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We performed a comparison between AWS Config and AWS Systems Manager based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Configuration Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed AWS Config vs. AWS Systems Manager report (Updated: September 2022).
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution is scalable and provides over 100 rules."

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"Systems Manager has a feature where it analyzes the logs and gives us a performance overview in the form of a graph. We know when it's taking up more resources and when there are spikes, so we can predict the usability."

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Cons
"The solution is missing a configuration that can assist us when writing our programming languages."

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"We formerly used third-party products to analyze the log, give us information, and find bottlenecks. Systems Manager could provide more tools that conduct this analysis, so we don't have to do it ourselves."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:The solution is scalable and provides over 100 rules.
Top Answer:The solution is missing a configuration that can assist us when writing our programming languages.
Top Answer:Our primary use case for this solution is identifying data through the resources feature. This solution allows us to track changes on the platform and create a history of changes. Additionally, we use… more »
Top Answer:Systems Manager has a feature where it analyzes the logs and gives us a performance overview in the form of a graph. We know when it's taking up more resources and when there are spikes, so we can… more »
Top Answer:Price is one of the biggest pain points with Services Manager. The pricing shoots up if there's a surge in demand. There needs to be a better alert system for the pricing that sends notifications with… more »
Top Answer:The automation functions of Systems Manager need improvement. For example, we formerly used third-party products to analyze the log, give us information, and find bottlenecks. Systems Manager could… more »
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Overview

AWS Config is a service that enables you to assess, audit, and evaluate the configurations of your AWS resources. Config continuously monitors and records your AWS resource configurations and allows you to automate the evaluation of recorded configurations against desired configurations. With Config, you can review changes in configurations and relationships between AWS resources, dive into detailed resource configuration histories, and determine your overall compliance against the configurations specified in your internal guidelines. This enables you to simplify compliance auditing, security analysis, change management, and operational troubleshooting.

AWS Systems Manager is a management service that helps you automatically collect software inventory, apply OS patches, create system images, and configure Windows and Linux operating systems. These capabilities help you define and track system configurations, prevent drift, and maintain software compliance of your EC2 and on-premises configurations. By providing a management approach that is designed for the scale and agility of the cloud but extends into your on-premises data center, Systems Manager makes it easier for you to seamlessly bridge your existing infrastructure with AWS.

Systems Manager is easy to use. Simply access Systems Manager from the EC2 Management Console, select the instances you want to manage, and define the management tasks you want to perform. Systems Manager is available now at no cost to manage both your EC2 and on-premises resources.

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Flatiron, Prezi, iZettle, British Gas, Burt, Autodesk, FanDuel
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company18%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company9%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Computer Software Company17%
Media Company12%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm9%
Company Size
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise74%
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AWS Config is ranked 13th in Configuration Management with 1 review while AWS Systems Manager is ranked 10th in Configuration Management with 1 review. AWS Config is rated 10.0, while AWS Systems Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS Config writes "Identifies data through the resource feature and helps track changes on the platform". On the other hand, the top reviewer of AWS Systems Manager writes "Root cause analysis helps us find source of unexpected spikes". AWS Config is most compared with AWS OpsWorks, whereas AWS Systems Manager is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, AWS OpsWorks, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Red Hat Satellite.

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