Make your cloud deployment efficient and error-free
July 22, 2021

Make your cloud deployment efficient and error-free

Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Developer Tools

IBM Cloud Developer Tools are used within our organization to speed up and automate parts of our server deployment process. We use the command-line interface tools to quickly and scalably deploy or remove servers, view server statuses using simple to read and edit configuration files. It helps a lot when we need to do things repeatedly (say, deploy X amount of server Y) because we don't have to bother with IBM's interface.
  • The commands are logical and easy to learn
  • The configuration files it expects are easy to use
  • Regular updates include frequently asked features
  • It is hard to find the thing you are looking for in the official documentation
  • Sometimes the requests we make to IBM's API timeout for no apparent reason
  • The errors returned by the commands are sometimes hard to understand
  • Clear documentation
  • Integration with IBM Kubernetes Clusters
  • Scalability
  • It speeds up our deployment process
  • It makes our deployments repeatable
  • No more user errors when deploying
Both competitors listed work in a similar manner; you can automate the deployment of servers using configuration files and the command line. The difference is that Ansible and Terraform are provider-agnostic, meaning you can use them for other hosting providers as well (AWS, Google, etc.). While both options are viable when using IBM Cloud Foundry, none of them work as well as the IBM Cloud developer tools. If you need to deploy to multiple providers, it may pay off to test these alternatives, but if not, just stick to the official IBM dev tools.

Do you think IBM Cloud Developer Tools delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with IBM Cloud Developer Tools's feature set?

Yes

Did IBM Cloud Developer Tools live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of IBM Cloud Developer Tools go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy IBM Cloud Developer Tools again?

Yes

If you are already working in IBM's Cloud deployment services, it is at least worth it to check it out. It is free to use, and can help you automate much of the deployment process. While I would typically recommend it if you are working with 10+ servers, it can be used by anyone if you expect you need to repeat the deployment process in the future