which implies that making changes is more difficult.
  • The user base is small making it monotonous and difficult to come up with new methods.
  • The number of rankings is not as large as competitors.
  • The admin end is poorly designed, as they are unable to receive and respond to client feedback.
Anonymous | 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 Power System Virtual Server

General

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

Starting Price

IBM Power System Virtual Server Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 8.5
Based on 2 answers
At the moment we are 100% satisfied with the performance and our support team is well used to the process involved. So unless we have some major issues in adopting, we are sure to be with IBM itself.
SALEEM BEERAVU | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 7.2
Based on 2 answers
Power Systems Virtual Server on IBM Cloud for IBMi's overall usability is good, but it can be difficult for new users, some learning is needed, but there are tonns of online documentation.
Kristine Vorobyova-Grudinska | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 7.8
Based on 2 answers
As with most IBM products the ongoing support for IBM Power Virtual Server is solid and consistent. IBM provides a clear roadmap for receiving support of their products. Both voice and online response is offered. It is obvious that IBM has the internal systems and culture to maintain support functions. This starts from the initial support call to the problem analysis and continues through the problem resolution. Documentation and communication are consistent within this process.
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

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is economic.
Somu Rajeswari | 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 Power System Virtual Server

The success of IBM's power system is largely dependent on security. Its reliability is a crucial component in its widespread use, as it enables complex businesses such as banking and insurance to operate with greater security and less downtime. This system has a low power complexity and utilization, and failures are easier to track thanks to continuous logs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is efficient.
Somu Rajeswari | 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 Power System Virtual Server

  • Giving users the opportunity to complete tasks more quickly can have a beneficial influence on ROI.
  • We now have more efficient, less error-prone systems, which improves ROI.
  • To do the same amount of work as before the upgrade, we need less time from employees.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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