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Attribute Ratings

  • Octopus Deploy is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

AWS CloudFormation

79%
5 Ratings
8.9

Octopus Deploy

89%
25 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

AWS CloudFormation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Octopus Deploy

80%
1 Rating

Usability

AWS CloudFormation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Octopus Deploy

84%
11 Ratings

Performance

AWS CloudFormation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Octopus Deploy

85%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

AWS CloudFormation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

Octopus Deploy

81%
10 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

AWS CloudFormation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Octopus Deploy

85%
3 Ratings

Ease of integration

AWS CloudFormation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Octopus Deploy

85%
4 Ratings

Professional Services

AWS CloudFormation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Octopus Deploy

91%
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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Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy is a well though [the] solution to the deployment orchestration problem. It is a reliable and robust solution that is relatively simple to understand. [Its] UI is friendly and easy to use, The support and documentation [are] excellent and the product seems to fit into any organization’s process very well and with less effort than other products in this space. I actually find it a pleasure to work with [every day] and I am glad to have it as an integral part of our process.
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Pros

Amazon AWS

  • SaaS
  • Paas
  • Iaas
  • On promises
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Octopus Deploy

  • Octopus integrates nicely with TeamCity, our build server.
  • Octopus uses the same deployment packages across environments and makes it easy to track their progress across those environments.
  • Octopus makes it easy to handle configuration across environments which is usually a particularly difficult task.
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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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Octopus Deploy

  • UI is very fluffy and padded. It looks pretty but it could benefit from a more compact, information-focused design
  • Deployment process options are not always laid out in an intuitive manner. Choosing which steps to exclude, which environments or targets to deploy to, etc., is not immediately clear
  • Lack of useful reports and metrics for tracking active deployments and historical data
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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.

Octopus Deploy

Starting Price

$12 per month

Editions & Modules

Octopus Deploy editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
CloudFree 30 day trial1
ServerFree 30 day trial2
EnterpriseStarting at $18 per month3
EnterpriseStarting at $18 per month4
ServerStarting at $12 per month5
CloudStarting at $12 per month6

Footnotes

  1. unlimited targets/users/projects
  2. unlimited targets/users/projects
  3. none
  4. none
  5. none
  6. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Octopus Server edition is available as a 30 day free trial on our unlimited tier for any scenario, including production, and commercial use. After the trial period ends you can keep your working configuration and upgrade to a paid license and continue deploying uninterrupted. Octopus Cloud is an alternative that is hosted by us, and is also available as a 30 day unlimited trial. No credit card is needed to create a Octopus Cloud trial instance. You can convert the Cloud trial to a paid instance at any time during or after the trial period, and keep all of your instance configuration. Octopus also offers an Enterprise tier which offers advanced features for teams at scale including, advanced high availability, insights & DORA metrics, ServiceNow & Jira Service Management integration, unlimited instances, 24/7 support & service credits, and a Customer Success Manager. Volume discounts are available above 500 targets, and temporary bursting for certain scenarios is supported.

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Octopus Deploy

Would be a 10 except for the retirement of the free Community Edition.
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Usability

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy has greatly helped us to improve our reliability and frequency of our deployments and given us the confidence to deploy much more often, with a direct benefit to customers. Cross-platform support and release to Cloud require more focus on the product side.
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Performance

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy is a software that runs very effectively, is easy to use, does not require such a high learning curve, provides the necessary tools to carry out the functions it offers, making it a very flexible software, it also allows that can be configured according to the needs of the user and provides integrations with other very advantageous tools since they are carried out in a very favorable way.
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Support Rating

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy support has always been there for us, even when using the free tier, we get responsive hands-on help. We haven't needed to use that level of support since the documentation is clearly written, and help is readily available within the interface itself. Using Octopus Deploy is a truly joyful experience.
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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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Octopus Deploy

There aren't really any competitors in the land of ASP.NET. Deployment is too ad-hoc. Other tools exist that have massive downsides, like Web Deploy. Most aren't even supported anymore. You could argue that containers (Docker) are a competitor, but containers cannot be used for everything and solve a somewhat different problem. Octopus Deploy is even able to help with containers. To us, Octopus Deploy was really the only really polished solution.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Octopus Deploy

I was not involved in purchasing this product whatsoever
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Professional Services

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Octopus Deploy

Great support from professional services.
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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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Octopus Deploy

  • While not an inexpensive product, it has proven to be a good value. I don't have firm ROI numbers but our PROD deployment quality has improved, and we now measure deployment times in "person-minutes" rather than "person-hours".
  • Our defect rate due to missed configuration items has been significantly reduced.
  • Octopus has enhanced our ability to enforce SDLC separation-of-duties.
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