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Score 8.8 out of 101
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Score 7.3 out of 101

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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is well suited for companies that don't want to have deal with physical infrastructure and want a high level of security and availability. In most cases Amazon Web Services is a great option for most, but may not be an option if you have met the tipping point of physical cost vs. Amazon Web Services cost. It may end up being a better option in the long run to manage the infrastructure yourself if the cost per hour of Amazon Web Services is greater than what you can provide if your level of availability is equal to or greater than Amazon Web Services.
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

When you need to use your own software agreements, or when you need to have an isolated load or a very specific configuration.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.3
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.6
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.9
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.6
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.1
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.5
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
8.7
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.1
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.6
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
5.9
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.5
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
5.3
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.5
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
7.9
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.0
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.4
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
6.5

Pros

  • AWS constantly innovates and iterates, announcing new features several times per year. Earlier this year, for example, they introduced provisioned IOPS for EBS, suddenly providing us with an inexpensive solution to a performance quandary we'd been facing.
  • AWS has provided us with access to the product owners and architects of the products we use most. In turn, those resources provided us with visibility into the product road maps. This enabled us to improve our long-term infrastructure planning, and avoid expensive features that we'd get for free later in the year.
  • AWS peremptorily lowers costs a couple of times per year. This has helped us keep our bill reasonable even as we consume more and more of the AWS services. We periodically compare the cost of AWS to the cost of moving into our colo, and every year the colo looks less and less attractive.
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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

  • AWS has a record of occasional severe outages, which has a cascading effect on the large number of high-profile services that now run on its infrastructure. Despite the spectacular nature of these outages, it is unlikely that a self-managed data center would achieve significantly better uptime.
  • It is also the case that AWS outages can be mitigated with effective use of multiple deployment 'zones' and regions. This is something that any mission-critical application should be doing anyway as part of disaster recovery preparations.
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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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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
Based on 10 answers
Support at AWS is great! The cost is low. Their business model is sound. They tend to benefit us.
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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
Neutral, no experience with either.
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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 at Microsoft 365 Business because it's so popular. It's ease of use seemed attractive but it didn't have the agility or scalability we found in AWS. IBM Analytics Engine was far more complex than we needed and very expensive. AWS is an operations tool for us so the reporting we get for the quality of service we wanted, is perfect as is.
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Great offering and support from IBM Cloud Bare Metal servers
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Return on Investment

  • Excellent value for money.
  • Wonderful education experience.
  • Intelligent customer feedback tools.
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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 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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