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Amazon Web Services

308 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

CenturyLink Public Cloud

4 Ratings
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Score 6.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

AWS is a very scalable Platform as a Service (PaaS) -- making it usefull for all sizes. With AWS the failover model can be complicated in terms of selecting the right option for you. Failover within a distribution center is one level, while zone level fail over is a larger one. Be sure to understand your capability needs and discuss with AWS these different choices.
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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
8.3
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.7
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
8.9
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.0
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.7
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.9
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.5
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.2
CenturyLink Public Cloud

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Web Services
CenturyLink Public Cloud
5.1
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Web Services
CenturyLink Public Cloud
7.0
Scalability
Amazon Web Services
CenturyLink Public Cloud
3.0
Platform management overhead
Amazon Web Services
CenturyLink Public Cloud
4.0
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Web Services
CenturyLink Public Cloud
5.0
Platform access control
Amazon Web Services
CenturyLink Public Cloud
5.0
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Web Services
CenturyLink Public Cloud
6.0
Development environment creation
Amazon Web Services
CenturyLink Public Cloud
5.0
Development environment replication
Amazon Web Services
CenturyLink Public Cloud
6.0
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Web Services
CenturyLink Public Cloud
6.0
Issue recovery
Amazon Web Services
CenturyLink Public Cloud
6.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Web Services
CenturyLink Public Cloud
3.0

Pros

  • Complete Failover and Disaster Recovery services which scale to your desired need
  • Several service level options from dynamic storage pricing to pre-allocated
  • Customer service responsiveness -- issues are resolved with a quick email or phone call rapidly
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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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 Services9.4
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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Usability

Amazon Web Services9.0
Based on 3 answers
The management console is the weak part of the service in my experience. It is adequate but slow.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services9.0
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Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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Performance

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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Support

Amazon Web Services3.0
Based on 3 answers
Neutral, no experience with either.
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Implementation

Amazon Web Services10.0
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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Alternatives Considered

The iwgcr.org publishes uptime statistics of cloud vendors over the past 7 years. Use this as a baseline comparison for your business needs, but be sure to understand the HA & DR capabilities as they will probably offset the poor uptime statistics you will see for AWS.
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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

  • Resource availability of free-tier resources is very low compared to needs before an application can become potentially profitable.
  • AWS requires less time to set up and configure than other comparable services, but not better than all services.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

CenturyLink Public Cloud

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