About IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud is a cloud infrastructure management software that helps businesses manage applications and data across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. Administrators can utilize routers, firewalls, VPN tunnels, and load balancers to handle physical and virtual networks across the organization.

IBM Cloud provides structured and unstructured data storage and backup with unified automation, scaling, encryption, multi-vaulting capabilities, and network file system (NFS) based file storage. It lets users run synthetic tests to detect, correlate, prioritize, and resolve performance and operational incidents across cloud environments. IBM Watson enables staff members to use natural-language processing, visual recognition, text-to-speech, speech-to-text, language translator, and tone analyzer technologies to prepare and analyze data.

IBM Cloud comes with an API, which lets businesses integrate the system with several third-party solutions. The streaming analytics module allows supervisors to analyze text, videos, audio files, and geospatial and sensor data in real-time. It also lets users audit all cloud activities, encrypt data between client and server applications, and manage all certificates on a secure repository.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of IBM Cloud: 44

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Management
  • Approval Workflow
  • Audit Management
  • Authentication
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Catalog
  • Data Governance
  • Data Lineage
  • Data Migration
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Database Support
  • Deployment Management
  • For Developers
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Load Balancing Tools
  • Load Testing
  • Log Access
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Network Monitoring
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Prioritization
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Server Monitoring
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Third Party Integrations

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(25)
Value for Money
4.0/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
3.9/5

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Irfan
Overall rating
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Lord of Cloud Computing.

Reviewed on 12/02/2021

Amazing experience, more than expectations,
(due to large no of servers we facing issues in data...

Amazing experience, more than expectations,
(due to large no of servers we facing issues in data management and data security. after moving on IBM Cloud we are relax and increasing our productivity.)

Pros

Support small and Large Business Organization.
Easy Deployment
One Window Solution
Central Management.

Cons

- Issue faced in Data Transfer at the time peak hours.
- Troubleshoot is not easy some time its irritating.
- Cost.

Alternatives Considered

Google Cloud Storage

Reasons for Switching to IBM Cloud

we are using IBM Services from long time (IBM Infor Lex) so we have a trust relations with IBM and support is Good therefore we select IBM.
Brian
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  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

IBM Cloud - File Management and Web-Conferencing

Reviewed on 21/05/2019

Pros

We use IBM Cloud in conjunction with one of our contract Manufacturing partners. We use it both for file sharing and for holding conference calls. It is very convenient to be able to host both on the same platform, and meetings are typically quite easy to start and reliable (no crashes or kick-outs). The call quality is typically quite good, and we have had no issues with excess feedback, even though the meeting might be joined from a computer and phone line simultaneously. In-meeting file sharing is quite simple, and files can be uploaded into the meeting for easy and quick access, especially convenient if screen sharing is tricky or impractical. The typical on-line meeting tools are present (like raising hands and such), and these are quite useful during large teleconferences where simply interjecting isn’t practical.

Cons

The file management interface is not great, and it can be difficult to find files as the number gets larger. Files can be placed into folders, which is nice, but the interface still makes locating files quite challenging (especially if the exact file name is not known). During meetings, there are certain access levels that can be difficult to figure out, which can make allowing non-hosts to share a little tricky. The interface for shared files is a little awkward, with both a “full screen” [not really] and zoom-in option, but even with both of these the shared file doesn’t take up all (or near all) of the screen, and often requires an in-window scroll to see the whole screen. Not a huge deal, but makes projecting a shared file a little more of a chore and a little less effective than some other web-conferencing interfaces.

Juan Carlos
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

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Reviewed on 18/07/2019

I was ordered to do a application with MFP watson cognitive fitures ,voice recordering and text...

I was ordered to do a application with MFP watson cognitive fitures ,voice recordering and text analisys. I started with MFP wich there was almost no info except for the one on the site wich seemes outdated. After making if work i countinued with speach to text wich was easy to implement but then i started creating an orchestrator to handle all the otehr logic so i used a java app deployed on the cloud with dosent take long to configure finaly integrated other services like translate, personality insigths and Tone analyser everything work fine after some configurations.

Pros

Several tools to work with cognitive human traits.
lots of references and api info
Several lenguage compatibility
several endpoints to work with
Scalabe price guide so allow you to chose what you want.
No hide prices.
Control panels to work with

Cons

Some references are too big that they stuck my web browser , example try the reference of watsing discovery and se the magic.

When you deploy a java app and you want to se the logs you are only allowed to watch useing their web console wich is unefficent.

references needs update , they never tell you that when thier eliminated user and password now there is an specific user and every endpoint just give you the password.

the examples of conecions some time need some little fix up so they dont work as scratch.

Alternatives Considered

Google Cloud

Switched From

Google Cloud

Reasons for Switching to IBM Cloud

Our client had severeal credits with ibm so was their first option.
Jacques
Overall rating
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

When stability and security is critical

Reviewed on 10/10/2020

Pros

The platform is extensive with plenty of options and integrations available and free tutorials available from the IBM website.

Cons

Certain services takes a while to provision and automated pre-requisite installations could get and update.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Azure
Eitan
Overall rating
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A great platform to create applications with IBM Watson

Reviewed on 26/06/2022

Pros

I love the free integration with IBM Watson, you can create great applications and such things for free with Watson

Cons

It will take you some time to get and learn how the dashboard and products are working.

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IBM Cloud FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for IBM Cloud.

IBM Cloud offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

It is offered at free of cost. It is also available in 1-year, 3-year, monthly subscriptions and on a pay-as-you-go basis. Please contact IBM for further pricing details.

IBM Cloud has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

IBM Cloud supports the following languages:

English

IBM Cloud supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations IBM Cloud has

IBM Cloud offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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