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383 Ratings
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Amazon Web Services

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Score 8.9 out of 101
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Score 6.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

Be it legacy or modern applications, AWS, offers wide variety of services enabling customers to develop and deploy their critical business web, mobile or containerized applications over the global AWS infrastructure that is super scalable, reliable and secured (of course you will need to ensure your application are designed properly to enjoy all these).
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Armor

Armor complete does a good job ensuring our hosted platforms function well and our secure. Would like to see more granular options as well as the ability to better time certain events.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.9
Armor
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
9.3
Armor
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.6
Armor
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.3
Armor
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
8.1
Armor
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
8.3
Armor
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
8.9
Armor
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
9.0
Armor
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
9.0
Armor

Pros

Amazon Web Services

  • User-friendly and super responsive user interface.
  • Rapid deployment and instance scalability.
  • A wide variety of services and applications.
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Armor

  • Robust set of tools for hosted environments
  • Reporting
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Cons

Amazon Web Services

  • Better user support would be nice. It seems hard to find help when you need something specific from an Amazon employee.
  • Even though the prices are set up for enterprise they do seem high for small to mid level businesses, compared to other alternatives.
  • It would be nice to be able to have some type of DB security built in to the EC2s or as a default.
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Armor

  • The cost structure of Armor seems to be extremely high, which has led us to investigate other solutions.
  • Invoicing has not been very reliable. We've had to review our invoices and ask for several credits.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.4
Based on 10 answers
AWS has met our requirements, including the pricing. There is no need to move off of AWS at this time.
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Armor

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 7.3
Based on 5 answers
The management console is the weak part of the service in my experience. It is adequate but slow.
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Armor

No score
No answers yet
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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Armor

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Amazon Web Services

AWS does not provide the raw performance that you can get by building your own custom infrastructure. However, it is often the case that the benefits of specialized, high-performance hardware do not necessarily outweigh the significant extra cost and risk. Performance as perceived by the user is very different from raw throughput.
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Armor

No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.3
Based on 7 answers
Neutral, no experience with either.
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Armor

Armor 7.8
Based on 13 answers
Support has been quick and responsive even though we are not a very large client.
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Implementation

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The API's were very well documented and was Janova's main point of entry into the services.
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Armor

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is the market leader for all cloud deployments. Though Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform are making a strong showing trying to dethrone the champion, the large feature set, strong Infrastructure as Code (IaC) support and continuous product releases are currently keeping AWS at the top for the foreseeable future.
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Armor

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Amazon Web Services

  • Easy to recruit engineers with AWS experience.
  • Decreased focus on equipment maintenance, more focus on development efforts.
  • Creates a strong issue around vendor lock-in when maximizing the use of products.
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Armor

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Pricing Details

Amazon Web Services

General

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

Armor

General

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

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