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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS CloudFormation

We create the resource stack with AWS CloudFormation. We can manage all the resources as a bundle. We can update the entire stack by updating the AWS CloudFormation template. It is very easy to delete the entire resource with AWS CloudFormation. If we do those resource creations and manage them manually, then we need to do lots of manual involvements. When we use AWS CloudFormation, we can reduce time to create and manage resources.
Sampath Liyanage | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud [formerly Softlayer] is positioned to gain compute when graduating from virtual environments such as the other clouds. No other provider can offer what IBM has today. Global secure & roaming IP's are not found anywhere else at this level. [I feel] IBM has a big responsibility to ensure they maintain their hardware/components given the types of customers who chose IBM and who [in my experience] are willing to pay 5x - 10x the price of Bare Metal Servers compared to other offerings.
Jonathan Geller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.1
Dynamic scaling
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.6
Elastic load balancing
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.0
Pre-configured templates
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7
Monitoring tools
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.2
Pre-defined machine images
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7
Operating system support
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.5
Security controls
AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7

Pros

AWS CloudFormation

  • Infrastructure Provisioning
  • Stack Visibility
  • Auto Rollback
  • Console for History and Tracking
  • Better Integration with AWS Services
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Multiple locations for distributed computing allowing faster download speeds for our customers and staff alike
  • Full service of domain registrations, SSL purchases, server rental, DNS servers, etc. This allows us to keep all of our necessary related services within a single console and single billing system.
  • Good backup system with off-site backup servers and easy disaster recovery
Eric Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS CloudFormation

  • Better examples
  • There are oddities with the yaml aspects of it, that make it a bit cumbersome
  • A template for use cases that are easily fillable - or just some place to start.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Firmware upgrades are not always easy to perform and can be required at unusual time intervals at different datacenters.
  • No networking monitoring is available.
  • Changes on the IBM side can cause an outage, so you MUST plan for redundancy when building out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AWS CloudFormation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 7.7
Based on 2 answers
The support is decent and in an emergency they will help you if you make enough noise. However the creation of "class of customers" within the IBM ecosystem I think is a step backwards as it can put emergencies on the back burner simply because we didn't pay enough in monthly fees
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

AWS CloudFormation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I've used IBM professional services in a few cases (not for my company but for some of my clients), and the people in professional services are really helpful. You call them and set a meeting for the initial planning session, but they usually most of the work already done, they just ask some questions and they fill in the blanks. However, in some cases implementation can take longer than planned.
Gerardo Fernandez Ruiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation has more features and robustness. It is suited for professional projects since it provides stability and a wide variety of options for configurations. These include not only dividing stacks by specific code changes, but also in regions. This allows more granularity and control over all stacks. If you want to delete them all just by a region, you can do it.
Manuela Jacqueline Mercado Rodríguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

We've also had good success with Mac colocation services like MacStadium, being cheaper with unlimited networking, quite dependable and also very flexible when used with VMware, but with IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers we have a lot more options on data center locations, fantastic network routing between data centers and any server capacity I would need. With regards to Azure, AWS, etc., those models just don't work for our projects, too many restrictions on networking and other details. IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are just easier.
Gustavo Villarreal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS CloudFormation

  • Reduced AWS resource creation time
  • Reduced existing AWS resource management time
  • Reduced manual involvements on AWS resource creation
  • Better AWS CloudFormation improve the log mechanism
Sampath Liyanage | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • The reliability is the keyword. Never has any issue during 6 years in service.
  • Service pricing is quite higher then the average market price, there was a moment that we were in difficult financial situation and almost couldn't pay the service.
  • After all, the IBM reliability is the main factor that we're still in the business until today.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AWS CloudFormation

General

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

AWS CloudFormation Editions & Modules

Edition
Free Tier - 1,000 Handler Operations per Month per Account$0.00
Handler Operation$0.00092
  1. per handler operation
Additional Pricing Details
There is no additional charge for using AWS CloudFormation with resource providers in the following namespaces: AWS::*, Alexa::*, and Custom::*. In this case you pay for AWS resources (such as Amazon EC2 instances, Elastic Load Balancing load balancers, etc.) created using AWS CloudFormation as if you created them manually. You only pay for what you use, as you use it; there are no minimum fees and no required upfront commitments. When you use resource providers with AWS CloudFormation outside the namespaces mentioned above, you incur charges per handler operation. Handler operations are create, update, delete, read, or list actions on a resource.

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 $241.002
  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.. 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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS CloudFormation
9.0
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.4

Support Rating

AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
7.7

Implementation Rating

AWS CloudFormation
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
8.2

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