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Feature Set Ratings

    Cloud Management

    AWS Config

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    AWS Systems Manager

    80%
    AWS Systems Manager ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Cloud Management Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Automation and Orchestration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Cost Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Cloud Management Performance Monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Governance and Compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Systems Integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    AWS Config

    87%
    6 Ratings
    8.0

    AWS Systems Manager

    80%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    9.6

    AWS Config

    96%
    4 Ratings

    AWS Systems Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    6.2

    AWS Config

    62%
    2 Ratings

    AWS Systems Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon AWS

    It's really good if your infrastructure services is all in AWS, that means everything could be audited and monitored using AWS config. You also can create alarms to notify you or your team about any changes on your AWS resources which is very useful to prevent abuse if you have a fairly large team. It's also very useful whenever some third party wants to audit your AWS resources, if you have a fairly comprehensive AWS config configured, the auditing process will be easy since they only need to look at your AWS config setup.
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    Amazon AWS

    When you have a process running in aws that needs to copy files to group of instances as part of the process Installing software on a group of machines Adding Cloudwatch agent to instance.
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    Pros

    Amazon AWS

    • The ability to track changes in AWS is paramount, AWS config allows you to do this
    • Allows the auditing of an AWS account
    • Can view history of an account that has AWS config enabled
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    Amazon AWS

    • Copy files to a group of instance with particular tag
    • Enable CW agent and push metrics to CW
    • Easy to install software in a group of instances.
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    Cons

    Amazon AWS

    • It's only AWS, no third party.
    • Not the most intuitive interface, but with a little getting used to it is OK.
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    Amazon AWS

    • I would like to see the Search feature improved a bit more.
    • UI is little bit confusing initially
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    Pricing Details

    AWS Config

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    AWS Config 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

      With AWS Config, you are charged based on the number of configuration items recorded, the number of active AWS Config rule evaluations and the number of conformance pack evaluations in your account. A configuration item is a record of the configuration state of a resource in your AWS account. An AWS Config rule evaluation is a compliance state evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule in your AWS account, and a conformance pack evaluation is the evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule within the conformance pack.

      AWS Systems Manager

      Starting Price

      $0.2 Per Million Calls

      Editions & Modules

      AWS Systems Manager editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      OpsCenter$2.971
      AppConfig$0.202

      Footnotes

      1. Per 1,000 Items
      2. Per Million Calls

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Performance

      Amazon AWS

      Would rate lower for other workloads but for AWS workloads its simple to set up, cost effective and customisable. Primary use case is compliance from a governance perspective.
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      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Amazon AWS

      I do not know or have used any other product in AWS cloud space that matches what AWS Config provides. We have some custom built monitoring and governance, however that is there because AWS Config does not provide it currently.
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      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Amazon AWS

      • Enforcing audit requirements
      • Easy to set up alerting when there are rule breaches
      • Auto remediation reduces the manual policing of such breaches
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      Amazon AWS

      • Reduced team's time spent on EC2 management
      • Patch management
      • Remote access
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