IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions will raise your applications to new heights!
Updated November 06, 2020

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions will raise your applications to new heights!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is being used throughout our entire organization. It allows us to use the IBM Cloud to host our VMware servers, thus allowing us to minimize the number of VMware servers we have in our on-site data centers. It also allows us to expand our capacity when needed so that we can serve both our internal and external customers more efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.
  • Expandability: Allows us to add more capacity very easily.
  • We like that IBM is a one-stop shop that offers a complete setup without having to deal with multiple vendors.
  • The startup implementation was a pretty difficult process.
  • The documentation we felt was rather lacking and could be improved.
  • One of our business objectives was to ensure as close to 100% uptime of our servers and applications. This solution has helped us achieve that goal.
  • Another goal was to try and minimize our datacenter footprint. This was achieved by using the product.
The overall impact in moving our current VMware stack to the IBM Cloud has been a positive one. Our current data centers are almost at capacity, so moving to the IBM Cloud has allowed us to minimize the need for new data centers. We also feel our data is safe and secure within the IBM Cloud, and we really like the automated backup and disaster recovery features.
We have felt that the IBM experts have been very helpful with our migration. The consultants we have worked with have been nothing but excellent, and we have felt that they have given us good advice in our migration effort. We would definitely recommend the IBM consultants to anyone looking to migrate their current in-house VMware products.
We believe IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions really stood out from Nutanix and Oracle VM VirtualBox. We really liked that the solution was a one-stop shop where IBM could provide all the required elements. We also trust IBM to provide the best-in-class solution to our problems and appreciate the dedicated consulting staff that were assigned to us to implement the solution.
I think IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions would be a good fit for a medium to large company looking to outsource their current in-house VMware products. The IBM solution would allow them to outsource their current infrastructure so that the company could then concentrate on their core business, whatever that may be.

A smaller company with a smaller VMware footprint would probably not be a good fit here. It's a pretty complex process to get things started, so it might not be worth it for a smaller company.

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Management console
Live virtual machine backup
Live virtual machine migration
Hypervisor-level security

IBM Cloud Support and Implementation

Our implementation of IBM Cloud for VMware went very smoothly. We worked with our designated IBM technical support person and things went as expected. There were a few bumps along the road, but that was to be expected. My group is a pilot project for a larger team, so we just migrated items in relation to our group only. Implantation time was right on schedule and things have been running great since then!
IBM professional services helped us plan and implement the project with great success. They guided the project from planning, scoping, pre-implementation, testing, roll-out, then production and post-production support. We were very impressed with their knowledge of VMware and really appreciated their desire to make our project a success. I would highly recommend them!
Premium - I work for a national bank in the US and our organization has to be available 24x7. We need the highest level of support available to ensure our services are there for our customers. Downtime is not an option! We have an enterprise-wide premium contract that we feel is best to ensure a quick turn around time on problems and issues.
I'd be glad to provide a good example! We were having a problem with initially porting our application over to the IBM Cloud. We followed the provided, detailed instructions, but we could never just get it to work. We spend a few days troubleshooting this problem, but could never get it to work correctly.

We contacted IBM professional services and were promptly put in touch with someone with experience with this process. Within a few hours, we were up and running. Needless to say, we were thrilled with the turnaround time and great support!
  • Central Documentation and Learning Hub
  • IBM Cloud Docs
  • Ability to check uptime status for IBM Cloud products
  • Access to IBM and Developer communities through Stack Overflow or GitHub
These resources have been a great help with resolving issues we had with the implementation and post-implementation support. They have been very informative and have greatly helped us with keeping our application running in the IBM Cloud. We especially like the Learning Hub which allowed our tech staff to come up to speed quickly on this transition.
Overall, just a great experience here. No one in my opinion gets a perfect 10/10 rating (no one is ever perfect), so 9/10 is probably as good as it gets! From initial planning to post implementation support, the IBM Cloud and professional services has been there for my group as much as we have needed them. Great job!