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Score 8.8 out of 100
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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

OpenShift

As with any solution, it depends on how and why you want to deploy it. OpenShift is excellent for medium to large deployments, but I would caution against smaller deployments unless you're planning on ramping up to a larger deployment in short order. It just doesn't make financial sense to deploy it in a small configuration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
8.4
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
8.6
Scalability
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
8.8
Platform management overhead
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
8.0
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
8.3
Platform access control
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
9.6
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
8.4
Development environment creation
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
8.8
Development environment replication
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
8.4
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
7.0
Issue recovery
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
7.4
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
9.2

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

OpenShift

  • Pre built cartridges, giving a huge range of software ready to go. Reduces the amount of time required to get up and running.
  • Integration with GIT was an advantage, cloning the repo and making changes was straight forward.
  • Speed, creating an environment in minutes, ready to deploy.
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

OpenShift

  • I would like to see a public cloud using OpenShift and Docker integration. I am not aware if this is already available now.
  • I would like to see a tool that can help with extracting log files from the remote server like it being available on a Samba shared folder. And other applications that want to scan for keywords in the application log can check if there have been any errors or exceptions thrown by the application.
Sonam Samdupkhangsar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

No score
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OpenShift

OpenShift 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Leverage OpenShift Online constantly at both the free and paid tiers. While AWS is convenient, it often brings more administration than I want to deal with for a quick application (i.e. Drupal or Wordpress blog). OpenShift also simplifies the DNS registration and ability to share application environments with team members
Isaac Christoffersen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) 5.0
Based on 1 answer
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

OpenShift

OpenShift 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to understand. Gives our team freedom to focus on the quality of our coding and not worry too much about build and deployment which honestly can be a headache for some of us. Also, customer support is fast and responsive so we don't have to wait for weeks for issues to get fixed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) 7.9
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

OpenShift

OpenShift 9.0
Based on 6 answers
First of all OpenShift Help Portal is a great place to get assistance in case of any OpenShift platform related technical questions. When it comes to paid support subscription friendly support agents can find the right answer for you in a matter of minutes which is super efficient way of solving any critical issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

OpenShift

EC2 seems really cheap until you realize how many hours there are in a year, so it is expensive for something that runs 24/7. And scaling is a challenge (and even more expensive) to set up for.Bluehost has very reasonable prices, but it feels so cluttered whenever I login to cPanel. Thank goodness they have an SSH option also, but I remember having to send a picture ID or something and pay extra for the privilege
Peter Ivie | 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

OpenShift

  • Cost - OpenShift is extremely inexpensive. I use a free account for Dev and QA. For production, I am planning on using a low cost paid subscription.
  • Time - You can get your application up and running in minutes so if you find that the service is not for you, you don't have much to lose.
Keith D. Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

General

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

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

OpenShift

General

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

OpenShift Editions & Modules

Edition
Azure On Demand$0.1711
1-Year Reserved Instance$0.1141
3-Year Reserved Instance$0.0761
  1. Per Hour
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
8.8
OpenShift
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
10.0

Usability

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
5.0
OpenShift
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
OpenShift
5.5

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
7.9
OpenShift
9.0

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