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Score 7.9 out of 100

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Block Storage

The service in general is great because on the backend. IBM offers experience and knowledge in the use of data center technologies undeniably.
I recommend it for almost any situation but particularly for databases and especially large ones. That possibility of adjusting IOPS dynamically to levels that other data centers do not offer makes it unique. I don't recommend using the service if you don't have an infrastructure expert who knows about servers, Linux, and storage because a lot of the configuration and settings require an expert hand.
Alfonso de la Guarda Reyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

I find IBM Cloud [Virtual Servers] is well suited for those who value delivery and solid support.I've found their support to be exceptional. They give timely responses, make every effort to help, and always deliver. The sales team goes above and beyond when needed.It's less suitable for cost-conscious customers as their instances are sometimes a lot more expensive than an equivalent on GCP and unlike AWS preemptible instances cannot have a GPU.
Keldon Alleyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.3
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.3
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.7
Pre-configured templates
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.9
Pre-defined machine images
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
Operating system support
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
9.0
Security controls
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2

Pros

IBM Cloud Block Storage

  • Great pricing structure that scales based on what you need to use it for
  • Very easy to deploy
  • Very easy to link into existing IBM set up
  • Good, easy to follow documentation
Charlie Pusey | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • SSL Certificate issuance is virtually seamless.
  • The 4 distributions of Linux offered were great for the individual needs of groups within our company; for example if a particular product required Red Hat, it wasn't a problem that we had everything else running on Debian.
  • Fine grained controls such as the ability to select the speed of the Ethernet interface are exclusive to the IBM Cloud offering.
Scott Galvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cloud Block Storage

  • The default naming is not easy to remember
  • It would be nice to see which resource groups they are associated to
  • Dashboard has very minimal details
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • Softlayer is designed primarily for advanced clients, and can be a little finicky like many other advanced services, such as highly-customizable options for nearly every part of a service. You build your servers by specs, just like a real server, rather than clicking a few buttons to get a basic cookie-cutter server.
  • Costs are much higher than one would expect, however, you do get what you pay for, and having high-quality equipment available at hourly rates is going to cost.
  • Support is surprisingly mediocre, and the primary cause of most complaints about softlayer. I personally have had no problems with support, but, remember that this is an "advanced" service, and even my eyes go cross-eyed looking at the config options of a server. I would imagine support is focused and trained for dealing with experienced Linux admins, and developers, and would not be of much help to anyone that accidentally ventured in, expecting an EC2 style experience.
Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Block Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It's hard to imagine not renewing having spent so much time setting up our infrastructure to utilise the CVS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Block Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers 7.6
Based on 2 answers
It is adequate, but you need to be ready to argue your point - which is fair enough, I suppose, but being given the opposite of the benefit of the doubt every time does not necessarily result in an enjoyable user experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud Block Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage is better suited for application development and easy to use from a higher level.IBM Cloud Block Storage is better suited as block storage as a service and totally integrated with the infrastructure as a service, making it easy to deploy and used either itemized or integrated into other IaaS offerings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is affordable, fast, secure, and easy to scale, unlike other tools. In addition, it is important to note that IBM Cloud Virtual Servers allows the creation of email servers, which is not common with the competitors.
Waithaka Karagita | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Block Storage

  • Deployment time of additional POP's has reduced dramatically
  • Downtime has been reduced
  • As technology changes, we can migrate to the latest and greatest
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • Adverse consequence. Almost twice as costly for half as much in contrast with cloud administrators.
  • Setting up different workers if necessary doesn't cost a fortune as it did in earlier years.
  • Sought after acquisition permitted our group to rapidly turn up workers on a case by case basis and shut them down when work is finished.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Block Storage

General

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

IBM Cloud Block Storage Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

General

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

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Editions & Modules

Edition
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (dedicated host)starting at $0.221
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (dedicated host)starting at $149.002
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (multi-tenant)starting at $0.0383
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (multi-tenant)starting at $25.214
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (reserved)starting at $0.025
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (reserved)starting at $13.276
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (transient)starting at $0.017
  1. per hour
  2. per month
  3. per hour
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Additional Pricing Details
IBM Cloud virtual servers include 250 GB of outbound public bandwidth, unmetered inbound public bandwidth, and unmetered private and management network bandwidth.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Block Storage
7.5
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.6

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