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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

If you are going to deploy within AWS, you need to know how to leverage VPCs. VPCs have several items you must configure for them to be usable and to even link one VPC to another. If you are only going to deploy a few resources or use some of the default configurations, you still need to have working knowledge of how a VPC functions. If you are used to working with VLANs and the ideology behind those, that is the best direct reference to how a VPC can be described, but with additional layers on top of that with route tables, internet gateways, etc.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
DigitalOcean
8.7
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
DigitalOcean
9.3
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
DigitalOcean
8.7
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
DigitalOcean
9.0
Monitoring tools
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
DigitalOcean
8.5
Security controls
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
DigitalOcean
8.0
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
DigitalOcean
8.1
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
DigitalOcean
8.8
Operating system support
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
DigitalOcean
8.7

Pros

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Protection of resources based on how roles/access should be allocated.
  • Easy to allocate network CIDR block and split up as needed for IP subnets within the VPC.
  • Used to create public and private networks within the VPC.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • The biggest issue with VPC networks is knowing how you can leverage VPC endpoints to ensure your resources within the VPC are not reaching out over the Internet to get to AWS services such as S3 and others.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

We utilize both AWS and Azure resources for our cloud deployments. The deployment of resources initially was smoother through AWS VPC due to their powerful CLI and Powershell cmdlets. In the past couple of years, the differences between some of the features of AWS VPC and Azure Vnet have diminished. However, the ease of putting things together in a logical flow still belongs in my opinion to AWS.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • AWS VPCs are actively used for following various compliance and regulatory needs such as network separation for PCI DSS. The ability to keep resources and access to those resources controlled through the initial steps of creating VPCs has helped tremendously.
Anonymous | 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 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

General

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

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 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
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
10.0
DigitalOcean
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
DigitalOcean
9.0

Usability

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
DigitalOcean
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
DigitalOcean
10.0

Performance

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
DigitalOcean
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
DigitalOcean
8.6

Scalability

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
DigitalOcean
10.0

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