IBM Cloud Private Reviews

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February 21, 2019
Bhaskara Rudraraju | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We migrated all our company business rules to IBM ODM on Cloud which runs ICP. It is being used across the company. This solution addresses the following problems: The Cloud First Strategy at our company is to enhance self-service capabilities to allow end-user autonomy, speed to market, and offer new opportunities for business users. Our department is one of the business solution areas pioneered to implement this initiative to solve our current application issues.

Our current on-premise ODM environment has many defects, contains single points of failure, is a few versions behind, takes too long to upgrade, is too complicated (more customized code), and costly to maintain. We explored different cloud offering options and conducted many proofs-of-concept (POC) tests to find a solution so our team could have less involvement in managing or controlling the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, except for limited user-specific application configuration settings. Based on our analysis and POC test results, we decided to use IBM ODM on Cloud SaaS offering to support online applications.
  • Capacity On Demand to scale up and down environments
  • SaaS model allows our team to have less involvement in managing or controlling the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities.
  • SaaS model allows our team to worry less about upgrades, fix packs, environment support etc.
  • Logging function: Currently use Kibana Logging Service, but [we expected] this feature to be integrated to ODM on the Cloud Dashboard.
  • Rule Artifacts Metrics should be available from ODM on Cloud Dashboard
  • Performance Improvement: Sometimes we experience very slow response time when using the Decision Center
IBM Cloud Private is well suited for SaaS models.
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February 14, 2019
Dinesh P | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We host our AA applications (internal and external) on IBM Private Cloud.
  • On-Demand Capacity
  • Easy to use UI
  • Faster VM provisioning for rapid deployments
  • Support for newest technologies such as Kubernetes
  • Bluemix/IBM Cloud UI can be better
  • Changing Brand name from Bluemix to IBM Cloud, as we are habituated to Bluemix more
Easy to use and no hassles to maintain datacenters. On-demand capacity to suit your needs.
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January 14, 2019
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I use Blue Box for a private cloud experience that gives me more storage and scalability options. With BlueBox, I get a single, consolidated view of all assets and clouds within my organization. It makes my job a lot easier.
  • Creating a project and users is very easy and I can manage my configurations anytime, which is ideal.
  • Self-service was a big selling point. At times there are issues that I can't figure out, but for the most part, I'm able to manage everything with little to no assistance.
  • Blue Box is scalable - I can quickly add capacity at any time. Easy to use and navigate.
  • A little on the expensive side, but not bad if you’re a large company.
  • Larger operating systems can take longer to configure. Not a huge problem, but expect to spend some time on it.
  • If you do need support, it can take a while to get the help you need.
Blue Box is great if you're working in an environment that requires you to often scale up or down depending on business needs. Especially valuable if you want to manage all aspects of your cloud.
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February 14, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Cloud is being used within my organization as the PaaS for micro services and new REST APIs. It is being used by different groups across the enterprise. We are using it both for POCs and for production services.
  • There is a large variety of services available on IBM Cloud.
  • This is my first experience with a PaaS and I haven’t had any major problems navigating around it.
  • It is easy to deploy applications and services on IBM Cloud.
  • The UI was a little confusing at first after the shift from BlueMix.
  • There could be better support and examples for deploying SOAP services.
IBM Cloud could be used both personally and for business. It is easy to set up a personal free account and play around with the lite account.
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February 13, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Our company is currently exploring how to transition into a hybrid cloud environment. We are using IBM Cloud Private in an attempt to identify which applications we can feasibly transition into the cloud and build a long term cloud strategy.
  • IBM provides great customer support
  • Obtaining access was easy and went very smooth
  • IBM Cloud Private alleviates and meets the security requirements demanded in a regulated industry.
  • More hands on training outside of virtual classes would be helpful.
While still in an exploratory phase with IBM Cloud Private, it has shown to be well suited for our web sphere environment. We look forward to using the Docker/Kubernetes options to build out containerized strategies.
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IBM Cloud Private Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Ease of building user interfaces (2)
Scalability (4)
Platform management overhead (3)
Workflow engine capability (3)
Platform access control (3)
Services-enabled integration (3)
Development environment creation (3)
Development environment replication (3)
Issue monitoring and notification (3)
Issue recovery (2)
Upgrades and platform fixes (2)

What is IBM Cloud Private?

IBM Cloud™ Private is a scalable cloud platform that runs on users’ infrastructure. It’s built on open source frameworks, like containers, Kubernetes, and Cloud Foundry. In addition, it offers common services for self-service deployment, monitoring, logging and security, and a portfolio of middleware, data and analytics.

Key Features and Benefits

Helps ensure security for data in transit and data at rest across all platform services. All services expose network endpoints via TLS and encrypt data at rest.

Kubernetes container orchestration
Brings orchestration primitives to support, enabling users to run Kubernetes containers in production.

Private Docker image registry
Integrates with the Docker registry V2 API to provide a local registry service that functions similarly to the cloud-based registry service Docker Hub.

A unified installer
Uses an Ansible-based installer to rapidly set up a Kubernetes-based cluster that contains master, worker, proxy, and optional management and Vulnerability Advisor nodes.

Transformation advisor
Provides recommendations for users’ cloud journeys by turning information about their environments and applications into insights.

Monitoring and alerts
Configures Prometheus collectors for custom metrics. Custom metrics help provide insights and building blocks for customer alerts and dashboards.

IBM Cloud Private Technical Details

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