Compare Amazon AWS vs. IBM SoftLayer

Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 13 reviews while IBM SoftLayer is ranked 10th in Public Cloud Storage Services. Amazon AWS is rated 8.6, while IBM SoftLayer is rated 0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Accessing apps on AWS via my iPhone is awful. We use it, because it improves the speed for us to access vendors". On the other hand, Amazon AWS is most compared with OpenShift, Google Firebase and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas IBM SoftLayer is most compared with Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean and Google Firebase.
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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.​AWS is much too expensive compared to current on-premises solution for this type of work.AWS IaaS is a very generic service, which is extremely overpriced.​We are reducing costs year-over-year.Much faster than other solutions at a super low cost.One of the best-kept ways to reduce costs is to develop it on serverless technologies with AWS Lambda, SNS, DynamoDB, and S3.One of the best thing in Amazon AWS is you are billed for the service you use.

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Also Known As
EC2, Amazon Web Services, AWSCloudLayer
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Overview

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. 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.

SoftLayer provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Our customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.

Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Our unique advantages include the industry's first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options.

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Sample Customers
Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.Whogohost Ltd., Skypicker, Infinity Computers and Communications Company, Grace Co. Ltd., Keyword, Uvionics Tech, Tennis Australia, immixGroup, Salesbox, Cxense ASA, Avnet Inc., Komsomolskaya Pravda, Seekr
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Healthcare Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Media Company8%
Comms Service Provider7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise61%
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