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IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.4

    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    84%

    OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Cloud Virtual Servers ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    8.4
    84%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    8.3
    83%
    69 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    8.5
    85%
    56 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    8.0
    80%
    64 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    8.5
    85%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    8.4
    84%
    71 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Operating system support

    8.1
    81%
    77 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    9.1
    91%
    71 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      8.4

      IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

      84%
      81 Ratings

      OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

      8.2

      IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

      82%
      1 Rating

      OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Support Rating

      7.7

      IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

      77%
      3 Ratings

      OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      IBM

      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.
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      Pros

      IBM

      • 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.
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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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      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

      OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH) editions and modules pricing
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      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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        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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        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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        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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        OVH

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