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164 Ratings
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256 Ratings

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure are tied in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.4

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

84%
8.4

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

84%
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure ranks higher in 5/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

8.4
84%
74 Ratings
8.6
86%
80 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

8.3
83%
69 Ratings
8.8
88%
78 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

8.5
85%
56 Ratings
8.6
86%
74 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

8.0
80%
64 Ratings
7.9
79%
72 Ratings

Monitoring tools

8.5
85%
73 Ratings
8.4
84%
78 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

8.4
84%
71 Ratings
8.2
82%
70 Ratings

Operating system support

8.2
82%
77 Ratings
8.3
83%
79 Ratings

Security controls

9.0
90%
71 Ratings
8.5
85%
79 Ratings

Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
40 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

84%
81 Ratings
8.4

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

84%
82 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.2

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

82%
1 Rating
10.0

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

83%
11 Ratings

Availability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

90%
1 Rating

Performance

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.7

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

77%
3 Ratings
8.5

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

85%
15 Ratings

In-Person Training

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

80%
1 Rating

Online Training

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

70%
1 Rating

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

78%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

70%
1 Rating

Professional Services

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

83%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

We have used oracle cloud-based solutions for 8 years and it has been very good. We had a cyber-attack recently and our files were protected. We are lucky to have security but we need to switch more applications to oracle. We are hoping as we integrate more fictions that they all work together seamlessly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

  • Block Volume provides durability and stability to data. IOPS can be changed on the fly. Always stay true to the promised performance.
  • Block Volume can be encrypted with ease to meet compliance. Can also be easily integrated with OCI vault service for extra security.
  • Object Storage and File Storage are other forms of storage that are secure and extremely easy to configure. FSS is one of the best in the industry when it comes to reliability and performance.
  • SSD block volumes are persistent in OCI unlike many other clouds.
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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) is a fully managed service that makes it a little hard sometimes to fine tune HPC workloads, for example AI/Deep learning training where a lot of data transfer and compute is needed.
  • The initial setup can certainly be improved with less steps to make it faster and easier to deploy compared to the competition, for example Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
  • Documentation and best practice documentation for OKE can be improved especially since there are not a lot of customer references available for large scale deployments that need fine tuned performance.
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

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.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

General

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

Starting Price

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Very likely. Our business solely relies on OCI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 8.3
Based on 11 answers
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a great product. Although, as compared to other cloud services, it lacks a few features, it is a very good product that is easy to use, and it was very easy to train our clients in this product. Therefore the product is highly recommended to use for the clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 9.0
Based on 1 answer
highly available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 8.0
Based on 1 answer
good performance . good integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 8.5
Based on 15 answers
Getting in touch with their service support, their ticketing system process is ridiculous. Just to create a support ticket request takes almost two hours to navigate the create a ticket process. By the time you find something that matches your issue, there's more additional information they ask for, it's almost they don't want to you create a ticket or open one. If the issue was on-premise, it would be faster and easier to reboot the server and forgot creating a service ticket.
Kay Gosling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 6.0
Based on 1 answer
detailed and easy to understand.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to implement.Easy to navigate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has the most required cloud capabilities, which enable [the] possibility of multiple things like data analytics, network monitoring, and easy for the user to easily transfer many different data on the cloud very securely. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has great activity tracking functions which are easily manipulated by any user.
Victoria Jacob | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 7.8
Based on 8 answers
The Universal Credit model (yearly contract) is well suited for workloads that are static & predictable in nature. But for short-term workloads, it's not at all suitable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 7.0
Based on 1 answer
useful product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Professional Services

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 8.3
Based on 4 answers
I chose this rating as I see to feel it is a tad above average when it came to meeting or exceeding what I needed in my client organizations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

  • We have been able to test at low scale complex solutions using OCI
  • The Free Tier option can be used to test easy of configuration and deployment
  • Since pricing is in U.S. Dollars, it can be a problem in countries with less stable currencies
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

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