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Comparison Summary
Question: Which would you prefer - Amazon AWS or IBM Public Cloud?
Answer: AWS, the main reason is the number of DC distributed arround the world
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Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. IBM Public Cloud and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"They provide cutting-edge features compared to other cloud vendors.""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.""I am very impressed by the solution's stability.""We pretty much like everything and we are excited about the seamless capability the EC2 service is offering.""In general, the cost management in Amazon is complicated. It's not too straightforward.""Cost-effective and tolerant.""Technical support is quite helpful.""Amazon AWS has improved a lot on security and is very good. Additionally, You can integrate your own security into their AWS platform."

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"For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors.""One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware.""I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.""The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.""This is a predictable and dependable service.""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product.""It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup"

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Cons
"They currently have fewer regions in Asia, especially in India, China, and other places. They can maybe put more data centers in this region.""Amazon still has room for improvement in terms of being more mature on the monitoring side and in terms of the native capabilities. Amazon should get their services portfolio stronger on OEM-based workloads such as Microsoft and Oracle. There are a lot of areas that still do not have offerings, so there is room to grow. I would be happy if they bring more maturity to the monitoring capabilities and SaaS offerings. They are strong on Infrastructure as a Service, but they are not mature on SaaS.""AWS support could be better.""We don't know whether to increase server capacity or alert notifications. We don't know which hard disc to purchase or what the next recommended CPU is. There should be an indicator. We would like to have more guidance.""It just needs to be improved from the security perspective.""The usability of the solution could be a bit better.""I want to use AWS as a full solution for my website - for domain and website hosting, and everything in between - however, I was not able to find everything together.""There is a bit of a learning curve. That said, it's likely no different than learning any other cloud."

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"They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities.""The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon.""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.""They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved.""The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement.""It could be more secure."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis."
  • "I find that Amazon AWS is expensive."
  • "The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS."
  • "I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."
  • "Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "AWS is not an expensive product."
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  • "The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure."
  • "The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable."
  • "Pricing is not as fair as Amazon or Azure."
  • "In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract for at least one year, but you pay a fixed monthly fee."
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    Answers from the Community
    Netanya Carmi
    author avatarAriful Mondal (Wipro Ltd)
    Real User

    I agree with Vik and Marcelo. 


    AWS cloud is more matured, but you would like to run some specific IBM business tools like document management, IBM Watson for AI, SPSS analytics then IBM Cloud should be preferred. 

    author avatarVik Devdas
    Real User

    Amazon AWS is superior to IBM public for several reasons. 


    The most important reason is the diversity of software tools, the geographic diversity and availability, lower operating costs and excellent customer service. All cloud companies are simply playing catch-up to AWS. 

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    Average Words per Review
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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.

    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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    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
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Media Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm14%
    Program Development Consultancy14%
    Political Organization14%
    Computer Software Company14%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 148 reviews while IBM Public Cloud is ranked 8th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, SAP Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Google App Engine, whereas IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift and SAP Cloud Platform. See our Amazon AWS vs. IBM Public Cloud report.

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