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Score 9 out of 100

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    Amazon S3

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    82%
    IBM Cloud Object Storage ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    116 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    118 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    115 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    118 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    123 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    Amazon S3

    93%
    66 Ratings
    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    131 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon S3

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    7.9

    Amazon S3

    79%
    10 Ratings
    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.8

    Amazon S3

    98%
    38 Ratings
    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    8 Ratings

    Online Training

    Amazon S3

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon S3

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    51%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon AWS

    Amazon S3 is a great service to safely backup your data where redundancy is guaranteed and the cost is fair. We use Amazon S3 for data that we backup and hope we never need to access but in the case of a catastrophic or even small slip of the finger with the delete command we know our data and our client's data is safely backed up by Amazon S3. Transferring data into Amazon S3 is free but transferring data out has an associated, albeit low, cost per GB. This needs to be kept in mind if you plan on transferring out a lot of data frequently. There may be other cost effective options although Amazon S3 prices are really low per GB. Transferring 150TB would cost approximately $50 per month.
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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

    • Fantastic developer API, including AWS command line and library utilities.
    • Strong integration with the AWS ecosystem, especially with regards to access permissions.
    • It's astoundingly stable- you can trust it'll stay online and available for anywhere in the world.
    • Its static website hosting feature is a hidden gem-- it provides perhaps the cheapest, most stable, most high-performing static web hosting available in PaaS.
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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

    • Web console can be very confusing and challenging to use, especially for new users
    • Bucket policies are very flexible, but the composability of the security rules can be very confusing to get right, often leading to security rules in use on buckets other than what you believe they are
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    • 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 S3

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Amazon S3 editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      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

      It is tricky to get it all set up correctly with policies and getting the IAM settings right. There is also a lot of lifecycle config you can do in terms of moving data to cold/glacier storage. It is also not to be confused with being a OneDrive or SharePoint replacement, they each have their own place in our environment, and S3 is used more by the IT team and accessed by our PHP applications. It is not necessarily used by an average everyday user for storing their pictures or documents, etc.
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      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

      AWS has always been quick to resolve any support ticket raised. S3 is no exception. We have only ever used it once to get a clarification regarding the costs involved when data is transferred between S3 and other AWS services or the public internet. We got a response from AWS support team within a day.
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      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

      Overall, we found that Amazon S3 provided a lot of backend features Google Cloud Storage (GCS) simply couldn't compare to. GCS was way more expensive and really did not live up to it. In terms of setup, Google Cloud Storage may have Amazon S3 beat, however, as it is more of a pseudo advanced version of Google Drive, that was not a hard feat for it to achieve. Overall, evaluating GCS, in comparison to S3, was an utter disappointment.
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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

      • It practically eliminated some real heavy storage servers from our premises and reduced maintenance cost.
      • The excellent durability and reliability make sure the return of money you invested in.
      • If the objects which are not active or stale, one needs to remove them. Those objects keep adding cost to each billing cycle. If you are handling a really big infrastructure, sometimes this creates quite a huge bill for preserving un-necessary objects/documents.
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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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