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1 Ratings

Amazon Web Services

310 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

eApps

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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is well suited for companies that don't want to have deal with physical infrastructure and want a high level of security and availability. In most cases Amazon Web Services is a great option for most, but may not be an option if you have met the tipping point of physical cost vs. Amazon Web Services cost. It may end up being a better option in the long run to manage the infrastructure yourself if the cost per hour of Amazon Web Services is greater than what you can provide if your level of availability is equal to or greater than Amazon Web Services.
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eApps

If you need help with support or setup, you will be able to get a hold of a technician.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.4
eApps
7.1
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.7
eApps
6.0
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
8.9
eApps
7.0
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.0
eApps
7.0
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.7
eApps
7.0
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.9
eApps
8.0
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
eApps
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.5
eApps
8.0
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.2
eApps
7.0

Pros

  • AWS constantly innovates and iterates, announcing new features several times per year. Earlier this year, for example, they introduced provisioned IOPS for EBS, suddenly providing us with an inexpensive solution to a performance quandary we'd been facing.
  • AWS has provided us with access to the product owners and architects of the products we use most. In turn, those resources provided us with visibility into the product road maps. This enabled us to improve our long-term infrastructure planning, and avoid expensive features that we'd get for free later in the year.
  • AWS peremptorily lowers costs a couple of times per year. This has helped us keep our bill reasonable even as we consume more and more of the AWS services. We periodically compare the cost of AWS to the cost of moving into our colo, and every year the colo looks less and less attractive.
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  • Eapps support is very good. We can always call and speak to a tech support technician 24 hours a day. They are also very knowledgable.
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Cons

  • Because we have a large amount of data, constantly uploading and downloading, our monthly fee isn't a set amount, but instead fluctuates up and down each month.
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  • DDOS attacks have been recent. We also had issues with their SAN. I know they are in the process to update their SAN drives but there were a couple times which these failed.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
Based on 10 answers
A paradigm shift from companies like Microsoft that have made procuring and using software and license so hard. Not to mention installing, configuring and hiring folks to maintain it. AWS makes it so easy to have an enterprise infrastructure that scales up and down and very affordable
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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 particular services I am using in AWS is easier to set up and manage than Microsoft Azure. IBM Bluemix/Cloud previously has too many product beta and preview released along with their products. Microsoft also releases too many products in preview or beta.
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Eapps is a cheaper alternative to AWS and Rackspace.
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Return on Investment

  • I have seen people spend a lot of money just playing with AWS because they had no idea what they were doing. Pay attention, and know what you are getting into before you do anything.
  • My previous company was in the process of moving entirely to AWS, and I know it had to be cost effective because they had datacenters at over 20 locations.
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  • Uptime is critical for my business. Recently we had some issues with uptime, but they were resolved rather quickly.
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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

eApps

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