IBM Cloud VPC Review
June 08, 2020

IBM Cloud VPC Review

Graham Street | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server - VPC

We use IBM Cloud VPC to host our Client Server monitoring and storage of snapshot data from each Server. It is deployed company-wide and enables dashboards to be able to view our entire Client Server status from anywhere.
  • It's more cost-effective than public cloud, giving higher performance at a lower cost.
  • No additional virtualization costs
  • Built-in redundancy for critical workloads
  • More upfront costs, which do reduce over time so, if the budget is tight, then can be a downside.
  • Responsibility for on-going maintenance tends to be handled for you in the private cloud.
  • We are responsible for the security, implementation, and to keep it up-to date.
  • I'm not a party to the numbers so difficult to comment. However, I do know we have made cost savings.
Once over the initial familiarization problems, the implementation was smooth and completed on time. Support was to the usual IBM high standards with accurate and speedy answers to our questions.
We are an IBM Business Partner so IBM were the Partner of choice. No other products were evaluated.
IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud works well for organizations whose core business is centered around private data where control and security are important factors. Also, companies that must adhere to stringent compliance standards, such as PCI DSS or companies that have enough resources to run their own IT operations. The infrastructure and hosting are not shared and are done 'in-house', which gives a high level of security, control, and customization. The Server can be on-site or off-site and private clouds tend to be more reliable. Getting the security right and keeping it right can be painful. Monitoring is essential.

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server - VPC Feature Ratings

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