Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) vs. Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers.
$0
per hour per GB
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud is a comprehensive service that offers fully managed OpenShift clusters, on IBM Cloud platform. It is directly integrated into the same Kubernetes service that maintains 25 billion on-demand forecasts daily at The Weather Company.N/A
Pricing
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Editions & Modules
AWS Fargate Launch Type Model
Spot price: $0.0013335. Ephemeral Storage Pricing: $0.000111
per hour per storage
Amazon EC2 Launch Type Model
Free
Amazon ECS on AWS Outposts
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThere 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.
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Community Pulse
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Considered Both Products
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

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Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Chose Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Red hat Openshift had a better user interface by far. Amazon EKS's was so basic it was essentially useless. We had to use a separate tool called lens to get basic stuff done. Lens was buggy and didn't work as well though, even for basic functionality like updating a K8s secret.
Chose Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
For our particular use case, Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud was very cost-competitive. We already had RHEL, OpenShift, and Ansible skills that translated to the service. From a feature and function perspective, most solutions have a parity but being open source and less chance …
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Features
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Container Management
Comparison of Container Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
8.1
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
8.1
2 Ratings
0% above category average
Security and Isolation9.01 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Container Orchestration9.01 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Cluster Management9.01 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Storage Management8.01 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Resource Allocation and Optimization8.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Discovery Tools8.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Update Rollouts and Rollbacks7.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Self-Healing and Recovery8.01 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Analytics, Monitoring, and Logging7.01 Ratings8.32 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(7 ratings)
9.1
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(4 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
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.
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IBM
RedHat OpenShift is not only suited for IBM Cloud but can run in ANY cloud. We installed in Azure Cloud, for example. It can also run on Linux servers or a Power 9 machine. It is built for multi-cloud or on-prem environments. IBM support provides such excellent guidance in the installation and configuration that no other product on the market can beat it.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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IBM
  • All the deployment artifacts can be reused with minor changes to run on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
  • Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud enables users to manage VMs outside cluster using KubeVirt feature
  • The DevOps pipeline, like ArgoCD, was quick and easy to showcase the capability in Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • A cleaner container service road map
  • It would be. nice to have more AI recommended cluster reductions
  • The UX could use some simplification
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IBM
  • I wish it had better compatibility with docker file syntax. We had issues when it couldn't build standard docker files
  • Wish it had better documentation
  • Wish they offered fully supported client libraries for the Openshift API rather than dumping it on a 3rd party
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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.
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IBM
I think response time for IBM Cloud support should be improved.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
EKS is a Kubernetes technology and you need to learn Kubernetes and build a cluster before using it. So there's a learning curve here. ECS was easier to implement and simpler to have in our use case. It takes less time to run a workload and make it available.
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IBM
We evaluated a number of potential solutions and ultimately chose Red Hat OpenShift because it was compatible with our existing technology. Time and costs savings have been realized throughout the company since we implemented Red Hat OpenShift, and the IT department has been freed up to focus on activities that are more valuable.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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IBM
  • Our customer satisfaction and NPS score has had positive outcomes based on new architecture
  • We are focused on business outcomes vs running the service and maintenance
  • OpenShift on IBM Cloud has had a direct, positive impact on TCO, ROI, and payback period
  • Our staff is more focused on higher-level business activities, i.e. acquiring & customer retention
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