IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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Recent Reviews

Secured

10 out of 10
December 28, 2020
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPN) is being used in our organization in a way to keep and ensure the safety of our data storage and …
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IBM VPC: render farm use case

6 out of 10
December 23, 2020
The IBM VPC was used to increase render farm capacity during peak production times. Cost and data security were the most important …
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IBM Cloud VPC

9 out of 10
December 22, 2020
We started to use the [IBM Cloud Virtual Cloud] (VPC) (gen1) platform as a quick and easy way to provide connectivity from several …
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Popular Features

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  • Dynamic scaling (24)
    9.3
    93%
  • Security controls (26)
    9.1
    91%
  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (26)
    8.9
    89%
  • Operating system support (26)
    8.4
    84%

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What is IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)?

The IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is designed to be the user's own space, in the IBM Cloud. With VPC, the user defines and controls a virtual network in logically isolated parts of the IBM Cloud where, and can deploy desired cloud resources. VPC is designed to give dynamic scalability for…

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  • No setup fee
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Product Demos

Virtual Private Clouds on IBM Cloud
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Features Scorecard

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.9
89%
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Product Details

What is IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)?

What is IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)?

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud, also known as IBM Cloud VPC,is presented as a highly resilient and secure software-defined data center where the user can build secure, isolated private clouds for business operations while maintaining essential public cloud benefits. The user chooses compute, storage, and networking resources and IBM handles maximum availability and scalability, plus a variety of options for your workload demands. IBM Cloud VPC is purpose-built for IaaS, PaaS, and hybrid cloud needs with solutions for VMware, SAP, IBM Z, and IBM Power Systems.

VPC Solutions on IBM Cloud
Provision a scalable IBM Cloud VPC with compute, storage, networking solutions below.

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC are scalable, single and multi-tenant virtual server instances built on Intel® Xeon® processors to launch with maximum network isolation and control. Learn more.

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers for VPC are dedicated, single-tenant servers with 100 Gbps uplinks ready in 10 minutes or less –built on 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8260 CPUs. Learn more.

IBM Cloud Block Storage for VPC enables high-performance block storage volumes with flexible IOPs options, high availability, and encryption options. Learn more.

IBM Cloud Backup for VPC to automatically back up, manage, and restore block storage volumes from backups. By using this service, you prevent data loss, manage risk, and improve data compliance. Learn more.

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers gives authority over Linux-based virtual servers for workloads that contain sensitive data and business IP. Learn more.

IBM Cloud Dedicated Host for VPC provide the flexibility to use software licenses, and maximum isolation and control over instance placement to help address corporate compliance and regulatory requirements. Learn more.

IBM Cloud Spectrum Symphony allows users to deploy high-performance computing (HPC) clusters that use IBM Spectrum Symphony as the HPC scheduling software - build an HPC cluster and automatically add and remove worker nodes from a cluster based on workload requirements. Learn more.














IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Features

  • Supported: Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
  • Supported: Dynamic scaling
  • Supported: Elastic load balancing
  • Supported: Pre-configured templates
  • Supported: Monitoring tools
  • Supported: Pre-defined machine images
  • Supported: Operating system support
  • Supported: Security controls
  • Supported: Automation

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Video

Virtual Private Cloud, or VPC, allows the user of a cloud environment to define Virtual Private Networks, manipulate them, control them, tear them down, recreate them, and deploy workloads into those definitions.

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Competitors

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Technical Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

The IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is designed to be the user's own space, in the IBM Cloud. With VPC, the user defines and controls a virtual network in logically isolated parts of the IBM Cloud where, and can deploy desired cloud resources. VPC is designed to give dynamic scalability for easier business growth, high availability for better customer satisfaction, and lower total cost of ownership.

Azure Virtual Network are common alternatives for IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

Reviewers rate Dynamic scaling highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Reviews and Ratings

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Sienna Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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I have liked the performance of this platform since we deployed it. It provides us with an additional network layer that eliminates any bottlenecks of our virtual servers. It has high functionality speed in data processing contributing to faster workflows. Security of our private cloud is guaranteed at an affordable and reliable cost.
September 21, 2021

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Luciano Ghilarducci | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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It is more suitable for bigger and complex environments with lots of components. [For] smaller DTC with few components you should go without VPC to save money.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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I definitely recommend [using] IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) for migration and implementation of applications and databases over cloud environment. It will surely increase the accessibility to the applications at [a] cheaper cost with significant improvement in performance. However, some initial optimization is required for stable performance. The server hardware cost will be completely eliminated. The technical maintenance cost will be almost eliminated.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is well suited to secure and scale our environment for hosting an application and testing an application on cloud-based VPC and it's very cost-efficient. If someone [is] looking for more powerful instances it is less appropriate.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We used it to deploy a version of our data science environment, particularly in tight integrations. Some software needs both administrative and technical support to handle it, and with the VPC sitting outside our company's infrastructure, we could readily build without burden. This allowed us to grab ROI faster and within the deadlines required by the business areas.
December 28, 2020

Secured

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is well suited in terms of assurance in terms of the safety of our data storage that is very reliable and accessible anytime and anywhere. I could not find any reason that it is less appropriate for my whole organization as it is well used.
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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We were planning on hosting an IBM Cloud Pak for Automation environment for a customer. IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) provides a quick way to deploy and upgrade a full IBM Cloud Pak for Automation.

Document migrations is another use case we have looked at using IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) for. Being able to quickly spin up a temporary environment for migration and remove resources when completed allows us to reduce cost for the user.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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IBM VPC is a good alternative to Amazon AWS and Google Cloud due to the competitive pricing. However, we've found the lack of some security features (for example, firewall on the VPC Classic) to be a security problem for most users.
December 22, 2020

IBM Cloud VPC

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
A quick and easy way to provide connectivity from several on-premise networks into IBM using IPSEC site to site VPN's.
Easy to manage.
Cost effective.
Of course, a [IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud] (VPC) doesn't provide the same level of granularity one can achieve with a managed firewall / gateway appliance.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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The initial preparation of the IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment is much more complex compared to using the classic environment. Once this hurdle is overcome, the flexibility is a great asset. The scripted preparation and management, with the option to integrate their capabilities into our Ultimus solutions, makes it very powerful and useful for our colleagues.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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To be honest, the [IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)] experience is pretty similar to AWS. The main advantage with IBM VPC is that it has a very substantial promotional offer of free compute time for first-time customers. The main times you wouldn't want to use IBM VPC are when you have very specific instance requirements (GPUs, etc.), or are able to take advantage of AWS's spot instances.
December 09, 2020

IBM VPC Review by Vertex

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
[IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)] is suited toward incubative development where you have a cross between traditional infrastructure & native services that benefit with blending. There is an easy ramp up for deploying services vs aws
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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It is ideal when trying to create a hybrid cloud. It works better if you already have I-Series or AIX deployed in your organization.

It is complicated if you are using certain services from other vendors Amazon such as Lambda functions or Kinesis. There are some that have the same functionality on IBM, although not an exact replacement.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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IBM Cloud VPC is useful when using other offerings from IBM Cloud to closely integrate them. It has feature parity with other cloud vendors while maintaining competitive pricing combined with a vast infrastructure and stability.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud works well for organizations whose core business is centered around private data where control and security are important factors. Also, companies that must adhere to stringent compliance standards, such as PCI DSS or companies that have enough resources to run their own IT operations. The infrastructure and hosting are not shared and are done 'in-house', which gives a high level of security, control, and customization. The Server can be on-site or off-site and private clouds tend to be more reliable. Getting the security right and keeping it right can be painful. Monitoring is essential.
James Freeman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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I don't, at this stage, really see the compelling reason to select IBM VPC - it's clearly a "me too" offering that is still being actively developed and can't yet offer what its competitors offer. It's a great start by a well known and trustworthy brand so I would love to see it develop into a competitive offering. But, at this stage, I would only recommend it if someone already has a relationship with or a preference for IBM services.
Orlando Remédios | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Event Streams is a great service and probably the best offering in our current deployment. Redis availability is also key for our architecture as well as PostgreSQL. Since we use Kubernetes, this is also a service that we value, but where AWS is superior in their offering. Instances as a whole are on the same price-level as AWS so its a good thing to see if the available geographical regions are suitable for the respective projects.
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