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Pros
"The most valuable features are the usability and customer service."

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"This is a predictable and dependable service.""One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware.""For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors.""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product.""It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup""I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.""The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good."

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Cons
"I don't see this solution as enterprise-ready, for bigger companies like banks."

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"It could be more secure.""The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement.""They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved.""The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.""There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved.""The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon.""They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities."

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"The services that it provides are good for the price."

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"The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure.""The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable.""In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract for at least one year, but you pay a fixed monthly fee.""Pricing is not as fair as Amazon or Azure."

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Ranking
13th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
1,402
Comparisons
1,199
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
458
Rating
8.0
7th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
13,576
Comparisons
10,643
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
424
Rating
7.9
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IBM Bluemix
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Overview

Lightsail is ideal for simpler workloads, quick deployments, and getting started on AWS. It’s designed to help you start small, and then scale as you grow.

IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.

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Sample Customers
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company24%
Media Company7%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm14%
Program Development Consultancy14%
Political Organization14%
Computer Software Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm6%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
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Amazon Lightsail is ranked 13th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while IBM Public Cloud is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews. Amazon Lightsail is rated 8.0, while IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Amazon Lightsail writes "Good usability and customer service for a reasonable price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". Amazon Lightsail is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Heroku, Oracle Cloud Platform and Google App Engine, whereas IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Oracle IoT Cloud Service.

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