Having a marketplace images for Virtual Servers will help them getting started faster
December 02, 2021

Having a marketplace images for Virtual Servers will help them getting started faster

Amit Kumar Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

We are in Deep Tech space ( or DeepLearning ). We use AI to create voice that will almost sound like human. So mostly, We use IBM's Virtual GPU servers for training and evaluating our deep-learning models.
  • On-demand pay feature, [because] GPU [is] costly. When they are shut down, they almost charge 0$
  • Bare-metal OS, No pre-install vendor software
  • Seeing the monthly pricing before creating VS
  • Having a market place for pre-defined images would be great (i.e DeepLearning with pytorch image)
  • It would be great if GPU drivers are installed during VS creating process (i.e i have find NVDIA driver and install it by myself, [which] takes a-lot of time)
  • While creating an VS. Extra HD space should be mounted automatically. Instead, [I have to] log in and mount it by myself.
  • Reduce costs
  • Good Performance
  • Great output from Neural Services
I would really love if you can provide pre-installed images for OS. When i was setting-up my OS for Pytorch environment, I had to setup following things by myself: 1) Mounting extra space, 2) Finding and Installing NVDIA driver, [and] 3) Install[ing] pytorch and supporting software. This whole process took around 3-4 hours which [I belive] is a complete waste of time and money for me. I used to do my development on AWS. Perhaps [you] should look at their marketplace.

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Dynamic scaling
Not Rated
Elastic load balancing
Not Rated
Pre-configured templates
Not Rated
Monitoring tools
Security controls