IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Review
September 06, 2020

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Review

Gilmer Donis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

We use IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers to publish our software products and also to support our clients that don't own cloud infrastructure or don't want to have our products in their cloud, clients that just want the service running. We found that IBM Cloud is our best option to work with. We are a small software business, with fewer than 5 employees and we just reached five years of experience with IBM Cloud. We love it and want to keep going. We are fine with the Bare Metal Servers that we own. We get notifications every time we need to schedule the maintenance. Our clients are also happy the service is always up and running when needed.
  • Never down
  • Always trusty
  • All the resources work for me
  • Log with a recommendation to improve the servers' issues
  • Webinars that help to know what else I can do with my servers.
  • Email the monthly dashboard
  • Trusty
  • Manageable
  • Fast
Sometimes our products need to load a lot of data, sometimes daily, sometimes monthly, and with that data, we need to perform many calculations, over and over. So far we have no complaints about it. We build our Bare Metal Server with much RAM and we believe that it has the power to perform what we need.
Every time we need a new bare metal server, we schedule not only the budget to have it but the right time to start using it. And so far we haven't had the need to start using it immediately, and we believe those two to four hours will work in any emergency.
We went for IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers, after doing some research. We found at that time it was a little complicated to start working with Microsoft Azure and also complicated with Amazon Web Services. It was like there were so many options that we didn't know what to select. We found IBM Cloud (Soft Layer, at that time) and we love it.
We feel organized.
I recommend IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 100%. For a case like mine, where I want to control all the server resources to my products, want to tell my clients that everything is being managed so they can have a full server service, so they can trust entirely what they are offered, and avoid the possibility of something degrading the service.

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
10
Dynamic scaling
8
Elastic load balancing
10
Pre-configured templates
10
Monitoring tools
8
Pre-defined machine images
10
Operating system support
10
Security controls
10