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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

EC2 is really standing out when a team is committed to the AWS stack and wants to deploy production jobs on the long term. Reserved instances have competitive pricing and in general the reliability is guaranteed. Spot EC2 instances are also good, when a one-time backfill or feature generation workload needs to be performed.For users who want to use a managed service, for example a Hadoop platform, I would recommend going with Cloudera and similar companies to get the best support possible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Virtual Machines

I recommend Azure Virtual Machines to setup cost effective webserver for deployment of applications either for the customer or just for testing in live cloud environment. You can customize the specifications of each virtual machine to match the computing, network, and storage requirements of application and / or customer. It will enable to you to provide access of applications to your customers in very efficient and cost-effective manner. The integration support of Azure Virtual Machines with other services inside Microsoft Azure will help to built better data transportation and excellent application structure.
Fahad Khalil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.1
Azure Virtual Machines
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
Azure Virtual Machines
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.2
Azure Virtual Machines
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.1
Azure Virtual Machines
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.0
Azure Virtual Machines
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.3
Azure Virtual Machines
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
7.0
Azure Virtual Machines
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.4
Azure Virtual Machines
Security controls
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.3
Azure Virtual Machines
Automation
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
6.5
Azure Virtual Machines

Server Virtualization

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Azure Virtual Machines
8.3
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Azure Virtual Machines
7.7
Management console
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Azure Virtual Machines
7.7
Live virtual machine backup
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Azure Virtual Machines
9.3
Live virtual machine migration
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Azure Virtual Machines
8.4
Hypervisor-level security
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Azure Virtual Machines
8.6

Pros

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • EC2 has wide variety of machine configurations. If the intended solutions are memory heavy, CPU heavy, GPU heavy or IO heavy, EC2 will provide proper machine configurations as per the requirements.
  • EC2 has lot of Machine Images to setup OS and required softwares. It also allows you to create the image of your own disk. This facilitates user to stop the EC2 instance without loosing the work. It helps to reduce the bill. The image can be attached again to EC2 to start from the same place from where it was left.
  • Amazon allows different way to obtain instances like on-demand, spot and reserved. Depending upon the need, one can take wise decision to save cost and address the situation in the best possible way.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Virtual Machines

  • customizable to match the computing, network, and storage requirements of application and customer
  • scalability to always meet the increase in requirements
  • highly reliable and safe
  • good integration support with all services inside Microsoft Azure
  • cost-effective
Fahad Khalil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • The UI of AWS is quite hard to familiarize with, along with the infrastructure setup. It's a conglomeration of hundreds of acronyms specific to AWS that must be understood including their minutiae to effectively run a cloud deployment. While AWS' documentation is extensive, their beginner-focused guides could use work.
  • Instances become incredibly hard to manage after a critical mass, forcing companies to create their own management applications to fill the void that AWS leaves. Along with this, AWS' SDKs can be very poorly documented making this task exponentially more difficult.
  • If you lose your SSH key that is released with the creation of the instance, you lose complete access to the server. While I understand the reasoning behind this decision, MFA recovery would be a nice touch.
Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Virtual Machines

  • Less options for low size VMs
  • Sometimes difficult to work with automation
Prateek Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 8.0
Based on 5 answers
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) allows various ways of gaining incidents, such as slow growth, money, and the reserved ones, mostly depend entirely on the necessity, because it makes highly intelligent choices possible at these times, which enable considerable cost savings whilst addressing the situation as best I like.
Ana Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Virtual Machines

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 8.5
Based on 19 answers
We've rarely run into issues with the EC2 support team. On the few occasions when we've needed support, the team has been responsive, and will often work with you to reach an accomodation on cost. The tooling available makes it easy to communicate with the support team on issues that arise.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machines 8.0
Based on 3 answers
I give the overall support for Azure Virtual Machines a 7 because I think while the overall support do a great job there are still areas that it could improve on such as efficiency and speed. So while I only give it a 7 and it has some issues it is still better than the overall support at Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

AWS EC2 is the mainstay of several AWS tools, with CodeBuild that includes AWS Cloud9, and CodePipeline, which allow us to work quickly, efficiently, for all the work team, regardless of whether it is remotely or locally, always keeping the progress saved in the cloud. With Lambda it can be compiled at any time in a fast way, with AWS WAF we protect the different connections, since it provides a high level of security, without having to configure too much, in general all the tools work perfectly with EC2, speeding up the development time of the different projects
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machines are much more efficient with respect to the scalability options and the pricing model being offered to the end-users.
Nishant Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • Instance procurement time has become negligible with EC2. Any developer can provision an instance very quickly and companies can move towards automation of CI/CD pipelines and auto provisioning of EC2s.
  • Companies do not have to spend money in managing infrastructures, data centers, staff to manage these, networking, connectivity etc. All this will be taken care by AWS and EC2 can be used to run your enterprise softwares and custom applications.
  • If not correctly monitored EC2 prices can run up very quickly. So proper monitoring has to be in place in your organization. Non-prod and dev EC2 servers should be brought down in evening and night.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Virtual Machines

  • Easy to expand or contract data center as needed.
  • Easy tools for migrating data center to the cloud.
  • Allowed us to move quickly to support remote learning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

General

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

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Editions & Modules

Edition
On-Demand$0.0042 - $6.5281
Data Transfer$0.00 - $0.092
EBS-Optimized Instances$0.0053
Carrier IP Addresses$0.005 - $0.10
T2, T3 Instances$0.05 ($0.096)5
T4g Instances$0.046
  1. per Hour
  2. per GB
  3. per IP address with a running instance per hour on a pro rata basis
  4. none
  5. per vCPU-Hour Linux, RHEL, & SLES (Windows)
  6. per vCPU-Hour Linux, RHEL, & SLES
Additional Pricing Details

Azure Virtual Machines

General

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

Azure Virtual Machines Editions & Modules

Edition
Spot - General Purpose - Av2$0.0051
Spot - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.01041
Spot - General Purpose - Dv3$0.01251
Spot - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.0161
3 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00381
3 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.03071
3 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.03691
3 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.04811
1 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.07531
1 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00591
1 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.05481
1 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.051
Pay as You Go - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00751
Pay as You Go - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.08461
Pay as You Go - General Purpose - Dv3$0.0961
Pay as You Go - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.1261
  1. Per Hour
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
Azure Virtual Machines
8.7

Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.0
Azure Virtual Machines

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.5
Azure Virtual Machines
8.0

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