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Amazon S3

S3 is one of those few solutions that work for everyone at any range. From small startups to corporate giants, S3 has something to offer all businesses with its infinite scalability and absolutely brilliant pay structure. Coming from the personal experience of having experienced both the small and big company aspect, S3 is your best bet for any and all cloud storage needs.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Appropriate for organizations seeking IaaS to consolidate and have high performance/ compute requirements, database hosting etc.Less appropriate for clients who have small workloads with few transactional requirements or IOPS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.6
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.6
Dynamic scaling
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.5
Elastic load balancing
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.1
Pre-configured templates
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
5.9
Monitoring tools
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
5.3
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.5
Operating system support
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.0
Security controls
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.5

Pros

  • S3 provides possibly the most easily scalable cloud storage service on the planet. It feels as though it's been custom build from day 1 with company growth in mind - something any healthy business will surely appreciate.
  • The intricate system of S3 servers across the globe is a great feature for anyone conducting any sort of international business. You get to choose where your data is stored and, as we all know from bounce rates, every millisecond of load time can be the difference between making or losing a sale.
  • Pulling data is another feature we use quite often and it honestly works flawlessly every single time we have to pull anything.
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  • Give you the oportunity to use your own software licensing.
  • You can add features easily. Growing as you need
  • You forget about the physical management of the server
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Cons

  • 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.
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  • The way to connect to te private network could be improved.
  • Portal availability could be improved as well.
  • A better way to manage notifications could be found
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Alternatives Considered

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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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

  • Complex business storage requirements for our customers and applications have been addressed by S3.
  • We are able to store vast amounts of sensor and video data, at a very low cost.
  • We are able to provide fast access to data across the world, with the various regions S3 supports.
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  • We had no downtime during the period the project was alive.
  • Support tickets were resolved fast, keeping productivity up.
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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
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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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