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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

It works well as run-of-the-mill NFS that is managed as a service rather than a server. It works anywhere NFS is usable.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalOcean

Scenarios where DigitalOcean is well suited:- I would recommend DigitalOcean for any startup looking to get up and running quickly, but concerned about scalability and infrastructure costs- DigitalOcean is also a powerful tool for running microservices; it can be useful for prototyping or quickly launching pre-configured servicesScenarios where DigitalOcean is less appropriate:- DigitalOcean would be less appropriate for companies with limited devops experience in their teams (you need to be more on top of your infrastructure and may not get the automated infrastructure updates that you would from something like AWS).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
DigitalOcean
8.7
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
8.0
DigitalOcean
9.3
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
DigitalOcean
8.7
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
DigitalOcean
8.1
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
4.0
DigitalOcean
9.0
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
7.0
DigitalOcean
8.5
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
DigitalOcean
8.8
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
4.0
DigitalOcean
8.7
Security controls
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
7.0
DigitalOcean
8.0

Pros

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

  • EFS is easily made high-availability.
  • EFS is simple to implement.
  • EFS uses native NFS file-sharing protocol.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalOcean

  • Ease of use - You can get set up with a new server in a matter of minutes. It doesn't get any easier than that.
  • Support - The public forums are incredibly helpful as are the official help articles. I've never needed to contact the support team because of this. All of the information is at my fingertips.
  • Pricing - We're only paying $10/mo for a solution that gives our customers more confidence in us and is a selling point for us.
Chris Widner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

  • EFS could be made highly-available across regions.
  • EFS could be made with a better on-premise extension than Cloud Gateway.
  • EFS could be made to support CIFS/SMB.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalOcean

  • Some products/services available on other Cloud providers aren't available, but they seem to be catching up as they add new products like Managed SQL DBs.
  • While they have FreeBSD droplets (VMs), support for *BSD OSs is limited. I.e. the new monitoring agent only works on Linux.
  • There are no regions available on South America.
  • They don't seem to offer enterprise-level products, even basic ones as Windows Server, MS SQL Server, Oracle products, etc.
Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I've been very happy with it for my purposes and I plan to continue to use DigitalOcean for the foreseeable future!
Creede Lambard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.5
Based on 6 answers
While DigitalOcean is a top notch host in our opinion, it could be more user friendly. There have been great strides taken in the last year with user friendliness, and while if you are experienced with web hosting, the services they offer will be easy to use, if you are not then it will require some research on your part.
Brandon Mullins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Have not found a single second of down time myself. Superior availability.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very quick response and high performance, you have to fine tune configurations on your machines though.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The documentation is sufficient for setting up and it is basic NFS for mounting so not much support is required. I have not had any issues to warrant a request with AWS support.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.6
Based on 10 answers
They have always been fast, and the process has been straight-forward. I haven't had to use it enough to be frustrated with it, to be honest, and when I have an issue they fix it. As with all support, I wish it felt more human, but they are doing aces.
Bobby Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

EFS is essentially an NFS export offering, just simplified and accessible through all the automation and scalability that AWS offers. It provides high-available replicated data in multiple AZs with is akin to something like DRBD, but without having to manage the layer of software that does replication and keeps track of roles.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalOcean

Amazon has a very complex UI and many products to offer. They haven't polished up their UI and it has a much greater learning curve compared to DigitalOcean. However, Amazon Web Services (AWS) does have more comprehensive cloud computing services, which forces some companies to migrate their backend and other services to AWS as they scale up.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great scalability, you can start with small plans and move up to premium features at a very good price.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

  • EFS has made managing NFS file exports easier with less administration.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalOcean

  • With DigitalOcean, I've been able to move all my sites to https using my own implementations of SSL with LetsEncrypt.
  • Since moving my sites to DigitalOcean, my hosting plan costs less than 40% of what I paid for similar hosting from Site5.
Jeanine Schoessler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

General

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

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

DigitalOcean

General

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

DigitalOcean Editions & Modules

Edition
1GB-16GB$5.001
8GB-160GB$60.001
  1. Starting Price Per Month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
7.0
DigitalOcean
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
DigitalOcean
9.0

Usability

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
DigitalOcean
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
DigitalOcean
10.0

Performance

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
DigitalOcean
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
8.0
DigitalOcean
8.6

Scalability

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
DigitalOcean
10.0

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