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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Private

IBM Cloud Private is well suited for SaaS models.
Bhaskara Rudraraju | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

In terms of cloud computing, Microsoft Azure is the only comprehensive result the company offers. Regardless of how big or small an organization is, it can make use of this system. As a cyber-security professional, this is your best option for data management. A business that wants to minimize capital expenditures can use Microsoft Azure. Many Microsoft services accept it. People with little or no knowledge of cloud computing may find it impossible. It isn’t the solution for companies that don’t want to risk having only one platform and infrastructure vendor.
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

IBM Cloud Private
7.6
Microsoft Azure
Ease of building user interfaces
IBM Cloud Private
7.7
Microsoft Azure
Scalability
IBM Cloud Private
7.5
Microsoft Azure
Platform management overhead
IBM Cloud Private
7.9
Microsoft Azure
Workflow engine capability
IBM Cloud Private
7.3
Microsoft Azure
Platform access control
IBM Cloud Private
7.9
Microsoft Azure
Services-enabled integration
IBM Cloud Private
7.9
Microsoft Azure
Development environment creation
IBM Cloud Private
7.6
Microsoft Azure
Development environment replication
IBM Cloud Private
7.6
Microsoft Azure
Issue monitoring and notification
IBM Cloud Private
6.3
Microsoft Azure
Issue recovery
IBM Cloud Private
7.3
Microsoft Azure
Upgrades and platform fixes
IBM Cloud Private
8.2
Microsoft Azure

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
8.1
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
8.6
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
8.1
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
8.3
Pre-configured templates
IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
7.6
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
7.6
Pre-defined machine images
IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
8.0
Operating system support
IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
8.1
Security controls
IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
8.9
Automation
IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
8.0

Pros

IBM Cloud Private

  • On-Demand Capacity
  • Easy to use UI
  • Faster VM provisioning for rapid deployments
  • Support for newest technologies such as Kubernetes
Dinesh P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • Azure simply provides end to end life cycle. Starting from the development to automated deployment, you will find [a] bunch of options. Custom hook-points allow [integration] on-premise resources as well.
  • Excellent documentation around all the services make it really easy for any novice. Overall support by [the] community and Azure Technical team is exceptional.
  • BOT Services, Computer Vision services, ML frameworks provide excellent results as compare to similar services provided by other giants in the same space.
  • Azure data services provide excellent support to ingest data from different sources, ETL, and consumption of data for BI purpose.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cloud Private

  • The UI was a little confusing at first after the shift from BlueMix.
  • There could be better support and examples for deploying SOAP services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • In our experience, Azure Kubernetes Survice was difficult to set up, which is why we used Kubernetes on top of VMs.
  • Azure REST API is a bit difficult to use, which made it difficult for us to automate our interactions with Azure.
  • Azure's Web UI does a good job of showing metrics on individual VMs, but it would be great if there was a way to show certain metrics from multiple VMs on one dashboard. For example, hard drive usage on our database VMs.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Private

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Private

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.5
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 Private

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Private

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.8
Based on 36 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 Private

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Private

Blue Box is more user-friendly and better meets organizational needs.
Richard Crane | 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

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Private

  • The IBM Cloud Private option will definitely provide a valuable ROI as we move forward with application modernization.
  • ICP will help move our company forward and enable the company transition into a hybrid cloud environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • Brings down Capex to customers.
  • Some of the built-in security features of DDoS Basic protection that comes with VNET on Azure or even WAF on AGW brings huge advantages to customers.
  • Hybrid benefits for those who have software assurance can save even more costs by moving to Azure.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Private

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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 Private
7.4
Microsoft Azure
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
10.0

Usability

IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
8.5

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
6.8

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
8.8

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Private
Microsoft Azure
8.0

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