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Score 8.3 out of 100

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    AWS CloudFormation

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.2

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

    92%
    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    44 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    32 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    24 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    26 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    39 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    31 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    43 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    42 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.9

    AWS CloudFormation

    79%
    5 Ratings
    9.1

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

    91%
    46 Ratings

    Support Rating

    AWS CloudFormation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    AWS CloudFormation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon AWS

    AWS CloudFormation is well suited for scenarios where all of your resources need to be provisioned on AWS but it is not suited for hybrid cloud deployments. It's very easy for someone new to learn. The level of customization offered as part of the template specifically for AWS services is great. There is also a UI tool where we can drag and drop the services we want and it generates an yaml file which is very easy to use. The visibility of stacks and its resources and one place where we can track and identify the issues in deployment is great.
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    IBM

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal servers are best suited if you are looking for an alternative for adding computing resources to your organization's IT domain. The costs of owning and maintaining a physical resource in the organization are far more than renting computing resources on the cloud. The bare-metal servers allow you to utilize the entire server for your organization's requirements.
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    Pros

    Amazon AWS

    • SaaS
    • Paas
    • Iaas
    • On promises
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    IBM

    • Performance - the servers perform really well, even under stress. We have some long build processes running concurrently, and the server [can] serve other applications without any problems.
    • Secure - for the most part, the servers are very secure and IBM provides many tools to help [make] sure the servers stay that way.
    • Highly Available - while we have experienced various downtimes and outages with other IBM Cloud offerings, so far, we have not experienced any with [IBM Cloud] Bare Metal Servers.
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    Cons

    Amazon AWS

    • Error Description upon Failure Needs to be Improved.
    • Slow to create, delete or update.
    • Need to delete resources manually. It can ask before starting deletion whether to skip those resources or delete them.
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    IBM

    • [In my experience, the] Customer Service Agreement (CSA) has many gaps in terms of responsibility with Bare Metal Servers.
    • [I believe] IBM should be deploying servers and firmware updating all components before providing them to customers to prevent component failure.
    • [I feel] IBM needs lots of improvement with their legacy VPN to access IMPI management tools. The level of security of it is unparalleled when it works. Having access to KVM / IPMI is critical for any business, and when their VPN service is not working.
    • [From my experiences,] IBM deployed faulty hardware, or failed to update firmware per Lenovo notices, only to pass off blame.
    • [In my opinion,] IBM's General Counsel and Paralegal held our data/company hostage when components failed, [in my experience] to IBM "gross negligence" (in their words), only to release it if we were to limit damages to $1,000.
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    Pricing Details

    AWS CloudFormation

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    AWS CloudFormation editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free Tier - 1,000 Handler Operations per Month per Account$0.001
    Handler Operation$0.00092

    Footnotes

    1. none
    2. per handler operation

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional 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

    Starting Price

    $0.51 per hour

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $0.511
    IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $241.002

    Footnotes

    1. per hour
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional 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.

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    Support Rating

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    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.
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    Implementation Rating

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon AWS

    We didn't look into anything else as Cloudformation was "built-in" for AWS, it just kind of made sense to go with that. Terraform was something that we briefly looked into Terraform but decides to stick with Cloudformation because our task was relatively "simple". Apparently if it's a bit more complex, Terraform might be the way to go.
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    IBM

    The Best part of this IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is performance and a very highly usable part is Security stuff. everyone needs to secure their data and work with a smoothly running app. for this reason I select this server rather than another one. I will use it in feature [definitely].
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    Return on Investment

    Amazon AWS

    • It has a positive ROI
    • Less time inverted in bugs
    • More stable source code
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    IBM

    • 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.
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