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We performed a comparison between IBM Public Cloud and VMware Tanzu Application Service based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two PaaS Clouds solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed IBM Public Cloud vs. VMware Tanzu Application Service Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"What I like most in IBM Public Cloud is how easy it is to create serverless functions. They are called IBM functions, but in AWS, they are called Lambda functions. Those are pretty standard, and another thing I like the most is that you have fewer restrictions on the amount of data you can transfer across those functions. IBM Public Cloud is way more flexible than AWS. I also like that IBM Public Cloud is pretty straightforward to integrate. As long as you have all the tools IBM provides you, getting everything up and running is straightforward.""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product.""I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.""It is a scalable product. You can scale it up and down.""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""It's straightforward, has a good environment and is cost-effective."

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"Tanzu is easy to upgrade and scale, whether we're talking about horizontal or vertical scaling. It is as smooth as possible without any downtime. The platform maintenance, upgrading, and operations part is very smooth.""There are a lot of services available in VMware Tanzu Application Service, such as databases and application servers. You have everything you need in one application and you do not need to search outside of the solution."

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Cons
"It could be more secure.""They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved.""The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon.""While they have about 99% of what we need, the only exception, perhaps, was the push notification feature that was discontinued. They delayed the replacement product.""It will be challenging to implement if you do not have any experience.""An area for improvement in IBM Public Cloud is getting up-to-date information on how to set up everything. It's hard to find new documentation.""The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement."

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"The implementation is not easy, it is very complex and can take a day or two to complete.""Tanzu could provide more granular control over whatever networking is being done on the containers. I would also like to see a slightly more detailed view of application-level tracing. I'm referring to the connections between different microservices. If they added a service-matching feature, that would be helpful for the customers to build or be more effective."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "IBM Public Cloud is pretty cheap. They have an ongoing free tier that basically won't expire, so as long as your solution is small enough, you can have a test set that you can use for demos, which will cost you almost nothing."
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  • "The license for VMware Tanzu Application Service is expensive. The license should be cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:It's straightforward, has a good environment and is cost-effective.
    Top Answer:The licensing is monthly, but I do not have specifics about the cost.
    Top Answer:Tanzu is easy to upgrade and scale, whether we're talking about horizontal or vertical scaling. It is as smooth as possible without any downtime. The platform maintenance, upgrading, and operations… more »
    Top Answer:The license for VMware Tanzu Application Service is expensive. The license should be cheaper.
    Top Answer:Tanzu brings many modern applications to life across different garages and environments, while customers can deploy and develop some new applications as a BPO application. Tanzu is used for testing… more »
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    7.4
    11th
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    Average Words per Review
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    Rating
    8.5
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    IBM Bluemix
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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.

    A modern runtime for Java, .NET, and Node apps
    VMware Tanzu Application Service is purpose-built for developers to boost feature velocity and for operations teams to deliver world-class uptime.

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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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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Program Development Consultancy13%
    Political Organization13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    University7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Public Cloud vs. VMware Tanzu Application Service
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. VMware Tanzu Application Service and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,113 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Public Cloud is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews while VMware Tanzu Application Service is ranked 11th in PaaS Clouds with 2 reviews. IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.4, while VMware Tanzu Application Service is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Reliable, easy to set up, and has helpful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Tanzu Application Service writes "It's a mature and developer-friendly product". IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Cloud and Google Compute Engine, whereas VMware Tanzu Application Service is most compared with OpenShift, Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon AWS and Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud. See our IBM Public Cloud vs. VMware Tanzu Application Service report.

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