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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

I find IBM Cloud [Virtual Servers] is well suited for those who value delivery and solid support.I've found their support to be exceptional. They give timely responses, make every effort to help, and always deliver. The sales team goes above and beyond when needed.It's less suitable for cost-conscious customers as their instances are sometimes a lot more expensive than an equivalent on GCP and unlike AWS preemptible instances cannot have a GPU.
Keldon Alleyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

LightEdge

OnRamp is great for medium or large size companies that need to organize information in a way that is easily accessible. It is not great for small companies who don't have a lot of customers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
LightEdge
8.0
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.3
LightEdge
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.3
LightEdge
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.7
LightEdge
Pre-configured templates
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
LightEdge
8.0
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.9
LightEdge
Pre-defined machine images
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
LightEdge
Operating system support
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
9.0
LightEdge
Security controls
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
LightEdge

Pros

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • SSL Certificate issuance is virtually seamless.
  • The 4 distributions of Linux offered were great for the individual needs of groups within our company; for example if a particular product required Red Hat, it wasn't a problem that we had everything else running on Debian.
  • Fine grained controls such as the ability to select the speed of the Ethernet interface are exclusive to the IBM Cloud offering.
Scott Galvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

LightEdge

  • OnRamp does a great job at pulling up specific contact information about our donors
  • OnRamp allows for us to find detailed payment information regarding postings to our general ledger
  • It is very easy to run various reports with OnRamp
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

LightEdge

  • I hear complaints from our donations department on how extractions can be difficult at times when pulling multiple years information
  • OnRamp can make room for improvement by allowing us to make changes from an admin standpoint on how we pull up certain reports
Anonymous | 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

LightEdge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers 7.6
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

LightEdge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is affordable, fast, secure, and easy to scale, unlike other tools. In addition, it is important to note that IBM Cloud Virtual Servers allows the creation of email servers, which is not common with the competitors.
Waithaka Karagita | TrustRadius Reviewer

LightEdge

OnRamp is much easier to use then Financial Edge with its user-friendly interface. Financial Edge seems dated and is much more complicated when running reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

  • Adverse consequence. Almost twice as costly for half as much in contrast with cloud administrators.
  • Setting up different workers if necessary doesn't cost a fortune as it did in earlier years.
  • Sought after acquisition permitted our group to rapidly turn up workers on a case by case basis and shut them down when work is finished.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

LightEdge

  • OnRamp saves us time on retrieving data
  • OnRamp helps us organize payment information and makes it easily accessible for users
  • The security of using OnRamp is the best investment a company can make.
Anonymous | 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.

LightEdge

General

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

LightEdge Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
LightEdge
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
LightEdge

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.6
LightEdge

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