Fully featured VPC offering
June 25, 2020

Fully featured VPC offering

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

We recently started using IBM Cloud VPC to host k8s clusters for various teams. These clusters are mostly used for CI workloads, i.e. short-lived pods that do builds and run tests.
  • Easy to deploy k8s clusters of various versions.
  • Predictable pricing
  • RHEL8/CentOS8 not available.
  • No file storage, only block.
  • Unable to add UBM bare metals to VPC networks.
  • Ease of scaling up and down.
  • No need to manage hardware.
  • Cross-DC resiliency of data.
Did not have any problems deploying on VPC other than the limited selection of Linux distros. We use CentOS and version 8 is not available at the time of this writing although it has been out for more than a year.
  • IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
Thanks to IBM Cloud we were able to consolidate multiple services at one provider and use both containerized, virtualized, and bare-metal workloads together for our CI needs.
Cheaper than AWS at the scale we're using it. Otherwise, it seems to be really close when it comes to user experience. Support was also quite good, while with Amazon, a separate support plan is required.
IBM Cloud VPC is useful when using other offerings from IBM Cloud to closely integrate them. It has feature parity with other cloud vendors while maintaining competitive pricing combined with a vast infrastructure and stability.

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