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

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"The initial setup was very easy. It's quite straightforward. Deployment took about fifteen minutes. Everything is well organized.""This product is very good because it is accessible in remote locations, and anyone can deploy from any place.""The price of IBM Cloud is most valuable for us. The service is personable and gives us a good rapport. I can't say it's the best, but it was enough for our needs.""The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.""One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware.""This is a predictable and dependable service."

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

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"The solution needs to be more autonomous. It should let the DL go to allow for more jobs on the cloud. It could have a better interface as well.""I would like to see a more user-friendly deployment process in the next release of this solution.""Maybe performance enhancers and reports could be better improved. If they do so, it would be better. Of all the drawbacks I saw, this would be the biggest enhancement.""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.""They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The services that it provides are good for the price."

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"We are using the trial version of this solution, so we have not paid anything.""The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure.""The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are the usability and customer service.
Top Answer: The services that it provides are good for the price.
Top Answer: In the next release, they need better integration with Oracle, Big Data systems, and DevOps. In general, with new serverless technology and microservices architecture, they need to do more on an… more »
Top Answer: The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: My clients' use cases are for their private data where there's concern about the data being exposed. If it is on the public cloud whether it's performance issues or issues around disaster recovery or… more »
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12th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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8.0
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out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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6
Average Words per Review
544
Avg. Rating
8.8
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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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Amazon Lightsail is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while IBM Public Cloud is ranked 4th in PaaS Clouds with 6 reviews. Amazon Lightsail is rated 8.0, while IBM Public Cloud is rated 8.8. 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, Google App Engine, Pantheon and IBM Cloud Private, whereas IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and HPE Helion.

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