Compare Amazon S3 vs. IBM SoftLayer

Amazon S3 is ranked 5th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 4 reviews while IBM SoftLayer is ranked 11th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review. Amazon S3 is rated 8.8, while IBM SoftLayer is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 writes "High Availability, with High Performance, IAM access control, and server-side encryption at a low cost". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM SoftLayer writes "Stable and highly scalable that's very good overall". Amazon S3 is most compared with Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Microsoft Azure File Storage and Google Cloud Storage, whereas IBM SoftLayer is most compared with Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean and Google Firebase.
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The most valuable features are unlimited storage, scalability, and performance.Feature-wise, Amazon S3 is the cheapest and it's reliable.The most valuable feature is the storage.It's good for starting up because you only pay for what you use.

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The stability is the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization.

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The security model can be improved as it is a bit confusing.The console could be improved - it's not very user friendly for non-technical guys.In the next release, I think that it would be good to have wizards that would update into specific applications, for example, a one-touch configuration in Pagemaker.A feature that should be included is to find and provide a HIPPA compliant solution for the Presigned URL.

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The interface is hard to use for us. It should be simplified.

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This solution has reasonable pricing and a low cost.

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Also Known As
S3, Simple Storage ServiceCloudLayer

Amazon Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

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
Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert LogicWhogohost 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
Software R&D Company36%
Media Company20%
Comms Service Provider9%
Healthcare Company5%
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