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Amazon S3

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3

When any organization wants to take advantage of the AWS ecosystem, S3 is the most basic service. As a standalone service, one can use it just for storage. However, with the orchestration of other AWS services, it makes true value. If a product needs to support a geographically well-distributed client, S3 edge locations and regions help extremely well. User need not worry about content sync up or replication at all. This makes S3 extremely useful for static content storage.If the infrastructure need is really small and usage is limited, this service is not for you.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Very good for batch processing.
  • Very good for CPU intensive jobs.
  • Good for reliable always up and not having to share resources.
  • On the down side, it is less appropriate for scenarios where you need on demand compute.
  • If budget is an issue, it is quite expensive.
  • Not great if you need resources quickly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.3
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.6
Dynamic scaling
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.9
Elastic load balancing
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.3
Pre-configured templates
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
5.7
Monitoring tools
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
5.3
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.6
Operating system support
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.0
Security controls
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.3

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.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Very good for compute
  • Reliable because it is always up and not shared
  • Easy to set up and get running
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Cons

Amazon S3

  • Advanced searches - Searching within S3 for files can be a very painful process and very slow.
  • Dangerous - rogue users can do a lot of damage if you have important data stored in S3
  • The web interface can be difficult to use for inexperienced users.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Very slow to provision
  • Understanding billing is tough and takes a month to really see what your usage is
  • Limited compute options.
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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.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
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Support

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 8.9
Based on 10 answers
I have not had much experience with the AWS S3 support team, so I have given this the score that best represents my experience with the typical AWS support team. AWS support is generally pretty good, but can sometimes be a little frustrating due to the mammoth machine that AWS is
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

We are using other AWS products and AWS products have perfect integration between each other. This was the most important reason to select S3 against its competitors such as Google Data cloud or Fx Data Cloud. So far, we did not face any issues such as losing our data or any access problems. We are also receiving great support from the AWS team when needed.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

The main reason to choose IBM Cloud IaaS is a business case where an organization does not want to use offerings from Google, Amazon, or Microsoft, for whatever reason. Within that reasoning, IBM Cloud IaaS is a good option. From a flexibility and cost perspective, the better choice is almost always to go with one of the three major IaaS providers
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Return on Investment

Amazon S3

  • We are serving our APIs easily without dealing with lots of configurations. For quick solution it is great.
  • Due to lots of read-write transactions on our projects, it has considerable costs for our product.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Good ROI for compute intensive Batch jobs
  • Reliable for intensive build jobs
  • Slow to provision. If you need it you have to wait.
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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.

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