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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

If you're already a customer of IBM, or using an IBM product through an ASP or reseller, or you need access to the hundreds of services IBM provides, it's a great place to build out your infrastructure.
If you're an established company slowly adding VMs, a smaller provider in the vast digital ocean of choices may be better.
Scott Galvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.7
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.7
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.1
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.5
Pre-configured templates
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.2
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.4
Pre-defined machine images
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.6
Operating system support
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.4
Security controls
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.4

Pros

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • The pricing options for services is awesome, offering bare-metal and other high-demand services at hourly rates.
  • Softlayer offers a huge assortment of high-powered services, such as Nvidia Tesla GPU computing, high-bandwidth connection options, and highly customizable bare-metal servers
  • All of Softlayers' plans and services are fully adaptable to to fit your needs, with a huge amount of options for both the services they offer and the management options available for those services.
Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • After the server was provisioned, I did not see the "Password" choice on the lower left-hand side of the screen.
  • Documentation, especially this line, "Select the Passwords tab to show all passwords for the instance," is not correct. There is no "Passwords tab." It is a selection choice on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • The website does not even mention the root password or where to find it.
Gordon Harkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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 Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers 7.3
Based on 2 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

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Been there done that. It's only because of our software affiliation that we chose to go with IBM Cloud. That's not a bad thing but just that there's really no major difference other than the lack of guidance and IBM cloud engineers as opposed to AWS engineers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • Initially, as with any other business, we invested and did not get any viable ROI, but with time, we felt that we started getting money back in terms of fewer electric bills and fewer IT staff to maintain servers and ease of mind.
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers saved us roughly $50K in 2 years which we used to expand our marketing and get more business.
Furqan Arain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

General

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

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Editions & Modules

Edition
IBM Cloud Public Virtual Serversstarting at $0.0381
IBM Cloud Dedicated Virtual Serversstarting at $0.221
IBM Cloud Public Virtual Serversstarting at $25.212
IBM Cloud Dedicated Virtual Serversstarting at $149.002
IBM Cloud Transient Virtual Serversstarting at $0.013
IBM Cloud Reserved Virtual Serversstarting at $0.023
IBM Cloud Reserved Virtual Serversstarting at $13.274
  1. per hour
  2. per month
  3. per hour
  4. per month
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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.3

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