If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM Public Cloud, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I'm an IBM customer and end-user. I use this product for my clients. I'd rate this product at a ten out of ten. I've been extremely satisfied with its capabilities so far. I would recommend it to all developers.
I would rate this solution a six out of ten.
I would rate IBM Public Cloud a seven out of ten.
I have stopped using it currently, but in the future, we will need to use it again. I don't have much experience with this solution, but I would recommend it to others. I would rate IBM Public Cloud a five out of ten.
The advice that I would have for people considering this service would be that they should try it. If they are something like a small enterprise, they can use this IBM solution. It is very clear and easy to understand the interfaces, services, and easy to understand the pricing. They can be sure how it will work and how it will fit into their budget before they use it. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate it as a 10. It does exactly what I expect it to, it is a good service, and there are no surprises.
The suitability of this solution depends on your organizational requirements and how you want to function, as well as the policies. One example is that a lot of financial institutions do not want to migrate to the cloud for security reasons. Some organizations prefer one provider over another, such as AWS. There is no hard and fast rule that says you have to use only the IBM Cloud. The option is up to the customer. Overall, I would stay that IBM Cloud is stable, straightforward, and is a good service. I recommend it. My main complaint is about support, which is tied to pricing. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
I would rate IBM Cloud a nine out of ten. The only deficiency is the deployment. IBM is very focused on hybrid cloud as its main strength. It is useful with other IBM products. If you want something that's out of the box and simple that you don't need to do anything complex with, IBM Cloud is too big for you. If you're looking to do any mix with anything on-prem and if all you want to do is a simple cloud deployment, it's probably too big for you. It'll be easier to do in Azure. If you want better scalability and 100% availability then go with IBM Cloud. In the next release, I would like to have better deployment packages. Rather than having to do the stuff from scratch, IBM has products where you fill in an online spreadsheet, you hit a button and it configures it for you. A deployment like that would put IBM Cloud ahead.
There was a mix of versions in our project, with some people using the trial version and others using the paid version of this solution. I think that the full, paid version was better. This product is very good because it is accessible in remote locations, and anyone can deploy from any place. It is very nice, and I don't think that many people know about this cloud computing system. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
We use the private cloud version of the solution. We have Amazon as a provider. The solution is very stable and technical assistance is very fast in their response. The service offered by IBM is highly respected, as well as the policy of the service provided. It's the best on the market for me and my organization. There are other good open-source solutions that work, but from a service and policy perspective, I would recommend IBM. I would rate this solution eight out of ten. I'd rate it higher if instead of making separate integrations, IBM just brought all of their solutions together.
On a scale from one to ten, I would rate IBM Cloud with an eight.