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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

Be it legacy or modern applications, AWS, offers wide variety of services enabling customers to develop and deploy their critical business web, mobile or containerized applications over the global AWS infrastructure that is super scalable, reliable and secured (of course you will need to ensure your application are designed properly to enjoy all these).
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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.
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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
9.4
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
5.5
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.5
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
7.0
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.3
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
8.1
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
8.8
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
5.0
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.9
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
6.5

Pros

Amazon Web Services

  • User-friendly and super responsive user interface.
  • Rapid deployment and instance scalability.
  • A wide variety of services and applications.
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Sungard AS Managed Hosting

  • 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

Amazon Web Services

  • If there is one thing I think AWS needs improvement on, it is the administration dashboard. It can be a nightmare to use especially when trying to access billing. This could be made better, honestly, as there should be a simplified way to access simple admin features.
  • While AWS was fairly easy to integrate into our solutions, it is not as easy to use without some IT knowledge. The dashboards are complicated and designed for someone who is computer savvy. If you are just want to keep track of billing, for example, you may need to take a course or spend a few hours with someone being walked through the admin console.
  • AWS does tend to be slow at times. If you do not have a fast internet connection, it can take time to access services that are hosted on AWS. This is not always the case but we have had clients complain about this if they are trying to access a service from multiple points (IP addresses). The only real fix we found was to make our files cache to another server and only keep current data accessible to clients.
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.4
Based on 10 answers
AWS has met our requirements, including the pricing. There is no need to move off of AWS at this time.
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Sungard AS Managed Hosting

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 6.4
Based on 4 answers
The management console is the weak part of the service in my experience. It is adequate but slow.
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Sungard AS Managed Hosting

No score
No answers yet
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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.
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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.
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Sungard AS Managed Hosting

No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 6.4
Based on 4 answers
Neutral, no experience with either.
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Sungard AS Managed Hosting

No score
No answers yet
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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.
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Sungard AS Managed Hosting

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Web Services

Initially, we were with GoDaddy hosting but made a switch to a dedicated server with Bluehost. Our reasoning was that we would get more value from a dedicated server, however, as our SAAS grew we realized cloud computing was the way to go. We ended up choosing AWS over Digital Ocean even though the pricing is comparable. Our team felt that AWS was better and was the winner because of the ability to automatically scale our usage as needed.There are many dedicated solutions if you are looking for a simple solution to host a service, however, if you are serious about growing your service and building something with customizable scalable specifications, AWS is the better option as it scales automatically based on your usage. Digital Ocean may also be a viable option depending on your development team size and recommendations.
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Sungard AS Managed Hosting

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

Amazon Web Services

  • Easy to recruit engineers with AWS experience.
  • Decreased focus on equipment maintenance, more focus on development efforts.
  • Creates a strong issue around vendor lock-in when maximizing the use of products.
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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
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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 AS Managed Hosting

General

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

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