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Amazon S3

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Score 9.1 out of 101

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3

If you're looking to host a wide array of assets, including large images, then S3 is your best bet. It is challenging to get used to initially as the web interface isn't the most intuitive to a beginner but if you're hosting for multiple products, it is worth it. Also makes integration with other AWS products easy.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • HPC is a good use case.
  • Dig data and meta data management.
  • BI Analytics
  • BC / DR and data backup.
  • Maybe in application development when there a regulatory requirements.
  • We've seen benefits from its increased scalability. It has increased business and economic efficiency.
  • The best benefits are the decreased costs and fast deployments. We've been able to acquire more customers by working with this platform.
  • More often than not, it performs as promised.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.8
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.4
Dynamic scaling
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.0
Elastic load balancing
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
9.0
Pre-configured templates
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.0
Monitoring tools
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.2
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.0
Operating system support
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.2
Security controls
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.8

Pros

  • High availability - we have never had any problems with S3 being down.
  • Simple, easy to use interface
  • Very affordable for the versatile storage solution it provides
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  • Resource management
  • On demand capacity
  • Monitoring and analytics
  • Economical price
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Cons

  • Ease of use - Pretty difficult to setup if you aren't in the industry. Not something a notice user can setup without spending some time with it.
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  • Need advanced security procedures
  • The amount of time spent training
  • At times, response time has been slow but it could be at our end.
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Alternatives Considered

S3 is much cheaper than the alternatives. And it's very easy to set up the billing.
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We looked at different offerings including AWS, Azure and GCP. We have past experience with the IBM brand. We've encountered no major problems. It is a pretty generic platform but it has performed well. We no longer need to maintain our own hardware. Also, IBM offers its own products and they work efficiently. We have adopted the system to fit our very specific and proprietary needs. It has worked quite well for us.
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Return on Investment

  • We reduced the amount of money we were spending to store massive amounts of data in the cloud.
  • We were able to digitize all of our paper documents and store them in the cloud which helped us gain some office space back.
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  • It met our HIPAA, PCI, and ISO requirements.
  • Efficiency has been great
  • Ease of use and very secure
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Pricing Details

Amazon S3

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon S3 Editions & Modules
Amazon S3
Additional Pricing Details

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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
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
Edition
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
starting at $0.511
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
starting 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.

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