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Score 8.9 out of 101

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

EC2 is elastic infrastructure. Your org does not have to invest in in-house data centers and staff to manage the hardware. AWS EC2 provides elastic cloud environment to run lot of this. Price is reasonable and AWS has lot of h/w s/w design pattern to design a reliable software application and run it in a resilient environment.
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Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

I believe it's an excellent solution for any scenario which requires virtualization. The only scenario where it might not be the best solution would be in building out a cloud infrastructure - you could certainly integrate RHEV for something like that but I think that either OpenStack or CloudStack might be a better solution for building cloud environments.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.2
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
8.7
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.7
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.1
Management console
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.2
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
8.7
Live virtual machine backup
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
7.9
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
7.5
Live virtual machine migration
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
7.9
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
8.8
Hypervisor-level security
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8.4
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.2

Pros

  • It's a very easy task to fire up an EC2, even for first-timer education. Launch a free account, pop into EC2, and follow the prompts.
  • Snapshots and Images are particularly nice, fast and easy to work with. I've had my entire catalog erased by mistake, and been able to restore content within minutes.
  • Access to data is right there - you have root access to your virtual machine, no clunky interfaces, no negotiation with hosts for resources.
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  • Providing Virtualization services
  • Migrating VMs from other virtualization stacks to RHEV
  • Providing open-source based VDI
  • Providing a GUI for KVM
  • Providing HA virtualization
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Cons

  • Docker style templates for EC2 instances, where the installation, backup and rest of the scripts come out of the box.
  • Ran into a couple of issues while trying to reboot the EC2 instances, doing reboot on the instance through CLI caused data issues on the system. That needs to be ironed out.
  • Costs need to be competitive with rest of the market. Found that EC2's are a lot more expensive than its competitors. So if you are tied into the Amazon ecosystem, then EC2 makes sense, but if you are looking for silo EC2 instances, look elsewhere for cost saving.
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  • I would like to see more cloud automated solutions with RHEV with kickstarting nodes without external assistance with tools such as cobbler/foreman.
  • If the above cant be done, then more compatibility or support for other open source tools.
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Usability

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)10.0
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Best in its class.Easy to implement.Big community for support.
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Support

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)3.0
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I have faced that level of support.Our many query were unanswered for few days and costed us a lot.
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Alternatives Considered

I currently use GitHub pages and Azure for projects, in addition to EC2. I use GitHub pages for my blog because it's free and convenient, and because my blog is a static site (HTML and client-side JS only) so there's no need for me to pay for an EC2 instance to host a web server. At my current startup we use Azure because they offered us a very generous free tier and their support is excellent. However, I still use EC2 for applications where the app requires an actual backend and I'm the only engineer, because I'm most familiar with EC2.
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Pretty much Open Source sums it up.
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Return on Investment

  • Since deployment and operational upkeep costs are a critical sales point for my customers, AWS has given me the perfect environment to work with.
  • EC2 is great for performing upgrades. I am able to create an entirely new system, then just quickly move the data over with a few clicks, like moving a hard drive. If something goes wrong with the upgrade then I can roll back to my original system just as quickly. I have averted quite a few disasters due to hardware specifications not working properly, which has given me many stress free upgrades, as opposed to what could of happened.
  • Growth capability is probably the one thing AWS does better than anyone else, which means that pre-launch calculations are not even something I have to consider, let alone worry about. Having a site crash due to success and popularity is one of the worst things that can happen to someone, and I use to put more time and energy into calculating what "might" happen than I would into designing the site itself. With EC2, I can launch my site with a free micro-instance and can rest easily knowing that regardless of how many customers like and WANT to use my site. Automated scaling is a thing of beauty.
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  • Negative impact due to costs associated with the service contract as we are switching to oVirt due to cutting costs.
  • Positive impact is that testing on oVirt before purchasing service contracts with RedHat can be done.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

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