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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    9.2

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

    92%

    Jelastic

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    9.4
    94%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    9.0
    90%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    9.6
    96%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    9.2
    92%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    8.7
    87%
    41 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    9.5
    95%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Operating system support

    9.3
    93%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    9.0
    90%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Jelastic

    75%
    Jelastic ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Platform management overhead

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Workflow engine capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Platform access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Services-enabled integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Development environment creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Development environment replication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Issue monitoring and notification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Issue recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

    91%
    49 Ratings
    7.0

    Jelastic

    70%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.3

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Jelastic

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Jelastic

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    Jelastic

    In case you want a cheaper PaaS that may be available in your country (Brazil, in my case), you may give Jelastic a try. There are some other strong competitors for the PaaS scenario with free versions, but the paid versions are far more expensive.
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    Pros

    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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    Jelastic

    • Easy to use, the interface guides you to create your application.
    • Custom SSL certificate. You can upload your own certificates and it will configure them for you.
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    Cons

    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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    Jelastic

    • SSH is still tricky to use. You have to log in to a gateway and go to an option menu to get logged in. Sometimes it was not available or too slow.
    • Some errors are not clear enough. It took some time to understand which files I had to upload to get my custom SSL certificates working.
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    Pricing Details

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

    Starting Price

    $0.51 per hour

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $0.511
    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $241.002

    Footnotes

    1. per hour
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional 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.

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    Jelastic

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Jelastic editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      IBM

      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.
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      Jelastic

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      IBM

      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.
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      Jelastic

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      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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      Jelastic

      The price of Jelastic for the paid version (considering SSL) is better.
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      Return on Investment

      IBM

      • 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.
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      Jelastic

      • It has powered my project since its creation. It's a small project but I did not have any problems until now.
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