Bare metal glory!
May 15, 2021

Bare metal glory!

Mark Handcock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

We use it in IT for test and creating QA environments for our customers and clients. We solve issues relating to incomplete code, regression testing, blue/green deployments, unit testing. and other QA related tasks. It also helps us gather more details that we can provide our clients on what is tested and verified before shipping new releases.
  • Easy access
  • Great support for console access
  • Bandwidth costs are minimal compared to other cloud vendors
  • More apis
  • More stability
  • To many notifications about unrelated items
  • Positive impact on ROI very fast and elastic
  • Fast and very flexible environment
  • Faster deployments give us faster turn around on clients onboarding process
Big data is quick and easy to configure. I have not had alot of experience configuring Big data and streaming apps specifically so I cannot speak to this directly.
It is faster than some of the other cloud vendors. I like that it gives us faster turnaround and more robust onboarding process for us internally. This also affects our client onboarding which the sales team always is looking to cut down on the time to implement and deploy our app.
I would say that they are comparable in alot of ways and work about the same. Most cloud vendors today don't have alot of differentiations for the tasks that I perform on a daily basis.
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
It allow us additional flexibility and scalability. We use the virtual servers along side of IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers for processes that don't need the IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers speed or architecture. We love keeping things low latency which this allows us to do since they are in the same data center. They also provide us with faster deploy time.
IBM Cloud is suited for testing and verify software changes. It is good for network integrations. Sometimes it is difficult to set up custom integrations with the product. They also provide excellent tech support whenever I call into them for any issues or additional needs for our clients. It runs very well with complex algorithmic equations.

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Dynamic scaling
Elastic load balancing
Pre-defined machine images
Operating system support
Security controls