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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 5.1 out of 100

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

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

Clarify before hand any additional charges for remote hand and arrangement/SLA for remote hand. Negotiate well on these terms as they tend to be more flexible around this. Clarify shipping and handling charges if any.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.1
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.1
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.3
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.4
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.9
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.3
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Security controls
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.7
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

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

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

  • Remote hand services often pretty responsive and good follow through
  • Shipping and handling was never an issue at Navisite facility for our hardware orders
  • Managed services were also very competent to address issues within short amount of time
Anonymous | 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

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

  • San Jose facility power outage caused damage to company's credibility, this should not occur again being 7x24 facility and backup generator
  • Avoiding too many management changes will help create good connection with individuals for sustained harmony
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
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No answers on this topic

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Price and facility equipment, location of the hosting facility factor into the decision to renew
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best in its class.Easy to implement.Big community for support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 9.2
Based on 12 answers
AWS's support is good overall. Not outstanding, but better than average. We have had very little reason to engage with AWS support but in our limited experience, the staff has been knowledgeable, timely and helpful. The only negative is actually initiating a service request can be a bit of a pain.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

No answers on this topic

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

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

  • Better customer service
  • Faster turnaround time for deployment of new cage/cabinets resulting into meeting customer needs
  • Improved reliability and uptime with timely remote hand request
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. per vCPU-Hour Linux, RHEL, & SLES (Windows)
  5. per vCPU-Hour Linux, RHEL, & SLES
Additional Pricing Details

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

General

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

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
8.0

Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
10.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

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