PaaS Clouds Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
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IT Solution Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Uses Amazon AWS
Features such as EC2, S3, EBS, Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, VPC (Virtual Private Cloud), RDS (Relational Data Service), Cloud Front, Cloud Formation, Elastic Bean Stack, etc., have been useful for the following reasons: * EC2: Supports various operating systems, CPU configurations, helps to produce flexible computing power at affordable, customizable rates. You pay for only what you use. No need to pay for unused extra capacity. Build only what you need and pay for only what you use. It can help save tons of dollars in infrastructure cost. * S3: Low cost, affordable, yet modern storage solution from Amazon. * EBS: Low cost, yet fast storage solution. It helps to store the needed data in the quickly accessible storage. Also, it helps defending against DDOS attacks. * Auto Scaling: Helps to quickly scale up, or scale down the capacity as needed. This would help in adding and/or removing computing capacity as per the need and helps reduce cost, yet provide a quick response as needed. * Elastic Load Balancing: Helps to build redundant, waiting systems for which the demand can be routed as needed. * VPC: Helps to define our own private cloud with marked input and output ports. Also helps in reducing the electronic footprint and defend against DDOS attacks. Helps to define the private cloud which will provide the needed security and privacy. * RDS: Helps to dynamically manage the database services. Helps to independently select and/or switch among various database providers such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, etc. RDS helps to free up administrators' time by automating tasks such as backup, maintenance, applying patches, scaling, and replication. * CloudFront: Helps to define cache of data across various locations and helps to improve the latency of applications. * Cloud Formation: This is the much needed tool for technical architects. Here one can define the technical architecture they need and play around with it until they get a working architecture. Then the working architecture can be copied, reutilized among different regions, business units, clients, etc. This saves cost and time, reduces errors, and improves efficiency. A much needed tool for administrators and architects. * Elastic BeanStalk: Helps to rapidly deploy applications across various platforms such as Java, .NET, PHP, Ruby, Python, Docker, etc. It also handles load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring. view full review »
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Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
Uses Microsoft Azure
Customized Dashboard, Site-to-site and point-to-Site VPN, Virtual Machines, Web Apps, SQL, SharePoint ( /products/sharepoint ), Storage, Test/Dev environments. view full review »
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Website and EComm at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Amazon AWS
* S3 storage buckets * Glacier storage * EC2 instances * Cloud Trail API log storage view full review »
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Diretor de Sistemas de Informação at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Uses Microsoft Azure
* Virtual Networking * Security * Feature packing * Virtual Machines * Ease of implementation * Azure AD * Azure AD Directory Domain Services * Database as a Service * Operations Management Suite * RBAC view full review »
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Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Uses Google Compute Engine
Compared to other IaaS providers, I believe that Google Compute Engine ( /products/google-compute-engine ) (GCE) stands out with the ability to customize the virtual machines. With other providers, these are pre-determined specifications. With this you can create machines specific to your application. view full review »
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Principle consultant at Active Data Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Uses Microsoft Azure
The ability to quickly create and manage resources is critical to getting things done, Azure ( /products/microsoft-azure ) just makes getting things done a lot simpler. view full review »
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Senior Consultant | Architect at DHL
Uses Microsoft Azure
The most valuable feature is the possibility of using Microsoft and non-Microsoft services on one environment. For example, Windows servers, Linux servers, backup solutions from Veeam, etc. There is no one special feature for me, as it makes sense as a complete package. I would mention container services as well, as this is the most modern concept of bimodal IT. For example, doing development in companies without the need of building development servers. You can just using some special parts as micro-services and putting them together like Lego pieces. This is the real benefit of cloud and Azure. view full review »
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Senior Technical Support Analyst at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Uses Amazon AWS
* ECS (EC2 Container Services) * EC2 * RDS * Route 53 view full review »
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CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Uses Jelastic
The horizontal and vertical auto-scaling feature, which does not involve changing anything in the code of the projects, is the most valuable feature. This helps developers to focus on improving their projects at the code level, without worrying about system administration. Several of our important customers who use Jelastic have highlighted this feature. Other valuable features include the advanced level of production-ready Docker hosting, one-click application deployment, and the truly flexible pricing. view full review »
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Owner at a tech vendor
Uses Amazon AWS
The price point and ease of use are the most valuable features. The cost per GB per month has always been reasonable. view full review »
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Google Cloud Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Uses Amazon AWS
Elasticity has always been AWS's mandate. The flexibility of their platform from a systems perspective lives up to its claims. view full review »
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Pre-Sales Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses HPE Helion
Scalability, it's very important. view full review »
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Business and Solutions Architect at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Uses Mendix
Mendix provides the big-picture to the detail and the detail to the big-picture and they do that well. The tool chain allows one to model the business in the easy-to-use Business Modeller, then to deploy the app server with the model, deploy the DB schema to the database and have it running with : One click. They wrap all of this detail, in a big picture platform by integrating everything into the software development life cycle that provides the techies with the detail of what to do next and the business owner with where things are and how long they will take. The most valuable feature is being fast without painting yourself into a corner. view full review »
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Enterprise Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Oracle Java Cloud Service
Cloud has provided: * Cost savings * Less maintenance * More security * Better database management * Better deployments * On Demand scalability view full review »
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IT operations Manager at a manufacturing company
Uses SAP HANA Cloud Platform
To be able to define multiple sub accounts in order to accommodate and separate development, test, and productive environments. view full review »
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Founder with 51-200 employees
Uses Amazon AWS
Bidding on instances with dynamic pricing. So, I can do something that is not critical in terms of speed, like a production system, but testing and bid at an uber low price, and I will usually get what I want. view full review »
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Senior Software Architect at a tech services company
Uses Mendix
There is not one feature that is better than the others. All are good because it is a platform and the features work well together. The power is in the entire solution provided. You have one answer for: * MDD - Model Driven Development * DTAP - Develop Test Acceptance Production environments * Visual web app editor * Visual database editor * Mobile and web app development * The ability to deploy to any major cloud hosting system, like AWS, Azure, and now SAP cloud. * Integrated support for Agile software development and the SCRUM working method. * Strong front-end development options out-of-the-box, easy to extend new features, and isolating front-end functionality, yet giving the possibility to integrate with the platform. view full review »
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Principal Technical Trainer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Uses Amazon AWS
The ability to quickly spin up instances on demand with zero upfront costs or infrastructure is the most valuable for me. This significantly reduces the time it takes to onboard projects or quickly create POV environments. It also enables a low entry point for users to begin development without significant expertise. view full review »
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AWS Cloud Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Uses Amazon AWS
AWS's innovations are incredible. view full review »
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Director of IT Projects - AngularJS developer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Uses Amazon AWS
AWS provides a lot of solutions to design secure, elastic and serverless software architectures. view full review »
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Director General with 11-50 employees
Uses Microsoft Azure
Web Apps and Functions. I had been able to reduce my costs a lot by using Functions, it allowed me to change the way we are developing solutions and reduce the time to market. Highly recommended. view full review »
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Architecte solutions Amazon Web Services at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Uses Amazon AWS
Amount of services, fully-managed services, and the power of Infrastructure as code (deployment and automation). AWS has many atomic services (Lambda, SNS, SQS. and so on…). view full review »
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CISSP at a retailer
Uses Mendix
Built-in security, easy of use, support and available examples of how to use it. The built-in security makes security-by-design from the start possible. The local modeler is easy to use. For the few occasions that I need support, after a beginner's fault, it's available, as is the cloud solution. The many available Mendix software examples make it possible to develop using of existing solutions. view full review »
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Azure Portfolio & Innovation Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Microsoft Azure
Software designed network capabilities, flexible computing, and managed storage. All of them together make a hybrid datacenter design more flexible for users and IT pros. SDN capabilities make anyone able to manage and organize a virtualized network in as many levels (VNets and subnets) as you want, securing aces as well. You can organize many VNets and easily interconnect them. You have several and easy ways to connect your virtual DC in Azure with your on-premise DC -- making it easy to have hybrid environments. Managed storage capabilities, which create a very simple way to create, copy, and replicate local or geo-replicate, it's very simple to assign workloads. All classic storage configuration settings are now managed by the platform. Huge granularity of compute availability makes it really easy to get appropriate sizing or to change the sizing of actual or future workloads. view full review »
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Chief Operations Officer at a tech services company
Uses Red Hat OpenShift
* Continuous integration between different technologies * Single Sign-On * Security enhanced * Easy deployment and follow-up of entire pipeline process view full review »

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