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Score 8.9 out of 101
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Score 8.4 out of 101

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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OpenShift

As with any solution, it depends on how and why you want to deploy it. OpenShift is excellent for medium to large deployments, but I would caution against smaller deployments unless you're planning on ramping up to a larger deployment in short order. It just doesn't make financial sense to deploy it in a small configuration.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.8
OpenShift
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
9.3
OpenShift
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.6
OpenShift
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.3
OpenShift
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
8.3
OpenShift
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
8.0
OpenShift
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
8.7
OpenShift
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.6
OpenShift
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.7
OpenShift

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.1
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
10.0
Scalability
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.6
Platform management overhead
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
7.8
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
8.8
Platform access control
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.6
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.1
Development environment creation
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.6
Development environment replication
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.6
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.0
Issue recovery
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
8.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
8.7

Pros

Amazon Web Services

  • Easy to deploy. It's trivial to create a new S3 bucket, or spin up a new EC2 VM.
  • AWS console is relatively easy to navigate/administrate services. It used to not be the case, but it has improved quite a bit over the years.
  • Cost Explorer service makes it somewhat easier to plan/budget and track/manage AWS cost.
  • Tons of software, services, etc that integrate directly with AWS services -- example, CloudBerry Backup that integrates with S3, Glacier, etc.
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OpenShift

  • Pre built cartridges, giving a huge range of software ready to go. Reduces the amount of time required to get up and running.
  • Integration with GIT was an advantage, cloning the repo and making changes was straight forward.
  • Speed, creating an environment in minutes, ready to deploy.
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Cons

Amazon Web Services

  • Cost - Because of the many variables involved in AWS pricing, it can be difficult to budget for AWS costs. For small deployments, this isn't too big of a problem, but when you start using multiple AWS services, even with Cost Explorer, planning can be time-consuming.
  • Some of the terminologies are unnecessary. Too much input from marketing types. They should just say what the service does and note waste time with cutesy names.
  • On the flip side of the thriving AWS ecosystem, the lack of Amazon-created apps to interface with their services is a bit of a bummer. Sometimes you just want a good, documented, first-party backup app, for example.
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OpenShift

  • Swapping between different Openshift accounts wasn't as intuitive as I would have imagined, although I doubt that the tool is primarily aimed towards front end developers.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.4
Based on 10 answers
I would gladly rely on AWS for any large-scale application deployment. For prototyping and small-scale applications, a more heavily managed environment on top of the 'bare metal' virtual infrastructure, such as Heroku or Elastic Bean Stalk, is probably a more productive approach in most cases
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OpenShift

OpenShift 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Leverage OpenShift Online constantly at both the free and paid tiers. While AWS is convenient, it often brings more administration than I want to deal with for a quick application (i.e. Drupal or Wordpress blog). OpenShift also simplifies the DNS registration and ability to share application environments with team members
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Usability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Easy to use/learning curve. If you are new to the use of cloud storage, AWS is your entry point. If you have experience in that field, AWS is the way to go.
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OpenShift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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OpenShift

OpenShift 5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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OpenShift

No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 3.0
Based on 3 answers
Neutral, no experience with either.
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OpenShift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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OpenShift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Web Services

We looked at Microsoft 365 Business because it's so popular. It's ease of use seemed attractive but it didn't have the agility or scalability we found in AWS. IBM Analytics Engine was far more complex than we needed and very expensive. AWS is an operations tool for us so the reporting we get for the quality of service we wanted, is perfect as is.
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OpenShift

I found OpenShift and IBM Bluemix to be very similar, however in terms of our use case, we were not using these tools to create a production ready environment, these were to be able to create dev environments which could be torn down and spun up again quickly to give maximum flexibility. Both products provided this, but ultimately OpenShift was better suited to our needs, the user interface is easier to navigate and developers found it quicker to get to grips with.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Web Services

  • Profitability: We've a team of very hands-on engineers and what they would need to build what we now get from AWS, would not have had the level of profitability we get with AWS. At first, our inhouse team really wanted this work inhouse. Now, they're very grateful it's not. Billing is always accurate and automated with full justification in every report. We can plan our growth far more accurately.
  • Flexibility: We can onboard new customers in an instant. We can give greater service levels to our current customers, just as quickly and dynamically too, if their needs change.
  • Ease of use: seriously, one or two phone calls is pretty much all we've ever had to make when our needs change and it's been that easy for the last 4 or 5 years now.
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OpenShift

  • Cost Saving (Used Open Source) version
  • Easy to implement and manage
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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

OpenShift

General

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

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