Amazon Web Services

310 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

2 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

  • The AWS forums are well monitored and very helpful - go there first if you get stuck and you'll get long, detailed answers from AWS representatives who will follow the conversation and come back for follow-up questions.
  • AWS is tight-lipped about roadmaps until your bill reaches a certain size (for us, 2 years ago, it was at about $50K/mo that we started getting access to the people who really knew what was going on.)
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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 Web Services
8.4
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.8
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.7
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.4
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
8.9
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.0
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
9.0
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.7
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.0
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.9
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.2
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.0
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.5
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.2
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.2
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.8

Pros

  • Data Storage
  • Affordability
  • Easy to use
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  • Resource management
  • On demand capacity
  • Monitoring and analytics
  • Economical price
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Cons

  • Because we have a large amount of data, constantly uploading and downloading, our monthly fee isn't a set amount, but instead fluctuates up and down each month.
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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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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
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A paradigm shift from companies like Microsoft that have made procuring and using software and license so hard. Not to mention installing, configuring and hiring folks to maintain it. AWS makes it so easy to have an enterprise infrastructure that scales up and down and very affordable
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Usability

Amazon Web Services9.0
Based on 3 answers
The management console is the weak part of the service in my experience. It is adequate but slow.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services9.0
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Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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Performance

AWS does not provide the raw performance that you can get by building your own custom infrastructure. However, it is often the case that the benefits of specialized, high-performance hardware do not necessarily outweigh the significant extra cost and risk. Performance as perceived by the user is very different from raw throughput.
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Support

Amazon Web Services3.0
Based on 3 answers
unless you paid the premium, no support at all
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Implementation

Amazon Web Services10.0
Based on 3 answers
The API's were very well documented and was Janova's main point of entry into the services.
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Alternatives Considered

We looked into other server hosts, but the cost was out of our budget. We were quoted a monthly fee of $500 to $750, plus an initial fee of over $1,000. AWS made the most financial sense as well as other reviews and recommendations
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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

  • I have seen people spend a lot of money just playing with AWS because they had no idea what they were doing. Pay attention, and know what you are getting into before you do anything.
  • My previous company was in the process of moving entirely to AWS, and I know it had to be cost effective because they had datacenters at over 20 locations.
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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 Web Services

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