Compare Amazon AWS vs. IBM Cloud

Amazon AWS is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 11 reviews while IBM Cloud is ranked 5th in PaaS Clouds with 5 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 9.0, while IBM Cloud is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Perfect for startups and easy to implement but offers a confusing amount of tools". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". Amazon AWS is most compared with OpenShift, Google Firebase, SAP Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Oracle Cloud Platform, whereas IBM Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift and SAP Cloud Platform. See our Amazon AWS vs. IBM Cloud report.
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There are a lot of features that I really like including ease of deployment, ease of build and release, and also that it is heavily focused on a PaaS or SaaS model.The most valuable feature is that it is simple.The most valuable features are load balancers, databases, and S3 buckets.The solution offers a low footprint. We don't have to come up with a data center ourselves. We basically don't have to own any hardware. We just rent a slice of their platform and we have everything we need.As a service vendor, we have helped clients to achieve faster "go to market" on their products, and have provided highly flexible cost-effective system management solutions.We have seen an improvement in our infrastructure, as the code makes it very easy to deploy quickly to AWS.Their technical support is really good. I am very satisfied.With the pay-as-you-go model, we don't have to predict future IT needs. We can just scale up as we want. That helps with a lot of agility in deploying stuff in our IT infrastructure.

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One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware.The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.The price of IBM Cloud is most valuable for us. The service is personable and gives us a good rapport. I can't say it's the best, but it was enough for our needs.This product is very good because it is accessible in remote locations, and anyone can deploy from any place.The initial setup was very easy. It's quite straightforward. Deployment took about fifteen minutes. Everything is well organized.

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One of the problems that I have seen is that some of the products are not as mature as others.They can launch the Oracle service in Azure, and we expect that this should be possible in Amazon AWS as well.There are some limitations for certain applications that happen regionally and it is an issue for us.They should really consolidate and make things simpler rather than offer you hundreds of random options. The way everything is arranged really forces users to figure out everything on their own and then, on top of that, to calculate the total costs. There's an infinite number of combinations even just with cost calculations. It's just too much.This solution would be improved with the inclusion of hybrid Kubernetes management.An easier way to determine estimated costs quickly would be helpful.There's not much room for improvement but that being said, they can improve the overall process of the overall product features and backend.The AWS documentation is written in a way that is not very intuitive. That's an area they can improve.

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There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved.The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.Maybe performance enhancers and reports could be better improved. If they do so, it would be better. Of all the drawbacks I saw, this would be the biggest enhancement.I would like to see a more user-friendly deployment process in the next release of this solution.The solution needs to be more autonomous. It should let the DL go to allow for more jobs on the cloud. It could have a better interface as well.

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The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS.I find that Amazon AWS is expensive.It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis.It's pay-as-you-go... but I think the pricing becomes a problem as the IT organization grows. They need to give better pricing when companies grow.

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The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure.We are using the trial version of this solution, so we have not paid anything.

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Also Known As
EC2, Amazon Web Services, AWSIBM Bluemix

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.

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Sample Customers
Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
Top Industries
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Software R&D Company41%
Media Company11%
Comms Service Provider10%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Software R&D Company49%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Media Company7%
Comms Service Provider7%
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