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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

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

vSphere

vSphere is well suited for multiple VMWare hosts and can be very useful in larger enterprises where vMotion is used to load balance and failover running virtual machines. In smaller businesses with one or two hosts then the features can be overkill. The addition of virtual TPM support is a very nice addition to provide vm security in a more Microsoft supported methodology.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.6
vSphere
8.9
Virtual machine automated provisioning
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.1
vSphere
8.7
Management console
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.3
vSphere
8.9
Live virtual machine backup
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.4
vSphere
8.4
Live virtual machine migration
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.3
vSphere
9.4
Hypervisor-level security
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.8
vSphere
9.3

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

vSphere

  • vMotion that provides seamless movement of Virtual Machines between physical hosts and datastores.
  • Ease of Manage: vCenter provides very good management experience to the users.
  • It provides hassle free upgrade of versions, which requires good planning.
  • Easy to manage datastore, networks, CPU and memory resources.
  • It also allows to convert the physical machine and bring it to vSphere Environment with minimum effort.
Md Tanjil Islam Bappi | 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  • Documentation is out of date and incorrect for the most part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

vSphere

  • Allow enable EVC without requiring host shutdown
  • More detail in recent tasks. Instead of just showing a task called "Reconfigure virtual machine" also have a link to more detailed information as to what was reconfigured, changed or removed.
  • Allow searching tasks or events
Anonymous | 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

vSphere

vSphere 9.0
Based on 5 answers
We are constantly looking for change that will benefit our company. We are not ones to stick with a product simply because it is what we know, but rather looking for what fits us best. We can't imagine another product on the market today doing a better job of handling our infrastructure than vSphere.
Aaron Myers | 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

vSphere

No score
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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

vSphere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

vSphere

No score
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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

vSphere

vSphere 8.7
Based on 16 answers
My experience with VMware support is that they run a very good support center. For small incidents or configuration questions, while they may take a little while to get back to you, they are typically knowledgeable and helpful. For major and business-critical issues, they are responsive and very effective at getting resolutions in a timely manner. I've had many calls with their engineers, and it is not very often that it takes them long to figure out root causes.
Chris Saenz | 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

vSphere

vSphere 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Just make sure that when you implement, that the person implementing truly knows what they are doing and has a plan of action coming in. Since our initial implementation using a consulting service, I have implemented a few vSphere just from what I learned at the initial implementation and use over time, and the person implementing really needs to know what they are doing or you will miss out on features that may help you down the line
Aaron Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Every organization is doing well and becoming better every day.Choosing IBM cloud over others (VMWare on AWS) solutions was easy for us as we had our workloads hosted on VMWare only and the solution provided by IBM stands good for the same reason.
Nishant Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer

vSphere

vSphere has a lot more feature sets than Hyper-V but at a much higher cost of entry versus MS Hyper-V. I have not been able to play with Hyper-V as much as I would have liked, but the setup and ongoing maintenance seems to be easier in vSphere than with Hyper-V
Hans Huang | 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

vSphere

No score
No answers yet
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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

vSphere

  • Having vSphere helped my business quickly recover from a ransomware attack which would have crippled us for weeks if we were not virtualized. I think the ROI on something like that is immeasurable.
  • vSphere has allowed my company to purchase bigger server hardware to host 3 or 4 virtual servers, which was at a cost much lower than buying 3 or 4 server hardware boxes, saving us thousands each time we need to upgrade hardware.
Anonymous | 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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

vSphere

General

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

vSphere Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$995.001
Enterprise$3,995.001
  1. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.4
vSphere
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0
vSphere
9.0

Usability

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0
vSphere

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0
vSphere

Performance

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0
vSphere

Support Rating

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.1
vSphere
8.7

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5
vSphere
9.0

Scalability

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0
vSphere

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