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56 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.9

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

89%
8.4

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

84%
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) ranks higher in 9/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

8.9
89%
26 Ratings
8.4
84%
74 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

9.3
93%
24 Ratings
8.3
83%
69 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
8.5
85%
56 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

8.3
83%
23 Ratings
8.0
80%
64 Ratings

Monitoring tools

9.0
90%
24 Ratings
8.5
85%
73 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

9.0
90%
24 Ratings
8.4
84%
71 Ratings

Operating system support

8.4
84%
26 Ratings
8.2
82%
77 Ratings

Security controls

9.1
91%
26 Ratings
9.0
90%
71 Ratings

Automation

8.8
88%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

85%
28 Ratings
8.4

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

84%
81 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.5

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

85%
12 Ratings
7.7

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

77%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.5

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

85%
26 Ratings

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

I have liked the performance of this platform since we deployed it. It provides us with an additional network layer that eliminates any bottlenecks of our virtual servers. It has high functionality speed in data processing contributing to faster workflows. Security of our private cloud is guaranteed at an affordable and reliable cost.
Sienna Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is well-suited for use when an organization requires the ability to create multiple infrastructure environments in a short period of time without having to manage hardware or software. On the other hand, it is not appropriate for use in scenarios that require a high level of security or compliance, as the infrastructure is hosted on shared hardware.
Syed Shahrukh Hassan Rizvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • The IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) architecture allows scripted preparation and management of the virtual environment, which we use to link the IBM VPC API with an Ultimus CPS solution, allowing our colleagues to manage the IBM environment directly from our own management solution.
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) uses a "pay what you use" pricing model. By integrating the IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) API into Ultimus management processes, the machines can be started and stopped automatically specifically for the needed times. This saves us a lot of money.
  • The performance of the IBM VPM machines is excellent and gives us great performance for developing and presenting our Ultimus products and solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • IBM VPC connect through any ssh and it's easy to handle it through any instance.
  • Public key and private key for access server is best part in security concerns.
  • Lightweight application to be easy to host on VPC rather than software as a service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • UI has lot of confusion, new user gets lot confusion while navigation.
  • Most of IBM cloud has pre -configured Vm's, very less customization available.
  • Very limited varieties of flavors for windows and Linux OS available.
  • Compared to AWS very less features like SQL & Oracle DB's are also missing.
Sai karthik Satyavarapu | 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

Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

General

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

Starting Price

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Virtual server profiles are priced per hour (see pricing link for details). Dedicated host options are priced per hour (see pricing link for details). Pricing changes depending on the region.

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

General

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

Starting Price

$0.01 per hour

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
  4. per month
  5. per hour
  6. per month
  7. per hour
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.

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 8.5
Based on 12 answers
Great responsiveness and detailed know-how from the team. Self Explanatory and good resources on the Web to resolve issues. Good communication on issues via email. Good response times on issues which arise and where we have received support from the IBM support team. We believe that IBM is a great Partner to base our IT applications and we believe that a critical infrastructure like a cloud backend will be well served if we continue to base it on IBM.
Orlando Remédios | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers 7.7
Based on 3 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

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 8.5
Based on 26 answers
The implementation of the VPCs was seemless. All the components worked according to their function. This was also done quickly, and without needing a lot of administrative support. By gaining support from IBM as well, this gave us the expert administrative support we needed and did not have to burden our own departments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

We chose IBM Cloud [Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)] because of its tight integration with the Lithops library, which allows us to quickly scale our compute resources by provisioning VPC instances or calling Cloud Functions, handling all the deployment, data moving, etc. without us needing to know the details or learn another language, all from Python code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

IBM virtual server is the most trusted brand to get good supports and high productivity. We used it for the most scalable servers to use and meet the needs. It provides scalability, security all in a single place to backup and use and store your data without any worry.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Future readiness--we have the ability to quickly respond and build custom demos for customers in a short timeframe.
  • Savings on hardware--we have the ability to spin up large workloads to demonstrate to customers the performance of our tools and IBM Cloud.
Ralph Rebacz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • Supports businesses who want compute power on demand (instances are ready within minutes).
  • It can give you access to a 32-core CPU at $0.29 for short running or interruptible processes - enabling cost-efficient number crunching.
  • Given me a taste of the powers of remote compute power for compilation and development.
Keldon Alleyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

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