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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is well suited for a company looking to move 100% to the cloud. It is also well suited for a company looking to not want to worry about onsite hardware costs and upkeep. It allows for less need for dedicated onsite IT staff as well as support is included with licensing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

The answer depends upon the kind of [use case]. If the use-case is simply around the need of IaaS then Azure is not the right choice. However, if the use-cases are around BOT services, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning[,] and Business Analytics then Azure is the first choice. Also[,] kind of eco-system the enterprise [has] on the premise to run their daily operations have the highest bearing to choose for the cloud partner.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.6
Microsoft Azure
Virtual machine automated provisioning
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.3
Microsoft Azure
Management console
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.1
Microsoft Azure
Live virtual machine backup
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5
Microsoft Azure
Live virtual machine migration
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.4
Microsoft Azure
Hypervisor-level security
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.6
Microsoft Azure

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Microsoft Azure
6.7
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Microsoft Azure
7.7
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Microsoft Azure
5.9
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Microsoft Azure
6.5
Pre-configured templates
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Microsoft Azure
6.8
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Microsoft Azure
6.4
Pre-defined machine images
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Microsoft Azure
5.6
Operating system support
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Microsoft Azure
7.5
Security controls
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Microsoft Azure
7.9
Automation
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
Microsoft Azure
5.9

Pros

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • Adaptable valuing relying upon size and scale.
  • The presentation is first rate. Our on-prem climate was continually experiencing slack and general languor. With IBM running everything, it's much smoother.
  • Start another group as little as one ESXi worker or scale a current bunch.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • Azure Functions is the easiest serverless service to work with in my experience. Easy to ship Node.js functions without bundling dependencies.
  • Proactive and responsive support. We've worked with most other cloud providers - Amazon, Google, Oracle. Amazon Web Services' customer support is a black hole and their documentation is worthless. Google and Oracle are better, but Azure's support is responsive and their docs are pretty good.
  • Azure's Web UI is pretty easy to work with
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • Support is horrible and or non-existent
  • Documentation is out of date and incorrect for the most part
  • IBM employees and salespeople are not aware of features or offerings
  • Does not integrate the Zerto, only Veeam and has limited options for data migration
David Fertig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • Could be easier to setup redundancy
  • Feels as if there are too many options, bells, and whistles you could add.
  • Microsoft Azure functions does not have a "Configure Services" method. Programming Azure functions has a slightly different programming model than does a "normal" API application. I would prefer that the startup process be identical.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We are highly likely to renew this product as it has quickly very integral across our organization and is useful in almost all of our core data analytics and business processes. We have to ensure the cost side is manageable and still worth it upon renewal - but don't see this as a major hurdle
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 10.0
Based on 15 answers
Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 3 answers
It is easy to use and setting it up is simple. The only con is that the pricing is a little bit high as well as documentation is a little low; so we had to do some personal learning to be able to fully utilize the product, or hop on the phone with someone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.4
Based on 29 answers
Microsoft Azure's overall usability has been better than expected. Often times vendors promise the world, only to leave you with a run-down town. Not the case with our experience. From an implementation perspective, all went perfect, and from the user-facing experience we have had no technical issues, just some learning curve issues that are more about "why" than "how"
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We view IBM as one of the most reliable vendors we have dealt with from an availability perspective. No issue whatsoever in terms of getting answers and solutions in a timely manner when we need them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 6.8
Based on 2 answers
It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We use this product both on a stand alone basis and have also integrated it with various internal systems. We have not experienced any delay / issues when using the product in either instance - excellent and consistent performer across the board
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.1
Based on 10 answers
Overall, just a great experience here. No one in my opinion gets a perfect 10/10 rating (no one is ever perfect), so 9/10 is probably as good as it gets! From initial planning to post implementation support, the IBM Cloud and professional services has been there for my group as much as we have needed them. Great job!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.4
Based on 34 answers
Support is easy with all the knowledge base articles available for free on the web. Plus, if you have a preferred status you can leverage their concierge support to get rapid response. Sometimes they’ll bounce you around a lot to get you to the right person, but they are quite responsive (especially when you are paying for the service). Many of the older Microsoft skills are also transferable from old-school on-prem to Azure-based virtual interfaces.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 7.5
Based on 4 answers
IBM professional services helped us plan and implement the project with great success. They guided the project from planning, scoping, pre-implementation, testing, roll-out, then production and post-production support. We were very impressed with their knowledge of VMware and really appreciated their desire to make our project a success. I would highly recommend them!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.0
Based on 2 answers
As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is better for clients on a dollar to dollar basis compared to AWS Backup. It allows customers to easily see how much resources they are using in the cloud (a feature not fully available with AWS). This helps save them money and be smarter with their backup storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

As I continue to evaluate the "big three" cloud providers for our clients, I make the following distinctions, though this gap continues to close. AWS is more granular, and inherently powerful in the configuration options compared to [Microsoft] Azure. It is a "developer" platform for cloud. However, Azure PowerShell is helping close this gap. Google Cloud is the leading containerization platform, largely thanks to it building kubernetes from the ground up. Azure containerization is getting better at having the same storage/deployment options.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is highly scalable - our primary concern upon implementation was this very issue. We found it integrates with our own internal systems in a very seamless manner - have had absolutely no issues on this front
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • It has a positive impact on the cost required to maintain our vSphere environment by allowing us to get rid of our vsphere hardware and not worry about maintenance either.
  • There have been very few negatives, but one would definitely be the open-ended cost associated with cloud products in general.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • It has taken a few years of planning and growth (which continue), but we've been able to successfully budget and plan for ever increased capacity by starting first with some Virtual Machines and factoring in on-prem maintenance vs cloud constant improvements. VM (server, compute, networking) costs even out quickly over time and will show savings very soon.
  • Because of Azure Application Gateways (which cost very little to set up and maintain), we were able to build a state of the art single-sign-on hub for all of our users and other enterprise platforms (mostly non-Microsoft and non Azure systems), reducing the amount of time to switch among these for workers and increasing overall productivity.
  • With Azure Active Directory, we do not need to maintain separate identity systems and can more easily integrate our organizations credentials into authorization for access to other systems.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

General

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

Microsoft Azure

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.7
Microsoft Azure
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0
Microsoft Azure
10.0

Usability

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0
Microsoft Azure
8.4

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0
Microsoft Azure
6.8

Performance

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0
Microsoft Azure

Support Rating

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.1
Microsoft Azure
8.4

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5
Microsoft Azure
8.0

Scalability

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0
Microsoft Azure

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