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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS CloudFormation

We create the resource stack with AWS CloudFormation. We can manage all the resources as a bundle. We can update the entire stack by updating the AWS CloudFormation template. It is very easy to delete the entire resource with AWS CloudFormation. If we do those resource creations and manage them manually, then we need to do lots of manual involvements. When we use AWS CloudFormation, we can reduce time to create and manage resources.
Sampath Liyanage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Temple IaaS Cloud

I think Media Temple is well suited for a somewhat tech-savvy and sophisticated dev shop that wants something powerful to use but doesn't want the complexity of something like Rackspace or AWS. If you don't need an insane level of control and would have something more on a managed basis, Media Tempe IaaS is the way to go.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

AWS CloudFormation
Media Temple IaaS Cloud
8.8
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
AWS CloudFormation
Media Temple IaaS Cloud
9.0
Dynamic scaling
AWS CloudFormation
Media Temple IaaS Cloud
9.5
Elastic load balancing
AWS CloudFormation
Media Temple IaaS Cloud
9.5
Pre-configured templates
AWS CloudFormation
Media Temple IaaS Cloud
8.0
Monitoring tools
AWS CloudFormation
Media Temple IaaS Cloud
7.0
Pre-defined machine images
AWS CloudFormation
Media Temple IaaS Cloud
9.5
Operating system support
AWS CloudFormation
Media Temple IaaS Cloud
9.0
Security controls
AWS CloudFormation
Media Temple IaaS Cloud
9.0

Pros

AWS CloudFormation

  • Infrastructure Provisioning
  • Stack Visibility
  • Auto Rollback
  • Console for History and Tracking
  • Better Integration with AWS Services
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Temple IaaS Cloud

  • Great user interface.
  • Great performance.
  • Creating a Wordpress website is very easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS CloudFormation

  • Better examples
  • There are oddities with the yaml aspects of it, that make it a bit cumbersome
  • A template for use cases that are easily fillable - or just some place to start.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Temple IaaS Cloud

  • There are often errors with automatic updates and management of 3rd party tools including software such as Plesk.
  • I think the communication options could be improved. It isn't as easy to set up alerts as you would want.
  • Your plans are grandfathered so you are somewhat stuck with an old plan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation has more features and robustness. It is suited for professional projects since it provides stability and a wide variety of options for configurations. These include not only dividing stacks by specific code changes, but also in regions. This allows more granularity and control over all stacks. If you want to delete them all just by a region, you can do it.
Manuela Jacqueline Mercado Rodríguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Temple IaaS Cloud

We've been using both DreamHost and Media Temple for years and Media Temple has a better overall experience, offering a more robust solution in terms of scalability and customization. On the other hand, DreamHost has great support and a better pricing policy. So it depends on what are you looking for and your budget as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS CloudFormation

  • Reduced AWS resource creation time
  • Reduced existing AWS resource management time
  • Reduced manual involvements on AWS resource creation
  • Better AWS CloudFormation improve the log mechanism
Sampath Liyanage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Temple IaaS Cloud

  • It is a huge part of our overall web offerings. We depend on Media Temple day-to-day for a large contingency of clients.
  • Reduction in costs and increase in bandwidth.
  • An easy learning curve for new staff and semi-technical employees.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AWS CloudFormation

General

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

AWS CloudFormation Editions & Modules

Edition
Free Tier - 1,000 Handler Operations per Month per Account$0.00
Handler Operation$0.00092
  1. per handler operation
Additional Pricing Details
There is no additional charge for using AWS CloudFormation with resource providers in the following namespaces: AWS::*, Alexa::*, and Custom::*. In this case you pay for AWS resources (such as Amazon EC2 instances, Elastic Load Balancing load balancers, etc.) created using AWS CloudFormation as if you created them manually. You only pay for what you use, as you use it; there are no minimum fees and no required upfront commitments. When you use resource providers with AWS CloudFormation outside the namespaces mentioned above, you incur charges per handler operation. Handler operations are create, update, delete, read, or list actions on a resource.

Media Temple IaaS Cloud

General

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

Media Temple IaaS Cloud Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS CloudFormation
9.0
Media Temple IaaS Cloud
8.5

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