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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Auto Scaling

AWS Auto Scaling is a useful tool for variable, heavy workloads. It can control costs for heavy workloads like compilations and tests, and can also be used to respond to application loads that change over time. Good usage is a webserver [whose] traffic mostly comes during the day. Keeping servers running all night is expensive, but AWS Auto Scaling can spin up servers when they're needed based on load.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft IIS

IIS as a web application server is perfectly suited for .net, .net core, asp.net applications. Our core ESB runs on IIS and has hundreds of gigabytes of data moved through it every day spread across millions of transactions. We have other mission critical applications that deliver our results to patients and doctors relying on IIS web application servers. If you stay in the Microsoft development stack, IIS is a top tier, efficient, and reliable web server.
Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
7.8
IDE support
AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
7.6
Security management
AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
7.5
Administration and management
AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
8.1
Application server performance
AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
8.4
Installation
AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
8.9
Open-source standards compliance
AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
6.0

Pros

AWS Auto Scaling

  • Better fault tolerance
  • Better availability[,] Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling helps ensure that your application always has the right amount of capacity to handle the current traffic demand
  • Better cost management
Seshu Giri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft IIS

  • A big advantage that we use all the time is reviewing the logs that automatically get generated in IIS. It has helped us troubleshoot various problems in our applications over the years.
  • IIS integrates really well with Visual Studio and TFS. We are able to quickly deploy new applications and changes to applications when requested by the business.
  • IIS has proven that it is easy to configure and maintain with minimal effort.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Auto Scaling

  • It should be made available all over the world.
  • Auto response time should be manageable.
  • Auto scaling time should be less with improvement in coding.
Vrushali Raskar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft IIS

  • There are some hidden and not very easy to find configurations that would have been better if completely left out, like machine.config. I understand the idea, but sometimes things are easier without trying to make things easy for you.
  • After 15 years of usage I still don't understand why IIS sometimes complains that I already used my *.domain https certificate for another website in the same domain.
  • There are too many versions... IIS should be a product with almost no other functionality than being a web server. It's not necessary to have imcompatible versions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Auto Scaling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have no intention to replace all applications running on top of the IIS platform. Not all applications support other platforms and not all support staff are skilled in Linux/Apache platform support. Whereas IIS may not be the best performing or most secure web platform available, for the aforementioned reasons, it is impossible not to continue use of this product.
Leo Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS Auto Scaling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS 9.5
Based on 9 answers
As I've mentioned earlier, Microsoft IIS is very simple and easy to use. The user interface is a little bit overloaded with a huge number of different options, but once you have a little clue of what you are doing and what you need - no issues at all.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

AWS Auto Scaling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
ARR (application request routing) in Microsoft IIS Server enables the web-admins to increase the web app reliability and availability through the rule based routing and load balancing of HTTP requests which in turn provides highly available server. IIS 7.0 Manager also provides kernel as well as user mode caching for faster performance and in case if the server fails, the IIS server has good amount of details logged in its log files which help understand and debug the cause quickly. Load balancing facilitates IIS server to fight against availability issues.
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AWS Auto Scaling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS 7.8
Based on 2 answers
In my experience, I have never had significant issues with IIS performance. Sometimes I've experienced issues with loading time, but it is mostly related to the web site code. However Amazon, Microsoft and Google providing free cloud services with very limited resources, and in that scenario, "heavy" websites on IIS could be the issue. In other situations - performance is good.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AWS Auto Scaling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS 8.7
Based on 6 answers
As mentioned earlier there is so much documentation or guides or stack overflow questions out there that someone will have faced the same or very similar scenario to what you are going through that you will almost certainly find a solution to what you are after.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS Auto Scaling

Used for the below reasons:
  • Easy to implement and use
  • Pay per use, cost savings
  • Automate and build scaling plans
  • Automate performance and workload
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft IIS

In my experience, Microsoft IIS was definitely easier to wrap my head around and also to troubleshoot. The GUI was a great visual way to see what "sites" and "app pools" you have, what is running, what is currently up.
Microsoft IIS also offers the flexibility to have multiple sites and app pools going at the same time and also the versatility to do maintenance on any one without affecting the others.
Aaron Hartzler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

AWS Auto Scaling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft IIS Server is scalable if the underlying server configuration is done correctly. Use x64 edition v/s 32bit and using 32bit mode application pools are some of the tweaks to be done to make the IIS server scalable. There are too many small configurations need to be carried out in order to make a highly scalable IIS server hence not giving full score in this area.
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Auto Scaling

  • Faster developer response time
  • Lower costs
  • Better control of user experience
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft IIS

  • Allowing us to internally host our monitoring websites allows quick access to data that can be quite hidden, saving developer time.
  • It was inexpensive compared to more bulky solutions saving upfront cost.
  • It’s easy to install and enable allowing more developer savings.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Auto Scaling

General

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

Microsoft IIS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Auto Scaling
8.0
Microsoft IIS
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
10.0

Usability

AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
9.5

Reliability and Availability

AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
8.0

Performance

AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
7.8

Support Rating

AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
8.7

Scalability

AWS Auto Scaling
Microsoft IIS
8.0

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