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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

AWS is like the IBM of cloud infrastructure. It's hard to really go wrong with it. If you do, it's probably your own fault.
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IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)

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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

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

Pros

  • Customer service: There's no beating AWS for their customer service. They've clearly been trained to lisetn to understand the core issue you've called them for. Our customers satisfaction is in direct correlation to what AWS can deliver, so this is the #1 reason we chose and have stayed with AWS for 8 years.
  • Agility: We have demand cycles that fluctuate, largely without alot of notice. It doesn't take more than 1 phone call to address any increase in bandwidth. In fact, they're more likely to reach out to us with any enhancements we might need or shoul be considering.
  • Performance: We've never experienced a slowdown, nor failure - even when there've been internet-wide issues. They're always innovating based on every customer, and we all benefit from Bezos vision of what infrastructure technology should do for business.
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Cons

  • AWS needs to improve their java-based browser SSH client. Both Azure and Google Cloud Platform far exceed AWS in this regard.
  • AWS lacks the ability to SSH from windows at this time without extensive modifications to the operating system.
  • AWS needs a trial period to demo paid features within a free tier window, not locked out of premium services.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
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Janova was built utilizing the EC2 infrastructure and with Amazon's cost continuing to drop and with the capability to be billed hourly there is no reason to switch to a different platform.
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Usability

Amazon Web Services9.0
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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
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Neutral, no experience with either.
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Implementation

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

I selected AWS for my development environment and disaster recovery, due to the simplicity compared to other vendors.
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Return on Investment

  • Dynamic scaling has allowed us to match cost to revenue producing traffic
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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
Additional Pricing Details

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IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
https://www.ibm.com/cloud/pricing Enterprise pricing is available upon request.

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