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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS App Mesh

Useful in scenarios where we use a complex microservices-based implementation with the complexity of inter-service communication. Can use App Mesh with services running on any compute services such as Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and Amazon EC2. Can be used to isolate errors and pinpoint the error location and also to re-route.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Consul

Consul looks to me like an amazing solution to store configuration data. In huge cloud environments like what we are using nowadays, it is quite important to have a reliable source of parameters to our distributed applications, easily scalable and also, easy to change parameters spreading them efficiently over our entire environment.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS App Mesh

  • Standardization of microservices communication.
  • Traceability and visibility of communication across microservices.
  • Identify and Isolate issues in microservices communication.
  • Monitoring and sending data to CloudWatch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Consul

  • Service Health: Using Consul for service health/discovery has been critical to our success in a hybrid environment
  • K/V Store: The Consul K/V store is the best solution out there for our particular use case, which is as a locking mechanism to coordinate otherwise random runs of our configuration management system. This has allowed us to have peace of mind of system availability in our on-prem infrastructure.
  • API: The Consul API as a whole is excellent and extremely easy to work with
  • Documentation: Hashicorp really does documentation well. Their examples are easy to follow and everything is written in a manner that is easy to understand for beginners with the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS App Mesh

  • Increase the limit of for a set of resources: virtual nodes and virtual gateways.
  • Expert availability: not easy to find experts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Consul

  • We would like to see more out of the box training for Consul use.
  • Best practice examples would be nice for routing.
  • The agent could be easier to run.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS App Mesh

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Consul

Consul 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Consul's API is extremely user friendly. While their web interface isn't quite as "mature", it's still pretty easily navigated for the average person. Together they make a pretty easy to pick up and use tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AWS App Mesh

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Consul

Consul 8.6
Based on 4 answers
I've never used paid support from HashiCorp, but I consider its support a good one, since they provide a lot of free resources for the community and there are good user groups supporting you on several sorts of issues. Also, HashiCorp is known as a company with a strong relationship with the community, that is easily noticed by the events HashiCorp promotes over the world.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS App Mesh

Istio is high on operational costs as compared to AppMesh. HIgher learning curve for Istio as compared to AppMesh. Multi cluster support in AWS. App Mesh has IAM integration which is a plus for AWS workloads.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Consul

We studied Zoekeeper, trying to decide which could become our service broker tool of choice. But although it is meant to be a very high performance tool, it got immensely shadowed by the vast plethora of available tools that Consul offers. The monitoring, health checking tools, as well as the key-value data storage and gossip clustering functionalities just could not be beaten
Claudio Fernando Maciel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS App Mesh

  • High ROI as it facilitates operational monitoring and root cause analysis.
  • Ensures to re-route and distribute traffic sustaining operational availability and performance - +ve for ROI.
  • Service discovery enables service run time governance - +ve for ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Consul

  • Consul has paid for itself just in monitoring and keeping us notified alone.
  • Configuration changes can be monitored and will make even your Security team smile.
  • The time saving tools will help make even a lean IT team work like a larger force.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS App Mesh

General

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

AWS App Mesh Editions & Modules

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Consul

General

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

Consul Editions & Modules

Edition
Open Source (self-managed)$01
Cloud (managed Consul)starting at $.0272
EnterpriseSelf-Managed Custom Deployments
  1. always free
  2. Per Hour
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