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  • Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

88%
17 Ratings
8.5

AWS Auto Scaling

85%
3 Ratings

Usability

7.5

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

75%
2 Ratings

AWS Auto Scaling

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

85%
2 Ratings

AWS Auto Scaling

N/A
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon AWS

If you need to establish a system right away, in the past it took weeks or months to request a quote from the vendor and receive the equipment. Now, with Amazon EC2 in less than tens of minutes or hours, you can create a test environment and test it without any inconvenience.
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Amazon AWS

There are two elements to auto-scaling. The first, adding/removing servers when [the] load varies, is the easy part. This is what AWS Auto Scaling does. The second is orchestration. This making sure your read replica doesn't receive requests until it is operational or making sure that your new [webserver] has finished starting JBoss, updating its sources, and loading your application before it is registered with the load balancer[.]
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Pros

Amazon AWS

  • Dynamic scaling can be configured to respond to a wide variety of metrics and alerts
  • Predictive scaling allows one to get ahead of high traffic events rather than simply reacting to them
  • Health checks are configurable based on the needs of your application and architecture
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  • Smart scaling decisions
  • Automatically maintain performance
  • Pay per use
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Cons

Amazon AWS

  • Sometimes, Auto scaling takes time to spin up your instances if your traffic is so high in short span of time.
  • And, Auto scaling can be more efficient if we have only Load balancer in our architecture.
  • It has some limitations on setting up the Auto scaling infra.
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  • Auto scaling features are very easy to use it.
  • can decrease numbers steps to configure the auto scaling functionality
  • New GUI screen need to improve for auto scaling functionality
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Pricing Details

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

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Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    AWS Auto Scaling

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    AWS Auto Scaling editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Amazon AWS

      Usability is good since we already know how AWS works. For those that are new it might be a little bit confusing at the beginning but they are improving it at a fast pace. Even though AWS keeps changing the user interface constantly, it is still powerful, understandable and easy to use. For technical people, they still offer the CLI.
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      Support Rating

      Amazon AWS

      The platform works as is. The help and tutorials on the help page can help you to setup the entire platform without problems, and also provides help on a huge variety of problems. Amazon also provides support plans. We have the basic support plan, but Amazon offers three support tiers, and we know that it works perfect.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Amazon AWS

      Before we were using server with fixed resources which having Microsoft IIS installed. Server has fixed hard disk size, and fixed number of GBs per month. Sometimes all resources are consumed prior to next billing cycle, then at the end, we need to buy or pay more for extra resources to let all things work as expected. After AWS EC2 Auto scaling, we don't need to go and check how server performing, and how much resources consumed.
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      Amazon AWS

      The hardware provided is decent and customizable. They have lots of different options for everything[.]
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      Return on Investment

      Amazon AWS

      • We will devote more time to development than server administration, but we will require additional time if you migrate from another ecosystem.
      • Fault detection and reporting are automated in the old server, and bandwidth is fixed per month, but everything is manageable automatically. We only pay for the resources we use.
      • After some months, we met our return on investment (ROI).
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      Amazon AWS

      • Pay per use, great ROI.
      • Saves cost across departments.
      • Workload and pc.
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