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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenShift

As with any solution, it depends on how and why you want to deploy it. OpenShift is excellent for medium to large deployments, but I would caution against smaller deployments unless you're planning on ramping up to a larger deployment in short order. It just doesn't make financial sense to deploy it in a small configuration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

If you need a trusted email hosting platform, Rackspace is definitely the way to go. Not only is it simple to use, but the help they're willing to provide is also outstanding. Whether you're upgrading (or even downgrading) a service, or have concerns over any use cases, they're great at providing assistance and being diligent to understand your needs. If you only require a simple email for only a few people, it may not be the way to go, but it's hard to beat the price they offer (and the clarity on that pricing as well).
Stephen Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

OpenShift
8.3
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Ease of building user interfaces
OpenShift
8.7
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Scalability
OpenShift
8.7
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Platform management overhead
OpenShift
7.9
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Workflow engine capability
OpenShift
8.1
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Platform access control
OpenShift
9.4
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Services-enabled integration
OpenShift
8.3
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Development environment creation
OpenShift
8.7
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Development environment replication
OpenShift
8.4
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Issue monitoring and notification
OpenShift
7.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Issue recovery
OpenShift
7.3
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Upgrades and platform fixes
OpenShift
8.9
Rackspace Cloud Hosting

Pros

OpenShift

  • Pre built cartridges, giving a huge range of software ready to go. Reduces the amount of time required to get up and running.
  • Integration with GIT was an advantage, cloning the repo and making changes was straight forward.
  • Speed, creating an environment in minutes, ready to deploy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

  • Racksapce is quick and helpful when contacted for support.
  • Rackspace is easy to set up and run on various email clients.
  • The service is affordable and compares well with any similar services.
  • It has a nice admin panel which is easy to follow and understand.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OpenShift

  • I would like to see a public cloud using OpenShift and Docker integration. I am not aware if this is already available now.
  • I would like to see a tool that can help with extracting log files from the remote server like it being available on a Samba shared folder. And other applications that want to scan for keywords in the application log can check if there have been any errors or exceptions thrown by the application.
Sonam Samdupkhangsar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

  • During a couple of planned upgrades, the timeline was a bit ambiguous.
  • There have been a few times when tech support seemed unhelpful.
  • We've hit storage/CPU limit without much notice on a unique project.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

OpenShift

OpenShift 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Leverage OpenShift Online constantly at both the free and paid tiers. While AWS is convenient, it often brings more administration than I want to deal with for a quick application (i.e. Drupal or Wordpress blog). OpenShift also simplifies the DNS registration and ability to share application environments with team members
Isaac Christoffersen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenShift

OpenShift 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to understand. Gives our team freedom to focus on the quality of our coding and not worry too much about build and deployment which honestly can be a headache for some of us. Also, customer support is fast and responsive so we don't have to wait for weeks for issues to get fixed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

OpenShift

OpenShift 9.0
Based on 4 answers
First of all OpenShift Help Portal is a great place to get assistance in case of any OpenShift platform related technical questions. When it comes to paid support subscription friendly support agents can find the right answer for you in a matter of minutes which is super efficient way of solving any critical issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

Rackspace Cloud Hosting 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Honestly, if it wasn't for the way in which ticket updates are shared, it would be a ten. They provide excellent support, from sales to technical to even migration services. I've always gotten my questions answered clearly, by someone who is human. If answers were displayed via email as well, rather than just a notice that I needed to login to see a message, it would be even better.
Stephen Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OpenShift

EC2 seems really cheap until you realize how many hours there are in a year, so it is expensive for something that runs 24/7. And scaling is a challenge (and even more expensive) to set up for.Bluehost has very reasonable prices, but it feels so cluttered whenever I login to cPanel. Thank goodness they have an SSH option also, but I remember having to send a picture ID or something and pay extra for the privilege
Peter Ivie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

I've used Google/Amazons web services. They both make it easy to accidentally incur bills for things you didn't know were billable (or forgot about). Rackspace makes it extremely clear and doesn't lure you in with so many free trials that try to lock you in at a later time
Tyler Hildebrandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

OpenShift

  • Cost - OpenShift is extremely inexpensive. I use a free account for Dev and QA. For production, I am planning on using a low cost paid subscription.
  • Time - You can get your application up and running in minutes so if you find that the service is not for you, you don't have much to lose.
Keith D. Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

  • It has helped with resolving the issues quickly. Hence we get better uptime.
  • It has helped us with notifying on the issues immediately which helped us with notifying our clients before they came to us about the website down message.
Steve Surya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OpenShift

General

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

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenShift
9.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

OpenShift
10.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting

Usability

OpenShift
8.5
Rackspace Cloud Hosting

Reliability and Availability

OpenShift
5.5
Rackspace Cloud Hosting

Support Rating

OpenShift
9.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
8.0

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