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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. OpenShift and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product.""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.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is the high availability for the applications.""Provides support throughout the whole platform.""The solution provides a lot of flexibility to the application team for running their applications in the container platform, without needing to monitor the entire infrastructure all the time. It automatically scales and automatically self-heals. There is also a mechanism to alert the team in case it is over-committing or overutilizing the application."

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Cons
"The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement.""The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.""The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon.""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.""They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities.""It could be more secure."

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"Not a ten because it's not a standard solution and the endpoint protection user has to prepare with documentation or have training from other people. It's not easy to start because it's not like other solutions.""Documentation and technical support could be improved. The product is good, but when we raise a case with support—say we are having an image issue—the support is not really up to the mark. It is difficult to get support... When we raise a case, their support people will hesitate to get on a call or a screen-sharing session. That is a major drawback when it comes to OpenShift.""The solution only offers support for one server."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "I don't deal with the cost part, but I know that the cost is very high when compared to other products. They charge for CPU and memory, but we don't worry about it."
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    Questions from the Community
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    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 »
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    Open Shift makes managing infrastructure easy because of self-healing and automatic scaling. There is also a wonderful dashboard mechanism to alert us in case the application is over-committing or is… more »
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    Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native application platform to simplify app delivery. It is efficient and effective. The best feature is how easy it is to handle external services such as database… more »
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    The solution provides a lot of flexibility to the application team for running their applications in the container platform, without needing to monitor the entire infrastructure all the time. It… more »
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    7
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    424
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    7.9
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    21,151
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    3
    Average Words per Review
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    7.7
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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.

    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
    UPS, Cathay Pacific, Hilton
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Program Development Consultancy14%
    Political Organization14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Educational Organization5%
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company25%
    Pharma/Biotech Company13%
    Non Tech Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Insurance Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise30%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. OpenShift and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Public Cloud is ranked 8th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews while OpenShift is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.8, while OpenShift is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenShift writes "Managing infrastructure is easy because of self-healing and automatic scaling, but technical support is not up to the mark". IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas OpenShift is most compared with Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Microsoft Azure and Heroku. See our IBM Public Cloud vs. OpenShift report.

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