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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

It is well suited for quickly provisioning a web and application hosting platform that you are able to have greater control over managing additional resources.It is well suited for databases.It is well suited for storage.It is well suited for experimental applications.It is not as well suited authentication and user management.
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Pantheon

This is a good solution for a small development team who is supporting a site with many users. Many times, a shared hosting service is appropriate for a small business brochure site that gets a few hundred visitors per month, but if your site services user accounts that return or rely on information, this is a good option to rollout new changes and preserve existing data
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.3
Pantheon
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.9
Pantheon
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.1
Pantheon
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
8.7
Pantheon
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.6
Pantheon
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.5
Pantheon
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Pantheon
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Pantheon
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.4
Pantheon

Pros

  • Extremely rich and robust API's that simplify automation
  • Broad range of managed services so there is no need to build everything from scratch
  • Available in many regions making it possible to deliver services locally to meet compliance requirements.
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  • Their CLI product Terminus.
  • Ease of creating projects and multiple branch/dev environments within.
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Cons

  • I'm afraid you're going to have to go somewhere else for improvement suggestions because I have none!
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  • Easier payment for site owners.
  • A better form for lead referrals.
  • Tools for non CMS websites.
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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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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
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

The flexibility and innovation are the keys. Amazon Web Services provides all the solutions I need in one [place]. With other providers I don't have enough flexibility to create my architecture of services as I need them. Only Amazon Web Services pre-configures services ready to go and with the certainty that they will scale over time.
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Other than Pantheon I am aware of Aquia. Aquia from the outside appears to have a higher learning curve. Other than that, I am not aware of the pros and cons comparing them.
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Return on Investment

  • Higher availability
  • Faster web applications
  • Zero down time application
  • Increase employee efficiency
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  • We have been able to off-load hosting to a reliable partner so that we can focus on our speciality of web design and development.
  • The dashboard we use gives our teams a birds eye view of the properties we're managing and this has replaced cumbersome spreadsheets for us.
  • The branching system allows for feature development to occur concurrently with smaller improvements, which keeps support clients happy.
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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
Amazon Web Services Editions & Modules
Amazon Web Services
Additional Pricing Details

Pantheon

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  Elite
Pantheon Editions & Modules
Pantheon
Edition
Basic
35.001
Performance - Small
125.001
Elite
Custom2
Performance - Medium
225.003
Performance - Large
750.003
Performance - Extra Large
450.003
1. per month
2. Contract Only
3. per month
Additional Pricing Details
With Pantheon you will get superior hosting and workflow tools to drive business success on the web. For more information on Pantheon's Pricing and Hosting Plans, please visit: https://pantheon.io/plans/pricing