The amazing IBM Cloud VS
October 20, 2020

The amazing IBM Cloud VS

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

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

We have two applications, MySkrambler and GoTrackr. We are using the virtual server to deploy our backend and frontend on the cloud. Stability and availability.
  • Virtualization.
  • Security.
  • Diversity with types.
  • Cheap.
  • Swap file can be automated like in Azure.
  • Mounting external storage blobs is tough and a long process.
  • Firewall and security groups are limited not like Azure and Amazon.
  • Affordable prices.
  • Stability and availability and good performance.
  • Security limitation in firewall.
This is a great feature where you can have the experience of dedicated servers on VS with the same cost. This is a great advantage we benefited from it and make us meet our targets in terms of performance and availability. This allowed us to sustain our business and have more success.
This is a great feature where it provides security and high performance. The sysadmin will have full control over the VS and install the needed OS to run his project. All the resources will be dedicated to his application so it will be fast and smooth. There will be a high security level as it's not shared.
I am open to the cloud and new technology. I always try to check what every cloud can provide and I try to have the experience on each Cloud service. IBM has also proved it's capability to provide the same value of service under lower prices. I am happy to have my applications running on IBM with the same high performance on different clouds.
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • IBM Cloud Databases
Usually we use these service to have more flexibility and decrease the load on the server itself. We can have high performance and for example make the object storage mounted on the server to store file or images and the database to be running on a separate instance. We will have high availability here and good performance. We will gain more time also as IBM will take care of maintenance and we can scale up or scale down easily.
Ubuntu Linux, Jenkins, Gitlab, Kibana, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Docker
It's a good VS in order to host an app and guarantee good performance, stability, and availability in an affordable price. However, there's limitation when it comes to creating multiple security groups.

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC Feature Ratings

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