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416 Ratings

Amazon Web Services

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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

Each and every feature of this application is unique and is also efficient enough to help me to make suitable decisions for my company. Apart from this, if I talk about any concerns in it or any disastrous drawbacks then there are no words because this application is a lifesaver by every point of view without having anything to objectify. Moreover, this application provides me with the right of pre-built services, which benefit me when building custom cloud-based solutions.
Martha Batruny | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

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.
Chandrabhan Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.9
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
5.6
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
9.3
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
5.5
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.4
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
7.0
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.2
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
5.0
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
8.2
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
4.5
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
8.3
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
5.5
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
8.8
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
6.0
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.9
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
5.0
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
9.2
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
6.5

Pros

Amazon Web Services

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services) is not the easiest virtual service to set up but once you get the hang of it, it's fairly easy to install new instances (servers) and stop them. This is good for multiple reasons e.g we run multiple tests and live production servers for our different services. When we are done with one we can easily turn it off. The cost of the specifications on our virtual servers is only a fraction of the cost of what we would get locally or even on most traditional web services companies.
  • Amazon Web Services can be relatively cost efficient depending on where you are coming from. For our smaller organization, we felt the cost was worth it as other alternatives were not as affordable. The good thing with AWS is you only pay for what you use. If you want S3 (Simple Storage Service), you can pay for that. If you want to run a compute engine, EC2 can be paid for. At the end of the month, you get one bill based on your usage.
  • Because of our size as a company, AWS was easier to deploy compared to local dedicated solutions. All we had to do was take our development team through a simple 2-day course to get them on board. The ease of deployment means that we do not have to hire a specialist to deploy servers for us.
Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

  • When interacting across departments, it gives you symmetric flow.
  • Even reporting process is good across departments.
  • I found it beneficial in accessing the large files.
Himanshu Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Web Services

  • Better user support would be nice. It seems hard to find help when you need something specific from an Amazon employee.
  • Even though the prices are set up for enterprise they do seem high for small to mid level businesses, compared to other alternatives.
  • It would be nice to be able to have some type of DB security built in to the EC2s or as a default.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

  • 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.
Chandrabhan Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.4
Based on 10 answers
We are almost entirely satisfied with the service. In order to move off it, we'd have to build for ourselves many of the services that AWS provides and the cost would be prohibitive. Although there are cost savings and security benefits to returning to the colo facility, we could never afford to do it, and we'd hate to give up the innovation and constant cycle of new features that AWS gives us.
Marc Schriftman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 7.3
Based on 5 answers
We find it quite easy to use. The only challenge is at the outset figuring out exactly what you need, given the large number of available services and options which could take a bit of time to get familiarised with and to decide on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

No score
No answers yet
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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 7.9
Based on 18 answers
In reality, we did not have much need for support during and after the deployment of our apps to Amazon Web Services. The server and app installation was quite straightforward (thanks to the availability in Marketplace) and did not have big issues after going live. Its huge advantage that it is backed by Amazon, which has a long, good quality history of customer support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

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.
Brian Lusenhop | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Web Services

The maturity of AWS platform with integrations of large third-party vendors products through AWS marketplace and continuous launch of new services every year bring confidence to the users and also the ease of use and help from the large community when compared to other platform are the key primary reasons when deciding AWS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

I used IBM's product also and I found Sungard a notch better than it. I know the difference between the scalability of each product. I believe when the functionality works smoothly, it all works for the organization. Sungard defined it correctly despite lacking in key detailing of modules. But, when it works, it is better than many of its competitors.
Himanshu Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Web Services

  • We are able to test new ideas quickly using AWS hosting.
  • We are able to move from conceptual POC to fully hosted/architected cloud solution in minimal time.
  • We are able to build solutions that are 100% cloud as well as cloud-hybrid that orchestrate between our datacenters and the AWS cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

  • 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
Chandrabhan Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Web Services

General

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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services
9.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services
9.4
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Usability

Amazon Web Services
7.3
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services
9.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Support

Amazon Web Services
7.9
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Online Training

Amazon Web Services
7.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Implementation

Amazon Web Services
10.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

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