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Amazon Web Services

310 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

Sungard Cloud Services

4 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

Well suited for development or disaster recovery environments. It is less appropriate for independent developers or remote work due to the lack of integration with VCS solutions such as Azure has.
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Sungard Cloud Services

When shared with multiple teams, I could not find many products better than this. I enjoyed working in this aspect, it was smooth in cross-teams transferring. They have a good foundation of technology I would say, the thing it is lacking is in the usability for non-technical people. I have seen many struggling with this aspect.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.4
Sungard Cloud Services
5.6
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.7
Sungard Cloud Services
5.5
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
8.9
Sungard Cloud Services
7.0
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.0
Sungard Cloud Services
5.0
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.7
Sungard Cloud Services
4.5
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Sungard Cloud Services
5.5
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Sungard Cloud Services
6.0
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.5
Sungard Cloud Services
5.0
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.2
Sungard Cloud Services
6.5

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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  • It has a great advantage for inter-team sharing
  • For large data, I found it convenient.
  • I have seen great structure in reports followed
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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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  • If handling with multiple files, I found it tough
  • The support of new features was not up to the mark
  • I found many modules confusing.
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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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Usability

Amazon Web Services9.0
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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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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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
Neutral, no experience with either.
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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

A lot of companies are Microsoft users. It would be good if AWS would work closely with Microsoft. AWS had been working very hard in reaching out to different business verticals and making business cases for using the cloud. AWS's way of coming out with new services faster gives it an edge compared to other cloud providers.
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I would select Sungard on the basis of technology foundation and functionality. It gave me an ample amount of features which I could use in a better way. The inter-team communication gets a better structure than the other products. I would use it on the basis of the above mentioned points. This has proven to be a good support for my team.
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Return on Investment

  • Really it allows us to manage our own infrastructure with ease and flexibility, but it a hosted environment with unbounded technical support
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  • Positive - Communication structure between team improved
  • Positive - The sound technology gave as low error rate and more efficiency
  • Negative - The support is weak as compared to many
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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

Sungard Cloud Services

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