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Score 8.4 out of 100

Microsoft Azure

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Microsoft Azure

    82%
    Microsoft Azure ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    13 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    13 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    13 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    13 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    13 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    12 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    94%
    6 Ratings
    8.2

    Microsoft Azure

    82%
    86 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Azure

    100%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Microsoft Azure

    86%
    28 Ratings

    Availability

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8

    Microsoft Azure

    68%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    86%
    7 Ratings
    8.8

    Microsoft Azure

    88%
    47 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft Azure

    80%
    4 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

    Microsoft Azure

    In terms of cloud computing, Microsoft Azure is the only comprehensive result the company offers. Regardless of how big or small an organization is, it can make use of this system. As a cyber-security professional, this is your best option for data management. A business that wants to minimize capital expenditures can use Microsoft Azure. Many Microsoft services accept it. People with little or no knowledge of cloud computing may find it impossible. It isn’t the solution for companies that don’t want to risk having only one platform and infrastructure vendor.
    Nilufa Hossain | 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

    Microsoft Azure

    • Azure simply provides end to end life cycle. Starting from the development to automated deployment, you will find [a] bunch of options. Custom hook-points allow [integration] on-premise resources as well.
    • Excellent documentation around all the services make it really easy for any novice. Overall support by [the] community and Azure Technical team is exceptional.
    • BOT Services, Computer Vision services, ML frameworks provide excellent results as compare to similar services provided by other giants in the same space.
    • Azure data services provide excellent support to ingest data from different sources, ETL, and consumption of data for BI purpose.
    Apurv Doshi | 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

    Microsoft Azure

    • In our experience, Azure Kubernetes Survice was difficult to set up, which is why we used Kubernetes on top of VMs.
    • Azure REST API is a bit difficult to use, which made it difficult for us to automate our interactions with Azure.
    • Azure's Web UI does a good job of showing metrics on individual VMs, but it would be great if there was a way to show certain metrics from multiple VMs on one dashboard. For example, hard drive usage on our database VMs.
    Valeri Karpov | 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.

    Microsoft Azure

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    Microsoft Azure Editions & Modules

    Edition
    BasicFree1
    Developer$291
    Standard$1001
    Professional Direct$10001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    The free tier lets users have access to a variety of services free for 12 months with limited usage after making an Azure account.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 10.0
    Based on 15 answers
    Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
    Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.6
    Based on 28 answers
    Microsoft Azure's overall usability has been better than expected. Often times vendors promise the world, only to leave you with a run-down town. Not the case with our experience. From an implementation perspective, all went perfect, and from the user-facing experience we have had no technical issues, just some learning curve issues that are more about "why" than "how"
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 6.8
    Based on 4 answers
    It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.8
    Based on 47 answers
    Support is easy with all the knowledge base articles available for free on the web. Plus, if you have a preferred status you can leverage their concierge support to get rapid response. Sometimes they’ll bounce you around a lot to get you to the right person, but they are quite responsive (especially when you are paying for the service). Many of the older Microsoft skills are also transferable from old-school on-prem to Azure-based virtual interfaces.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.0
    Based on 4 answers
    As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
    Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Microsoft Azure

    As I continue to evaluate the "big three" cloud providers for our clients, I make the following distinctions, though this gap continues to close. AWS is more granular, and inherently powerful in the configuration options compared to [Microsoft] Azure. It is a "developer" platform for cloud. However, Azure PowerShell is helping close this gap. Google Cloud is the leading containerization platform, largely thanks to it building kubernetes from the ground up. Azure containerization is getting better at having the same storage/deployment options.
    Sean Patterson | 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

    Microsoft Azure

    • Brings down Capex to customers.
    • Some of the built-in security features of DDoS Basic protection that comes with VNET on Azure or even WAF on AGW brings huge advantages to customers.
    • Hybrid benefits for those who have software assurance can save even more costs by moving to Azure.
    João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

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