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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

94%
6 Ratings
8.8

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

88%
9 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

86%
7 Ratings
7.0

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

70%
2 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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

OpenShift is well suited if you want to use docker and [Kubernetes] but you want to hide the complexity of these two technologies. It gives a developer much more freedom in terms of code deployment, builds process, and implementation. One of its strengths is scaling and you can easily configure it for each application.
Lavish Garg | 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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

  • Implementing and integration platform to move infrastructure from on-premise hardware to the cloud[.]
  • Establishes a robust network and an updated infrastructure to develop intelligent and integrated services[.]
  • Makes internal development easier and faster and improves data access to developers[.]
Stuart Anderson | 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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

  • Better API integration with a wider eco system
  • CLI, UI and API could be better in terms of usability
  • More security feature for east and west traffic, proxy and load balancing
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.

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

General

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

Starting Price

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud 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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud 7.0
Based on 2 answers
I think response time for IBM Cloud support should be improved.
Gonzalo Angeleri | 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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

We are using IBM Cloud App ID as a simple method to get an OIDC provider for our applications, that are running within the OpenShift cluster. Also, IBM Cloud Object Storage is used within the workload to store data via an s3 compliant way. The IBM Cloud Container Registry is an easy way to store the container images, that are used within the OpenShift cluster. Especially we configured the system in such a way to stop the image delivery if the container images are vulnerable. IBMs Cloud Pak for Integration and Business Automation is providing a rich feature set, that is tackling a lot of use-cases. They are both installable in the provided cluster easily.
Anonymous | 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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

  • Helped us migrate on perm apps to cloud
  • Provided easy to use dev experience for devs without kube experience
  • Provided a secure rbac solution for many different teams running workloads on the same cluster
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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