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OpenShift

Top Rated
40 Ratings

Amazon Web Services

310 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

OpenShift

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40 Ratings
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Score 8.6 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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OpenShift

I think if you have a lot of data requirements, you could still use Openshift, but you might need to store your data elsewhere. It seems particularly suited for low content websites with bursty traffic patterns. The online interface is very simple, which is good for those (like me) who prefer to configure things from an SSH shell.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

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

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.1
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.9
Scalability
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.6
Platform management overhead
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
7.4
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
8.9
Platform access control
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.6
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.2
Development environment creation
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.7
Development environment replication
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
9.7
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
8.9
Issue recovery
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
8.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
8.9

Pros

  • The ability to scale vertically and horizontally easily.
  • The ability to get server notifications
  • Ease of use within the AWS GUI
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  • OpenShift is really designed well particularly from a developers perspective. I think as a developer myself I just want to pick my target app-server runtime and choose the cartridges I need using OpenShift and I can just deploy. If you are a newbie or want to try it out you can use the OpenShift public cloud and start from there.
  • OpenShift Integration with Git makes it a attractive point. You can also use OpenShift marker files to control when to build and when to deploy after each check-in makes it convenient to customize the build and deploy behavior per environment.
  • OpenShift and Docker integration makes it a very appealing choice.
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Cons

  • Some resources parameters needed and prerequisites are difficult to understand, even with services that have well-known solutions that are easy to understand. For example, IAM and SSO solutions are more complicated and confusing than other services.
  • Generally, the User Experience is lacking WITHIN services is poor compared to other comparable platforms, however high-level access to the many services in AWS is good - as compared to other platforms.
  • Some services seem fragmented - as interrelated functions withing services don't seem to provide detail weel without some work. The billing area is an example of where getting and reviewing information is difficult.
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  • If my site doesn't get much traffic it goes offline sometimes, so I had to set up a service to ping my site frequently.
  • Sometimes my site just goes offline randomly and I have to go restart my app.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
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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OpenShift8.7
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 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
Based on 1 answer
Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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OpenShift5.5
Based on 1 answer
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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
unless you paid the premium, no support at all
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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

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 is a CAAS (container as a service platform). This is a virtualization technology that can compare with traditionnal VAAS (VM as a service) technologies but Openshift is lightweight and fast. Everybody in the IT world is now going to Containers. This is a disruptive technology that is now mature
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Return on Investment

  • Excellent value for money.
  • Wonderful education experience.
  • Intelligent customer feedback tools.
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  • ROI was positive because of far better operational costs.
  • New clients have been attracted because of the container technology that allows them to deploy easily their own apps.
  • OpenShift helps to create a DevOps culture.
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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