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35 Ratings

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Score 8 out of 100

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

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Score 8.3 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

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

This product excels when websites have to be operational all the time with little, if any, downtime. Conversely, if your servers are already using Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud, there is really no reason to switch over since this product excels at working with other IBM products in your tech ecosystem.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.1
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.3
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.0
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.3
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.7
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.5
Pre-configured templates
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.8
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.0
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.0
Pre-defined machine images
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.6
Operating system support
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.9
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.0
Security controls
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.0
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.3

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

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

  • Data Copying - Off site data. Considering the pandemic, virtual servers are a HUGE upside.
  • Customer Support - This is usually overlooked until you need help. With the customer support specialists that support the IBM PSVS, the learning curve and understanding of how this work is amazing
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • The IBM Cloud Web UI is very slow and not responsive
  • It would be nice to provide a direct way to choose a template image when creating a VSI
  • It would be nice if transient VSIs can be resized (CPU and Mem)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

  • The critical mass of users for IBM Cloud is lower than that of AWS or Google Cloud, making it more difficult to find qualified personnel for the implementation of IBM Power Systems Virtual Server instances.
  • The learning curve in deploying Power Systems Virtual Servers can be challenging for professionals unfamiliar with IBM and its range of products.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | 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

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Covers the all essential and descriptive ways for end users.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
As I mentioned before, it was used very efficiently.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers 7.5
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

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
As I mentioned, it [is] user friendly.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Minimum training needed for usage as currently using ibm power system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is economic.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

I have had a dedicated server for 20 years. The last company, Softlayer, got bought out by IBM, and the transition has been a very good one. When I started using IBM for all my hosting solutions, I became a really big fan. Everything has been a user-friendly experience. The products have been really easy to work with.
Jeffrey Lange | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server was chosen over the competitors mostly due to the flexibility. It allows the virtual server to be created exactly to the business needs. The scalability and dynamic partitioning helps ensure the server is an appropriate size and power for the payload. The other competitors each had their downfalls when it came to flexibility and IBM PowerVM really exceeds there.
José Abolnik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is efficient.
Somu Rajeswari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • Freed up our team to focus on working on our own products and not having to worry about maintaining and patching servers.
  • On-demand procurement allowed our team to quickly spin up servers as needed and shut them down when work is done.
Qing Miao | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

  • It has helped us consistently provide services on time
  • Ability to run virtual servers significantly reduces hardware and maintenance costs
  • It does require significantly more training of our employees though, particularly those who do not have a lot of experience with IBM products
Matthew Spedaleri | 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.

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

General

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

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Usability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Performance

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
8.0

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.5
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Online Training

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

Scalability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server
7.0

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