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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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Score 9.1 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

EC2 is really standing out when a team is committed to the AWS stack and wants to deploy production jobs on the long term. Reserved instances have competitive pricing and in general the reliability is guaranteed. Spot EC2 instances are also good, when a one-time backfill or feature generation workload needs to be performed.For users who want to use a managed service, for example a Hadoop platform, I would recommend going with Cloudera and similar companies to get the best support possible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Bare Metal Servers are extraordinary while running calculated workloads. Let's say for example, that your business caters 1 million users a month and you need 8 servers to handle the load. When you have a clear cut requirement like this, a business can move from Virtual Cloud servers to Bare Metal servers and this will help them push out extra performance and even reduce the cloud costs by more than half. It is not well suited when you have to provision extra servers because of the temporary surge in traffic or resources.
Venkat Charan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.4
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.1
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.2
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.7
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.4
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.2
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.8
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.2
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.1
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.9
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.6
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7
Security controls
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.7
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.3

Pros

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • EC2 has wide variety of machine configurations. If the intended solutions are memory heavy, CPU heavy, GPU heavy or IO heavy, EC2 will provide proper machine configurations as per the requirements.
  • EC2 has lot of Machine Images to setup OS and required softwares. It also allows you to create the image of your own disk. This facilitates user to stop the EC2 instance without loosing the work. It helps to reduce the bill. The image can be attached again to EC2 to start from the same place from where it was left.
  • Amazon allows different way to obtain instances like on-demand, spot and reserved. Depending upon the need, one can take wise decision to save cost and address the situation in the best possible way.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Handling heavy computational tasks.
  • Training and testing complicated and Heavy Duty Artificial Intelligence Models and algorithms.
  • Deploying Docker and other microservices.
  • Acting as always-on server and cloud PC for files and folders.
Chandan Dwivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • The UI of AWS is quite hard to familiarize with, along with the infrastructure setup. It's a conglomeration of hundreds of acronyms specific to AWS that must be understood including their minutiae to effectively run a cloud deployment. While AWS' documentation is extensive, their beginner-focused guides could use work.
  • Instances become incredibly hard to manage after a critical mass, forcing companies to create their own management applications to fill the void that AWS leaves. Along with this, AWS' SDKs can be very poorly documented making this task exponentially more difficult.
  • If you lose your SSH key that is released with the creation of the instance, you lose complete access to the server. While I understand the reasoning behind this decision, MFA recovery would be a nice touch.
Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • The entire interface, it can be slow and confusing.
  • They could drop their prices more which would attract more startups.
  • Sometimes the pricing can be confusing; that could be a LOT clearer.
  • Navigation can be improved greatly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best in its class.Easy to implement.Big community for support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 9.0
Based on 10 answers
AWS's support is good overall. Not outstanding, but better than average. We have had very little reason to engage with AWS support but in our limited experience, the staff has been knowledgeable, timely and helpful. The only negative is actually initiating a service request can be a bit of a pain.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 7.7
Based on 2 answers
The support is decent and in an emergency they will help you if you make enough noise. However the creation of "class of customers" within the IBM ecosystem I think is a step backwards as it can put emergencies on the back burner simply because we didn't pay enough in monthly fees
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I've used IBM professional services in a few cases (not for my company but for some of my clients), and the people in professional services are really helpful. You call them and set a meeting for the initial planning session, but they usually most of the work already done, they just ask some questions and they fill in the blanks. However, in some cases implementation can take longer than planned.
Gerardo Fernandez Ruiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

AWS EC2 is the mainstay of several AWS tools, with CodeBuild that includes AWS Cloud9, and CodePipeline, which allow us to work quickly, efficiently, for all the work team, regardless of whether it is remotely or locally, always keeping the progress saved in the cloud. With Lambda it can be compiled at any time in a fast way, with AWS WAF we protect the different connections, since it provides a high level of security, without having to configure too much, in general all the tools work perfectly with EC2, speeding up the development time of the different projects
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

In general we have found that the provisioning and permissions and switching between instances of bare metal and virtual machines were easier in AWS than in IBM. Also the billing in AWS has much greater transparency. The UI interface is also easier to navigate and understand. we also found that our users liked them better.
jonathan gough | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • Instance procurement time has become negligible with EC2. Any developer can provision an instance very quickly and companies can move towards automation of CI/CD pipelines and auto provisioning of EC2s.
  • Companies do not have to spend money in managing infrastructures, data centers, staff to manage these, networking, connectivity etc. All this will be taken care by AWS and EC2 can be used to run your enterprise softwares and custom applications.
  • If not correctly monitored EC2 prices can run up very quickly. So proper monitoring has to be in place in your organization. Non-prod and dev EC2 servers should be brought down in evening and night.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • The faster go-to-market advantage is a sure benefit
  • The support and ready made templates make it easier and wholesome for the deployment teams and thus reduces time. If you save time, then you can be able to price your time and hence the ROI benefit becomes easier to justify.
  • Security is critical and IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers offer most of the functionalities required.
Kanja Mugo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Editions & Modules

Edition
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $0.511
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $324.002
  1. per hour
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details
IBM Bare Metal Servers provide performance, flexibility, on-demand provisioning, and control. Choose between hourly or monthly pre-configured servers or customize with single to quad processing solutions that range from 4 to 72 cores. Bare metal servers are available worldwide and with no monthly contracts so you can build the best solution for your workloads. Order a monthly bare metal server built to spec, and we’ll have it to you in two to four hours—with 500 GB/month outbound bandwidth included. Order an hourly bare metal server, and we’ll have it ready for you in 20 to 30 minutes. Public outbound bandwidth is charged per gigabyte.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.8

Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
10.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7

Implementation Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.2

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