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Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    AWS CloudFormation

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Media Temple IaaS Cloud

    88%
    Media Temple IaaS Cloud ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Media Temple IaaS Cloud is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.9

    AWS CloudFormation

    79%
    5 Ratings
    8.5

    Media Temple IaaS Cloud

    85%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon AWS

    AWS CloudFormation is well suited for scenarios where all of your resources need to be provisioned on AWS but it is not suited for hybrid cloud deployments. It's very easy for someone new to learn. The level of customization offered as part of the template specifically for AWS services is great. There is also a UI tool where we can drag and drop the services we want and it generates an yaml file which is very easy to use. The visibility of stacks and its resources and one place where we can track and identify the issues in deployment is great.
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    Media Temple

    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.
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    Pros

    Amazon AWS

    • SaaS
    • Paas
    • Iaas
    • On promises
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    Media Temple

    • Great user interface.
    • Great performance.
    • Creating a Wordpress website is very easy.
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    Cons

    Amazon AWS

    • Error Description upon Failure Needs to be Improved.
    • Slow to create, delete or update.
    • Need to delete resources manually. It can ask before starting deletion whether to skip those resources or delete them.
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    Media Temple

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    AWS CloudFormation

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    AWS CloudFormation editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free Tier - 1,000 Handler Operations per Month per Account$0.001
    Handler Operation$0.00092

    Footnotes

    1. none
    2. per handler operation

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional 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

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Media Temple IaaS Cloud editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      Amazon AWS

      We didn't look into anything else as Cloudformation was "built-in" for AWS, it just kind of made sense to go with that. Terraform was something that we briefly looked into Terraform but decides to stick with Cloudformation because our task was relatively "simple". Apparently if it's a bit more complex, Terraform might be the way to go.
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      Media Temple

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      Amazon AWS

      • It has a positive ROI
      • Less time inverted in bugs
      • More stable source code
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      Media Temple

      • 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.
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