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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/Uv/Xp/77N37PEPH17Z-180x180.PNGIBM Cloud - A perfect tool for startups and to scale.We use IBM Cloud, its virtual servers and an approximately 15 IBM services and microservices. We have used and built on Bluemix, both for testing and evaluation of code efficiency, as well as for cost evaluation and estimation of budgets. We have also built final solutions in the IBM cloud for third parties, reducing costs (compared to similar services in AWS and Azure).,Easy customization and configuration of a virtual server. Easy and fast delivery of generated service Security, firewall and incredible capabilities to link to other IBM services and microservices,It is necessary to verify that the DNS has been correctly generated since if there are errors. There is a type of deploy that does not allow to increase the details of the already generated.,10,We have been able to calculate that the cost of using Virtual Servers at IBM is much cheaper than other services. The possibility of selling the service could provide extra income,As a startup if we had not used IBM Cloud, it would not have been possible for us to do as many tests and as easily as we did with IBM Cloud. Actually the help provided by IBM to give a much lower price, is an impact on what you can do and try.,,IBM Blockchain Platform, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, CloudFoundryA startup's take on IBM Cloud Virtual ServersThe use of IBM Cloud Virtual Servers was organization-wide; for development, testing, and production. We also ran multiple types of workloads, such as website hosting, email, our internal wiki, backups, and DNS. The problem it solved was the speed at which we could deploy additional servers, compared to filing a request with an IT department.,SSL Certificate issuance is virtually seamless. The 4 distributions of Linux offered were great for the individual needs of groups within our company; for example if a particular product required Red Hat, it wasn't a problem that we had everything else running on Debian. Fine grained controls such as the ability to select the speed of the Ethernet interface are exclusive to the IBM Cloud offering.,Ability to quickly clone an existing VM instance. Many services, such as Cloud Internet Services, are marked up resold services from another provider, in this case, CloudFlare. The number of services available through the Catalog can become overwhelming.,8,Decreased time to market Improved ability to scale applications horizontally. Decreased IT costs.,,Stripe, Apigee, Apache Cordova, Ubuntu Linux, CenturyLink Ethernet ServicesGreat virtual servers from a company experiencing growing painsIBM Cloud recently acquired SoftLayer, and so we became an IBM customer. We are using their virtual servers primarily for web servers and job queues.,Servers are deployed quickly after ordering them They do a good job notifying us of pending maintenance Servers are fast and reliable The private network across their data centers is great,They are aggressively decommissioning services and data centers and forcing us to migrate relatively new servers to other data centers They could respond more quickly to tickets/cases,7,Historically positive, as they've been more hands on which requires less of our time. Recently negative, as they've been more hands off and forcing us to migrate products to IBM equivalents.,We do not use this service but I wish I had known about it. We are often told that their data centers are at capacity so we have to choose another data center. Having reserved space ahead of time would have helped us put the servers where we wanted them in the first place.,Rackspace Cloud Hosting,Apache Solr, PostgreSQL, CentOSHow IBM was able to optimize our company's activityWe use virtual servers in the entire organization, and we use them to process vehicle tracking data and show results instantly on the customer portal. IBM servers have helped us deliver direct service to nearly 5,000 customers on a regular and consistent basis. This is in addition to accurate synchronization in operations,Absolutely superb availability. Ease and efficiency of technical support. A set of workable and immediate alternatives.,Integrate all server operations in one place, making it easier for the client to handle the server centrally (instead of switching between two sites).,10,Our customers were very impressed with the quality of our systems provided by the virtual servers, which positively affected the rate of increase of our customers, in addition to the stability of the systems.,Barracuda Load BalancerWinning with IBM cloud!!The IBM Cloud Virtual Servers was recommended to one of my clients and worked for them as a cheaper option in acquiring space without having to spend budgets on hardware acquisitions and maintenance. The focus was on reducing CAPEX which was achieved through the cloud offering.,They allow for capacity on demand therefore saving the clients money. The flexibility of access to data that enables the client to access data anywhere anytime. The user does not have to worry about bandwidth for data access which is something other providers charge for,The ease with which data is restored,10,The return on investment on the IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is remarkable since the client only pays for resources they are utilizing through the capacity on demand,AWS Cloud9 and Azure SQL Database,AWS Cloud9, Microsoft 365 BusinessGood use of VM capabiltiesExtensive use for IBM Cloud deployments for CPQ and CLM enterprise capabilities,scalability is very strong. monitoring is good, but could be improved with more stats. access groups resource groups,monitoring Some API services are very immature,8,Positive for migration to cloud,IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are the way to go!We use IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for IT department purposes serving the whole organization. Also we use VMs to offer to the market IaaS plus managed services. For IT, the main reason we use it is to scale out different platforms and cost control.,Provisioning is fast Management console is practical and mostly fulfills our needs,In general, expand system information regarding resources usage and trends,8,It has helped reduce 15% IT spend on servers workloads,IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers,IBM Cloud Bare Metal ServersSoftLayer ServersOur organization uses SoftLayer for utilizing bare-metal and cloud servers. Our website, applications, and monitoring agents all run off of these servers that allow us to provide services and do business between our customers. With that, we do recommend our clients to use software to host their websites, applications, email, etc. as well for their needs.,VPN with private network/OOB access. Site-to-Site IPSec VPN. Bare metal server setup!,IP Subnetting on private side Better monitoring on connections with their load balancers. Slow resolution for hardware issues such as power failure, loose network connection, etc.,8,Better response time Slow Server Deployment with no snap shot Quick Server Turnouts,Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
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June 28, 2019

IBM Cloud - A perfect tool for startups and to scale.

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We use IBM Cloud, its virtual servers and an approximately 15 IBM services and microservices. We have used and built on Bluemix, both for testing and evaluation of code efficiency, as well as for cost evaluation and estimation of budgets.

We have also built final solutions in the IBM cloud for third parties, reducing costs (compared to similar services in AWS and Azure).
  • Easy customization and configuration of a virtual server.
  • Easy and fast delivery of generated service
  • Security, firewall and incredible capabilities to link to other IBM services and microservices
  • It is necessary to verify that the DNS has been correctly generated since if there are errors.
  • There is a type of deploy that does not allow to increase the details of the already generated.
When you need to create tests with a service type or server-specific configuration. You can create your own programming stack and custom scenarios.
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February 18, 2019

A startup's take on IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

Score 8 out of 10
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The use of IBM Cloud Virtual Servers was organization-wide; for development, testing, and production. We also ran multiple types of workloads, such as website hosting, email, our internal wiki, backups, and DNS. The problem it solved was the speed at which we could deploy additional servers, compared to filing a request with an IT department.
  • SSL Certificate issuance is virtually seamless.
  • The 4 distributions of Linux offered were great for the individual needs of groups within our company; for example if a particular product required Red Hat, it wasn't a problem that we had everything else running on Debian.
  • Fine grained controls such as the ability to select the speed of the Ethernet interface are exclusive to the IBM Cloud offering.
  • Ability to quickly clone an existing VM instance.
  • Many services, such as Cloud Internet Services, are marked up resold services from another provider, in this case, CloudFlare.
  • The number of services available through the Catalog can become overwhelming.
If you're already a customer of IBM, or using an IBM product through an ASP or reseller, or you need access to the hundreds of services IBM provides, it's a great place to build out your infrastructure.

If you're an established company slowly adding VMs, a smaller provider in the vast digital ocean of choices may be better.
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June 02, 2019

Great virtual servers from a company experiencing growing pains

Score 7 out of 10
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IBM Cloud recently acquired SoftLayer, and so we became an IBM customer. We are using their virtual servers primarily for web servers and job queues.
  • Servers are deployed quickly after ordering them
  • They do a good job notifying us of pending maintenance
  • Servers are fast and reliable
  • The private network across their data centers is great
  • They are aggressively decommissioning services and data centers and forcing us to migrate relatively new servers to other data centers
  • They could respond more quickly to tickets/cases
They are very well suited for web application environments and job queues, which is what we are using them for. If you need more sys admin assistance they are not a good fit because they expect you to do most of the server configuration. Their support can be very hands-off at times and has become even more so with the transition from SoftLayer to IBM.
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May 09, 2019

How IBM was able to optimize our company's activity

Score 10 out of 10
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We use virtual servers in the entire organization, and we use them to process vehicle tracking data and show results instantly on the customer portal. IBM servers have helped us deliver direct service to nearly 5,000 customers on a regular and consistent basis. This is in addition to accurate synchronization in operations
  • Absolutely superb availability.
  • Ease and efficiency of technical support.
  • A set of workable and immediate alternatives.
  • Integrate all server operations in one place, making it easier for the client to handle the server centrally (instead of switching between two sites).
It is very convenient for all services that rely on instantaneous and fast interaction.
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February 14, 2019

Winning with IBM cloud!!

Score 10 out of 10
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The IBM Cloud Virtual Servers was recommended to one of my clients and worked for them as a cheaper option in acquiring space without having to spend budgets on hardware acquisitions and maintenance. The focus was on reducing CAPEX which was achieved through the cloud offering.
  • They allow for capacity on demand therefore saving the clients money.
  • The flexibility of access to data that enables the client to access data anywhere anytime.
  • The user does not have to worry about bandwidth for data access which is something other providers charge for
  • The ease with which data is restored
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is well suited for small organizations where Capex is a challenge.
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February 15, 2019

Good use of VM capabilties

Score 8 out of 10
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Extensive use for IBM Cloud deployments for CPQ and CLM enterprise capabilities
  • scalability is very strong.
  • monitoring is good, but could be improved with more stats.
  • access groups
  • resource groups
  • monitoring
  • Some API services are very immature
Very good as compared to Azure or AWS for most capabilities
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February 13, 2019

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are the way to go!

Score 8 out of 10
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We use IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for IT department purposes serving the whole organization. Also we use VMs to offer to the market IaaS plus managed services.

For IT, the main reason we use it is to scale out different platforms and cost control.
  • Provisioning is fast
  • Management console is practical and mostly fulfills our needs
  • In general, expand system information regarding resources usage and trends
It’s a great product for general purpose VMs. For SAP workloads need to have more certified options to avoid jumping to a bigger VMs
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October 06, 2015

SoftLayer Servers

Score 8 out of 10
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Our organization uses SoftLayer for utilizing bare-metal and cloud servers. Our website, applications, and monitoring agents all run off of these servers that allow us to provide services and do business between our customers. With that, we do recommend our clients to use software to host their websites, applications, email, etc. as well for their needs.
  • VPN with private network/OOB access.
  • Site-to-Site IPSec VPN.
  • Bare metal server setup!
  • IP Subnetting on private side
  • Better monitoring on connections with their load balancers.
  • Slow resolution for hardware issues such as power failure, loose network connection, etc.
The basics such as: offer redundant supplies, offer bonded interfaces, RAID, OOB/Console, Easy Network/IP Changes, VPN access, etc., are available. The fact that SoftLayer has a very redundant network with customization via VLAN and allows for customization of server specs and architecture design. Most highly available applications can be scaled up/down via SoftLayer and allows your architecture to grow as your business/traffic grows.
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IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (7)
8.5
Dynamic scaling (6)
8.5
Elastic load balancing (6)
8.4
Pre-configured templates (6)
8.0
Monitoring tools (7)
8.3
Pre-defined machine images (6)
8.4
Operating system support (6)
8.9
Security controls (6)
8.9

About IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

Build on a legacy of excellence.

IBM Cloud virtual server environments deliver true, cloud-native solutions that work across your public, private and hybrid deployments. Get the cost-savings, control and visibility you need 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. When you build with IBM Cloud virtual servers, you build on a legacy of excellence. Our elastic infrastructure, globally distributed data centers and premium services will bring your 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 your 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
Build your blended hybrid environments with predictability and confidence. Create new solutions that interact with your existing infrastructure and applications. Access a variety of network choices and powerful AI solutions designed to put your data to work.

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Features
Has featureService-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Has featureDynamic scaling
Has featureElastic load balancing
Has featurePre-configured templates
Has featureMonitoring tools
Has featurePre-defined machine images
Has featureOperating system support
Has featureSecurity controls
Additional Features
Has featureRemote management
Has featureVirtual GPU support
Has featureSuspend billing
Has featureFlexible instance options
Has featureSpot pricing
Has featurePlacement groups for high-availability

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Flexible provisioning is key with IBM Cloud virtual servers. Choose from single and multi-tenant environments with hourly and monthly billing options, transient "spot" environments for on-the-fly resources at lower costs, and reserved environments for guaranteed capacity that's all yours.

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Downloadables

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Integrations

VMware ESXi, VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud, McAfee Total Protection, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, Veeam Backup & Replication, CENT OS, CloudLinux, Debian, FreeBSD, Microsoft, Red Had, Ubuntu, Vyatta Virtual Router Appliance, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtuozzo, APF Software Firewall, Microsoft Windows Firewall, Basho Riak, IBM Cloud Analytics, My SQL, Fantastico, RVSkin, Softaculous, R1Soft Server Backup Manager Enterprise, Netapp ONTAP Select, OSNEXUS QuantaStor

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Competitors

AWS EC2 Virtual Servers, Google Compute Engine Virtual Machines, Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Optional
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
IBM Cloud Public Virtual Serversstarting at $0.038per hour
IBM Cloud Dedicated Virtual Serversstarting at $0.22per hour
IBM Cloud Public Virtual Serversstarting at $25.21per month
IBM Cloud Dedicated Virtual Serversstarting at $149.00per month
IBM Cloud Transient Virtual Serversstarting at $0.01per hour
IBM Cloud Reserved Virtual Serversstarting at $0.02per hour
IBM Cloud Reserved Virtual Serversstarting at $13.27per month

IBM Cloud virtual servers include 250 GB of outbound public bandwidth, unmetered inbound public bandwidth, and unmetered private and management network bandwidth.

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Support Options

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IBM Cloud Virtual Servers Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, CENTOS/Linux, Debian GNU/Linux, Red Hat/Linux, Ubuntu/Linux
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