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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is well suited for companies or organizations that need to run specific applications or virtual services on servers. The cost-per-server ratio makes this ideal for testing and live deployment scenarios. It is especially ideal for smaller to medium size IT development teams. If you are looking to just set up a website, for example, AWS may not be ideal unless you are having it custom built.
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Engine Yard

It is best for rapidly getting your application to the cloud without worrying about standing up cloud infrastructure
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.9
Engine Yard
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
9.4
Engine Yard
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.5
Engine Yard
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.3
Engine Yard
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
8.2
Engine Yard
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
8.2
Engine Yard
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
8.8
Engine Yard
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.8
Engine Yard
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.9
Engine Yard

Pros

Amazon Web Services

  • 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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Engine Yard

  • Quick deployments
  • Easily integrate your code from GitHub
  • Ability to recover site quickly to different zone when AWS has a widespread outage
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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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Engine Yard

  • Embracing new Amazon Web Servicess(AWS) features
  • Security groups need more granularity
  • Audit trails of what happens by who in environment, especially when VM is deleted
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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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Engine Yard

Engine Yard 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Ease of use
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Usability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 6.4
Based on 4 answers
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an expert first platform that allows significant customization, but sacrifices ease of use. As a platform, it is definitely an experts-first platform with a significant learning curve and some technical overhead. Since it is the market leader, there are also significant free resources to help get up to speed.
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Engine Yard

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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Engine Yard

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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Engine Yard

No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 6.4
Based on 4 answers
unless you paid the premium, no support at all
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Engine Yard

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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Engine Yard

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Web Services

AWS is more reliable and has more coverage worldwide in terms of servers. AWS is more expensive but for the service quality, enterprise companies can spend more.
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Engine Yard

More closely aligns to native AWS
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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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Engine Yard

  • Positive in the sense that we can deploy new applications quickly for MVP
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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

Engine Yard

General

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

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