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Amazon Web Services

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Score 8.9 out of 101
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Score 8.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

Each and every feature of this application is unique and is also efficient enough to help me to make suitable decisions for my company. Apart from this, if I talk about any concerns in it or any disastrous drawbacks then there are no words because this application is a lifesaver by every point of view without having anything to objectify. Moreover, this application provides me with the right of pre-built services, which benefit me when building custom cloud-based solutions.
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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 Web Services
9.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.4
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
9.4
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.6
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.6
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.9
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.4
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.3
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
8.2
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
5.7
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
8.4
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
5.3
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
9.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.7
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
9.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.0
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
9.2
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.3

Pros

Amazon Web Services

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services) is not the easiest virtual service to set up but once you get the hang of it, it's fairly easy to install new instances (servers) and stop them. This is good for multiple reasons e.g we run multiple tests and live production servers for our different services. When we are done with one we can easily turn it off. The cost of the specifications on our virtual servers is only a fraction of the cost of what we would get locally or even on most traditional web services companies.
  • Amazon Web Services can be relatively cost efficient depending on where you are coming from. For our smaller organization, we felt the cost was worth it as other alternatives were not as affordable. The good thing with AWS is you only pay for what you use. If you want S3 (Simple Storage Service), you can pay for that. If you want to run a compute engine, EC2 can be paid for. At the end of the month, you get one bill based on your usage.
  • Because of our size as a company, AWS was easier to deploy compared to local dedicated solutions. All we had to do was take our development team through a simple 2-day course to get them on board. The ease of deployment means that we do not have to hire a specialist to deploy servers for us.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are great for testing Mobile Applications
  • Advisable for DRaas initiatives especially for virtualized workloads
  • You can equally host and migrate your legacy workloads on them as you contemplate how to re-engineer them.
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Cons

Amazon Web Services

  • Better user support would be nice. It seems hard to find help when you need something specific from an Amazon employee.
  • Even though the prices are set up for enterprise they do seem high for small to mid level businesses, compared to other alternatives.
  • It would be nice to be able to have some type of DB security built in to the EC2s or as a default.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Too expensive
  • Lack high-end compute
  • Very Intel centric. Need to expand POWER systems offerings.
  • Need PaaS offerings, i.e db2, websphere, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.4
Based on 10 answers
We are almost entirely satisfied with the service. In order to move off it, we'd have to build for ourselves many of the services that AWS provides and the cost would be prohibitive. Although there are cost savings and security benefits to returning to the colo facility, we could never afford to do it, and we'd hate to give up the innovation and constant cycle of new features that AWS gives us.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Usability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 7.3
Based on 5 answers
We find it quite easy to use. The only challenge is at the outset figuring out exactly what you need, given the large number of available services and options which could take a bit of time to get familiarised with and to decide on.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Performance

Amazon Web Services

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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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Support

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.4
Based on 9 answers
I've been using AWS as our primary compute platform for almost 2 years. During that time I've opened no more than 4 support cases. Typically those were for questions to get answered and not hard down scenarios. Their support is quick, very processional, and work with you to help solve your problem.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Implementation

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 10.0
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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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Web Services

The maturity of AWS platform with integrations of large third-party vendors products through AWS marketplace and continuous launch of new services every year bring confidence to the users and also the ease of use and help from the large community when compared to other platform are the key primary reasons when deciding AWS.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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

Amazon Web Services

  • AWS has allowed us to properly budget our infrastructure and IT costs. This helps us plan our expenditures for future development and projects.
  • AWS has allowed us to leverage some of the newest technologies (FSx) to make our software offering one of the most dependable in the industry.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Mainly IBM Cloud IaaS gives us another option to propose to customers who are interested in IaaS but are weary of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Many of those customers are large enterprises who are familiar with IBM, and for that reason, it's a nice product to be able to point those customers toward.
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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

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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