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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

Acquia Drupal can be adapted for most every product, website or company need. Just ask.
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OpenShift

As with any solution, it depends on how and why you want to deploy it. OpenShift is excellent for medium to large deployments, but I would caution against smaller deployments unless you're planning on ramping up to a larger deployment in short order. It just doesn't make financial sense to deploy it in a small configuration.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
OpenShift
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
OpenShift

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
OpenShift
API
Acquia
9.0
OpenShift
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
OpenShift

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
OpenShift
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
OpenShift
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
OpenShift
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
OpenShift
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
OpenShift
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
OpenShift
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
OpenShift
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.9
OpenShift
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
OpenShift

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
OpenShift
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
OpenShift
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
OpenShift
Bulk management
Acquia
7.8
OpenShift
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
OpenShift
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
OpenShift

Platform-as-a-Service

Acquia
OpenShift
9.1
Ease of building user interfaces
Acquia
OpenShift
9.9
Scalability
Acquia
OpenShift
9.6
Platform management overhead
Acquia
OpenShift
7.5
Workflow engine capability
Acquia
OpenShift
8.9
Platform access control
Acquia
OpenShift
9.6
Services-enabled integration
Acquia
OpenShift
9.2
Development environment creation
Acquia
OpenShift
9.7
Development environment replication
Acquia
OpenShift
9.7
Issue monitoring and notification
Acquia
OpenShift
9.0
Issue recovery
Acquia
OpenShift
8.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Acquia
OpenShift
8.9

Pros

  • Reduced our internal development timelines and time to market by 80%
  • Decreased overall content management and marketing workflow schedules
  • Improved site performance by more than 110%
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  • Ability to rapidly create application hosting environments
  • Security-first mindset with SELinux and limited ports open by default
  • Rich ecosystem of tools, frameworks, and languages. While most PaaS environments are just now moving to a Polyglot platform, OpenShift has been doing it from day one.
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Cons

  • Admin interface could use some work
  • I wish we could host non-Drupal stuff on the cloud
  • Node.js support would be great
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  • Improved monitoring of the stack. Difficult to see how the different layers can be impacted and correlate events.
  • OpenShift + Docker deployment strategies - ability to move application workloads between different deployments such as developer environments, other cloud providers.
  • More commercial supported applications similar to Drupal, Wordpress, EnterpriseDB, MongoDB, AppDynamics, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Acquia Cloud fits perfectly with our workflow and they have been rock solid in reliability and support.
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OpenShift8.7
Based on 3 answers
Leverage OpenShift Online constantly at both the free and paid tiers. While AWS is convenient, it often brings more administration than I want to deal with for a quick application (i.e. Drupal or Wordpress blog). OpenShift also simplifies the DNS registration and ability to share application environments with team members
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Alternatives Considered

I have used Pantheon for almost as long as I have used Acquia. Many colleges and universities will use sub-sites in Drupal either as a separator for each department, or possibly for targeted marketing campaigns. One of the biggest reason we tend to use Acquia over Pantheon for these clients is that Pantheon does not support Drupal sub-sites. So, there is an added cost to the client each time they want to spin up another site based on their base Drupal installation. The admin UI for Pantheon is similar to Acquia's, but they take a more hands-on / hands-off approach when it comes to core Drupal upgrades. Pantheon uses their own software called Terminus to help interface between the developer and the server. By them managing the Drupal core files, you, as a developer just need to understand that you can not update your copy of the site locally, when an updated version of Drupal is released. All of your custom and contributed modules are your responsibility (as they should be), but you just need to be aware that your commits will be rejected if they contain core Drupal updates.
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Leveraged Heroku for quick development environments. The tooling was comparable to OpenShift but the cost was much higher. In addition, being able to deploy the same applications in OpenShift Online and in the on premise Enterprise version is a benefit as it allows for cloud-bursting scenarios
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Return on Investment

  • Increases security
  • Quickly revert changes in an emergency
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  • Stability of our hosted applications as we were able to not focus on infrastructure and direct resources to the applications itself.
  • Ability to size workloads more appropriately to the application needs. If an application is only needed once a week, we can spin it down until its needed. This helps with aligning resource consumption.
  • Ability to quickly spin up Proof of concepts as well as replicate standalone environments faster. For example, in support of one our academic institution clients, we were able to quickly stand up 10 environments for a class in a matter of minutes
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Pricing Details

Acquia

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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OpenShift

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details