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Score 8.8 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

AWS is like the IBM of cloud infrastructure. It's hard to really go wrong with it. If you do, it's probably your own fault.
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OpenShift

OpenShift proved valuable in spinning up environments quickly with specific requirements. This enabled the team to evaluate tools quickly without having to request resources from other departments, develop proof of concept solutions away from our production environment, work collaboratively as part of smaller teams and ultimately to be as creative and innovative as possible.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.3
OpenShift
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.9
OpenShift
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.1
OpenShift
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
8.7
OpenShift
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.6
OpenShift
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.5
OpenShift
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
OpenShift
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
7.9
OpenShift
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.4
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
7.5
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
9.0
Issue recovery
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
8.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Web Services
OpenShift
8.9

Pros

  • The development and administration tools work well, including a consistent API and adequate management console. In terms of business process, it provided an effective "escape valve" for new product development that would have been much more onerous to deploy if we had to provision physical hardware and arrange for associated IT resources.
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  • Ability to rapidly create application hosting environments
  • Security-first mindset with SELinux and limited ports open by default
  • Rich ecosystem of tools, frameworks, and languages. While most PaaS environments are just now moving to a Polyglot platform, OpenShift has been doing it from day one.
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Cons

  • AWS has a record of occasional severe outages, which has a cascading effect on the large number of high-profile services that now run on its infrastructure. Despite the spectacular nature of these outages, it is unlikely that a self-managed data center would achieve significantly better uptime.
  • It is also the case that AWS outages can be mitigated with effective use of multiple deployment 'zones' and regions. This is something that any mission-critical application should be doing anyway as part of disaster recovery preparations.
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  • Improved monitoring of the stack. Difficult to see how the different layers can be impacted and correlate events.
  • OpenShift + Docker deployment strategies - ability to move application workloads between different deployments such as developer environments, other cloud providers.
  • More commercial supported applications similar to Drupal, Wordpress, EnterpriseDB, MongoDB, AppDynamics, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
Based on 10 answers
This is the only hosting solution I am using and I am not gonna look for any other because I am used to it and it meets my requirements: easy to use without compromising on control I have over my infrastructure. Also, I do live variety of AWS services.
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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
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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 also looked at Rackspace but was attracted to AWS by the breadth of services available at comparable cost and reliability.
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Cloud Foundry is open-source PaaS, started by VMware and spun out with other VMware-owned open-source code into EMC and VMware's Pivotal Software subsidiary. The Cloud Controller component is responsible for all management tasks. Being the main end point for the Cloud Foundry REST API, it uses the UAA module to authenticate and authorize users. Health Manager monitors the status of applications and takes appropriate actions, when it changes.
  1. OpenShift works on the Red Hat operating system only, while Cloud Foundry can run on all major Linux-like systems and has interfaces for most popular IaaS providers.
  2. Cloud Foundry natively supports Heroku buildpacks, a large collection of ready-to-use services.
  3. Though OpenShift uses cartridges for the same purpose, migration from a public Heroku platform to a private PaaS will not be as easy.
  4. Cloud Foundry has good integration with VMware’s products, including support for vCloud migration and the vSphere hypervisor. In its turn, OpenShift is well-integrated with Red Hat’s products.
  5. Cloud Foundry uses Warden containers, while OpenShift uses Docker containers, which have a different kind of abstraction.
  6. Out-of-the-box, OpenShift supports deploying applications through a Git repository, hot deploys, and auto scaling. Cloud Foundry does not support these features out-of-the-box, but they can be enabled using open source third-party tools.
  7. OpenShift is mainly developed by Red Hat, while a number of tech leaders are working on Cloud Foundry, aiming at making it a de-facto industry standard.
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Return on Investment

  • It would be difficult to quantify the ROI exactly, but it virtually eliminates capital expenditures on hardware and at least halves the need for IT labor.
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  • 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