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Score 8.8 out of 101
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Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

In my opinion, the more a company uses the web for media and broadcasting the more of a need they have for Amazon Web Services. It's great for storage and organization along with making things simple to upload and even simpler to grab an embed link. My company goes through changes every year or two but this is one thing that hasn't changed!
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IBM Cloud IaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - IaaS)

Overall, IBM Cloud IaaS still has a ways to go before it's a service we can normally recommend to others. In most cases, the decision to use IBM for cloud services may be based on other contracts with IBM or a customer familiarity with their offerings. For most use cases where relying on Amazon, Google, and Microsoft is not an issue, their respective IaaS offerings are more complete from a product perspective and generally lower cost.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.3
IBM Cloud IaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - IaaS)
3.8
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.9
IBM Cloud IaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - IaaS)
6.9
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.1
IBM Cloud IaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - IaaS)
4.6
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
8.7
IBM Cloud IaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - IaaS)
1.6
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.6
IBM Cloud IaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - IaaS)
1.2
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.5
IBM Cloud IaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - IaaS)
3.5
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
IBM Cloud IaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - IaaS)
1.2
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
7.9
IBM Cloud IaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - IaaS)
6.7
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.4
IBM Cloud IaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - IaaS)
4.6

Pros

  • Technical information availability.
  • Open source.
  • A lot of business cases coming from different vertical customers.
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  • decent at spinning up hardware
  • the api works well for a narrow set of tasks
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Cons

  • No datacenter in Hong Kong
  • Weak in Enterprise services (SLA)
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  • network is very unreliable
  • support process is broken - they did not make the transition from Softlayer well and lost the ability to support.
  • general lack of responsibility/ ownership - onerous post-mortems and lack of change
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
Based on 10 answers
This is the only hosting solution I am using and I am not gonna look for any other because I am used to it and it meets my requirements: easy to use without compromising on control I have over my infrastructure. Also, I do live variety of AWS services.
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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

  • Rackspace
  • BlueMile
  • Google Compute Engine
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SoftLayer allows more customization with Disk/Network/etc., and allows for out of the box (OOB) access to their servers
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Return on Investment

  • Decreased complexity of communications chain between company and clients, no more hunting for a file in an email.
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  • Better response time
  • Slow Server Deployment with no snap shot
  • Quick Server Turnouts
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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
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IBM Cloud IaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - IaaS)

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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