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Amazon S3

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3

S3 can be used to store your application logs or objects that need to be frequently accessed. It can also be used in conjunction with AWS Glue for data transformation tasks or to host a static website. The entire Simple Monthly Calculator service of AWS is hosted on S3. S3 would not be recommended for use as a database service or where the change needs to be reflected instantly. Since S3 provides eventual consistency, there is no guarantee that an update made by someone will actually be seen by someone accessing the same object just after. This is in contrast to a database wherein if a change is committed, it will start showing instantly to everyone else.
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 S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.3
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.0
Dynamic scaling
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.8
Elastic load balancing
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.1
Pre-configured templates
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.0
Monitoring tools
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.9
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.5
Operating system support
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.6
Security controls
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.2

Pros

Amazon S3

  • Excellent support of Identity and access management makes sure that your objects are used by the intended audience only.
  • Entire service is accessible through commands and API. It makes integration and orchestration of S3 services really easy and automated.
  • S3 has quite good reliability and durability to make sure all requests are successfully fulfilled and your objects are always safe.
  • This service and UI interface is easy to understand. It takes almost no learning curve to consume this service.
  • The amount of flexibility it provides, I find it really cost-effective.
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 S3

  • It's genuinely hard to fault S3 so I'll have to resort to nitpicking but their main interface is quite bland, still super easy to use and navigate, just bland.
  • Contacting their support can be quite cumbersome as every ticket is sent through the always cumbersome Amazon hierarchy of internal bureaucracy (similar to Seller Central) but it's not the worst system in the world by any means.
  • At this point, I'm almost out of critiques - after all, it's what huge digital entertainment companies like Netflix rely on to make a living. That being said, there's always room for improvement and perhaps creating more servers around the world would decrease their minimal send and retrieval times.
Anonymous | 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 S3

Amazon S3 8.8
Based on 5 answers
The AWS S3 API is translated into every language you can think of, and is very powerful. However, the split of features into the AWS CLI -> S3 and AWS CLI -> S3API causes some confusion when dealing with complex uploading and metadata.
Jonathan Kempf, UXC | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 8.6
Based on 17 answers
Overall, Amazon S3 has worked out great for our organization. It has enabled us to build out a centralized storage solutions for fraction of the cost that a on-prem solution would have required. If properly managed S3 is a great asset to any organization. There a few small things that need improvement like the UI and storage monitoring but over it's been great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

There are alternatives, Google Cloud Storage and Azure storage are the only real rivals, in my opinion, although most hosting vendors have their own flavor of an S3 like utility. However, most of those are actually just sub-vendors of S3. The most compelling case for using something else over Amazon is that S3 is a pretty significant point of failure in the general internet network as a whole. On the other hand, using Google Cloud Storage or Azure feels a little bit like using a windows phone in 2015 – you just knew it didn't have a great future.
Justin Schroeder | 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 S3

  • S3 is such a great way to store things, it's a little hard to measure all the benefits against the other options (Dropbox, hard drives in laptops etc), but it gives a simple place to store pretty much anything.
  • We did replace a traditional LEMP-stack website service with static website hosting in S3 + javascript. This vastly reduced our running costs as we turned all the websites EC2 instances and Load Balancers off. It also meant we didn't have to look after or maintain autoscaling strategies anymore because S3 handles the scaling for us.
Andrew Raines | 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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Pricing Details

Amazon S3

General

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

Amazon S3 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 S3
9.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7

Usability

Amazon S3
8.8
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Support

Amazon S3
8.6
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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