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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    AWS CloudFormation

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

    80%
    Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWS CloudFormation is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.9

    AWS CloudFormation

    79%
    5 Ratings
    7.0

    Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    AWS CloudFormation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

    80%
    1 Rating

    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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    NaviSite

    Clarify before hand any additional charges for remote hand and arrangement/SLA for remote hand. Negotiate well on these terms as they tend to be more flexible around this. Clarify shipping and handling charges if any.
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    Pros

    Amazon AWS

    • SaaS
    • Paas
    • Iaas
    • On promises
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    NaviSite

    • 24/7 monitoring
    • Immediate notification in the event of failures
    • Dedicated Senior DBA
    • Dedicate Account rep
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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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    NaviSite

    • San Jose facility power outage caused damage to company's credibility, this should not occur again being 7x24 facility and backup generator
    • Avoiding too many management changes will help create good connection with individuals for sustained harmony
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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.

    Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud) 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      NaviSite

      Price and facility equipment, location of the hosting facility factor into the decision to renew
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      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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      NaviSite

      Navisite's rates were better and they seemed to have more SQL Server expertise. This was about 5 years ago and it may not be the case anymore
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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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      NaviSite

      • Cost savings by not having a full-time DBA on staff - saving of at least 50K a year
      • Data team not on call 24/7
      • Navisite team will try to fix issue if possible - e.g. shrink log files that have grown
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