Awesome Service but Costs May Be High
May 25, 2020

Awesome Service but Costs May Be High

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

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

We use IBM Cloud to optimize our customer experience. It is also used in our infrastructure and our website. Therefore, it is being used across the whole organization rather than just a department.
  • Fast provisioning.
  • Fast support.
  • Easy integration.
  • Great UI.
  • Expensive.
  • Charges for OS reloads.
  • Charges for switching licenses with no refund.
  • Zero downtime.
  • Fast support if needed.
  • Easy and flexible.
Transient pricing has made our lives much easier in the organization and made costs significantly lower. Instead of pre-ordering or purchasing unnecessary items at the beginning of server provisioning and paying for unnecessary things, one can change their disk space or other things as desired without paying for unnecessary things at the start.
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are different from IBM Cloud Virual Servers as Virtual servers are virtualized and are not dedicated. This can lead to less performance rates and optimization. This is why our company has chose to use IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers to optimize our service compared to IBM Cloud Virtual Servers.
With the use of both IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers and IBM Cloud Virtual Servers, our organization is able to use both for many different things. With less important and requires less compute services, we use IBM Cloud Virtual Servers to minimize costs. With IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers, we use them for our more important services.
IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are well suited if a business wants sustainable, well managed, and fast servers with lots of redundancy to prevent downtime. If a company does not need servers to have lots of redundancy to ensure 0 downtime, then it would be less appropriate as IBM costs are significantly higher.

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for 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