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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

GoDaddy Container-as-a-Service (ElasticHosts, Springs.io), discontinued

Unlike other providers, Springs doesn’t use a pre-built container solution, instead opting for their own software built from the ground up.
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

GoDaddy Container-as-a-Service (ElasticHosts, Springs.io), discontinued

  • Container hosting, cloud virtualization
  • Elastic capacity scaling and pay-per-use billing
  • Linux kernel containerization technologies for container isolation and control
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

  • There is room for better documentation.
  • Is not exactly Kubernetes (there is more knowledge in the market on this orchestrator).
  • Logging can be difficult.
Francisco Javier Castaneda Marroquin | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoDaddy Container-as-a-Service (ElasticHosts, Springs.io), discontinued

  • Provide more options at lower costs
  • It would be nice to see that expanded out to more distributions. What would be potentially even better though is templates. Some hosts can deploy ready-to-run WordPress/Drupal sites, LAMP instances, ownCloud instances, etc. at the drop of a hat. If Springs could replicate this with their container hosting they’d immediately appeal to a much, much wider audience;
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) 5.0
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This is a tool that is relatively simple to start using. The hardest part of getting started is getting a docker image setup for the first time, which typically falls outside the responsibility of ECS. Getting workflows and tasks setup is simple to understand conceptually and to implement. To move beyond a simple Queue -> executor workflow is difficult and best handled by using Amazon's Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) instead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoDaddy Container-as-a-Service (ElasticHosts, Springs.io), discontinued

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Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) 8.0
Based on 7 answers
AWS support is usually pretty good at solving issues and pretty quick with communication, but buyer beware - this is a market where what you are paying matters. The higher the support tier, as with anything else, the better service you receive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoDaddy Container-as-a-Service (ElasticHosts, Springs.io), discontinued

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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

I chose Amazon ECS over Amazon EKS and other products because the whole infrastructure was decided to be designed on AWS cloud and Amazon ECS made it easier to make the clusters live in just a few minutes. Amazon ECS has better integration with other AWS services and we don't have to look for plugins to do the things, everything is available and can be configured from the AWS console.
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoDaddy Container-as-a-Service (ElasticHosts, Springs.io), discontinued

Springs is drastically cheaper than running 4 OVH servers, and a little cheaper than running nano instances on AWS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

  • We run 8 web applications (demo instances) on a single machine. At a particular time, no more than 3 applications run simultaneously. So, we keep only required containers up. This helps us to provision small EC2 machines without compromising performance.
  • Overall Amazon ECS helps to have less number of dedicated machines as more than one solution can be deployed on a single instance. This reduces costs a lot.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoDaddy Container-as-a-Service (ElasticHosts, Springs.io), discontinued

  • In the beginning I wasn’t sure what I should set it to for my web server, so I left it. After a while the Average usage area begins showing how much resource the container is demanding and from that more adequate limits can be set.
  • Springs is drastically cheaper than running 4 OVH servers, and a little cheaper than running nano instances on AWS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

General

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

GoDaddy Container-as-a-Service (ElasticHosts, Springs.io), discontinued

General

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

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