A good option for deploying cloud services
January 01, 2021

A good option for deploying cloud services

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

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

We use IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) as an experimental environment and to give us accessible computer resources without endangering our internal infrastructure. The VPC allows us to leverage several newer technologies without the typical hurdles of approvals from various IT departments. Specifically, our data science work is developed on virtual cloud. Again, this allows for free use of the toolsets in the data science platforms for easy and fast implementations for our business use cases.
  • Integrations with open-source software
  • Reduced administrative burden
  • Easy to implement and deploy
  • Prepackaged deployments for common use cases, with embedded software and archectitures
  • Cost estimation can be difficult to understand
  • Expensive
  • Capitalized on use cases faster
  • Better analytics capabilities
  • Met strict deadlines for business area
The implementation of the VPCs was seemless. All the components worked according to their function. This was also done quickly, and without needing a lot of administrative support. By gaining support from IBM as well, this gave us the expert administrative support we needed and did not have to burden our own departments.
  • IBM Analytics Engine
  • IBM Watson Studio (formerly IBM Data Science Experience)
  • IBM Watson Natural Language Understanding
  • IBM Watson Tone Analyzer
  • IBM Watson Natural Language Classifier
  • IBM Watson Knowledge Studio
  • IBM Watson OpenScale
These services connect very well together inside the IBM platform. This ease of integration saves time and helps optimize movement of data across these components. For the most part, it's all open source anyway, and so the "flavor" of the infrastructure is agnostic to me. However, I believe I gain data speed and availability by building components together inside a single entity. Depending on your data usage, this might be a critical need.
We vetted various competitors of IBM to gain better insight into our purchases. Again, this for most part depends on your organization, but IBM's advanced analytics platform is on par with most of the bigger platforms. They have developments that ease the speed of development and helped us gain ROI sooner than expected.
We used it to deploy a version of our data science environment, particularly in tight integrations. Some software needs both administrative and technical support to handle it, and with the VPC sitting outside our company's infrastructure, we could readily build without burden. This allowed us to grab ROI faster and within the deadlines required by the business areas.

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