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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

93%
6 Ratings
7.0

CoreOS rkt / Container Linux (project ended)

70%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

86%
7 Ratings

CoreOS rkt / Container Linux (project ended)

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is well suited where you need the ease of managing the clusters by letting AWS do the stuff for you. Obviously, whenever you want to run the docker based workloads, it is always better to go for either AWS ECS or AWS EKS. If you are interested in staying at AWS only and don't want to be cloud-agnostic, then go for AWS ECS instead of AWS EKS. AWS ECS is cheaper than AWS EKS and also more managed by AWS and better integrated with other AWS services. If you want to run those workloads as serverless, then AWS ECS Fargate is the best option to go with. If you already have a Kubernetes based setup that you want to migrate to AWS, then go for AWS EKS instead of AWS ECS.
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoreOS rkt / Container Linux (project ended)

CoreOS rkt is well suited for any development environment where operating systems and hardware are not homogeneous. CoreOS rkt allows us to write code on one machine with the confidence that it will work on any other. This has been immensely helpful as our developers are often switching to the latest and greatest machines and operating systems. CoreOS rkt is less suited for environments that are not Software as a Service. There is often no need to bring the entire developer environment and associated dependencies when delivering a one time product. In these environments CoreOS rkt just adds unneeded overhead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

  • One of the biggest advantages is the flexibility to change underlying EC2 instances. As the traffic or demand increases, we can easily change EC2 instances without any issues.
  • Amazon ECS APIs are extremely robust and one can start and stop containers by firing one post request only. So, it is not mandatory to keep the demo solutions up for every time. Just at the time of demo fire the command - make the container up and running - do the demo - down the container with API. A simple portal can control every container which helps non-technical (sales, marketing) to do the demo without keeping the solutions up for the entire time frame.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoreOS rkt / Container Linux (project ended)

  • Running a secure container without messing up with low-level details
  • Very clear and straightforward approach to building a container
  • A way to go for new projects thinking of containers
  • Comprehensive and well-written documentation compatible with UNIX keep it simple way of thinking
Ján Sáreník | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

  • A cleaner container service road map
  • It would be. nice to have more AI recommended cluster reductions
  • The UX could use some simplification
Scott Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoreOS rkt / Container Linux (project ended)

  • Market share, it's often very difficult to find new talent who use CoreOS rkt.
  • Lack of wow features, CoreOS rkt doesn't necessarily offer any immediate advantages over other container solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

General

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

Starting Price

$0.0,013,335 per hour per GB

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) Editions & Modules

Edition
AWS Fargate Launch Type ModelSpot price: $0.0013335. Ephemeral Storage Pricing: $0.0001111
Amazon EC2 Launch Type ModelFree
Amazon ECS on AWS OutpostsFree
  1. per hour per storage
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
There is no additional charge for Amazon ECS. You pay for AWS resources (e.g., Amazon EC2 instances or Amazon EBS volumes) you create to store and run your application. You only pay for what you use, as you use it; there are no minimum fees and no upfront commitments.

CoreOS rkt / Container Linux (project ended)

General

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

Starting Price

CoreOS rkt / Container Linux (project ended) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) 8.6
Based on 7 answers
Support is relatively good, although the documentation sometimes is lacking, as well as outdated in our experience, especially when we initiated the process of using this service. But once we found how to assemble things, we haven't really required support from anyone at AWS, the service works without problems so we haven't had the need to contact support, which speaks well of how ECS is built.
Francisco Javier Castaneda Marroquin | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoreOS rkt / Container Linux (project ended)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

If you are using AWS, you will be using Amazon ECS. I have also used Azure Container Instances and it works just as well in Azure as ECS does in AWS. It's really all a matter of what cloud provider you are utilizing. Because of the "Cloud Wars," it's difficult to measure cross-cloud connectivity, but I have had better luck remaining cloud agnostic in other cloud providers than AWS (Azure, GCP). Because of the sheer volume of tooling in AWS and inter-connectivity between them, it's almost easier to be fully AWS if you are using it in any kind of capacity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoreOS rkt / Container Linux (project ended)

Docker, lxc, Ubuntu Snappy, partisan chroot+unshareReformulating the problem and realizing a container is not necessary when a testing environment with clearly defined behavior.
Ján Sáreník | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

  • We achieved minimum downtime.
  • The autoscaling kept the performance of the services great.
  • We saved money by running the workloads on AWS ECS in Fargate mode by having different settings for different services to save on the hardware configuration side as well as having scheduled tasks.
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoreOS rkt / Container Linux (project ended)

  • Developers spend less time configuring and more time coding.
  • Less time training developers as CoreOS rkt lets them use whatever hardware and operating system they want.
  • Reduced our IT costs, solutions are containerized using CoreOS rkt meaning they can write one solution with many developers in mind.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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