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Score 8.2 out of 100

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Amazon Lightsail ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.6

Amazon Lightsail

86%
8.2

IBM Cloud Object Storage

82%
Amazon Lightsail ranks higher in 6/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

7.6
76%
5 Ratings
8.1
81%
117 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.4
84%
119 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
7.7
77%
116 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Monitoring tools

7.8
78%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
119 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Operating system support

9.3
93%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Security controls

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
8.7
87%
124 Ratings

Automation

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Lightsail is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Amazon Lightsail

89%
5 Ratings
8.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

83%
132 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Lightsail

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

IBM Cloud Object Storage

91%
3 Ratings

Usability

Amazon Lightsail

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

IBM Cloud Object Storage

90%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Amazon Lightsail

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

IBM Cloud Object Storage

89%
9 Ratings

Online Training

Amazon Lightsail

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

IBM Cloud Object Storage

73%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Amazon Lightsail

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7

IBM Cloud Object Storage

57%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon AWS

We utilized Amazon Lightsail to get a web application proof of concept up and running. It's easy to set up, requires minimal configuration, and lets us to concentrate on the coding. It's designed to help you get started fast and easily, but it's not designed for corporate applications or workloads.
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IBM

I recommend this service for creating and growing a wide range of solutions, from the simplest to the most complicated ones. Even in a very competitive market for professional services, the central and distinctive techniques that gather the most reliable solutions and suppliers in one location may be enough to meet demand. In a single location, I can meet all of my technology needs and get access to superior assistance.
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Pros

Amazon AWS

  • static web hosting & non public managments
  • low cost remote access
  • media distribution
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IBM

  • Cloud storage allows you to save data and files in an off-site location that you access either through the public internet or a dedicated private network connection.
  • Cloud storage delivers a cost-effective, scalable alternative to storing files on on-premise hard drives or storage networks.
  • Cloud storage services provide elasticity, which means you can scale capacity as your data volumes increase or dial down capacity if necessary.
  • Business continuity of Storing data offsite supports business continuity in the event that a natural disaster or terrorist attack cuts access to your premises.
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Cons

Amazon AWS

  • slow
  • complex integration to AWS Cloudwatch - complex setup required
  • No IPv6, a big downside
  • less value compared with Linode or Digital Ocean
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IBM

  • Unexpected errors are known to occur when downloading/uploading files.
  • Not easy to get started. In order to take full advantage of the platform and its features, additional training and reading documentation is needed.
  • The UI of the platform can get a bit confusing and it's easy to get lost.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Lightsail

Starting Price

$3.5 per month

Editions & Modules

Amazon Lightsail editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
512 MB Linux$3.501
1 GB Linux$5.002
2 GB Linux$10.003

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per month
  3. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

IBM Cloud Object Storage

Starting Price

$0 Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

Editions & Modules

IBM Cloud Object Storage editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Lite PlanFree1
Standard PlanThere is no minimum fee, pay only for what you use2

Footnotes

  1. Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
  2. For pricing and all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

The Lite and Standard service plans for Cloud Object Storage include resiliency options, flexible data classes and built-in security. Pricing is based on your choice of location, storage class and resiliency choice.

Pricing Info

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

IBM

because it is a robust, safe and flexible product
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Usability

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

IBM

Although it is not so easy to use at the beginning, once I learned it we were able to take full advantage of the functions.
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Support Rating

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

IBM

I have been working in IT sector for more than 15 years. I have worked with various vendors. IBM's sales team, support team have been really helpful. After we start to use their product, their UX design team also contacted us to get feedback from us. They are really interested about our experience.
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Online Training

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

IBM

I just researching and applying the tools on their platforms to ensure a good learning path, based on my needs. Reading the documentation related with resources, tools. Is too big, but I am trying to know more about it every day. It is a good way to know more about their resources. A new way to attract new customers. At the end of the day, we are all involved in improvement and automation of our tasks and resources for customers and end-users.
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Implementation Rating

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

IBM

IBM's professional service for migrating data and implementing new cloud environment was perfect. They started to help us before we begin to bring together all data such as how can it could be best to transfer all data without problems. During the migration they watched all the process closely to prevent any failure. Lastly, after the migration, they gave us trainings on implementation.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon AWS

Amazon Lightsail is a great platform. Before we started using it, we were using AWS EC2 instances as our primary servers after being dissatisfied with other providers. After Amazon Lightsail's introduction, we were able to reduce our operating costs, improve our quality assurance tasks, and provide much more efficient and better apps with our microservices architecture.
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IBM

I consider that it is easy to learn, intuitive, easy to administer, has high data handling capacity, satisfactory performance in large volumes of records
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Return on Investment

Amazon AWS

  • Saved a lot of time on set up and configuration
  • Saved money on trial period
  • Customer service was less helpful
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IBM

  • This allows us to recommend a platform to our clients that will quickly help them create new, efficient business processes with very little development.
  • This saves clients hours and days of manual analysis of images, allowing the system to do the work when attaching Object Storage to models.
  • There is a learning curve in utilizing the storage and the modeling, but once up and running, it works well during deployment.
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