Compare IBM Cloud vs. OpenShift

IBM Cloud is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews while OpenShift is ranked 3rd in PaaS Clouds with 10 reviews. IBM Cloud is rated 8.6, while OpenShift is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Cloud writes "A scalable and stable solution with an easy and straightforward setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenShift writes "We can operate client’s platform without downtime during security patch management". IBM Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, whereas OpenShift is most compared with IBM Cloud Private, Amazon AWS and Pivotal Cloud Foundry. See our IBM Cloud vs. OpenShift report.
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Pros
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.This product is very good because it is accessible in remote locations, and anyone can deploy from any place.The initial setup was very easy. It's quite straightforward. Deployment took about fifteen minutes. Everything is well organized.

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We are able to operate client’s platform without downtime during security patch management each month and provide a good SLA (as scalability for applications is processed during heavy client website load, automatically).This solution is providing a platform with OOTB features that are difficult to build from scratch.I love to automate everything and OpenShift was been born for that. It takes care of the network layer itself and I don't need to dive into it; I can work on a top level. Our project has numerous services designed to run in Docker containers, and we have run almost all pieces in OpenShift.The virtualization of my APIs means I no longer have to pay VMware large amounts of money to only run in-house solutions.Scaling and uptime of the applications are positives.Valuable features include auto-recreate of pod if pod fails; fast rollback, with one click, to previous version.Key features are WildFly, because it standardizes infrastructure and the git repository and docker. Git is essential for source code and Docker for infrastructure.Security is also an important part of this solution. By default, things are running with limited privileges and securely confined to their own resources. This way, different users and projects can all use the same infrastructure.

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Cons
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.I would like to see a more user-friendly deployment process in the next release of this solution.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.

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If we can have a GUI-based configuration with better flexibility then it will be great.I think that OpenShift has too many commands for running services from the CLI, and the configuration files are a little complicated.There have been some issues with security, in particular, that we had to address. At times they make it “clunky." I am quite confident these parameters will appear in the next releases. They have been reported as bugs and are actually in process.Needs work on volume handling (although this is already better with GlusterFS). Security (SSSD) would also be an improvement.It could use auto-scaling based on criteria such as transaction volume, queue backlog, etc. Currently, it is limited to CPU and memory.Credential not hidden, so people on the same group can view it.It would be great if it supported Bitbucket repositories too.The area for improvement is mostly in support for legacy applications.

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Ranking
6th
out of 42 in PaaS Clouds
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9,993
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8,917
Reviews
3
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489
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8.7
3rd
out of 42 in PaaS Clouds
Views
19,664
Comparisons
14,435
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
206
Avg. Rating
8.2
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Overview

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.

OpenShift is Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. With OpenShift you have a choice of offerings, including online, on-premise, and open source project options.

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Sample Customers
Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
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Software R&D Company37%
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Software R&D Company41%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company7%
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