IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Overview

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...
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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 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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How IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Differs From Its Competitors

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These services connect very well together inside the IBM platform. …
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Being able to leverage the other IBM Cloud offerings with VPC allowed us flexibility in building a robust migration application. In addition it is enabling us more options for add-on solutions …
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At the moment we are mainly using virtual machines, virtual storage, and the IBM API to operate the environment. Concerning products, we are using our own products and services from the Ultimus Digital Process Automation Suite, with …
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Mostly positive, but automated provisioning of databases still lacking.
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Having several services working together helped to simplify our lives. The offer that IBM cloud has keeps growing and it is catching up with …
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Implementation Insights

I was very impressed by getting IBM Cloud's VPC offering up and running - I endeavour to do everything through CLI tools where available as this lends itself to future automation, and is easier to document then endless GUI screenshots. I found IBM's documentation easy to navigate (though confess I …
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Examples of Exceptional Support

Without IBM Cloud's support, we would never even have gotten our proof of concept off the ground as for reasons unknown, our account wouldn't validate (in spite of being populated with all our details correctly). IBM Cloud support responded very rapidly and got us over the hurdle, meaning we were …
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IBM Cloud Support Resource Usage

Central Documentation and Learning Hub IBM Cloud Docs Ability to check uptime status for IBM Cloud products Access to IBM and Developer communities through Stack Overflow or GitHub Chat with Watson
Yes - I wanted to learn how to modify routing tables within VPC's, especially for the purpose of …
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IBM Cloud Support Resource Usage

Contributing to the IBM Developer community IBM Cloud product demos and tutorial videos
Yes we have dropped few questions on IBM developer community and received their response in very short time that was very helpful.
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Popular Features

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  • Dynamic scaling (25)
    9.3
    93%
  • Security controls (27)
    9.1
    91%
  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (27)
    8.8
    88%
  • Operating system support (27)
    8.3
    83%

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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
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.ibm.com/cloud/vpc/pricing

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Demos

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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).
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Reviews and Ratings

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November 03, 2021

IBM CLOUD VPC Review

Sai karthik Satyavarapu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Domain name services. Public and private DNS and domain registration.
  • IBM Cloud Direct Link. Physical or virtual private connections to IBM Cloud.
  • High availability. Enhanced security.
  • UI has lot of confusion, new user gets lot confusion while navigation.
  • Most of IBM cloud has pre -configured Vm's, very less customization available.
  • Very limited varieties of flavors for windows and Linux OS available.
  • Compared to AWS very less features like SQL & Oracle DB's are also missing.
September 21, 2021

IBM Cloud VPC review

Luciano Ghilarducci | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • [It] is a way to implement isolation.
  • Allows to properly extend local ip scope.
  • Allows to have more control over network.
  • A customer I follow [has] faced problems [creating] a VPC VPN site to site. Not sure if it has been solved yet. This could have direct help from IBM because it is important to have customers onboard.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Faster migration of application and database
  • Significantly increased application accessibility
  • Lower cost in comparison with its mee-too
  • Improved performance
  • Server hardware cost completely eliminated
  • Technical maintenance cost almost eliminated
  • Complex pricing structure
  • Limited varieties of windows and Linux versions
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • This system has been stable for 6 years without any problems.
  • [We] can use High speed WAN on free.
  • We can use backup system by optional.
  • We have to upgrade to the newest version of Citrix Xentools regularly.
  • VNC connection method was changed without [being] notified.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Integrations with open-source software
  • Reduced administrative burden
  • Easy to implement and deploy
  • Prepackaged deployments for common use cases, with embedded software and archectitures
  • Cost estimation can be difficult to understand
  • Expensive
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Creating Virtual Private Cloud and virtual server instances was quick and easy, saving us time.
  • Documentation for setting up networking was easy to follow.
  • IBM Cloud Command Line Interface allowed us to script repetitive tasks.
  • The documentation and integration between OpenShift and IBMCloud was not clear. It took some time to figure out which interface to use to setup certain items.
  • Better communication between departments could be improved. Had a billing question and had two departments saying it was the other team's issue. Took three days of back and forth to resolve.
  • The documentation for loading containers into IBM Cloud OpenShift container registry was not clear. The correct commands were not documented.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Terraform integration with Schematics
  • VPC Custom Image Support
  • KVM based
  • Direct Link Routing to Corporate Networking
  • Just add VPC Custom Routes, still needs a ton of work
  • L2 broadcast support in the SDN for cluster based synchonization and failover
  • API documentation has WAY too many versions still available (and Googlable)
  • EIP Internet options are poor (don't exist except through an unscalable LBaaS)
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • The IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) architecture allows scripted preparation and management of the virtual environment, which we use to link the IBM VPC API with an Ultimus CPS solution, allowing our colleagues to manage the IBM environment directly from our own management solution.
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) uses a "pay what you use" pricing model. By integrating the IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) API into Ultimus management processes, the machines can be started and stopped automatically specifically for the needed times. This saves us a lot of money.
  • The performance of the IBM VPM machines is excellent and gives us great performance for developing and presenting our Ultimus products and solutions.
  • The amount of supported/provided software could be better. At the moment Windows Server 2019 is not yet available, for example.
  • IBM strongly pushes their own products (e.g., their own databases). But Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle as a service are not offered. So we need to take care about licensing, installation, and operation of these databases ourselves, which is a big disadvantage. Other cloud provider offer better service here !
  • Compared to IBM classic infrastructure, a lot of useful functionality is gone (e.g., template handling).
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy and fast provisioning of resources through UI, API and CLI
  • Huge scalability
  • Great customer service
  • Viewing online invoices and billing data is awful - there are several separate systems that require multiple layers of accounts
  • Not all features are available in all regions, such as single-site resiliency in COS
  • VPC instance disk drives are awkwardly slow. The boot drive is limited to 50MiBs read/write, even though network is 2GiBs.
December 09, 2020

IBM VPC Review by Vertex

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • PowerSystems Virtualization
  • VPC Based Computing - Windows & Linux Infrastructure
  • IBM Watson Cognitive Services
  • Availability - several outages in the past year, need to increase reliability
  • New product offerings - continually add innovative
  • License portability with microsoft.. getting MVLP agreements onboard
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • Hybrid cloud implementations
  • AIX and I Series
  • Flexibility on requirements
  • Security
  • Documentation is incomplete
  • Some services require improvements
  • Lack of support in Latinamerica
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to deploy k8s clusters of various versions.
  • Predictable pricing
  • RHEL8/CentOS8 not available.
  • No file storage, only block.
  • Unable to add UBM bare metals to VPC networks.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to use and build
  • Clear costing model
  • Multiple regions
  • Unclear error message (e.g. when creating a VPC network with access to Classic resources is enabled)
  • Limited compute profiles compared to classic (e.g. no Variable compute profiles available)
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It's more cost-effective than public cloud, giving higher performance at a lower cost.
  • No additional virtualization costs
  • Built-in redundancy for critical workloads
  • More upfront costs, which do reduce over time so, if the budget is tight, then can be a downside.
  • Responsibility for on-going maintenance tends to be handled for you in the private cloud.
  • We are responsible for the security, implementation, and to keep it up-to date.
James Freeman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • Powerful
  • Easy to get started
  • Multiple regions
  • Clearly a "me too" offering
  • Small range of offerings compared to other providers
  • Limited range of regions
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