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Pros
"Excellent technical support."

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"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.""For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors.""It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup""I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product."

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Cons
"lacking in multi-cloud management."

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

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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."
  • "Pricing is not as fair as Amazon or Azure."
  • "In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract for at least one year, but you pay a fixed monthly fee."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Excellent technical support.
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    From a technical perspective, there are some things lacking including some defects around multi-cloud management. If you install a second one, you cannot manage both of them from one dashboard. That's… more »
    Top Answer: 
    IBM Public Cloud is IBM’s Platform-as-a-Service. It aims to provide organizations with a secure cloud environment to manage data and applications. One of the features we like is the cloud activity… more »
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    I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.
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    If you are an enterprise, or even just one person handling the solution for multiple clients, you will need to get a license. That said, you don't have to pay for licenses if you're an individual… more »
    Ranking
    15th
    out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
    Views
    979
    Comparisons
    868
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    386
    Rating
    7.0
    8th
    out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
    Views
    13,066
    Comparisons
    10,366
    Reviews
    6
    Average Words per Review
    408
    Rating
    7.7
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    Also Known As
    ICP
    IBM Bluemix
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    Overview

    IBM Cloud Private is a private cloud platform for developing and running workloads locally. It is an integrated environment that enables you to design, develop, deploy and manage on-premises, containerized cloud applications behind your firewall. It includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image repository, a management console and monitoring frameworks.

    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
    Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
    Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Insurance Company4%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Program Development Consultancy14%
    Political Organization14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    IBM Cloud Private is ranked 15th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while IBM Public Cloud is ranked 8th in PaaS Clouds with 6 reviews. IBM Cloud Private is rated 7.0, while IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Cloud Private writes "Beneficial for compliance issues, great support; there are defects around multi-cloud management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". IBM Cloud Private is most compared with OpenShift, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Amazon Lightsail, whereas IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and OpenShift.

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