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Score 8.3 out of 100

SAP on IBM Cloud

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    AWS CloudFormation

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    SAP on IBM Cloud

    85%
    SAP on IBM Cloud ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    2 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    2 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    2 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    2 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    2 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SAP on IBM Cloud is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.9

    AWS CloudFormation

    79%
    5 Ratings
    9.0

    SAP on IBM Cloud

    90%
    20 Ratings

    Support Rating

    AWS CloudFormation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    SAP on IBM Cloud

    78%
    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

    There are some specific scenarios where SAP on IBM Cloud is less appropriate. For example, if a company is looking for a platform to run small or experimental applications, then SAP on IBM Cloud may not be the best option. Additionally, if a company is looking for a very customized or tailored solution, then SAP on IBM Cloud may also be less appropriate. However, for most businesses who are looking for a secure, scalable, and reliable platform to run their business applications, SAP on IBM Cloud is an excellent option.
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    Pros

    Amazon AWS

    • SaaS
    • Paas
    • Iaas
    • On promises
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    IBM

    • IBM Cloud, like other clouds helped us to make a switch from Capital Expenditure model to Operational expense model.
    • Our existing infrastructure had availability, recovery and scalability issues. With IBM cloud we are able to speed-up recovery and minimize risk to business.
    • IBM also offered us a way to optimize the total cost of ownership without making any sacrifices on the business and IT needs.
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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

    • Initial triage on reported issues is effective in the way the right resources fit for the job are engaged. However, it can be faster.
    • From a customer perspective, we had knowledge gaps and initial challenges on defining a direction. IBM's support was critical in getting a foot hold.
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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.

    SAP on IBM Cloud

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SAP on IBM Cloud editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Support Rating

      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      I am giving the overall support for SAP on IBM Cloud 9 out of 10 because IBM Cloud provides excellent quality tech support via phone and chat. So far, I have not had a negative experience working with IBM Cloud support staff. They are easy to reach, helpful, and courteous
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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

      I have tested out both Microsoft Azure and SAP on IBM Cloud and can confidently say that SAP on IBM Cloud is the obvious choice. The key advantages of SAP on IBM Cloud compared to Microsoft Azure are that IBM Cloud offers free unlimited access to tech support, provides higher object storage space as well as unlimited private virtual servers.
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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

      • Positive - We have a need to innovate and moving to IBM cloud offered us all the technologies and abilities to innovate faster and for cheap[er].
      • Positive - the amount of data that we have generated over the years was left unleveraged to its full potential. However we are now able to make sense of that data in near-real time.
      • Positive - due to the low total cost of ownership, we are able to take on new initiatives involving inrastructure and scale down if it doesn't make business sense.
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