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Executive Summary
Updated on May 18, 2022

We performed a comparison between Amazon AWS and OpenShift based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: While some Amazon AWS reviewers report the initial setup to be straightforward, others feel that the setup can be complex depending on the architecture of the solution. Most OpenShift users report the initial setup to be straightforward.
  • Features: Reviewers of both products are happy with their stability and scalability. Amazon AWS users say it is high-performing, easy to use, and is, overall, a mature solution. A few users mention that its interface is a bit complex. OpenShift reviewers like its flexibility but say it lacks integration options.
  • Pricing: Most Amazon AWS reviewers feel that the product is fairly priced. OpenShift reviewers feel that it is an expensive product.
  • ROI: Users of both solutions report seeing an ROI.
  • Service and Support: All Amazon AWS and most OpenShift reviewers are satisfied with the level of support they receive.

Comparison Results: Amazon AWS comes out on top in this comparison. Our reviewers agree that Amazon AWS is a high-performing and feature-rich solution with excellent customer support. OpenShift did come out on top in the Ease of Deployment category.

To learn more, read our detailed Amazon AWS vs. OpenShift report (Updated: July 2022).
Buyer's Guide
Amazon AWS vs. OpenShift
July 2022
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Pros
"Almost everything is good. It is a whole ecosystem. It is not only the storage, computing, or networking. It is interesting in the way all things are combined to form this ecosystem. It is a very well-built and logical ecosystem that has some small building blocks. These building blocks can be used in the right way to build a much bigger ecosystem that is robust, secure, scalable.""This solution offers a very detailed dashboard that has some metrics, such as performance and budget.""The stability is magnificent, it's spectacular.""The most valuable features I have found are the Database Migration Service (DMS) for monitoring the host and routing, Route 53, and EC2 tools. The DMS is not available in any other solution that I am aware of. They have a very flexible and professional solution.""This solution is a good option if you are looking for cloud-based storage. Using a cloud-based solution, it is not required to accommodate a full workload. You can start with a basic version and scale up as needed.""The interface of the solution is good.""They are enterprising and pretty good in terms of features. It has good security. Its availability is also pretty good. It is available everywhere in the world. It has pretty good integrations, and it is working well. They have done a lot of improvements, and its UI has improved a lot.""Using AWS is really helpful for saving costs."

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"The company had a product called device financing, where the company worked as a partner with Google. It allowed customers to take mobile phones on loan or via credit. When we migrated those services to OpenShift in February last year, we were able to sell over 100,000 devices in a single day, which was very good.""The security features of OpenShift are strong when in use of role-based access.""The developers seem to like the source-to-image feature. That makes it easy for them to deploy an application from code into containers, so they don't have to think about things. They take it straight from their code into a containerized application. If you don't have OpenShift, you have to build the container and then deploy the container to, say, EKS or something like that.""The stability has been good.""The solution provides a lot of flexibility to the application team for running their applications in the container platform, without needing to monitor the entire infrastructure all the time. It automatically scales and automatically self-heals. There is also a mechanism to alert the team in case it is over-committing or overutilizing the application.""Provides support throughout the whole platform.""The scalability of OpenShift combined with Kubernetes is good. At least from the software standpoint, it becomes quite easy to handle the scalability through configuration. You need to constantly monitor the underlying infrastructure and ensure that it has adequate provisioning. If you have enough infrastructure, then managing the scalability is quite easy which is done through configuration.""The initial setup is simple, and OpenShift is open-source, so it's easy to install on any cloud platform."

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Cons
"The pricing of the solution could be better. It's a little pricey.""I have trouble with the AWS command-line interface.""The pricing is something you have to watch. You really have to constantly optimize your costs for instances and things like that. That can become a job in itself to manage just from a budgeting standpoint.""Some of the storage services could be cheaper.""The technical support can take longer than expected sometimes. They could improve on this.""I think the price can be improved.""It just needs to be improved from the security perspective.""It is difficult to hand over legacy applications when migrating them to the cloud."

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"The whole area around the hybrid cloud could be improved. I would like to deploy a Red Hat OpenShift cluster on-premise and on the cloud, then have Red Hat do the entire hybrid cloud management.""OpenShift could be improved if it were more accessible for smaller budgets.""Documentation and technical support could be improved. The product is good, but when we raise a case with support—say we are having an image issue—the support is not really up to the mark. It is difficult to get support... When we raise a case, their support people will hesitate to get on a call or a screen-sharing session. That is a major drawback when it comes to OpenShift.""We need some kind of a multi-cluster management solution from the Red Hat site.""OpenShift could improve by providing the ability to integrate with public cloud platforms. This way we can easily use the services that these platforms offer. For instance, Amazon AWS. However, all the three major hyper-scalers solutions offer excellent DevOps and CI/CD tooling. If there was an easy way to integrate with them it would be beneficial. We need a way to easily integrate with the monitoring and dashboard services that they provide.""The solution only offers support for one server.""OpenShift's storage management could be better.""OpenShift can improve monitoring. Sometimes there are issues. Additionally, the solution could benefit from protective tools if something was to happen in our network."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."
  • "Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "AWS is not an expensive product."
  • "AWS is expensive and the cost should be reduced."
  • "Amazon AWS is really cost-effective."
  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis. I believe we are satisfied with the current pricing. Otherwise, we would have switched to another vendor."
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  • "I don't deal with the cost part, but I know that the cost is very high when compared to other products. They charge for CPU and memory, but we don't worry about it."
  • "We had a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) license for all our servers' operating systems. By having multiple Red Hat products together, you can negotiate costs and leverage on having a sort of enterprise license agreement to reduce the overall outlay or TCO."
  • "Pricing of OpenShift depends on the number of nodes and who is hosting it."
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    Ranking
    2nd
    out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
    Views
    43,991
    Comparisons
    39,560
    Reviews
    161
    Average Words per Review
    423
    Rating
    8.4
    4th
    out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
    Views
    22,016
    Comparisons
    18,986
    Reviews
    7
    Average Words per Review
    837
    Rating
    8.0
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Amazon Web Services, AWS
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    Overview

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

    OpenShift is Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. With OpenShift you have a choice of offerings, including online, on-premise, and open source project options.

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    Sample Customers
    Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
    UPS, Cathay Pacific, Hilton
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Pharma/Biotech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon AWS vs. OpenShift
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. OpenShift and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 167 reviews while OpenShift is ranked 4th in PaaS Clouds with 9 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while OpenShift is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenShift writes "Managing infrastructure is easy because of self-healing and automatic scaling, but technical support is not up to the mark". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud, Linode and Oracle Cloud Platform, whereas OpenShift is most compared with Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, VMware Tanzu Application Service and VMware vRealize Automation (vRA). See our Amazon AWS vs. OpenShift report.

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