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Top Rated
383 Ratings

Amazon Web Services

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Score 8.9 out of 101
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Score 6.5 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

Each and every feature of this application is unique and is also efficient enough to help me to make suitable decisions for my company. Apart from this, if I talk about any concerns in it or any disastrous drawbacks then there are no words because this application is a lifesaver by every point of view without having anything to objectify. Moreover, this application provides me with the right of pre-built services, which benefit me when building custom cloud-based solutions.
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CenturyLink Public Cloud

I believe for small to mid business application hosting Centurylink provides an adequate service. When moving to larger scale business enviornments I believe the limitations, slowness is going to become a problem
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

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

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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CenturyLink Public Cloud

  • Offloading the requirements for hosting apps in house - cost savings
  • Access ability - users could access documents and programs from anywhere
  • Collaborative work ability - multiple users could work within the same enviornment
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Cons

Amazon Web Services

  • Service Availability has been ok, yet a couple large outages brought down the service for "too long"
  • Service Availability is worse than some competitors based on known metrics
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CenturyLink Public Cloud

  • Perhaps ease of use - it's not convoluted but a little more streamlined of an interface would be great
  • Make your presence more known - in a world of heavily advertised cloud options CenturyLink is not at the top of the pile and I think it may be due to a lack of awareness in the business community. Advertise!
  • Streamline functionality - interface can be a little slow at times.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.4
Based on 10 answers
Janova was built utilizing the EC2 infrastructure and with Amazon's cost continuing to drop and with the capability to be billed hourly there is no reason to switch to a different platform.
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CenturyLink Public Cloud

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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CenturyLink Public Cloud

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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CenturyLink Public Cloud

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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CenturyLink Public Cloud

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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CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
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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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CenturyLink Public Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Web Services

I selected AWS for my development environment and disaster recovery, due to the simplicity compared to other vendors.
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CenturyLink Public Cloud

I did not select the application hosting environment - I was a user. That being said I do not have much of a voice in the difference between hosted services that I have experienced.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Web Services

  • Excellent value for money.
  • Wonderful education experience.
  • Intelligent customer feedback tools.
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CenturyLink Public Cloud

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

Amazon Web Services

General

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

CenturyLink Public Cloud

General

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

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