IBM dynamic scaling for small growing businesses
September 05, 2020

IBM dynamic scaling for small growing businesses

Reid TenKley, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

We have utilized IBM Cloud Virtual and Bare Metal Servers to help our business scale and grow over the past 6 years. Service has been good, pricing has been fair, and we have peace of mind by working with a top-shelf vendor like IBM. I would recommend IBM Cloud to any small business looking to grow as we did.
  • Fair pricing
  • Latest technology
  • Real-time support
  • Certain support was lacking when we had a server drive failure. It would have been appropriate for IBM technicians to help us get a server set up since the failure was hardware related AND the back up we had been paying for wasn't properly archived.
  • I would say that the ROI for our server experience has been positive, as it has a low cost of ownership and it is nice to be able to migrate easily to the latest software and hardware.
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
We utilize virtual servers for our web hosting and development environments but we use Bare Metal Servers for our production database server.
Great for a start-up looking to lease equipment that can scale as they grow.

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
9
Dynamic scaling
9
Elastic load balancing
10
Pre-configured templates
Not Rated
Monitoring tools
Not Rated
Pre-defined machine images
Not Rated
Operating system support
6
Security controls
7