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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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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

Versatility and flexibility is Proxmox VEs' greatest strong points. Allowing infinite design capability, you can build infrastructures of various work loads, purposes, and goals and not be restricted by how you do it, or what differences may need to exist between the various infrastructure points. Proxmox VE allows you to design how you need to every time.
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
Proxmox VE
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.1
Proxmox VE
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.3
Proxmox VE
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.4
Proxmox VE
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.8
Proxmox VE
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
Proxmox VE
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.9
Proxmox VE
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.3
Proxmox VE
Security controls
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.7
Proxmox VE

Server Virtualization

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
9.7
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
9.0
Management console
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
10.0
Live virtual machine backup
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
10.0
Live virtual machine migration
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
10.0
Hypervisor-level security
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
9.5

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

  • Provides an easy to use management interface
  • Works with Ceph, a distributed storage natively
  • Virtualizing different platforms
Jean Franco | 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

  • Several options are available for storage. CephFS, the clustered built-in network storage, needs to be installed via the console or ssh. Other options like iSCSI do not support host migration.
Chris Thibeau | 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) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best in its class.Easy to implement.Big community for support.
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 10 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

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
No answers on this topic

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

Proxmox VE

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
9.2
Proxmox VE
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Proxmox VE
10.0

Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
10.0
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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