IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Reviews

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Steve Redman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It gives us multiple storage options, an additional layer of security as well as high availability. Replication is a snap when we have needed it. Having admin access to vCenter Server allows easy of manageability without the hassle and limitations an onsite solution only restricted us too prior to implementation.
  • Multiple storage options
  • High availability
  • Windows updates are manually installed, not automatic
In a situation where backbone data center reliability is essential for redundancy and speed of operation, it excels. Another situation would be in deploying replication to other sites as the ease of access makes this a snap.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is being used throughout our entire organization. It allows us to use the IBM Cloud to host our VMware servers, thus allowing us to minimize the number of VMware servers we have in our on-site data centers. It also allows us to expand our capacity when needed so that we can serve both our internal and external customers more efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.
  • Expandability: Allows us to add more capacity very easily.
  • We like that IBM is a one-stop shop that offers a complete setup without having to deal with multiple vendors.
  • The startup implementation was a pretty difficult process.
  • The documentation we felt was rather lacking and could be improved.
I think IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions would be a good fit for a medium to large company looking to outsource their current in-house VMware products. The IBM solution would allow them to outsource their current infrastructure so that the company could then concentrate on their core business, whatever that may be.

A smaller company with a smaller VMware footprint would probably not be a good fit here. It's a pretty complex process to get things started, so it might not be worth it for a smaller company.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 16, 2020

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Score 7 out of 10
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We used it to manage on premise workloads in an effort to migrate our core data center operations to the cloud in order to reduce data redundancy and increase workflow. Our core goal was to reduce data costs and enhance other operational errors we encountered with on premise issues, specifically server issues.
  • Easy on boarding and migration
  • Easy to access historical information
  • Ability to integrate with other applications
  • Speed of use
It was well suited for our more recent databases/applications. It ran into issues with more legacy products where the integration was harder to achieve and needed more custom work around integration.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 27, 2019

Best Solution

Score 8 out of 10
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Hybrid cloud initiative, another site as our data center recovery.

It's a challenge to have another site as DR and maintaining it to the level of our product site. IBM Cloud allows us not to worry about maintaining another site. It's easy to get started with IBM cloud, transferring initial seeds, and maintaining replicating data.
  • Easy to get started if you know the basics
  • Lower cost compared to other storage backup solutions
  • Easy to scale as you grow
  • Easy to maintain with minimal manual oversight
  • The integration services could be more robust
  • The pilot programs could be more user-friendly
  • Education and training could be more comprehensive for beginners
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is great - especially if you have a small IT staff and deal with challenges on day to day basis on keeping the environment up to date, not allowing to do new things and focus on new business objectives and goals. IBM cloud can address a need to have migrated IAAS or DRAAS. It's a cost-effective solution.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 27, 2019

Fun on IBM Cloud

Score 4 out of 10
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We use IBM Cloud solutions for our data platform for one of our revenue-generating applications. It is our infrastructure for our data platform so it no longer involves manual management. This has been great to give me more time in my day and be confident that our data is secure.
  • Flexible pricing depending on size and scale
  • Supports leveraging our IBM Enterprise Licensing Agreements
  • Good support from solutions architects and support teams
  • Better integrations with products like Terraform from Hashicorp
  • Provide more SaaS based solutions and platforms
We use it for bare metal and to support IBM specific products. Where it doesn't make sense are for workloads that are already container-based and customers are looking for a full platform.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 27, 2019

Good Solution

Score 8 out of 10
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Our department needs to be able to have a visualization of internal users. We also use the service for exploration in VDI. IBM Cloud for VMware helps our team collaborate efficiently and reliably.
  • VMWare is faster than other software we have used
  • Reliable
  • Good
  • None
This product is exceptional for VDI and Server VMs.
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IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Virtual machine automated provisioning (6)
Management console (6)
Live virtual machine backup (6)
Live virtual machine migration (5)
Hypervisor-level security (6)

About IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions makes cloud adoption fast and easy, allowing the user to optimize the value of existing on-premises infrastructure, while confidently leveraging the same tools, technologies and skills in the cloud. Gain rapid scalability, deployment in 60+ global data centers and access to industry-leading disaster recovery, backup, security and compliance solutions from an array of ecosystem partners.

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Features

Server Virtualization Features
Has featureVirtual machine automated provisioning
Has featureManagement console
Has featureLive virtual machine backup
Has featureLive virtual machine migration
Has featureHypervisor-level security

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IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Videos (3)

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Integrations

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Zerto, Veeam, NetApp, HyTrust, F5, Fortinet

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Competitors

VMware Cloud on AWS, Rackspace, OVH


  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
Enterprises (> 500 employees)

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
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Video Tutorials / Webinar

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Worldwide