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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

It is great if you
want something less sophisticated than Kubernetes. There is less complexity in scalling and there is freedom in configuring how you want to scale. Downside is that you can scale one particular micro service, maybe its not the best fit for a micro service based application.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft IIS

We have used IIS to host our applications for decades and we are very happy with it. One thing we have used IIS for is as a reverse proxy server. All of our external traffic runs through it and it acts as an added layer of security and obfuscation from external attacks. We are also able to finely control traffic through the server.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
8.4
IDE support
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
8.3
Security management
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
8.4
Administration and management
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
9.0
Application server performance
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
8.9
Installation
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
9.0
Open-source standards compliance
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
6.6

Pros

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

  • Automation.
  • Increase/decrease capacity on demand based on rules.
  • Very flexible, but technical tool.
Carlos Becerra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft IIS

  • Ease of access for users.
  • Not having to have a fat client installed for particular applications; just access from browser or mobile device.
  • Ease of manageability for web applications and websites.
  • Easy to troubleshoot.
  • Easy to maintain and perform system maintenance.
  • Many many features, functions, and very customizable.
Aaron Hartzler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

  • Sometimes decrease rules may not work.
  • New scaling policy creation is a bit confusing and do[es] no[t] have help.
  • Previous scaling policy screen no longer exists, so you need to understand what new interface actually does.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft IIS

  • For some web applications, it takes additional time to configure IIS to make a website work.
  • IIS logging - it is not the strongest side of the product.
  • Compared to Apache or Nginx, IIS uses way more system resources.
  • Even with regular patches, IIS has many vulnerabilities.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have no intention to replace all applications running on top of the IIS platform. Not all applications support other platforms and not all support staff are skilled in Linux/Apache platform support. Whereas IIS may not be the best performing or most secure web platform available, for the aforementioned reasons, it is impossible not to continue use of this product.
Leo Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling 7.5
Based on 2 answers
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.
Carlos Becerra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS 9.1
Based on 8 answers
Microsoft IIS is a very intuitive tool and quite easy to use. Most of its main features are located in the GUI. It is only when you get in to some of the more advanced feature sets that you will need to view logs or use the command line tools to complete a task.
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
ARR (application request routing) in Microsoft IIS Server enables the web-admins to increase the web app reliability and availability through the rule based routing and load balancing of HTTP requests which in turn provides highly available server. IIS 7.0 Manager also provides kernel as well as user mode caching for faster performance and in case if the server fails, the IIS server has good amount of details logged in its log files which help understand and debug the cause quickly. Load balancing facilitates IIS server to fight against availability issues.
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS 7.8
Based on 2 answers
In my experience, I have never had significant issues with IIS performance. Sometimes I've experienced issues with loading time, but it is mostly related to the web site code. However Amazon, Microsoft and Google providing free cloud services with very limited resources, and in that scenario, "heavy" websites on IIS could be the issue. In other situations - performance is good.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling 8.5
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS 8.4
Based on 6 answers
As mentioned earlier there is so much documentation or guides or stack overflow questions out there that someone will have faced the same or very similar scenario to what you are going through that you will almost certainly find a solution to what you are after.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

AWS UI's are better to use. They are cleaner.
Azure UI looks crowded. AWS instance is faster than Azure. Load balancer
emphases in AWS is useful.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS is the only official way to run ASP.NET framework sites and for Microsoft System management tools (SCCM and WSUS). While open source options like Apache and NGINX are more commonly used in our department, to maintain the best compatibility we use IIS in certain situations that require it
payton climer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft IIS Server is scalable if the underlying server configuration is done correctly. Use x64 edition v/s 32bit and using 32bit mode application pools are some of the tweaks to be done to make the IIS server scalable. There are too many small configurations need to be carried out in order to make a highly scalable IIS server hence not giving full score in this area.
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

  • It has saved us time, since we don't need to manually monitor during busy seasons.
  • It is easy to manage than Kubernetes
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft IIS

  • IIS is enabling us to rapidly deploy and maintain new products for our staff and customers. It is difficult to assign an ROI on such efforts, but we have seen improvements in our Net Promoter Scores - both internally and externally - as a result of these efforts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

General

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

Microsoft IIS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
8.0
Microsoft IIS
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
10.0

Usability

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
7.5
Microsoft IIS
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
8.0

Performance

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
7.8

Support Rating

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
8.5
Microsoft IIS
8.4

Scalability

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
8.0

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