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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.
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.
- Provides security.
- Delivers control and reliability.
- Provides flexibility to our enterprise.
- UI could be improved.
- Pricing is high.
- Lacks in multi cloud management.
- 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
- 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
- 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 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.
- 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.