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IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC
Formerly IBM Cloud Virtual Servers


What is IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC?

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are customizable, public or private, cloud-based servers available from IBM. User can launch applications and software across blended, hybrid environments as the servers integrate with all cloud models.

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So/so? Still testing

8 out of 10
December 30, 2022
We originally was using the servers for hosting docker containers and several VDI’s with no complaints. The speed and setup was amazing …
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  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (81)
  • Pre-defined machine images (78)
  • Operating system support (84)
  • Monitoring tools (84)

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IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (dedicated host)

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IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (dedicated host)

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IBM Cloud Virtual Servers (multi-tenant)

starting at $0.038

per hour

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  • Setup fee optional
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Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IaaS provides the basic building blocks for an IT infrastructure like servers, storage, and networking, in an on-demand model over the Internet

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Product Details

What is IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC?

IBM Cloud® Virtual Server for VPC offers fast-provisioning compute capacity—also known as virtual machines—with high network speeds and secure, software-defined networking resources available on the IBM Cloud. Built on IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and featuring 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® processors, this developer-friendly infrastructure helps drive modern workloads faster and easier with pre-set instance profiles, rapid deployment and private network control in an agile public cloud environment. Choose multi-tenant or dedicated, add GPUs, and it is pay-as-you-use by the hour.

IBM Cloud virtual server environments deliver cloud-native solutions that work across public, private and hybrid deployments. Boasting cost-savings, control, and visibility that is needed with a variety of flexible provisioning and pricing options, including single and multi-tenant environments, hourly and monthly pricing, reserved capacity terms and spot billing. Its elastic infrastructure, globally distributed data centers and premium services aim to bring data to life no matter where it resides.

Smart provisioning
Customize with a variety of virtual server instances and billing options. Rapidly scale up or down, on-demand. Stay open with no vendor lock-ins, and reply on complete integration with new and traditional architectures.

Highly distributed
Access a globally distributed network of modern data centers with built in high-availability and security, inbound public bandwidth and high-speed private network options, public and private network ports, fast data ingest offerings, geographically redundant DNS, and dual-stack IP capabilities.

Advanced essentials
Used to build blended hybrid environments with more predictability and confidence, and to create new solutions that interact with existing infrastructure and applications. A variety of network choices are available with AI solutions designed to put data to work.

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for 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

Additional Features

  • Supported: Remote management
  • Supported: Virtual GPU support
  • Supported: Suspend billing
  • Supported: Flexible instance options
  • Supported: Spot pricing
  • Supported: Placement groups for high-availability

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC Integrations

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
Mobile ApplicationMobile Web

Frequently Asked Questions

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are customizable, public or private, cloud-based servers available from IBM. User can launch applications and software across blended, hybrid environments as the servers integrate with all cloud models.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Google Compute Engine, and Azure Virtual Machines are common alternatives for IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC.

Reviewers rate Security controls highest, with a score of 8.8.

The most common users of IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings


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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
We need some insurance enrollment applications with nearly 4K users once in a year for around 3 months and we find it extremely useful to host the applications on the IBM Virtual Cloud Servers.
  • Web Servers
  • File Servers
  • Reporting and Analytics applications
  • Firewall application
  • Remote Access with 2FA
  • Watchdog alerts
Best suited for use cases which require dynamic scaling of Memory and Compute power with minimal disruption
Rebecca Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Flexible Cloud configuration management tool and the features are powerful and tje Authentication option and data security level is impressive. Isolation of network segments and the functionality on multiple data storage management the effective ability on data access control, this IBM system provides the most helpful capabilities and the load balancing features are incredible.
  • Data storage management.
  • Data security functions.
  • Cloud computing capability.
  • Network monitoring tools.
  • Setting the advanced features.
  • Securing multiple data.
  • Handling various data storage through Cloud services.
The starting data protection through Cloud service using this solution is easy and it offers secure data storage space and effective Cloud monitoring capability. All thrle Cloud network resources are easily managed via this IBM platform and API functionalities are extremely helpful and data access management is excellent and even virtualization ability is fantastic.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
There are instances where there may be hidden corrupt issues in a users machine. With the virtual workaround we can help to identify the issue by isolating the item. This allows the user to continue working while doing the testing and review process.
  • The speed is very quick allowing the elimination of issues not associated with te problem
  • Mirroring the users work but not interrupting what needs to be done allows for better efficiencies.
  • The saving of the data quickly and efficiently allows the user and the tester to revisit the data for any updates or changes.
  • I would like to a side by side screen potential in order to view the progress.
  • A timer or update scale showing where we are in the review.
  • I am always on the front end of the assistance so a review of the update concerning the back end would be helpful for future use.
It is great for backend support when running into difficulties with data, processing rules, and updating commands. When these do not function properly a run on a virtual server can help identfy the issue quickly and hopefully apply a fix.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it on a regular basis whenever we have the need to open up our servers to the public for yearly registrations / enrollments which happen on a yearly basis for a couple of months.
  • High Availability.
  • Ease of moving apps to cloud and back.
  • Easy provisioning based on load.
  • Repositioning is very fast and sometimes you don’t have to restart either
  • We need some facility to restore from a previous years backup.
  • India based support.
  • Billing with Indian local condition and Tax structure.
  • Should be provided with some preconfigured images for common use cases
Always suited for our Web Servers, where moving to Cloud to meet demands and get back to our standard in house servers when demand is reduced.
At times we feel this VPC setup is the most cost effective for us for upscaling our processes, on the other hand we find that if we down scale then the cost is somewhat higher when compared to the prevailing market rates
February 06, 2024

Reliable with simple APIs

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are being used as a pilot project to extend our data center used by researchers. In other words, extra jobs that cannot be fulfilled by our data center will be offloaded to IBM VSI. Currently it is being used by one department but it will be used by the entire university once the solution is stable and goes into production.
  • Fast to spawn
  • Easy to configure using SoftLayer APIs
  • Many flavors available
  • Relatively cheap, especially for the transient instances
  • The IBM Cloud Web UI is very slow and not responsive
  • It would be nice to provide a direct way to choose a template image when creating a VSI
  • It would be nice if transient VSIs can be resized (CPU and Mem)
The API for creating and destroying IBM VSIs is very simple compared to AWS APIs, for example. It required less configuration and it is easy to get the VSI to communicate with one another. IBM VSIs are well suited for situations where you need to control them programmatically using the SoftLayer APIs and create a cluster of nodes that communicate together with minimum configuration.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This is our main server that our company uses to provide services to our libraries. It is being used as a website, email server, database, and mobile app server. The email serving part is unique to cloud servers. Most other major cloud providers (Google, AWS) don't allow creating email servers on their virtual servers. This is a key issue for us since we send email to library patrons to help them keep track their library circulations.
  • An email server is allowed, and in particular, on port 25.
  • Able to create a backup server and power it off until needed.
  • Reasonably priced compared to the other major cloud services.
  • Has lots of different locations to choose from around the world.
  • Don't know if this is possible, but I'd like to make a snapshot of my current server for backup purposes. Unfortunately a snapshot takes too long (too many hours), and our server can't be off for more than a few hours at a time.
  • Not be charged if the server is turned off. Other companies (e.g. Microsoft Azure) does not charge if server if not actually on. I do realize that IBM only charges 25% of the normal fee but I think that’s still too high.
It's well suited as an email server to subscribed users. I can't think of a scenario that I wouldn't recommend an IBM virtual server. It's quick to create, reasonably priced and offers good support.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use IBM Cloud Virtual Servers to host different web-based systems. It is used across the whole organization and we deploy solutions for customers/third parties on it. We mostly use virtual servers and also utilize some of the IBM Watson services.
  • API for creating/managing services
  • Datacenter location variety
  • Risk of total virtual server loss due to failures
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is well suited for deployment of public-facing systems that may need to scale/increase capacity at any point in time.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We mainly rely on IBM Cloud Virtual Services as a webs server and DNS for our client's websites, as well as our own, main company website. We also rely heavily on the Virtual Server for testing new features and finding bugs before deployment.
  • Manageable control of individual servers and DNS settings
  • Creating different profiles or identities so users can work on separate projects
  • The IBM Cost Calculator is a nice feature that shows the people at IBM have tried hard to think of extra features that B2B customers could benefit from
  • Developer-friendly infrastructure
  • We have not had a great experience with support. Other devs will know that it can be very nerve-racking to have clients bombarding you because of an issue that you need support's help to fix.
  • Documentation could definitely be helped. Maybe a better onboarding guide?
  • Dashboard is a bit slow and clunky
It's great for testing new projects and features and ensuring that the finished product (prior to deployment, of course!) is smooth, ready to go, and free of bugs. I also appreciate that you can set up different identities because it allows our users to log in and out as different people when necessary, for testing purposes. We appreciate the developer-friendly infrastructure as well.
Jeffrey Lange | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are being used by me as a freelance developer hosting personal projects as well as clients. It solves my hosting situation. When you are a developer, like myself, it's easy to create a hosting environment and have it ready to deploy when needed.
  • Fast hosting solutions
  • Cost efficient
  • Easy setup
  • Flexibility
  • Customer Support
  • Recommended upgrades based on usage
  • Faster upgrade options for Ubuntu - usually takes a while before the new versions are available to upgrade to
I have no complaints on my experience over the course of using IBM Cloud Virtual Servers. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for hosting solutions. I have tried other services like AWS and felt that was overwhelming compared to IBM. For WordPress users hosting several sites, this is a great solution. Being a developer, I am constantly working on projects, and being able to set up servers quickly and easily with IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is great.
February 21, 2023

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use IBM Cloud virtual servers for software development tasks, both during development and production. They are great for development time due to their fast spin up times and the isolation they can offer (so that they don't mess up production). They are also great in production because they are highly scalable and have great network performance.
  • Scaling (as with any cloud provider)
  • Security
  • Performance
  • Not as good performance as bare metal
  • lack of documentation
  • User interface
  • cost
Based on my experience, here are some scenarios where IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is well suited for creating applications that require fast provisioning and high network performance and less well suited for things that require the maximum performance and control (for this i'd use a bare metal server)
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use IBM Cloud Virtual Servers to address several business problems that we face, such as the need for scalable computing resources, the requirement for secure data storage and access, and even the demand for high-performance computing. This service provides us with an easy-to-use platform for creating and managing virtual servers, which can be customized to meet the specific needs of our business. The main reason I use the Cloud Virtual Servers is that it helps me with the development and deployment of new applications, as well as the management of existing ones. I also use it to create virtual servers that can host our applications, providing us with the resources we need to meet the high demands of our customers and partnered Corporations.
  • Host Servers
  • Security of servers
  • Customizability
  • Reliable to stay running and always be available when needed
  • For new users that use the service, it may be confusing or difficult to navigate, which can make it challenging to perform certain tasks or access certain features so maybe a work around the UI to make it beginner-friendly could help a lot.
  • The cost of running the Virtual Servers can seem demanding for some workplaces that may want to utilize the servers but can't afford to do so.
One scenario that immediately came to my mind was large-scale data processing, IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is well-suited for organizations that require high-performance computing capabilities, particularly when processing large amounts of data. It can also be useful for companies or organizations that wish to migrate their workplace to the cloud and it may suite companies that have strict compliance requirements since the servers have robust security features.
February 09, 2023

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It has hosted websites, databases, and applications, as well as development and testing environments, big data and analytics, and other applications. It was delivering on-demand adaptable and scalable computing resources, lowering capital expenditures for hardware and infrastructure, enhancing disaster recovery and business continuity, and offloading the burden of server maintenance and management to dependable service.
  • Scalability: IBM Cloud Virtual Servers enable businesses to simply and quickly scale up or down the resources they require in response to changing business demands. This enables firms to respond to traffic spikes, requests for new services, or changes in business size without the need for additional hardware purchases or maintenance.
  • Cost savings: By employing virtual servers in the cloud, enterprises can decrease capital expenditures for hardware and infrastructure while also lowering ongoing operational expenses by removing server maintenance and management costs. This can result in significant cost savings for enterprises, particularly those that need to raise or decrease their computer capacity fast and easily.
  • High availability: IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is built with high availability in mind, giving enterprises the certainty that their applications and data will be available and accessible even if hardware fails or other disruptions occur. This assists enterprises in maintaining business continuity and lowering the chance of downtime, which is crucial for firms that rely on 24/7 access to their systems. Furthermore, IBM's comprehensive network and security features aid in the prevention of data breaches and other security risks, assuring the availability and reliability of their applications and data.
  • User interface: The user interface for IBM Cloud Virtual Servers can be complicated and difficult to manage, especially for individuals unfamiliar with cloud computing or virtual servers. Improving the user interface, making it more intuitive and simple to use, may assist to improve the entire user experience and make the product more accessible to a larger range of consumers.
  • Customization options: While IBM Cloud Virtual Servers offers a high level of scalability and flexibility, some users have complained that customization choices are restricted, especially for those who demand more customized setups or services. Adding more customization choices and services to IBM Cloud Virtual Servers could help them better suit the needs of a broader range of companies and use cases.
  • While IBM Cloud Virtual Servers provides a stable and secure platform for hosting applications and data, integration with other tools, such as development frameworks, analytics platforms, and data management systems, can be limited. Improving integration possibilities with additional technologies could help firms employ IBM Cloud Virtual Servers as part of their larger IT ecosystem more quickly and effectively.
Well-suited scenarios:
  • Small and medium-sized organizations: IBM Cloud Virtual Servers can be a suitable fit for small and medium-sized businesses that need a flexible and scalable cloud computing solution without the upfront capital costs and continuing operational costs associated with running their own infrastructure. The offering enables these enterprises to host their applications and data in the cloud while benefiting from the scalability, dependability, and security provided by the IBM cloud.
  • Development and testing environments: IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are also a suitable fit for enterprises that need to construct development and testing environments because they allow them to swiftly and easily spin up virtual servers for this purpose. The product's scalability and customizable resource allocation choices make it a great solution for enterprises that need to rapidly develop, test, and iterate on new applications and services.
Less appropriate scenarios:
  • Organizations with stringent compliance criteria: IBM Cloud Virtual Servers may not be the best solution for organizations with stringent compliance standards, such as those in the banking, healthcare, and government sectors. These enterprises may require additional control over their data and infrastructure and may be unable to store data in a public cloud environment. Furthermore, the product's capabilities and services may not be sufficient to meet these firms' specific compliance requirements.
December 30, 2022

So/so? Still testing

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We originally was using the servers for hosting docker containers and several VDI’s with no complaints. The speed and setup was amazing and a breeze. It’s now got to the point where I now use IBM servers to host my personal projects with no problems. I was even able to setup a DNS Adblock using one of the servers and now have my (personal) network directing the queries through there first with more privacy.
  • Speed
  • Ease of use
  • Support
  • The pricing
The support works we enough where we found out that we can reduce our cost from switching from a different provider. In the long run, anything we can save matters, and once everything was optimized, we clearly saw the difference. Another thing I liked was the catalog, giving access to deploy packages to the different servers.
Alexandre Carvalho | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Mostly for testing purposes. Proof of concepts, test features, replicate scenarios, etc.
We run backup servers or DB servers, usually running Linux and sometimes Windows
  • create instances running Linux OS on Z platform
  • create instances running Linux or Windows OS on x86 platform
  • you pay per usage
  • web interface still lacks some VM features
  • error reporting needs improvements. not always you get clear messages of the issue
  • web interface is not as fast as the competitors
It is well suited if you want/need to run Linux on Z platform, and pay per usage, or if you need to integrate with already existing IBM servers in your environment.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
At my organization, we use IBM Cloud Virtual Servers to address a variety of business problems. The product is very versatile and can be used for a wide range of use cases. We have used it to create virtual servers for our development and testing environments, to create a virtual private cloud for our organization, and to create a disaster recovery environment. The product is very easy to use and has a wide range of features that make it a great fit for our needs.
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are very easy to use. The user interface is intuitive, and the product is very well organized.
  • The product is very reliable and has a high degree of uptime.
  • The product is very versatile and can be used for a wide range of use cases.
  • The product could be improved by providing more documentation and tutorials.
  • The product could be improved by providing more customer support.
  • The user interface could use a lot of improvement - it's quite confusing to use in some areas.
IBM's virtual servers are ideal for a variety of workloads, including web and application servers, test and development environments, and small databases. IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is a great fit for organizations that need on-demand, scalable, reliable virtual servers. Virtual servers are perfect for web and application servers, test and development environments, and small databases. The pay-as-you-go model makes IBM Cloud Virtual Servers an affordable option for organizations of all sizes. One potential downside of IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is that it does not offer the same level of customization and control as a traditional server. If you need complete control over your server environment, IBM Cloud Virtual Servers may not be the best option.
Jonathan Crook | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My company made a decision to deploy a key part of our technology stack by making use of the IBM Cloud Virtual Servers. Our core requirement was to make use of two IBM Cloud Virtual Servers to host our functionality for social media and news collection and analysis. This functionality is offered as part our wider application and services a variety of commercial clients, to provide them with location specific and high relevance information concerning certain set subjects. We required the highest levels of availability and reliability from the IBM Virtual Cloud Servers.
  • Explaining the nature of the service.
  • Providing rapid access to the process of setting up the servers.
  • Testing of initialisation of individual servers.
  • Unfortunate absence of sufficient technical guidance to enable set up.
  • Very limited live support to help with deployment issues.
Our development team was unable to get the Docker Containers implemented and successfully running. We spent over four days on this task and made effort to source additional support and advice from the IBM Cloud Team. We have a modicum of assistance but we remained unable to get the Docker Containers working. We made a judgment that the amount of time and effort we would have to dedicate to having sufficient detailed technical confidence in our use of the IBM Cloud Virtual Servers was an overwhelming obstacle. Hence, a decision was made to cease the use of IBM Cloud Virtual Servers.
Harish Pesala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We've been using IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers. The support is excellent and plays to IBM's strengths.
  • Secured manage services
  • Integration with other IBM services
  • Doesn't have the depth and spread of services compared to AWS/G Cloud
If you already have existing tools built on IBM, it is easier to integrate IBM Cloud Virtual Servers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Cloud Virtual Server is being used by different development teams in our organization for creating, managing, and scaling the virtual servers as per the demand and requirement for different software and applications. We have development, UAT, and Production servers for multiple and changing requirements and need.
  • Easy to scale.
  • Fast and reliable.
  • Responsive UI.
  • Pricing is very genuine and competitive.
  • Multi operating system support.
  • Documentation needs improvement.
  • IBM Support is somewhat slow in responding to the queries.
IBM Cloud Virtual Server is well suited for medium to large-sized projects which require setting up multiple machines in a limited time with no hassle of managing and complying with the software and hardware at regular intervals.
Syed Shahrukh Hassan Rizvi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers enable our company to quickly and easily create and manage virtual servers in the cloud. We can use them to run our applications, test new software, and scale our infrastructure as needed. The scope of our use case is to create and manage virtual servers, and this product helps us do that. The business problems addressed by IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are the time and cost to provision and manage cloud servers. This product's ability to quickly and easily create new virtual servers reduces the amount of time it takes to get our applications up and running. And the ability to manage servers from a single console helps reduce the cost of managing our infrastructure. Overall, IBM Cloud Virtual Servers help us save time and money, which enables us to focus on our core business.
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers provide an easy way to set up and manage virtual machines. It lets you provision servers instantly, scaling your computing capacity as needed. All of this happens within the IBM Cloud and it's managed by experts to ensure security and uptime.
  • Virtual servers can be used for a wide variety of purposes, from developing or testing new software applications to running critical business operations. The IBM Cloud has the scale and elasticity to support a wide variety of workloads and the security and reliability to ensure your data is always safe.
  • IT managers can select from a menu of images preconfigured with popular applications or machines running a customer's existing software. The self-service portal simplifies the deployment of virtual servers, storage, and networking to any user within a company—without requiring help from IT.
  • It would also be nice if there were more templates to choose from when creating a server. Right now there are only a few options, and we'd like to see more variety.
  • We'd like to see the ability to create server groups. This would make it easier to manage a large number of servers since we could do all of the updates and management tasks for them at once.
  • There doesn't seem to be a way to automatically install updates on all of the virtual servers. We have to go in and manually update each one, which can be time-consuming. It would be really nice if automatic updates can be done.
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is well-suited for use when an organization requires the ability to create multiple infrastructure environments in a short period of time without having to manage hardware or software. On the other hand, it is not appropriate for use in scenarios that require a high level of security or compliance, as the infrastructure is hosted on shared hardware.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use IBM Cloud Virtual Servers to provide testing and production VMs for teams within our software organization. Our main use case is the need for easy to deploy servers that have good availability and that are also easy for our DevOps team to configure to suit various testing and automated testing needs.
  • Fairly easy to deploy.
  • Good availability.
  • Flexible and easy to configure.
  • Cost.
  • Usability sometimes is a bit more complicated than it needs to be.
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are well suited to cases where you need to be assured of availability and if there are various server configurations that are needed. We currently utilize these for some smaller software projects to provide test and some production environments, but not sure how well it would scale (cost-wise and usability-wise) if we were to move to it for the whole software organization.
Amit Kumar Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are in Deep Tech space ( or DeepLearning ). We use AI to create voice that will almost sound like human. So mostly, We use IBM's Virtual GPU servers for training and evaluating our deep-learning models.
  • On-demand pay feature, [because] GPU [is] costly. When they are shut down, they almost charge 0$
  • Bare-metal OS, No pre-install vendor software
  • Seeing the monthly pricing before creating VS
  • Having a market place for pre-defined images would be great (i.e DeepLearning with pytorch image)
  • It would be great if GPU drivers are installed during VS creating process (i.e i have find NVDIA driver and install it by myself, [which] takes a-lot of time)
  • While creating an VS. Extra HD space should be mounted automatically. Instead, [I have to] log in and mount it by myself.
I would really love if you can provide pre-installed images for OS. When i was setting-up my OS for Pytorch environment, I had to setup following things by myself: 1) Mounting extra space, 2) Finding and Installing NVDIA driver, [and] 3) Install[ing] pytorch and supporting software. This whole process took around 3-4 hours which [I belive] is a complete waste of time and money for me. I used to do my development on AWS. Perhaps [you] should look at their marketplace.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use IBM Cloud Virtual Servers to host and deploy our project for instances. There was an auto scaling issue in our organization, but IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is good at that, so we don't need to worry much about that. We store our databases as well to make them more scalable and secure them on the server.
  • Auto scaling
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are easy to understand, so we can save our time
  • It is easy to access and manage
  • The user interface need some improvement
  • In home, there should be all infrastructure reports
  • There should be more customization options
If you want autoscaling in your app or project, then you should definitely use this. In case you need to host email servers for email tracking management, IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is a great solution. If the app needs a super-performing machine, then IBM Power Virtual Server is the best choice. But nothing is free and the price will be very expensive.
Lavish Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use IBM Cloud Virtual Servers to deploy and host our code for running our instances. The auto-scaling issue was our major focus problem and IBM cloud virtual servers handled this ease in our organization. We use it for team-specific projects to deploy, We store our database as well to make them more scalable and secure on the server.
  • 24x7 Support
  • Easy to deploy
  • Affordable compared to the competitors.
  • Creating virtual servers is easy.
  • The software is very fast.
  • More [reliability]
  • Downtime
  • User trainings
It best fits in a large-scale, fine tunned environment where technology is well implemented. Small scale or where technology is not well-implemented and a bit difficult to manage.Budget-friendly, easy to manage, and user-friendly. Round-the-clock customer support and less downtime. More auto-recovery options in case of errors or failure. It also can be implemented in almost all technology like DLP, endpoints, McAfee, mainframe, database, automation, manufacturing, retail, banking, [the] healthcare environment, and hospitality services, not only in information technology domains.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Flexible and scalable compute is a cornerstone of the cloud revolution. IBM Cloud Virtual Servers allows us to spin up any number of virtual machines of varying configurations to support our system's workload. The ability to scale up on demand allows us to support [our] user base throughout changes.
  • Effortless scalability
  • High SLA and very reliable
  • Good client APIs to scale on demand
  • User interface can be improved
  • Can always make more affordable
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is the perfect solution for scaling compute in the IBM Cloud ecosystem. The machine configurations are very flexible and can scale as many nodes as needed to support the current load on the system. It is less appropriate if a more managed service is needed — IBM's Kubernetes offering would work well in this case.
Chetan Chandrapal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using IBM virtual cloud server for the deployment of our web application over a high-speed and secured cloud environment. I like it most because they provide virtualized dedicated server. They are delivering the highest Uptime with great performance. Compute work of a large company can be performed with [these] virtual servers.
  • It provides virtualize dedicated server.
  • Easy customization and configuration of a virtual server.
  • Easy to deploy in the variety of configurations
  • High Availability
  • What I don't like very much is that sometimes it is difficult to find what you are looking for.
  • Complex user interface.
  • Price is quite high.
Based on my experience IBM Cloud virtual servers is well suited for developing applications and server hosting on various operating systems. The support which IBM provides is really impressive. They should bring up more Integrations and also These servers are quite expensive. thus these are the only thing that I dislike.
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