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Score 8.2 out of 100

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.6

Amazon Lightsail

86%
9.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

92%
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 8/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

7.6
76%
5 Ratings
9.4
94%
44 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
32 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
9.6
96%
24 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
9.2
92%
26 Ratings

Monitoring tools

7.8
78%
5 Ratings
8.7
87%
39 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
9.5
95%
31 Ratings

Operating system support

9.3
93%
5 Ratings
9.3
93%
43 Ratings

Security controls

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
42 Ratings

Automation

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Amazon Lightsail

89%
5 Ratings
9.1

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

91%
46 Ratings

Support Rating

Amazon Lightsail

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

73%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Amazon Lightsail

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

82%
2 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

IBM Cloud Bare Metal servers are best suited if you are looking for an alternative for adding computing resources to your organization's IT domain. The costs of owning and maintaining a physical resource in the organization are far more than renting computing resources on the cloud. The bare-metal servers allow you to utilize the entire server for your organization's requirements.
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Pros

Amazon AWS

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

  • Performance - the servers perform really well, even under stress. We have some long build processes running concurrently, and the server [can] serve other applications without any problems.
  • Secure - for the most part, the servers are very secure and IBM provides many tools to help [make] sure the servers stay that way.
  • Highly Available - while we have experienced various downtimes and outages with other IBM Cloud offerings, so far, we have not experienced any with [IBM Cloud] Bare Metal Servers.
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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

  • [In my experience, the] Customer Service Agreement (CSA) has many gaps in terms of responsibility with Bare Metal Servers.
  • [I believe] IBM should be deploying servers and firmware updating all components before providing them to customers to prevent component failure.
  • [I feel] IBM needs lots of improvement with their legacy VPN to access IMPI management tools. The level of security of it is unparalleled when it works. Having access to KVM / IPMI is critical for any business, and when their VPN service is not working.
  • [From my experiences,] IBM deployed faulty hardware, or failed to update firmware per Lenovo notices, only to pass off blame.
  • [In my opinion,] IBM's General Counsel and Paralegal held our data/company hostage when components failed, [in my experience] to IBM "gross negligence" (in their words), only to release it if we were to limit damages to $1,000.
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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 Bare Metal Servers

Starting Price

$0.51 per hour

Editions & Modules

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $0.511
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $241.002

Footnotes

  1. per hour
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional 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.. 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.

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Support Rating

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

IBM

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.
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Implementation Rating

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

IBM

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.
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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

The Best part of this IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is performance and a very highly usable part is Security stuff. everyone needs to secure their data and work with a smoothly running app. for this reason I select this server rather than another one. I will use it in feature [definitely].
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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

  • The reliability is the keyword. Never has any issue during 6 years in service.
  • Service pricing is quite higher then the average market price, there was a moment that we were in difficult financial situation and almost couldn't pay the service.
  • After all, the IBM reliability is the main factor that we're still in the business until today.
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