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IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

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Score 8.2 out of 100
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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

OVHcloud Public Cloud

The VPS/Cloud/Dedicated server offerings are performant and cost effective for any application - you can really host and build anything on their network and server solutions. It is highly recommended that any user of OVHcloud [Public Cloud] be well-experienced in technical/server-admin, as the support from OVH is limited. Companies that don't have very experienced systems administrators or hobbyists or individual hosting clients that aren't familiar with linux/command line/sysadmin, should be wary of using OVH products as there is very limited support from OVH available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
OVHcloud Public Cloud
9.9
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.3
OVHcloud Public Cloud
9.0
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.3
OVHcloud Public Cloud
10.0
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.7
OVHcloud Public Cloud
10.0
Pre-configured templates
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
OVHcloud Public Cloud
10.0
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.9
OVHcloud Public Cloud
10.0
Pre-defined machine images
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
OVHcloud Public Cloud
10.0
Operating system support
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
9.0
OVHcloud Public Cloud
10.0
Security controls
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
OVHcloud Public Cloud
10.0
Automation
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
OVHcloud Public Cloud
10.0

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

OVHcloud Public Cloud

  • Price
  • Quality hardware
  • Quality network
  • Administrative tools
  • Range of products
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

OVHcloud Public Cloud

  • Technical support
  • Account support
  • Billing support
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

OVHcloud Public Cloud

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

OVHcloud Public Cloud

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

OVHcloud Public Cloud

Most notably OVHcloud [Public Cloud] has dedicated servers which are a different breed of product than Linode's flagship VPS servers, the unfortunate fact of the matter is that OVHcloud [Public Cloud] can provide a fully-dedicated server at a lower price point than Linode's virtual server. Even worse than that is that with a dedicated server from [OVHcloud Public Cloud] there is zero chance of "cpu theft" (aka, noisy neighbor) which is a very real problem at Linode (we would require multiple migrations every year for servers hosted at Linode that were experiencing cpu theft). In addition to the improvement in quality for network/hardware at OVHcloud [Public Cloud] with their dedicated server offering, their VPS servers are also highly competitive against Linode's VPS servers - in the 2 years we've used OVHcloud [Public Cloud] VPS's we've had zero downtime associated with OVH actions such as host-node reboots or cpu theft or host node upgrades, a stark difference compared to Linode which regularly experiences those types of downtimes and many more on a very regular basis.
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

OVHcloud Public Cloud

  • Cost of virtual servers was reduced by 20% versus other VPS/Cloud providers.
  • Cost of dedicated servers was reduced by 50% versus other dedicated server providers.
  • Network speeds decreased considerably versus other providers.
  • Network quotas improved considerably versus other providers (unlimited at OVH).
  • Uptime has improved considerably which has improved client reputation.
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 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.

OVHcloud Public Cloud

General

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

OVHcloud Public Cloud Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.1
OVHcloud Public Cloud
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
8.2
OVHcloud Public Cloud

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
7.6
OVHcloud Public Cloud

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