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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

Proxmox VE

From my own experience, I believe Proxmox VE to be very well suited for small businesses that need a virtualisation solution without breaking the bank. You can start off with the free edition and that might very well be all you need. If you do require a paid plan, there are multiple plans to choose from, to suit most budgets. This isn't to say it not's suitable for medium and large businesses, but I have no personal experience of it at that scale.

Organisations with experience of Debian and/or Ubuntu based systems, will feel right at home straight away. The base OS is mostly unchanged from upstream so things generally just work as you'd expect them to.

One scenario that might make you think twice about Proxmox VE, is if you have already standardised on non-ZFS storage, such as hardware RAID. Although I'm sure this can be made to work, Proxmox really shines when used in combination with ZFS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.3
Proxmox VE
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.8
Proxmox VE
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
Proxmox VE
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
Proxmox VE
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.3
Proxmox VE
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.6
Proxmox VE
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
7.7
Proxmox VE
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.9
Proxmox VE
Security controls
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.0
Proxmox VE
Automation
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
6.0
Proxmox VE

Server Virtualization

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
8.2
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
8.0
Management console
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
8.6
Live virtual machine backup
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
9.0
Live virtual machine migration
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
9.0
Hypervisor-level security
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
6.1

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

Proxmox VE

  • Versatility. The ability to utilize more than one type of storage for each instance.
  • Stability. Proxmox VE is the most stable hypervisor management solution I have seen to date. It just keeps going and going and going.
  • Speed. Utilizing Linux KVM and OpenVZ, you get the fastest and more capable virtual machines on the market today. And Proxmox VE's interface is always instantly loaded when you need it.
  • Reliability. Using standard tools, including Red Hat Cluster Suite, and providing command-line tools as well, this makes maintaining and using Proxmox VE more reliable and manageable to quickly get things back in running order when things do happen to stop.
Eric Renfro | 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

Proxmox VE

  • VDI brokering - it doesn't do this natively.
  • Hyperconvergence is still nascent and requires a lot of work.
Joe Foran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Proxmox VE provides the most capable, yet stable virtualization platform in the market today. Licensing options are also competitive and cost-effective for support, and support is extremely fast and knowledgable of getting issues resolved as quickly and soundly as possible.
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 8.0
Based on 4 answers
It is very easy to set up Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances using the console. Backup can also be set up seamlessly on the console. Any file system to be mounted between two Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances can be achieve via EFS. Overall, it's simple but you have to know the application and its capabilities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Out of every product I have used for this, Proxmox VE is the most concise, clear, and functional I have ever seen. I continue to use Proxmox VE even after occasionally comparing alternatives available because of it's usability, design concept, and great support of features. It's very unlikely I will find a product that can even compete with Proxmox VE in every angle of what Proxmox VE provides.
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Proxmox VE's ha-cluster functionality is very much improved, though does have a not-very-often occurrence of failure. In a 2-node cluster of Proxmox VE, HA can fail causing an instance that is supposed to migrate between the two nodes stop and fail until manually recovered through the command-line tools provided. Other than this, the HA clustering capability of Proxmox VE has proven to be reliable in 3 or more clustered environments with much less chance of these failures to occur.
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Proxmox VE's interfacing is always fast to load, both the Web interface and the command-line tool interfaces. Reporting is practically real time almost all the time, and you can see everything in mere seconds, easily able to identify if something is wrong or it everything is in tip-top shape as always desired
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 8.9
Based on 16 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

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
They are fast, understanding, very intelligent, know their product very well, fast, responsive, and concise. Need I say more?
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It worked, was easy and super fast to deploy, and provided everything we needed in a matter of minutes
Eric Renfro | 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

Proxmox VE

The Proxmox Cluster solution only requires a browser to control and manage all of your server resources. The other solutions require you to run a specific Operating System to manage them, getting awkward since the underlying technology runs on another OS. The native integration with Ceph is big move on this wonderful Storage Technology
Jean Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

No score
No answers yet
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Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Proxmox VE provides everything you need to quickly add new storage mediums, network and local, as well as networking interfaces, such as using Linux standard bridges and now Open-vSwitch bridges which can be even more scalable than before. Proxmox VE 4.0 dropped support for OpenVZ in favor of the more well supported and native LXC and made an upgrade path to it very simple.
Eric Renfro | 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

Proxmox VE

  • Proxmox has allowed us to provide completely free training and an application development environment by reusing desktop hardware.
Chris Thibeau | 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

Proxmox VE

General

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

Proxmox VE Editions & Modules

Edition
Community€ 901
Basic€ 2801
Standard€ 4201
Premium€ 8401
  1. year & CPU socket
Additional Pricing Details
Proxmox Virtual Environment's source code is published under the free software license GNU AGPL, v3 and thus is freely available for download, use and share. A Proxmox VE Subscription is an additional service program that helps IT professionals and businesses keep Proxmox VE deployments up-to-date. A subscription provides access to the stable Proxmox VE Enterprise Repository delivering software updates and security enhancements, technical help and support.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.0
Proxmox VE
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
10.0

Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.0
Proxmox VE
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
9.0

Performance

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
10.0

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.9
Proxmox VE
10.0

Implementation Rating

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
10.0

Scalability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
10.0

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