IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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November 03, 2021

IBM CLOUD VPC Review

Sai karthik Satyavarapu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • 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
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  • 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 8 out of 10
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  • This system has been stable for 6 years without any problems.
  • Can using 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 notify.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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 6 out of 10
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  • 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.
December 09, 2020

IBM VPC Review by Vertex

Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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 8 out of 10
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  • 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
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  • 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.
Score 4 out of 10
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  • 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 9 out of 10
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  • Hybrid cloud implementations
  • AIX and I Series
  • Flexibility on requirements
  • Security
  • Documentation is incomplete
  • Some services require improvements
  • Lack of support in Latinamerica
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • 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
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  • 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)
James Freeman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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  • Powerful
  • Easy to get started
  • Multiple regions
  • Clearly a "me too" offering
  • Small range of offerings compared to other providers
  • Limited range of regions
Fortune Nwaiwu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Hosting customer-facing applications.
  • Maintain business continuity.
  • Improvements in how the client can define and control their virtual networks.
  • Improvements to the efficiency of deploying and managing computing, storage, and networking cloud resources.

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) (9)
88%
8.8
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (26)
90%
9.0
Dynamic scaling (24)
92%
9.2
Elastic load balancing (22)
87%
8.7
Pre-configured templates (23)
82%
8.2
Monitoring tools (24)
88%
8.8
Pre-defined machine images (24)
89%
8.9
Operating system support (26)
85%
8.5
Security controls (26)
92%
9.2
Automation (5)
88%
8.8

What is IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)?

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is presented by the vendor as the user's own protected space in the IBM Cloud. IBM Cloud VPC is designed to provide the advanced security of private cloud, with the agility and ease of public cloud. Define and control virtual networks in logically isolated segments of the IBM public cloud. Use VPCs to isolate and provision network segments on the IBM Cloud where users can deploy and manage compute, storage and networking cloud resources. Connect VPCs to on-premises resources to expand available capacity during peak usage times. IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud offers agile scalability for business growth, high availability for customer satisfaction, security for workloads, and lower TCO allowing users to focus on business innovations.

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.

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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 easier business growth, high availability for better customer satisfaction, and lower total cost of ownership.

What is IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)'s best feature?

Reviewers rate Dynamic scaling and Security controls highest, with a score of 9.2.

Who uses IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)?

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