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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

EC2 is great for any scenario where you need to be upgrading/downgrading your compute power as the app demand grows/shrinks. Because of how the storage system, network system, and security system works under AWS, you can hot swap any server into any given slot. But if you want to customize your servers to the nth degree, then you should just go ahead and purchase them for your network. AWS will never be as customizable as company-run machines, but they will be faster to deploy.
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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)
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
8.9
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.3
Management console
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.1
Live virtual machine backup
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
7.2
Live virtual machine migration
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.4
Hypervisor-level security
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.8

Pros

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • Customizable computing is here to stay with EC2. From a minimal 2-core machine for a minimal microservice to the biggest 16-core Xeon with Nvidia Quadros for a machine-learning model, compute power can be immediately up or downsized to your current need at any given moment.
  • Cost savings with EC2 is incredible. By putting computer hardware in a communal bidding system, you minimize your cost per server with every other company who also wants those resources. If you have time-independent processes that you need to process, you can even bid on leftover server contracts that have gone unfilled for pennies on the dollar.
  • EC2 storage options are lengthy, with EBS volumes, ephemeral storage, and multiple options to customize throughput and storage cost for each one.
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Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • RHEV can acquire user and group information from an Active Directory service without a great deal of confusing configuration.
  • RHEV management is browser-based and can be accessed from any platform.
  • Online Snapshot capability, provides a better redundancy than vsphere.
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Cons

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • With the rise of tools such as Ansible it would be good to see AWS provide similar standardised tooling for EC2.
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Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • Hot Swappable functionality could be improved upon.
  • Template importation from external sources.
  • Better database synchronization when implemented.
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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.
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Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

No score
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Support

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 3.0
Based on 1 answer
I have faced that level of support.Our many query were unanswered for few days and costed us a lot.
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Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Migration from Shared/Dedicated to a VPS was the next step in scaling up our eCommerce business platform to our customer demands. Amazon Web Services uptime and speed really met our expectations, but the costs were unpredictable and ended up being too high for us. In hindsight, I might have considered going straight to Dedicated or Collocated.
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Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

RHEV offers a decent GUI and many management features, such as an API.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • Positive impact, because we could setup the instances and automate the backups using the Snapshot service. With about 1 min of downtime every morning, we were able to backup the instance using automated script.
  • With great flexibility comes steep learning curve, we had to spend considerable time getting up to speed with the way EC2's are setup and how to tweak the instance for optimal performance. Wish Amazon offers prebuilt templates for things like this instead of using Docker over EC2.
  • Overall I would consider this a very good investment.
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Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • 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
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Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

General

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

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