PaaS Clouds Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Gurudeva Kalledevarpurada B uses Amazon AWS
IT Solution Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
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 »
Aaron Krytus uses Microsoft Azure
Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
Customized Dashboard, Site-to-site and point-to-Site VPN, Virtual Machines, Web Apps, SQL, SharePoint, Storage, Test/Dev environments. View full review »
DigAd3059 uses Microsoft Azure
Digital Ad-Operations at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It was easy to deploy our applications on Azure. It provides more compatibility and scalability than the .NET application. This is why we chose to use Azure. View full review »
Roman Nedzelsky, MVP uses Microsoft Azure
Senior Consultant | Architect at DHL
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 »
Aimee White uses Amazon AWS
Website and EComm at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
* S3 storage buckets * Glacier storage * EC2 instances * Cloud Trail API log storage View full review »
Markus Travaille uses Mendix
Business Development Manager & Project manager at EGALiT
* The complete stack: You have a complete cloud operations, and everything is included. For every customer, wherever we go, we can provide a solution within a few days with a complete data environment in a very stable, high performance cloud. * The development environment is model-driven. We really like this because we can use the information from this for our business engineers to make the information models, and they can also execute the model. * We do not need programmers anymore, so it is a small team of business engineers who design and build the application without us needing to program. That makes our teams four to six times more productive, but also a lot smaller with no overhead and very flexible. It is something, and not every Mendix partner does this. A lot of them have still use analysts and programmers in different roles, but we do not do this. I like that we use the platform on this level. We stick within the core of the platform, so we don't do anything with custom Java or custom JavaScript. View full review »
Fahd Mirza Chughtai uses Oracle Cloud Platform
Cloud Architect, Oracle ACE, Oracle DBA at Pythian
The most important features are the turnkey solutions offered by Oracle. These ease the administration of Oracle Databases. View full review »
Edgar Parra uses Microsoft Azure
Technical Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Azure Active Directory, Azure VMs, Azure network security groups (NSG), and monitoring endpoints across different regions to check how your platform operates from different geographic locations. Azure backups are another feature which are quite useful, especially since they allow us to backup our Azure VMs and our on-premise servers. Data can be backed up to Azure, saving time, space, and using clunky tapes to restore data, when needed. View full review »
AntonioSoares uses Microsoft Azure
Diretor de Sistemas de Informação at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
* 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 »
David García Carbayo uses Amazon AWS
Director of IT Projects - AngularJS developer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
AWS provides a lot of solutions to design secure, elastic and serverless software architectures. View full review »
Douglas Augusto uses Google Compute Engine
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Compared to other IaaS providers, I believe that Google Compute Engine 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 »
John ONeill uses Microsoft Azure
Principle consultant at Active Data Consulting Services Pty Ltd
The ability to quickly create and manage resources is critical to getting things done, Azure just makes getting things done a lot simpler. View full review »
Warren Hamilton uses Amazon AWS
Senior Technical Support Analyst at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
* ECS (EC2 Container Services) * EC2 * RDS * Route 53 View full review »
Jose D. Domenech uses Jelastic
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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 »
Howard Rosenberg uses Amazon AWS
Owner at a tech vendor
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 »
John Laham uses Amazon AWS
Google Cloud Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Elasticity has always been AWS's mandate. The flexibility of their platform from a systems perspective lives up to its claims. View full review »
Ram Ramdas uses Amazon AWS
Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist with 1-10 employees
RDS, specifically Aurora. It offers durability, high availability, fault tolerance, and a high TCO benefit. View full review »
Fran Maita uses Amazon AWS
Analyst at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
* Cutting-edge design * Ease of use * Market adaptability * Accessibility * Creator guarantee View full review »
Ajay Mendez uses Amazon AWS
Founder at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
* It's pay-as-you-go. * It has a breadth of solutions for databases, data mining, AI. * They release new solutions almost every quarter and you don't get that kind of innovation from an enterprise company. View full review »
Michael Grove uses Microsoft Azure
Web Developer at a retailer with 1-10 employees
Azure has the best website amongst all cloud computing platforms. It is simple to utilize, and one can release nearly anything, from app services to host sites. View full review »
Juan Pereigua uses Google App Engine
Personal docente at a K-12 educational company or school
Its ability to integrate with most devices helps users who have different or old devices. View full review »
Jorge-Castro uses Amazon AWS
IaaS with easy management, but training is required in a more personalized way. There should be required free training from the vendor and more personalized. View full review »
Rodrigo Ramele uses Microsoft Azure
Mobile Lead Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The time-to-market. Once you master the technology, you can create running, mobile back-ends in a few weeks. Additionally, it easily enables integration with legacy environments (like connecting to existing servers). View full review »
Bryan3256 uses Mendix
Software Developer at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
I like how Mendix is aimed at collaboration as well as Agile development. Overall, it makes it extremely easy to pick up and create a prototype. View full review »
Jack Mojapelo uses Mendix
Software Developer at a non-tech company
* The ability to rapidly build applications. * Built-in management tool called Sprinter gives everyone involved in the development of the application an overview of the current state and progress of the application being built. * Supports collaborative development which minimizes the risk of having multiple developers working on a single piece of code. * Easy to integrate with both RESTful and SOAP web services. This is helpful because a lot of applications are dependent on others for data. For example, if you were to develop an app that does a background check on employees, you would integrate to systems like TransUnion to feed data to your application. View full review »

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