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Feature Set Ratings

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

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.4

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

84%
8.0

LightEdge

80%
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers ranks higher in 8/8 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

8.4
84%
75 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

8.3
83%
70 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

8.5
85%
57 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

8.0
80%
65 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Monitoring tools

8.5
85%
74 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

8.4
84%
72 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Operating system support

8.1
81%
78 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Security controls

9.1
91%
72 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • LightEdge is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

84%
82 Ratings
9.0

LightEdge

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

8.2

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

82%
1 Rating

LightEdge

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

77%
3 Ratings

LightEdge

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

IBM's virtual servers are ideal for a variety of workloads, including web and application servers, test and development environments, and small databases. IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is a great fit for organizations that need on-demand, scalable, reliable virtual servers. Virtual servers are perfect for web and application servers, test and development environments, and small databases. The pay-as-you-go model makes IBM Cloud Virtual Servers an affordable option for organizations of all sizes.

One potential downside of IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is that it does not offer the same level of customization and control as a traditional server. If you need complete control over your server environment, IBM Cloud Virtual Servers may not be the best option.
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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.
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Pros

IBM

  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers provide an easy way to set up and manage virtual machines. It lets you provision servers instantly, scaling your computing capacity as needed. All of this happens within the IBM Cloud and it's managed by experts to ensure security and uptime.
  • Virtual servers can be used for a wide variety of purposes, from developing or testing new software applications to running critical business operations. The IBM Cloud has the scale and elasticity to support a wide variety of workloads and the security and reliability to ensure your data is always safe.
  • IT managers can select from a menu of images preconfigured with popular applications or machines running a customer's existing software. The self-service portal simplifies the deployment of virtual servers, storage, and networking to any user within a company—without requiring help from IT.
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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
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Cons

IBM

  • 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.
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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
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Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

Starting Price

$0.01 per hour

Editions & Modules

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
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

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

IBM Cloud virtual servers include 250 GB of outbound public bandwidth, unmetered inbound public bandwidth, and unmetered private and management network bandwidth.

Pricing Info

LightEdge

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

LightEdge editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM

    It's hard to imagine not renewing having spent so much time setting up our infrastructure to utilise the CVS
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    LightEdge

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    IBM

    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.
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    LightEdge

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    IBM

    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.
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    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.
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    Return on Investment

    IBM

    • 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.
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    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.
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