Powerful, Easy-to-Use and Scalable Platform That Rivals Much More Complex Competitors
January 16, 2019

Powerful, Easy-to-Use and Scalable Platform That Rivals Much More Complex Competitors

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Media Temple IaaS Cloud

Our agency uses Media Temple IaaS Cloud to host client websites. We host both staging sites under development as well as live production sites. Our digital/web group uses the platform and has been using it for more than six years. We had tried other platforms in the past but found them to not meet our needs. We needed something powerful, flexible, scalable and affordable. Media Temple is all of those things. First, it is powerful. The servers have the power and bandwidth necessary to provide commercial-grade hosting for our clients. The flexibility comes in the ability for us to customize our environment to meet our specific needs and flex when we need to make adjustments. The platform is scalable so as we need more storage or memory, we can easily scale to a larger package. Lastly, the price point is affordable and provides a great deal of value for what we pay.

Pros

  • Easy to use platform with a full feature set.
  • Responsive and helpful customer support.
  • Scalable and flexible environment.
  • Affordable and reasonable price points.

Cons

  • There are often errors with automatic updates and management of 3rd party tools including software such as Plesk.
  • I think the communication options could be improved. It isn't as easy to set up alerts as you would want.
  • Your plans are grandfathered so you are somewhat stuck with an old plan.
  • It is a huge part of our overall web offerings. We depend on Media Temple day-to-day for a large contingency of clients.
  • Reduction in costs and increase in bandwidth.
  • An easy learning curve for new staff and semi-technical employees.
I chose Media Temple because they offered what we needed in a more streamlined, user-friendly package than both Rackspace and AWS. Media Temple just offered a better user experience and was less complicated than some of their peers. They may not offer everything, but they offer exactly what we need to serve our clients.
I think Media Temple is well suited for a somewhat tech-savvy and sophisticated dev shop that wants something powerful to use but doesn't want the complexity of something like Rackspace or AWS. If you don't need an insane level of control and would have something more on a managed basis, Media Tempe IaaS is the way to go.

Media Temple IaaS Cloud Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
9
Dynamic scaling
9
Elastic load balancing
9
Pre-configured templates
8
Monitoring tools
5
Pre-defined machine images
9
Operating system support
9
Security controls
9

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