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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8 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 OpenStack

Need to get an application up and running, then I would say the open stack is a great place to test it out. Why spend time setting things up when you can let them do it for you? Many people also have experience with using Rackspace in some capacity so its an easier learning curve for many people.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

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

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 OpenStack

  • Quick uptime
  • Simple Signup
  • Lots of options on what you need
  • Rackspace is a known company (not some unknown startup)
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 OpenStack

  • Support does not seem to be what it use to be, use to be a solid 10 when dealing with them, now more like an 8
  • Pricing can be tricky to figure out
  • For some people too many options.
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 OpenStack

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 OpenStack

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 OpenStack

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 OpenStack

I looked into going with Amazon EC2, was very comparable in pricing, services, options, etc. and a bit cheaper too. Why I did not go with Amazon mainly has to do with knowing Rackspace and being familiar with them. It was easier for me to use a Rackspace product then go with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
Anonymous | 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 OpenStack

  • Quick setup allowed me to work on the application not setup of where it was going to run
  • Expand ability with a few clicks was a great help, no worrying about if I needed more "power", few clicks and I had it.
  • Tech support is hit or miss so that can be problematic and that was cause for concern and took time away from development
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OpenShift

General

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

Rackspace OpenStack

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenShift
8.9
Rackspace OpenStack
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

OpenShift
10.0
Rackspace OpenStack

Usability

OpenShift
8.5
Rackspace OpenStack

Reliability and Availability

OpenShift
5.5
Rackspace OpenStack

Support Rating

OpenShift
9.0
Rackspace OpenStack

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