IBM Cloud Private vs. Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.5 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Private is a Kubernetes-based container platform allowing users to build cloud-native applications on their own infrastructure. In addition, it offers common services for self-service deployment, monitoring, logging and security, as well as middleware, data and analytics.N/A
Red Hat OpenStack Platform
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Red Hat OpenStack Platform is a cloud computing platform that virtualizes resources from industry-standard hardware, organizes those resources into clouds, and manages them so users can access what they need—when they need it.N/A
Pricing
IBM Cloud PrivateRed Hat OpenStack Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM Cloud PrivateRed Hat OpenStack Platform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
IBM Cloud PrivateRed Hat OpenStack Platform
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cloud Private
9.7
5 Ratings
18% above category average
Red Hat OpenStack Platform
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Ratings
Ease of building user interfaces10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Scalability10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform management overhead10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow engine capability10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform access control9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Services-enabled integration9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Development environment creation10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Development environment replication10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue recovery10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
IBM Cloud PrivateRed Hat OpenStack Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(5 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Cloud PrivateRed Hat OpenStack Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
IBM Cloud Private is an ideal platform for companies to accelerate their business growth. It helps in reducing the cost of IT and operations while delivering a great customer experience. With IBM Cloud Private, you can gain agility and security with a flexible hybrid model that fits your needs. It's highly recommended to my colleagues from me.
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Red Hat
Best suited for - any organization where you have people who already have expertise on OpenStack, Linux & IP networking. Otherwise, the maintenance & operations will be difficult. When the number of deployed VMs reaches its capacity, it becomes very difficult to manage Red Hat OpenStack because there are no in-built fault management & performance management tools available within Red Hat OpenStack. Not suited for - Organizations where people have a culture of working on automated GUI-based tools. Here VMware wins over Red Hat OpenStack. Also where you have mission-critical applications where downtime cannot be tolerated.
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Pros
IBM
  • Capacity On Demand to scale up and down environments
  • SaaS model allows our team to have less involvement in managing or controlling the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities.
  • SaaS model allows our team to worry less about upgrades, fix packs, environment support etc.
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Red Hat
  • Scaling of application components (VMs).
  • Managing the networking between virtual machines.
  • Management of VNFs & the underlying infrastructure.
  • Availability & uptime of VMs because of features like VM migration & evacuation.
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Cons
IBM
  • Bluemix/IBM Cloud UI can be better
  • Changing Brand name from Bluemix to IBM Cloud, as we are habituated to Bluemix more
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Red Hat
  • User management really needs improvement - when compared to AWS or GCP.
  • Security of the overall platform needs to be improved.
  • The whole architecture needs to be modular which is not. Ex - Upgrading any particular component (nova, neutron, cinder) should be possible without upgrading the whole Red Hat OpenStack version.
  • The creation of HEAT templates for complex applications is still a challenge & has a dependency on external tools.
  • Stack creation still requires parameters modification at controllers & compute because of the complex nova-scheduler algorithm.
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
With VMware cloud, each VMware Cloud customer must have an SDDC account(VMC) as well as a general AWS account. The two accounts must be linked for the service to work which is a tiresome thing to do for some clients but with IBM Cloud Private all these issues are solved.
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Red Hat
Only because of low cost & zero licensing of Red Hat OpenStack
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • IBM Cloud has helped us start using the cloud and migrating old services to the cloud.
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Red Hat
  • Saved CAPEX for sure (I can't quote a figure).
  • Saved Opex also - because a large support community is already available.
  • Increased complexity of system setup though.
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