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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good community support, but the pricing could be improved What is our primary use case? We are both a user and a provider of services to some of our clients. We are not official partners, but we provide regular services to set up our clients' infrastructure on AWS. We deploy their projects there with their own account so that we can hand over technical ownership whenever they need it. As a result, they can continue to provide their services to other consultants. we offer these services to set up their systems and their services. We use Amazon AWS mostly for typical hosting for applications, some emails, queuing services, and databases most of the time. What is most valuable? I am not sure what features they'd like. AWS has large community support. You are never stuck with anything if something doesn't work in time. What needs improvement? We don't have any issues for the time being, because I intend to use this in a limited, not exhaustive, manner. For the time being, we're fine with whatever we're doing. The billing should be more competitive. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for more than two years. As AWS is online we are always using the most current version. We have some virtual machines that you create based on the version when you initialize them, but the services that you use on a daily basis are always the most recent version. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have a limited number of users and use standard services. How are customer service and support? There have been no issues. The support is good. There are no issues at the moment. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We were hosting on bare metal servers. Then we moved on to VPS servers, which were managed by our technical staff. And now we're utilizing cloud services. That technical management part for the multiple VPS, as well as for ourselves and our client, is taking a long time to maintain and everything. As a result, we went to manage services. These are some additional options. I've seen that Azure has the best cloud dashboard, but the billing and other features are very difficult to use. The same as any other cloud service. The documentation is far superior. How was the initial setup? The installation is straightforward. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Cloudflare and other services are developing more affordable solutions. They provide a much cheaper alternative to Amazon's S3 storage buckets. That's something that could be improved. This should be comparable to the other options on the market. Billing for cloud services can be difficult at times. In the VPS, you only have quota-based billing management, but in the cloud, it's as if every bit and byte and every I/O operation is metered, and your bills can be surprisingly high when you've published something that can attract a lot of traffic, which is one catch. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We researched Microsure and Google Firebase, but we are not using these solutions. What other advice do I have? I'm not an expert. I don't have any advice at the moment, but whenever they're looking to host some applications, when there's a lot of traffic or bandwidth, they should think about it carefully. I would rate Amazon AWS a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides a good value for money, and is highly scalable and stable What is our primary use case? We are using AWS for storage for the database server and data. What is most valuable? Its scalability is powerful. We are providing services for people to schedule an appointment for the vaccine and for COVID testing to see whether they are positive or negative. In one night, we can have 240,000 people in one minute to schedule an appointment. I am very happy with the scalability. What needs improvement? The dashboard can be improved a little bit to provide more information. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for more than one year. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We open the services at midnight, and we have many people taking our services, and it has been very stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Its scalability is wonderful. It is suitable for enterprises. How are customer service and support? I don't directly take support from Amazon. We have a company for technical support, and their suggestion was great. The technical sample that they gave was very easy. It helped to resolve the problem quickly. How was the initial setup? It was very easy. What about the implementation team? I did it myself. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is not the cheapest one, but there is a good ratio between the quality of service and the pricing. Its price is good for me. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution. I would rate it a nine out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:partner
Date published: 2022-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable, and scalable, but artificial intelligence tools could improve What is most valuable? The most valuable features of Amazon AWS are the EC2 instance for web applications with CDN Networks. AWS Cloudfront is the official reference for the Global content delivery network (CDN) which significantly reduces latency or slow loading times. What needs improvement? There is a feature called Kinesis, which has to do with image processing. There are a few artificial intelligence tools that Amazon AWS should improve on. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for approximately five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I have found Amazon AWS to be stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is scalable. How are customer service and support? The technical support has been challenging. I have found more tickets are being placed and the availability of the agents has been limited for some of the team members. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We selected Amazon AWS because it was the most mature at the time. It was the initial cloud provider. Then Google and Microsoft also came up with Azure and TensorFlow. TensorFlow is catching up with a few code web programming tools, and that is a point of interest as well as image processing. In a future release, the solution could improve on the IoT integrations and API access. How was the initial setup? The initial setup of Amazon AWS is complex due to how infrastructure is set up in different organizations. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? For the initial 12 months, the solution is reasonably priced. On enterprise license contracts where you negotiate, have been reasonable too. What other advice do I have? I would encourage the student package for someone who is starting out, they can get acquainted with the interface and the tools available. I rate Amazon AWS a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good performance, reasonably priced, and supports helpful Lambda functions What is our primary use case? We are doing our own custom development, which is run on AWS. We have done a lot of work using Amazon AWS. All of our deployments are hosted on the Amazon AWS Cloud. Because many of our client requirements are on AWS, we have our own AWS development environment, and then we use GitLab to migrate it to the client environment. What is most valuable? We write a lot of Lambda functions for various services, as well as serverless functions. We use Amazon S3 to store a large amount of data and images. We also use Amazon DynamoDB Database for many of our developments. Many of these features are already available on AWS. We're just getting started, and we're still learning a lot. The performance is good. What needs improvement? We would like to see if AWS includes any inbuilt automation. Also, we are very interested in AWS's AI/ML features, as well as IoT, AR, and VR. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Amazon AWS for the last couple of years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability of Amazon AWS is good. We have not had any issues. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is easy to scale. In our company, we have approximately 20 people who are using Amazon AWS, on a daily basis. How are customer service and support? We have a few issues in the beginning during the setup, but we were able to resolve them ourselves. We are satisfied with the technical support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? The development is primarily on Python, Node.JS, and Java technologies. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was quite complex at first, but once we got the hang of it, it was simple. It took a week to complete the installation from scratch. Because it is a cloud product, it does not require a lot of maintenance. We have CloudWatch and some alerts set up, which is how we manage everything, including utilization. What about the implementation team? We completed the installation internally. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The pricing is fair. We don't have any issues with the pricing. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I was evaluating different ways to incorporate RPA. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others who are considering using it. It's very scalable and serverless. We are only charged for the functions that we use. This includes Lambda, which is a nice feature, in my opinion. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good performance, robust, and scales well What is our primary use case? We use Amazon AWS to store and run cloud-based applications in the cloud, such as databases, virtual machines, and dockers. What needs improvement? The price could be reduced. It is difficult to hand over legacy applications when migrating them to the cloud. It's a challenge. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with Amazon AWS for approximately eight years. It's been a long time. We are working with the latest version. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We have no issues with the stability of Amazon AWS. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is a scalable solution. We are providing applications at a global level. This solution is used by 1,000 users. How are customer service and support? The technical support is good. How was the initial setup? The installation can be challenging when migrating legacy applications to the cloud. What about the implementation team? Most of the time, I require the assistance of some technicians. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is very expensive, you have to be very cautious. Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-03-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It covers a lot of services, including computing, networking, storage, IoT, and management What is our primary use case? We use AWS for multiple purposes, such as developing APIs and API integration using API Gateway. We use API Gateway, Python Combinator, Lambda Glue, and ETL Process. We have used EMR for big data processing. If we need a tool for computing, we go with the Lamda DMS. There are many services available in AWS that meet our needs. What is most valuable? The feature that's most valuable depends on your use case. Elasticsearch is good for testing and DynamoDb for database applications. There are so many things I could name, but you have to go with the service that is right for the use case you are looking for. What needs improvement? AWS has room for improvement on the Kubernetes side. I would like to go a little deeper into the Kubernetes target, Elastic, inner system, and all that. The EKS, target, and all these areas need to be improved, but that is not my key area because I am mostly working on the application side. However, I sometimes still need to work with Kubernetes container management. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using AWS for the last seven years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? AWS has "11 9s" service availability, which means the service is available 99.99999999999 percent of the time. How are customer service and support? I would rate AWS support four out of five. They're good. I can activate cases on the technical calendar through AWS development support. I've gotten a lot of support through AWS Blue. How would you rate customer service and support? Positive How was the initial setup? The deployment complexity depends on which template you're using: AWS Terraform or CloudFormation. It's easiest to deploy services via Terraform, so you can go with that. That is the most straightforward way, and you can do all automation within Terraform. What other advice do I have? I rate AWS nine out of 10. Everything is moving to the cloud now, and AWS covers a lot of services, including computing, networking, storage, IoT, and management, and they are good in every way. They face competition from GCP and Azure, but Azure is entirely a Microsoft stack, so people will go with that when they're working with Microsoft solutions. It is a little cheaper than AWS. In the end, the cloud you choose depends on the use case. It's up to the customer. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Implementer
Date published: 2022-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many merits regarding stability, scalability, and availability What is our primary use case? My primary use case of AWS is cloud computing. I have been using the EKS, EFS, S3, and Lambda. I have a lot of experience with the Kubernetes cluster service, as well as AWS, Azure, and GCP. This solution is cloud-based. What is most valuable? Amazon AWS has many merits, in terms of scalability, stability, and availability. I have loved using this tool. What needs improvement? Amazon AWS could be improved with cheaper licensing costs. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for more than four years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? This solution is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This solution is scalable. In my organization, there are approximately 500 to 1,000 users of Amazon AWS. How are customer service and support? Amazon's technical support is excellent. I am very satisfied with their support. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was very simple. I have been using Terraform as an infrastructure as code tool, and with Terraform, it's very simple. Within one day, I can provision the AWS Infrastructure as a Service tool and install our platform based on the cloud and data analytics. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? From a cost perspective, Amazon AWS is excellent. You need to pay for a license to use AWS, and the license could be cheaper, but in each of the cases and instances I've used AWS, there has been a good chance to save money. What other advice do I have? I rate Amazon AWS a ten out of ten. I usually recommend AWS because I have loved using this tool. Most of the time, I recommend it as a real-time information and patching service with Lambda. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its features are a great complement to the basic infrastructure of any company What is our primary use case? I'm currently using AWS to create two environments with the EC2 instance. I have one environment for staging and developing processes and another environment for production. What is most valuable? I like ETL, the EC2 platform, and Route 53. These features are a great complement to the basic infrastructure of any company. The AWS platform has many features, but the fundamental cloud infrastructure is the most important. For how long have I used the solution? I've used AWS for around two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? AWS is reliable. I've seen around 10 issues in the whole time I've been using it, so I think that is highly stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS is a cloud platform, so it's inherently scalable. How are customer service and support? The cloud platform can have problems, but AWS has a good SLA. If a region has problems, Amazon will fix the issue, so the customer never knows. How was the initial setup? Deploying AWS is complex in the beginning. It becomes more intuitive once you have a solid grasp of the fundamentals. However, a person with no AWS experience might find it overwhelming at first. Total deployment took around two weeks. What other advice do I have? I rate AWS nine out of 10. It's a complete solution. If Amazon added any more features, that would just be a pleasant surprise for me because AWS perfectly fits the needs of my current job. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consistent and reliable cloud computing that could use an improved interface What is our primary use case? Propension ML model implementation, so the tech stack involves ETL, storage and computation capabilities for model design, implemented solution also involves pipelines and events handler for automated runs How has it helped my organization? Development of the product has been consistent which is beneficial for data engineers unlike Azure which has changed a lot, causing them much confusion. What is most valuable? Amazon has a much better understanding of the workflow of data scientists and machine learning processes. This is seen by their SageMaker which offers different versions of the models to be used. What needs improvement? I think that the interface could be improved. Additionally, they lack good connectors with services within other clouds. For example, it does not integrate well with Power BI which is a Microsoft service. Sometimes, some of their services can be too complex/technical. It's almost like they tried taking a microservice approach meanwhile the users want a little more integration In other words the multi-cloud approach is not robustly promoted as there is a noticeable difference in ease of use. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for eight months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? just one event where the whole service was down, although im not sure if it was anticipated by the service due to not being the actual service administrator What do I think about the scalability of the solution? very good, the tier we used is one of the most basic and still performed with no problems How are customer service and support? never had experience with customer service or support How would you rate customer service and support? Neutral How was the initial setup? pretty straight forward, although this project was 2nd one to be implemented on this cloud, so the customer company had already been up the adoption curve of the service What about the implementation team? we provide the implementation as a consulting company soy neither in house or 3rd party as we are the 3rd party What other advice do I have? If you are looking to implement Amazon AWS within your company, I would suggest finding someone that already knows some AWS as it has a harder adoption curve. I would rate it a six out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Organization visibility, great support, and highly scalable What is our primary use case? We used Amazon AWS when we work on a lot of projects in different situations or scenarios. We have done migrations from on-premise to cloud computing, projects involving data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Many of our customers use the website application that is hosted by Amazon AWS. What is most valuable? We have many projects where we can resolve a lot of issues with Amazon AWS. It has given customers a lot of visibility with their data. Many customers do not know what they can learn from their data and I provide them with this using useful information using Amazon AWS. The Redshift features are very useful for large amounts of data. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for approximately two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is very stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is scalable and it is very important for our customers. We have a lot of customers using this solution and our largest customer has approximately 16,000 users using the solution. How are customer service and support? The technical support is very good. How was the initial setup? The difficulty of the implementation depends on the project. We have a lot of very complicated and complex project which make the implementation more difficult. However, a small project can be very simple to implement. In general, over 90% of the project tend to be complex implementations. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We are on an annual subscription for Amazon AWS. What other advice do I have? We create some processes to resolve some questions the customers have. They want to improve and have more visibility of their data, and how to extract information about their data. We help them with this problem. Amazon AWS is the most important provider in the market. They have helped many of my customers. I rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Control Tower enables us to organize the different accounts our clients have What is our primary use case? All of our clients look to migrate their workloads to the cloud and we propose the use of AWS depending on the technology of the client or the workload they want to migrate. Our primary use cases are workloadmigrations, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), sometimes platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS). We use different AWS services, Elastic cloud compute, Web application firewall, AWS firewall, LAMBDA, CloudTrail, and others. What is most valuable? AWS has a lot of services that are very good. One of the services I use is AWS Transit Gateway. This service allows me to communicate between different networks in different accounts. It's good for network communication. The other service I use a lot of is "Control Tower", it's a service used to organize the different accounts our clients have. What needs improvement? With regards to improving the service, I don't see any room for improvement at this time. I love the technology, it is a very good public cloud offering with very good services. Until now, there are no services that I don't like. One other aspect, it would be good to see the basic service level improved with regards to response time. They don't offer 24-hour support. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for around two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? AWS is very stable. They have an SLA of 99.99%. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS is very scalable. How are customer service and support? My experience with AWS support is very good. There are four types of support: basic, free, business and premium. It depends on the level of support you have which determines how quickly they can respond about an incident, ticket or request you have. How was the initial setup? It's very easy to set up services in AWS. Depending on the solution you need to deploy it can be very quick. A virtual machine can be deployed in 5 minutes. What about the implementation team? Our company is a partner with Amazon, we implement in-house. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? What is hard with the public cloud service like AWS, is ensuring you maintain a good budget. Plan the monthly consumption properly. If you don't have the expertise in the cloud, your monthly cost can go very high. It's also very easy to set up services in AWS. I would also suggest companies look for a good partner that has the necessary experience to deploy the services when moving to the cloud. It's very simple, but you need to design a very good architecture for cost optimization and performance. What other advice do I have? The solution is good for integration. It's very flexible and customizable with other services, public, cloud and on-premise. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:
Date published: 2022-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from User-friendly, stable platform with servers that are more reliable than others What is our primary use case? I used Amazon AWS to create a server for our local application and integrated it for clients. What is most valuable? What I liked most about Amazon AWS are its services and infrastructure. They're good. It's a very user-friendly platform. Its servers are also more reliable than others. What needs improvement? An area for improvement would be their technical support packages. They should improve the technical support packages for users on free trial. There is a gap between the user and their technical support team. My suggestion is for them to build on their support for their free trial users. For how long have I used the solution? I used Amazon AWS within the last 12 months, but not right now as I used it for my old project, when I was creating an EC2 server at that time. That was my virtual project, so I created an account and used the AWS services, and also created the server, but that project was closed, so the need was unmet. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is so stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is scalable, and I'm rating it a nine out of ten for scalability. How was the initial setup? Installation for this solution is not complicated. It's easy to install. It's straightforward. If I were to rate my experience with the initial setup of Amazon AWS, with five being the best and one being the worst, I'm giving it a five out of five. What about the implementation team? Amazon AWS was deployed in-house. I didn't use any integrator, reseller, or consultant. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I was working with Alibaba Cloud before I worked with Amazon AWS. Alibaba Cloud is comparatively more difficult than Amazon AWS. I also evaluated Google Cloud and the main differences between Amazon AWS and these other products include how Amazon AWS was easy to use, user-friendly, and its infrastructure. What other advice do I have? I've also used the server I built via Amazon AWS for our Android applications, and found the reliability and the stability of that server to really good. I can use it again next time when I'm into development. The server's always good. I had four customers on Amazon AWS. Those customers were architects working in technology and IT companies. I also created a server for our taxi application client as one of my projects. I have a local user. I had three to four people for deployment and maintenance. Some were nontechnical, while some were technical, with an IT background. Because I was on the free trial version of Amazon AWS, I didn't get to use their technical support. I used the free trial of Amazon AWS for my clients. I used it during the testing period. I developed applications for clients, then recommended AWS servers to them for the applications. I highly recommend this platform to others who are considering using it, because its stability is good. We have different requirements vs other users, so I'm not in a position to recommend features, especially because I have not used all the features of Amazon AWS. I can't say that this feature is good, or that feature is bad. I can't say which features to add to the next release. I'm rating Amazon AWS a nine out of ten and this is both from an integrator and customer perspective. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from User friendly solution What is our primary use case? My company is a reseller of Amazon AWS. We have approximately 500 users. I am a multi-cloud engineer and I am certified with AWS. Our primary use case is to set costs and cost integration on the cloud as well as some databases. What is most valuable? The cost of Amazon AWS is similar to Azure and has the same value. It is a user friendly solution. What needs improvement? AWS could use better integration with other products and clouds. Multi-cloud is an important solution for cost savings. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using AWS for six months. How are customer service and support? Amazon AWS provides good support. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is easy, it's a friendly console for implementation. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The licensing costs is billed monthly. What other advice do I have? If you are considering Amazon AWS you should think about the cost of solutions and the ability to create systems and instances. I would rate this solution a 9 out of 10. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enterprise-level technical support is easily accessible, and it includes a vast number of useful features What is our primary use case? We build our own service virtualization tools. We use Amazon AWS for cloud hosting. AWS has a lot of services that we use. What is most valuable? Everything in AWS is valuable? AWS itself is valuable in multiple ways. Whatever I use is valuable, which is the reason we use it. It has a lot of new features that make our lives easier in terms of what we want it to do in the house. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for four years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is quite stable, which is why it is used by many people. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is highly scalable. How are customer service and support? There's no tech support. AWS operates under a different model. There is no simple tech support available, as there is in other traditional methods. We have an enterprise account, so it's not like individual tickets; we have an enterprise client relationship, so it's very different. It is easy to access them. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I've worked with a variety of service virtualization tools.we have not used anything from IBM. We don't use Azure, we use Amazon AWS. AWS as an IaaS or PaaS cloud solution. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is straightforward. However, you can't give a broad overview of your setup as it depends on your use case. There are numerous use cases, and the setup varies from complicated to very simple in some cases. As a result, I don't want to give a generic answer. What other advice do I have? It's quite good, I would rate Amazon AWS a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good support, impressive technology, and beneficial service portfolio What is most valuable? Amazon AWS has a better portfolio. They have an impressive technology and service portfolio. What needs improvement? The invoicing procedure of Amazon AWS needs to be improved. It can be difficult to manage. For how long have I used the solution? I have used Amazon AWS within the last 12 months. How are customer service and support? The technical support of Amazon AWS is good. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used Oracle previously, and I don't see any difference between Amazon AWS and Oracle from the stability and availability point of view. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Amazon AWS is a bit more expensive than Oracle. What other advice do I have? I rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good performance, but it can be costly, and the setup could be simplified What is our primary use case? We have applications that are running on the PaaS platforms. In the healthcare environment, we use Amazon AWS to run healthcare and hospitalization applications. The end-user is largely unaware of how the backend works, so some of the services are provided by Amazon. So, where we are, some of the applications have been running since the beginning, and we have been using them. And some of the services are required by the packages we are running, so they use Amazon PaaS as a service. What is most valuable? In general, Amazon's performance is good. What needs improvement? When I try to enter the multi-cloud, they provide very poor support. Support is a concern with Amazon. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for a few years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is a stable solution, it is far more stable than some others. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is scalable, depending on the platforms and services that are used. In our company, we have 50,000 employees who use this solution. We intend to increase our users based on how the new releases go, and if the economics work out better than Google and Microsoft, we will definitely look to Amazon because Amazon can be extremely competitive at times. How are customer service and support? It should be faster. Unlike Google's and Microsoft's support, Amazon's support should be faster. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We have used other PaaS clouds previously. The hospitals were available on Amazon. We have certain hospitals that were part of the group when it first started, but there are a lot of hospitals that are in the process of being acquired. Once the setup is acquired, it is extremely difficult and time-consuming for them to bring it through one enterprise architecture. Now, it is not necessary to have services from only one cloud service provider; instead, we can have services from multiple providers, and we are working to integrate the multi-cloud. How was the initial setup? Essentially, you must design and optimize the architecture. It is not the most straightforward process to install. You must first design your architecture and then optimize it in relation to the services. Earlier I used to work there, and we had a real skill shortage because we needed people who could understand and work in the cloud. When we developed centers of excellence and core competencies, people were required to work across multiple platforms, which is a challenge that we are currently working on. As a result, the real challenge now is for a team to have a multi-cloud. Now, if we can develop this talent organically, that will be fantastic. We'll spread out the support team we require. Another initiative that is being worked on is automation, automating scripts, and new technologies, which are assisting us greatly with serverless and cloud computing. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It can get quite pricey at times. Because of the patterns we're attempting to use, it becomes very expensive. Where we can save money by using Google components or Microsoft components, we can go much cheaper. You must pay a licensing fee, which is based on the usage. Essentially, it is determined by how we use the services. There are sometimes are a soft service, sometimes we pay yearly, and sometimes we pay as we use it. What other advice do I have? Yes, I would recommend this solution. If we compare the three, I would rank Google first, Microsoft second, Amazon third, and the rest would follow. I would rate Amazon AWS a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-02-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ever-improving, stable solution but could use APM monitoring What is our primary use case? I am the leader of a team that runs cloud operations for our clients. We work with AWS on a daily basis using it for synthetic and real use monitoring. Our company is partnered with AWS. What is most valuable? Since AWS came a bit later to the market, they are always improving and upgrading their platform. What needs improvement? They do not yet have a complete solution for APM monitoring. But this, along with real user monitoring, is something that they are actively working on improving. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using AWS for about a year. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is very stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is easily scalable. How are customer service and support? My team and I have not needed to contact support. How was the initial setup? In general, the initial setup was quite easy. What other advice do I have? I would rate this product a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2022-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can quickly build and release applications, but performance is weaker than on-prem solutions What is our primary use case? We use it to run workload applications, ERP systems, LISAP systems, etc. Everything is on the cloud, including our technical infrastructure for computing, storage, and networking. You can deploy applications like SAP or Oracle or run any website with applications on it. How has it helped my organization? You can build and release applications quickly with AWS instead of waiting for months to get the necessary hardware. That's the real benefit. The time-to-market for developing applications is much shorter. What is most valuable? The most valuable thing about AWS is its ease of use and agility. You can quickly deploy it, and there are no upfront costs. What needs improvement? One problem is that the AWS public cloud doesn't have shared storage capabilities. The second thing is the cloud performance versus on-prem. I also have one suggestion that's solution-based. For example, if I want to deploy a medical solution, I would like to have a medical template, so I don't have to set up the infrastructure from scratch. They should provide everything in a pre-defined custom solution blueprint. For how long have I used the solution? We've been using AWS for four years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? AWS is generally reliable, but we've seen a lot of issues lately, so I would say they have some room for improvement. For example, if the user doesn't configure something correctly, it might fail. Even if AWS is reliable, that doesn't guarantee that all the users will be reliable. They need to make the design foolproof. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS is a cloud provider, so the scalability is almost infinite. Our company currently has around 500 users on AWS. How are customer service and support? We have enterprise support, so they have different levels. If you have enterprise support, they have obligations they must meet. In our experience, Amazon support is above average. Sometimes we get good support. Sometimes we don't. I would rate it six out of 10. How was the initial setup? The AWS initial setup is seamless and straightforward. We set it up ourselves, and we have a 10-person team to manage and maintain the solution. Including design and planning, it took us about three months. What other advice do I have? I rate AWS seven out of 10. My advice is to watch out for the cost. A public cloud means you can use any resource, and there is no upfront cost. That means someone can use an expensive computing solution that might cost them tons of money. No one is holding your hand, so you can use it, but you need to be conscious of the cost before using the solution. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The learning curve is shorter, but it needs better tools for monitoring performance and use What is our primary use case? You can design and customize solutions with AWS. It has so many options, including storage, computing, database, notification, and messaging solutions. It depends on what the application team designs. What is most valuable? I like AWS for its scalability, reliability, and availability, and it's much more mature and user-friendly compared to some other cloud providers. The learning curve and time for deployment are also shorter. What needs improvement? Amazon needs to develop better tools for troubleshooting network traffic, application insights, performance, and even some aspects of integration mapping. I'm hoping AWS implements something like Azure's Network Watcher and a log analytics solution where a can pull logs from various services and present them in a single dashboard. I want to summarize the performance and usage of every service and application. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? All cloud solutions are scalable. It depends on the design, but most of them scale well. There are tens of thousands of users working on the solution. How are customer service and support? Amazon technical support is great. How was the initial setup? Deploying AWS could be straightforward or complicated depending on the use case. If it's a simple application, you can deploy it within a day. If it's very complex and your team isn't experienced, it can take months. The amount of maintenance needed depends on your application and how you define support and maintenance. Some staff will handle things internally and others will be responsible for the cloud applications. What was our ROI? I would say AWS is balanced. Cloud solutions are not cheap, and the ROI could vary widely according to your usage. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The cost depends on the usage and applications. If you're hosting thousands of applications, you'll be paying tens of thousands of dollars. In addition to usage fees, you have to factor in the costs of development teams and the staff you need to support the applications. These are the three costs you need to kind of calculate to decide on the budget. What other advice do I have? I would rate AWS 7.5 out of 10. There are a lot of options in this space, and Microsoft is also good. We are evaluating the data on each. We would rate Azure close to eight, so they're both great solutions. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The interface is easy to understand and use What is our primary use case? We use Amazon AWS to implement services for our customers, like backup systems, webpages, and customer services. What is most valuable? I think the AWS interface is good. It's easy to understand and use. What needs improvement? It's sometimes a challenge to manage billing on this platform. It takes a lot of labor to generate billing for our customers from the service on the cloud. For how long have I used the solution? I've been working with Amazon AWS for six years, almost seven. What do I think about the stability of the solution? AWS is incredibly stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I think that almost 1,000 people. How are customer service and support? Amazon support is very good. How was the initial setup? Setting up AWS isn't complex, takes less than a week, and only requires one person. What other advice do I have? I rate AWS 10 out of 10. AWS is a solid product. I feel confident I can provide a good level of service to my customers using AWS. To anyone thinking about using AWS, I would suggest carefully designing your implementation. This is very important because it will impact the monthly cost of the solution. You need to think ahead and talk with your staff to find opportunities to make this more efficient. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good functionality and UI with quick-responding technical support What is our primary use case? We are primarily using the solution for evaluation purposes. What is most valuable? The functionality and the UI are both very straightforward. The initial setup is straightforward. The stability is good. Technical support is quick to assist. What needs improvement? The pricing could be better. It's a bit expensive. The availability could be better. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for about two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I haven't had any issues that would bring stability into question. there are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I can't speak to the scaling. It's not something I've attempted. I just use it myself. I can't say that there are plans to increase usage right now. How are customer service and support? Technical support has been great. They are helpful and responsive. They are very fast. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? This is my first cloud product. I did not use something previously. How was the initial setup? The initial implementation process is not difficult or complex. It's straightforward. It's basically having the computing power, the storage, S3, and the database. What about the implementation team? The implementation was handled in-house. We did not use an external integrator, reseller, or consultant. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It's a costly product. We pay a monthly licensing fee. It's below $100 a month. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I haven't done any evaluations or comparisons with other products. What other advice do I have? We are customers. We are using the latest version of the solution. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes it easy to scale and spin up resources and is pretty dependable What is our primary use case? We are mostly using it for DevOps. We are using its latest version. They do auto-updates and update it at their own will. What is most valuable? It is easy to spin up resources. What needs improvement? There is no control of downtime. For how long have I used the solution? I have probably been using this solution for eight months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Over the past couple of days, we've had some outages. It seems they had some network issues, but overall, it has been pretty dependable and stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is easy to scale. We probably have about 50 users who use this solution. How are customer service and support? They're decent. Sometimes, they take a while to get back to you. It depends on the severity. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We were using another solution. We switched to it because of its ease of use, ease of deployment, and cost. How was the initial setup? Its setup is of medium complexity. It depends on what you're setting up. Some of the things are easy, and some of the things are difficult. For example, setting up infrastructure as code with Terraform is difficult. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is comparable if you add in the price structure to an on-prem solution. What other advice do I have? On the DevOps side, make sure you know what you're doing for security before you implement it. Make sure it is secure. I would rate it an eight out of 10. Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2022-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's easy to configure and has high availability What is our primary use case? AWS is deployed into a public cloud. We have five lines and everything is autotomized. We are using several AWS solutions, including Containers, Pierre, Stargate, and Lambda. We have several projects in production, but I can't disclose more details because it's confidential. What is most valuable? AWS is easier to implement than other solutions, and it's more reliable. What needs improvement? It would be helpful for us if we could easily integrate Oracle RDS with AWS. That would work well with the solutions we have in place. What do I think about the stability of the solution? AWS is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We can quickly add resources with AWS when necessary. Our company currently has 200 users working with AWS. How are customer service and support? Amazon support could be better. How was the initial setup? Deploying AWS is easy. The amount of time it takes depends on the application. I couldn't give a precise estimate of the number of minutes. We have four engineers to manage and maintain the solution. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We pay about $20,000 per month, and the license is all-inclusive. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We are compared AWS with Azure and IBM Cloud, but in the end, we decided to work with AWS. What other advice do I have? I rate Amazon AWS 10 out of 10. For me, it's perfect. AWS is effortless to configure and has high availability. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beneficial pay-as-you-go subscription, priced well, and reliable What is our primary use case? Our primary use case for Amazon AWS is for disaster recovery. What is most valuable? The interface of the solution is good. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for approximately one year. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have three customers using this solution. How was the initial setup? The setup was straightforward. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is on a subscription-based model, and it is pay-as-you-go. The price could be cheaper. What other advice do I have? Amazon AWS is a good solution. I rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can scale it up and down as you need, which is much easier than adding and provisioning new servers How has it helped my organization? The most valuable feature of AWS is that you can scale it up and down as you need. The environment is a rich playground, and if you tried to do the same things on-premises that you do on AWS, it would be a lot more challenging to execute. You can open up a virtual machine on AWS, run some experiments, and be done with it. It's much easier than buying new servers, provisioning them, etc. For how long have I used the solution? Most of the companies that I've worked for deal with AWS. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I don't know how many servers they say they have, but AWS is a highly reliable platform. I'm sure they've had outages because it's all over the news when they do, but it's stable overall. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Cloud solutions like AWS are supposed to have near-infinite scalable. That's the point. You can just keep going and make them as big or small as you need. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? AWS is like all the other cloud providers. They're all like vacuum salesmen, where they come in, and they say, "Do you want to buy this hose or this vacuum?" And you're like, "Yeah, it's not that expensive. It's a hose." And then they say, "How about these extra bags?" And you're like, "Okay. I'll buy the bags. It's not that much." Then, at the end of the day, you've bought an entire vacuum store's worth of stuff. You don't know upfront what it will cost, but they have cost calculators and other things like that. You'll probably experience some sticker shock with AWS. You attempt to understand the cost, but you don't realize what you're paying until you get your first bill. I don't know if Amazon does that on purpose, but costs can get out of control quickly if you don't have someone who specializes in AWS cost management. I don't even know how many microservices they have now. It seems like hundreds, so what do you do. What would you tell them to do with Aurora compared to their other stuff? There's just so much there that it's tough to get a comprehensive understanding of what you're getting into with AWS. And that's just the nature of AWS. It's a giant ecosystem. Azure is the same. I'm not familiar with GCP, but I'm sure it's the same. They do their best to make it as clean as possible from a sales perspective, but the AWS sticker shock is real. I'm not sure about the exact costs. When I used to do stuff with Commvault and stuff, I knew the ingress and egress fees and the data cost for storage on AWS, but that was a long time ago. What other advice do I have? I guess I would rate Amazon AWS eight out of 10. AWS works as advertised, but they're expensive if you don't know what you're doing. I'm not sure if I can knock them for not being transparent about pricing. Cloud costs are challenging. There's an entire industry popping up for managing cloud costs with consultants who can tell you how to get the most out of your AWS allocation. I don't have a lot of advice. If you're planning to implement a cloud solution, just pick one. I mean, if you're a Microsoft shop, it probably makes more sense to go Azure. If you're not, then I would recommend AWS. It depends on what you're looking to get out of it. There are references, architectures, case studies, and a million other things that would off better advice on whether to go with AWS or not. But if you're looking to go to the cloud, AWS is as good as everybody else. AWS is probably better than Azure and GCP, but that's a tricky thing to pin down. It depends on what your goals and requirements are. My best advice is to evaluate your goals before making a decision. I hope that people take what I say about AWS with a massive grain of salt because it's like asking an ant about an elephant. What's an ant going to know about an elephant? It's just too big for any one person to know. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use with a good performance and decent technical support What is our primary use case? This is a service solution for architecture. It's a cloud solution basically for anything you need. What is most valuable? I'm happy with the solution. It's very easy to use. The stability and performance are great. The scalability of the product is great. Technical support has been great. What needs improvement? I'd like the solution to be more plug-and-play. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for about ten years at this point. It's been a while. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is very good. The performance is great and it's quite reliable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS scales well. It's not a problem to expand it. We have 100 users using the solution at this time. They are end-users and clients. Our plan right now is to increase usage in the future. How are customer service and support? I've used technical support in the past. I don't have any complaints about their services. They are quite good overall. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We did use a different solution, however, the company decided to move to AWS. How was the initial setup? There's no installation involved. It's a very straightforward product. As there is no installation process, you don't need a technical team and you don't have to do any maintenance. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? There is a license fee that you need to pay. There are flexible payment options. For example, you can pay monthly if you want to. What other advice do I have? I do recommendations for the development of cloud solutions. I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to implement, with good technical support and great performance What is our primary use case? We primarily use it for our clients, for infrastructure purposes. What is most valuable? The solution has been stable. The solution can scale well. Implementing the solution is very simple. What needs improvement? There are a lot of scripts and data forms are available. For us, it's not required as much now. I don't know what should do that could be extra. They should offer fixed costs instead of basing it on consumption. There's a huge cost for support. For how long have I used the solution? We've used the solution for two years. It's been a while. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable and reliable. The performance is good. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have four customers as of now in AWS. Right now, they are developing in India. more regions are coming online as they grow. Scalability is quite good. How are customer service and support? Technical support has been very good. We don't have any complaints. We are satisfied with the level of support on offer. How was the initial setup? The installation of AWS is straightforward. It's not overly complex or difficult. They make it pretty simple. If you have past experience with deploying AWS, then it shouldn't take more than a week. We have 15-20 team members that work across different technologies and they can handle deployment. We have a team of just over 20 that can handle maintenance. They are admins. What about the implementation team? We can deploy the solution for our clients. We have a team that can manage the process. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The pricing and licensing are good. It's a bit better than, for example, Azure. They have a different model for charging clients. Technical support costs extra. It could be cheaper. What other advice do I have? We have customers who use the solution. I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2022-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly available, good documentation, and comprehensive APIs What is our primary use case? We use AWS for the development of applications and websites for our customers. We produce web applications. What is most valuable? This is a highly available solution with a good API. The documentation is very good. What needs improvement? Not all of the functionality is available in Europe and our customers in France want to be able to use features that are only available in the US. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Amazon AWS for six years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? This is a stable product. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is scalable. We develop projects for our clients, so the number of users grows each easy client. At this point, there are several hundred users and we plan to continue increasing our usage. How are customer service and support? We don't use technical support very much, so I can't properly evaluate them. What I can say about Amazon is that they do not have a larger support team in Europe or even France. If we compare them to others, for example, Google has more support in our country. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? AWS is the first cloud provider that we used. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is very complex. The first time we deployed this product, it was long. It took several weeks. Now that we have deployed it for several clients and have more experience, it only takes a couple of days. What about the implementation team? We completed the deployment ourselves but there is a lot of documentation so it's possible, but it's better to have a consultant because it's difficult to know how to do it well the first time. No staff is required for maintenance. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We pay monthly licensing fees. Pricing is an area that can be improved because it is very complicated. It considers the number of processes, bandwidth, and different kinds of usage. This makes it difficult to predict. When we receive an invoice, there are always surprises. Now that we have used it for a long time, we have more information and are better able to estimate it. What other advice do I have? My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to have a strategy for calculating or monitoring the price. For example, have some alerts set up. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides valuable features like Cloud Management, but the hybrid cloud could have better support What is our primary use case? I am an integrator. We get some courses and communications from the technology, so we update our knowledge about how to use that kind of technology for the cloud. What is most valuable? Cloud Management has been a valuable feature. It depends on how we meet our business challenge head-on with the cloud computing services because sometimes you find that the computing is working fine with Google, and sometimes it's Azure, and sometimes it's Amazon. One customer is going to work with Azure, and the next year they'll change everything and work with AWS because in our environment the most sensitive data is kept in the on-premise environment the majority of the time. It's more frequent that you can find an environment that has hybrid implementation. What needs improvement? I think in some situations the key difference between Azure and AWS is how they support the hybrid cloud. In some scenarios, Azure will support hybrid cloud better while AWS offers direct connection. Azure provides security by offering information on the whole account where AWS security provides an easy find row. It depends on what the customer wants to have in the environment or how they want to work with that or what is the customer's budget. Most of the issues are that because it's a hybrid environment, the configuration is restricted with the firewalls. The most common issue that they have found is generated by the person who administers these kinds of solutions. It would be great if you could find a way to make an architect design and just click one button and put that in the cloud. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for more than six years. How was the initial setup? It's simple because the customer will get familiar with the technology. The customer has to know his company. He has to know it's a new technology and everything gets complicated if the person doesn't adapt to changes. It depends on how they approach all the adoption from this kind of multi-cloud solution. What other advice do I have? I would rate this solution 7 out of 10. My advice is to read about the solution. All of the learning is logical, and you can follow it and put it in practice. I believe it's a great product and great technology. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great option for cloud-based storage where usage can be increased as the demand increases What is our primary use case? This solution is a good option if you are looking for cloud-based storage. Using a cloud-based solution, you can start with a basic version and scale up as needed. It is possible to scale up the server capacity on demand. That is a big advantage as far as a cloud system is concerned. Backup of the systems can be done easily and can be automated. There are automation tools within this solution that help us manage deployment. What needs improvement? This solution could offer more security. For how long have I used the solution? We have used this solution for five years. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This is a scalable solution. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was straightforward. What other advice do I have? We would recommend Amazon Web Services to someone who is looking for a global rollout or deployment. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, multiple payment options, and highly reliable What is our primary use case? The customer can deploy their application on Amazon AWS instead of taking care of their infrastructure. What is most valuable? The most valuable features of Amazon AWS are ease of use, deployment, and short lead time. If you are using an on-premise solution, you need to wait for the hardware, and nowadays it is very difficult, the lead time becomes very long. We propose to our customers to use Amazon AWS because it is very easy, no need to wait for hardware delivery. What needs improvement? If Amazon AWS can offer more self-paced learning tools, on their website, on CBT, it'll be easier for more people to familiarize themselves with their service. Especially when they are delivering new services from time to time. Educational tools that can help users familiarize themselves with their service. It would be great. I know they have a Free Tier service, but they need to register their credit cards. Some of my colleagues have concerns. If the usage exceeds a certain value, they exceeded the Free Tier usage time and they will start charging your credit card. My colleagues forgot about the usage and credit card payments. They needed to pay for the additional amounts which they used on top of the Free Tier usage. If Amazon AWS could improve the free service model to be more user-friendly in a way of not using a credit card, that would be great. For personal learning, you also need to register your credit card. You need to be careful or you will have to pay. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for approximately two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is stable. However, they have had a few outages but nothing very serious. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is quite scalable. And they have a lot of auto-scaling functions for their VMs. How are customer service and support? I don't have direct information of the support from Amazon AWS because sometimes we are relying on Amazon's partner, not directly contacting Amazon AWS support teams. We need to have some support plan with Amazon AWS, otherwise, they will not provide direct email or technical support. How was the initial setup? The length of time and difficulty of the implementation depends on the scale and the complexity of the project. What about the implementation team? For the implementation of Amazon AWS, having two to three engineers focusing on it would be ideal. Small to middle size companies, don't have dedicated teams or engineers for a particular service. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Amazon AWS is offering different pricing, and saving plans, it's very easy for a customer to consider the Amazon AWS service. Amazon AWS charges based on the user usage and some software license, such as the OS are included in their monthly charge. The transparency is quite sufficient, the customer knows what they're paying for. The usage fees are an OPEX and they are offered monthly or annually. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I have evaluated Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. What other advice do I have? I would recommend Amazon AWS to others. Amazon AWS are the market leaders in the public cloud service and after them, we have Microsoft Azure, and maybe Google Cloud. I rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2022-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scalable, easy to set up and very easy to use What is most valuable? The ease of use is the solution's most valuable aspect for us at this point. You can manage everything from the console, which is very convenient. The high level of technology of the database services being served to the customers is impressive. The security is excellent. We feel very protected by the solution. The solution is very easy to set up. The product is highly scalable. There is very good documentation available to users for troubleshooting, et cetera. What needs improvement? From a technology standpoint, the solution is almost perfect. We don't feel that anything is lacking in that sense. The feedback we are getting from our customers, especially here in Turkey where the exchange rate fluctuates regularly, is that the solution is quite expensive. Other cloud competitors are less costly. From our country's point of view, I would say that it needs to be cheaper. When the solution faces downtime, it can be for hours or half a day. This is far too long. For how long have I used the solution? I would say that I started using AWS around 2017. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. That said, there are some instances that some of the services in some of the regions might go down. The downtime sometimes will last longer than you expected. We expect that occasionally the downtime maybe a few minutes or half an hour. That's not always the case. Sometimes it can be hours. Sometimes it can even be half a day. For us, the downtime is a problem. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is highly scalable. You can create thousands of servers in minutes or something like that, so it's very scalable. If a company needs to expand, it can do so with ease using this solution. The types of businesses we typically deal with are rather small. How are customer service and technical support? I haven't used technical support. I haven't yet had a need to. Therefore, I can't discuss anything in regards to their helpfulness or knowledgeability. That speaks to how good their product has been overall. That said, if you run into problems, most of the issues that you are having in terms of technical difficulties can be solved within the documentation. How was the initial setup? The solution is very easy to install. If you start short-term with the database services, and if you then get the Web Services, it's very easy. A company shouldn't have any trouble setting everything up. It's not complex. I tend to manage the solution for my clients once it is installed. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Due to currency fluctuations in Turkey, we find the product to be on the more expensive side. There are other, cheaper options on the market. What other advice do I have? I'm a consultant. If the customer wants an AWS solution or AWS consultancy, I give these services to them. If they want some local provider, I also work with them. We are using the latest version of the solution. Most of my clients don't know the technology and don't want to get into deep technical knowledge in terms of the solution itself. They don't want to manage AWS. They just want to let someone manage their infrastructure and AWS services for them. There aren't too many large companies dealing with AWS on a massive scale in Turkey. I don't really deal with larger entities anyway. So long as an organization's focus is not on pricing, I would recommend the solution. In general, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:partner
Date published: 2021-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A well-built and logical ecosystem that is robust, secure, and scalable What is most valuable? 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. What needs improvement? Its interface could be better because there are so many services right now in the product that it is quite difficult to navigate around in this. Its interface could be a subject of improvement. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for six years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It has good stability. In six years of working with Amazon AWS, I had only two major incidents, which are very few. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is very scalable. Our clients are enterprise businesses. There are some customers who put only a part of their business on Amazon AWS, and there are some customers who put everything on Amazon AWS. In some cases, a few applications are going to the cloud, whereas in other cases, everything is going to the cloud, and the migration is huge. How are customer service and technical support? Their technical support is good. How was the initial setup? Its initial setup is straightforward. You just need to create an account. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution. It is a cloud leader, and it is a safe bet. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:partner
Date published: 2021-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flexible with good functionality and is constantly adding new features What is our primary use case? We primarily use the solution for POCs, different experiments, or IoT devices. What is most valuable? The flexibility of the solution is excellent. The ease of use is great. You can bring something up very easily and tear it back down just as easily. Our first system is about to be released. It's our flagship and it's going really well. The solution scales up extremely well. They're spinning up and going faster. Anything and everything would you ask for in terms of your feedback they take back and build it and the next thing you know the feature you wanted is available. The product has a lot of new functionality. What needs improvement? There's always room for improvement, however, they're building out new products. The problem with AWS is you have to keep up with the technology. If you don't stay up to date with the technology and its latest changes then you won't know what to use in your infrastructure. For example, as soon as you finish building one thing, then they've already updated to something new. They're always continually updating, rebranding, and rebuilding. They tend to oversell before a product is ready. The solution needs to have more security features continuously added to it. It would be ideal if they could continue to build a more hybrid collaborative solution - something that allows users to be on-prem, on cloud, or wherever they need to be to build. I'm looking for more AWS to Microsoft (or AWS to Linux) authentication solutions. There are a lot of management requirements. You need to manage every aspect surrounding the solution, and it can sometimes be a lot. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for ten years. We've used it over the last 12 months. We have a lot of experience with the solution. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Every system has bugs and glitches, however, for the most part, I haven't had any problems with it. In maybe out of 10 years, I might've seen servers fail three times in my life. Their durability is almost perfect. The stability is excellent. You can rely on their product. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution scales up very well. You can easily expand to however big you like. There doesn't seem to be much of a limit. It's very easy to do so as well. If you scale something up and if you already have your scripts, your JSON, your LAN, and scripts running, and it sees the joint unit, then it brings it right back down. For example, it only uses what you need. If you build in it according to AWS's best practices, then you have a lean mean machine. If you're using their best practices, you'll be fine. We are using the solution more for POC purposes, and therefore there are only three people on it currently. How are customer service and technical support? I would them a nine out of ten as a rating. However, the problem we have is not with AWS. Rather, we don't allow them to touch our infrastructure. We've got a lot of security issues and protocols. It's not an AWS issue, it's the way the corporation is built, and that's due to the fact that what we do is highly sensitive. We would need to ask for specific professional services if we did run into issues. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have experience with Microsoft as well. The difference is that Microsoft is everybody's house and everybody's corporation. AWS is more for if you want to do something new. If you want to just test something new and if you don't have the money, if you just want to learn, you can do something for almost nothing. You can just spin up something and just spin it back down and pay zero. They're moving into what they call this Self-Service Arena now, so then that way you can start building infrastructure. For example, your developers or your designers can actually go in and have a space that they can play in. That's one of the problems that people have with development. People need spaces, where they can go in and build stuff to try. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is not complex. It's very straightforward. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The pricing can be very difficult to determine due to the fact that there is so much selection. What other advice do I have? We are an AWS customer. We're using the latest version of the solution. It's always updated, as it's on the cloud and is constantly the latest. I'd recommend the solution to others. We've been pretty happy with it in general. I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten due to the fact that they're very flexible. They can be overzealous and challenging at times, however, they really believe religiously in their product, and you can go find many people that know how to use AWS. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable, scalable, and simple installation What is our primary use case? We use the solution only internally as a private cloud to store our files, our projects, and to keep our servers running. What needs improvement? The customization could be improved. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We found the solution to be reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? In my experience the scalability is good. We have six people using the solution in my organization. How are customer service and technical support? We never had to use the support but I have heard the support was good. How was the initial setup? The installation was simple because we already have set it up before, it was very quick. What about the implementation team? We did the deployment ourselves. Since we only use the solution for our internal files it allowed us to do the deployment in just one day. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price could be better. What other advice do I have? I rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Private Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-02-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fast with good stability and great for microservice architecture What is our primary use case? The solution is a critical part of modern retail architecture. There are as many as 3,000 different use cases, and each client uses it differently. What is most valuable? It's been a while since I've looked at the AWS model, however, just at a high level, of course, being able to build a microservice architecture, that's the heart of modern retail. That's where they have to go. COVID has driven everybody to realize that's what you got to do. That's one of the key components of AWS. The cloud piece is a nice supporting concept and it's necessary to make the microservices features work and make the whole architecture really agile. That's a critical component of it as well. Of course, being able to figure out how you want to coordinate services - that whole service management piece - is critical. You could have thousands of services and I'm pretty sure you'd just be overwhelmed due to the fact that you've lost track of everything and you're back to the way things were when you had the big monolithic models. The stability is excellent. The solution has good speed. It's very fast. The execution is fantastic. What needs improvement? I haven't delved down deep enough into the solution in order to come up with an answer for what may be lacking. The only real downside to AWS is they can easily shut you down if they want to. Clients ask us "Well, what happens if I go and put this on AWS and they don't like me for some screwy reason and all of a sudden they shut me down, they've killed my entire company?" While AWS often is at the top of my list to recommend to people, I always have to tell them, "Hey, you got to be careful because if they don't like you, they can shut you down in a heartbeat. And they can kill an entire company by doing that." For how long have I used the solution? I've had a good understanding of how AWS works for a while. It's likely been about three or four years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is excellent. It doesn't crash or freeze. There aren't bugs or glitches. It's reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is extremely scalable. You can be a small company or a multi-billion dollar company and it will work for you. It's number one on my list of recommendations due to its scalability. How are customer service and technical support? I've never reached out to technical support in the past. I can't speak to how knowledgeable or responsive they are. How was the initial setup? I didn't actually set up an operating AWS model on my computer. Therefore, it would be difficult to discuss the initial setup. I tell clients to use it, however, I don't go into building one on my own. I don't have a need for it here, and I don't have applications to run on it. In my case, it's more an architectural world rather than a physical world. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I work on the technology side, I don't work on the financial side. Therefore, I really don't have any clue how much it costs. What other advice do I have? I'm just a consultant. I don't have a partnership with AWS or any other company. AWS is a key part of the whole microservice cloud computing. I would recommend the solution to other organizations. However, if I'm a multi-billion dollar retailer and I need to depend on something, how do I trust a company that can shut me down on a whim? That's a real problem. That moves AWS down and it moves Azure up just on my recommendation list. From a technology perspective, it's well-proven, it's extensive, it covers just about everything you want to do. That's what I talk about with clients mostly, is the technology side. While I used to rate the solution ten out of ten, the fact that Amazon can just kill a company on a whim makes me lower my rating. Currently, I'd rate it at an eight out of ten. It's great in almost every way. However, a company needs to understand that AWS can kill your company in a moment if it feels like it. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good support, stable, and easy to scale according to our clients' needs What is our primary use case? We are a software company and we use Amazon AWS as part of the solutions that we provide to our clients. The primary use case is an internet banking system. It is used in mobile banking, digital internet banking, and corporate banking. What is most valuable? The most valuable feature is scalability, as it is very easy to scale. What needs improvement? One of the things we are concerned about is the amount of memory because when we deploy the products, we have to make sure that the client has sufficient resources. It should be easier to monitor the performance and generate analytic information so that we can determine how to provide better support for our clients. I believe that they have a lot of information available, so maybe they can have better analytic reporting. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Amazon AWS for approximately five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We have faced no major issues with AWS. So far, so good, and we plan to continue using it. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Scalability is very good and easy to do. We have three or four clients using this platform. Most of our clients start with something small, and they are looking for growth. This is one of the reasons that we are using this cloud-based system. It gives them something small to start with, that fits their requirements. How are customer service and technical support? I have seen the email exchange on consulting an issue, and so far, their support is okay. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We did not use another cloud platform prior to AWS. How was the initial setup? Installation is not a concern for this product, as it is handled by Amazon. The only concern is during deployment and integrating with other products. However, there are solutions in place for this and it takes between one and two days to complete. What about the implementation team? We have an in-house team for deployment and maintenance, but we also have a consultant to assist us. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? This is a subscription-based service and there are licensing fees. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We explored using Microsoft Azure and another cloud, but we did not implement either one. What other advice do I have? In summary, this is definitely a product that I recommend because it's stable. Also, The capabilities and features are better than some of the competitors. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good availability and reliability, with a user-friendly set of tools What is our primary use case? I am a software developer and I have experience with several languages and technology stacks. Amazon AWS is one of the technologies that I work with. It's integrated with the solution that we have. It's a continuous integration and deployment pipeline. What is most valuable? The most valuable feature is the availability, as we work in different availability zones. It has been easy to use, and the tools included are quite friendly. The reliability and ease of use are the benefits. What needs improvement? At times we find ourselves a little trapped, with the lack of customization, for what we need. That doesn't mean that the tool is lacking it means that we are trying to be more creative than the tool and the rest of the market. In cases like this, it is we who need to revise our plans. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with Amazon AWS for one year. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We are pretty happy with the stability. The only issue that we have encountered is when Amazon had problems with one of their availability zones that impacted half of the world. We found that we were impacted as well, but it wasn't that difficult for us because we already had a solution with multiple zones. We had a minimal outage, as we were swapping from one server to another. It took less than ten minutes for us, so we were pretty pleased. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's a scalable solution. We have both options of vertical and horizontal scalability. Everything that we have needed so far has worked well. We have no complaints. We are in the process of scaling up. We have an IoT solution and if we translate that to endpoints and devices that are monitored, we would have 70,000 devices, and counting, in the field. In terms of clients, there are 300 to 400, each of them with their own users. How are customer service and technical support? We have contacted technical support and because we are just a small client, rather than a partner, it can take 30 minutes to get a solution. We have not had to use it much to this point, so this may not be a fair evaluation. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? This solution was already in place when I started with the company. AWS was in-place and they have never switched to anything else. How was the initial setup? Our build, or deployment, is dependent on the application, but the pipeline for submitting a new commit and making it a hot deploy would take from five to twenty minutes, depending on the solution. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? For our infrastructure, the cost is approximately $25 per device, and you have to include the other tools that we have in the cloud, for a total of approximately $200,000 per year. Our tools included several databases and Kubernetes. If the price was a little bit cheaper, I would consider this solution to be a ten out of ten. What other advice do I have? I'm not very experienced in the solution yet. I don't have a clear view of all that is offered, but with the experience that I do have, I'm pretty happy with the features and it is difficult for me to find where they are lacking. Currently, I am switching to Redshift, which is one of their solutions that is already deployed. I can't say that I'm missing anything from their roadmap, so far. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cloud computing solution to quickly deploy in multi-data regions, but the price could be better What is our primary use case? We mainly use AWS, EC2, and RDS. We also use the BI tools and the data warehouse. What is most valuable? The most important feature is deploying our production in multi-data regions around the world. What needs improvement? I think the price can be improved. The price is high now, and Amazon's web portal can be improved. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Amazon AWS for about four years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's scalable now that EC2 can support scaling. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is straightforward, and we deploy our production every week. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price can be better. What other advice do I have? On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a five. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:partner
Date published: 2021-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to provision new virtual services, easy to scale, and has most of the infrastructure components What is our primary use case? It has been useful for running virtual services for some of our internal applications. Some of the developers are using it for doing some kind of development work on robotics process automation or RPA. What is most valuable? It is quite easy to provision new virtual services for our use. The procedures are quite straightforward and simple as compared to other competitors, such as Microsoft or Huawei. This is what we are happy about with Amazon AWS. It is pretty mature in terms of the availability of most of the infrastructure components. If you want to deploy a server on your platform, everything is already there in terms of the operating system, network components, securities, and data encryption. It is also quite scalable and stable. What needs improvement? Our use case is limited to virtual services and RPA development. We are not using it quite heavily, and there are not many issues or problems so far. However, it would be great if it could be integrated with more AI features and proactive monitoring. It could also have more automatic capacity expansion features. For example, when renting out some space, memory, or computing power, the service can have the capacity to expand by itself without being manually handled by us. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for two to three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is quite stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is quite scalable. It is easy to expand and unsubscribe. In terms of the number of users, we have ten administrators from the IT side. How are customer service and technical support? We have interacted with them. They are quite responsive to our inquiries. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was easy. What about the implementation team? It was pretty much done by our in-house developers. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Licensing is on a yearly basis. I believe we are satisfied with the current pricing. Otherwise, we would have switched to another vendor. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution. Amazon AWS cloud is pretty mature in terms of availability for most of the infrastructure components. It is a one-stop shop that gives everybody simple steps to get things done, which is great. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides stable, on-demand cloud computing platforms What is our primary use case? We use this solution to deploy our products. Within our company, there are at least five people using this solution. Usually, they are technical people — some software developers and a couple of infrastructure managers. Whether we decide to increase our usage with this solution depends on our business development. How has it helped my organization? It allows us to deploy a production environment using Oracle Database, an API integrator, or by using our development tools. What is most valuable? It's easy to manage. We can use a wide range of technologies with AWS. What needs improvement? It's very easy to configure and to use the platform, but we would like to be notified about our consumption. The consumption is a critical point for us because we are not always using the platform, but sometimes we receive high charges — high amounts of money for services that we didn't even use during that month, for instance. I would like to receive some alerts when my consumption is getting out of the normal range. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for roughly two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's pretty stable. We haven't had any problems with the platform. Overall, I think it's quite optimized. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Scalability-wise, haven't had any issues. We work with small to medium-sized solutions so we haven't really needed to test the limits. How are customer service and technical support? We haven't really had to contact technical support. The documentation is very complete and easy to understand. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We tried using a Google cloud platform, but we had some configuration problems with some programs like WordPress. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is very straightforward. I wasn't involved in the deployment, but I believe it took less than four hours. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price could be lower. Currently, we spend between $300 to $1,000 dollars a month to use this solution. We try to avoid using a license if we can. What other advice do I have? I would recommend AWS to other interested companies. It's a very stable platform. It's easy to use and you don't have to be an expert to deploy your first project. Obviously, you'll need to make use of some advanced features, but in that case, support is always available. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2020-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A broad set of global cloud-based products with a steep price tag What is most valuable? We like how the scalability is kind of built-in. It has a dynamic scaling capacity which is very helpful. The dashboard allows us to configure the amount of storage we might need — It's sort of predictive. It predicts the kind of consumption that we are anticipating, which is a very helpful feature. These are some of the things that we gravitate to. They're pretty economical as well, regarding bite and gigabytes storage. They have a very economical approach compared to other storage services. What needs improvement? It's not our favorite for sure. Some of their well-listed services are not super configurable — at least to the extent that we would like to configure and customize them. Some of them are not that considerable as per our requirements. We have tried Dropbox and some other solutions as well, including One Drive, Dropbox, etc. It seems as if some of those solutions can be configured and customized a little more — like it's built into their fabric. AWS doesn't have that feel, but understandably, as they're such a behemoth. They still haven't managed to crack some of the advanced think features, which are important especially if you're dealing with Mongo or any of the databases which are sort of non-sequel — like non-relational databases. They have some sync related problems that we had noticed that we are trained to work around. Those are some of the things that our development team is struggling with. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS since 2018. What do I think about the stability of the solution? So far, so good. It has met every challenge we have provided. It has worked. Never failed. We have never experienced any kind of downtime. We are very happy so far. It's not like we have attempted a really sprawling, multi-talented, multi-national kind of integration, so I should not be commenting very much on it. To date, whatever we have tried, we have never faced any problems. How are customer service and technical support? The technical support is okay. It takes a while to get their attention; maybe they are small players — they have bigger fish to fry. I'm not very involved in talking to technical support, our engineering team deals with them. We have a team of around four or five engineers who handle all maintenance-related issues. How was the initial setup? Regarding the initial setup, it took a while for us to get up to speed. It was fairly complicated actually. It doesn't have many serverless services. Some of them (if the client is actually paying for them) need to be optimized. You also have to be sure to only use the ones that are absolutely the barest minimum or at least the most optimum set of solutions for the client, as it adds to their month to month costs. To configure and to decide what services to buy and what services to build as microservices and how to orchestrate those microservices in the middle base, that took us a while to sort out. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Considering the kind of services they provide and the space they play in, compared to other solutions like Microsoft and Google, I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing. The pricing tiers; I like the way that they have dynamically structured the pricing mechanism; however, for small players, it's pretty expensive. They're a successful company so I suppose many clients are willing to pay that kind of money for the services that they provide. What other advice do I have? On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a rating of seven. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2020-10-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs seamlessly, its is easy to setup, has good EC2 capabilities, and good support What is our primary use case? We are providing a platform as a service to our customers, where we do not manage their end applications. We do not manage their end workloads, and we do not have visibility into what applications they are running. We are just providing them with hosting services. What is most valuable? We pretty much like everything and we are excited about the seamless capability the EC2 service is offering. We are mainly using VPC, EC2 instances, a bit of S3 and NAT Gateways, and NAT Instances. What needs improvement? The IEM (Infrastructure Event Management) appears to be complicated, specifically cross-account resource permissions. It's a bit complicated to implement and to understand. It requires a lot of heavy lifting. I am not exactly sure if we implemented it poorly, or it is the same. Cross-validation and logging-in are areas that need improvement. There are many variables involved in pricing the service in AWS and overall, the pricing is a bit on the higher side. If the variable in pricing could be simplified, that will also help. Sometimes, we don't use these cost optimization tools. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for six months. We just started specifically for this engagement. Prior to this, I had worked on AWS in my earlier engagements for quite some time. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We haven't faced any challenges. It's seamless. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Our company is, I would say, a mid-size company. The customer for whom we are onboarding on AWS, their end-users are also from a mid-size company. How are customer service and technical support? Technical support is good. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We are loving this solution so far, and it has certainly reduced the time it takes to stack up new applications. Also, we are using it for the first time, for this customer, and they too, are loving it. Specifically, the new application launches and testing. I think they're simply having a good time with it. They experiment with things and tear it off when it is not needed, so they are enjoying it. I would certainly recommend this to others, for sure. I would rate Amazon AWS a ten out of ten. Our experience has been great! How was the initial setup? The initial setup was straightforward to a large extent. We are continually migrating services, as per the client's requirement. But I think a mid-size application consisting of 10 servers can take two to three weeks to get onboarded on AWS. This is starting from discovery, planning, migration, and then going live. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I think it should be less expensive. There are many variables involved in pricing, such as data transfer, and several other things. You have to be very precise, and really detailed, and account for each and every thing. Only then can you do an estimation of how much the application hosting will cost you. You can't afford to be missing a single piece. There are a lot of pieces that get embedded into costing for each service. So, it's complicated, and I really wish it should have been simpler. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2020-11-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A robust cloud solution that's intuitive, user-friendly, and cost-effective What is our primary use case? There are different use cases. I have worked on backup and recovery, migrations, created new user accounts from scratch, security and compliance, PCI DSS compliance, and CIS benchmark compliance. How has it helped my organization? We are dependent on AWS 100%, and it has definitely improved our organization. What is most valuable? It isn't easy to choose a feature as it all depends. For example, there might be a feature for a specific use case. Amazon has many use cases and many deployment types. But overall, Amazon AWS is user-friendly and intuitive. It's also quite secure. The interface is okay and integrates well with other products. What needs improvement? The pricing structure can be improved and made more straightforward. There are so many options, and you have to make several choices before confirming the final cost. For how long have I used the solution? I have used Amazon AWS for about four years. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS is the most scalable and reliable cloud computing solution out there. How are customer service and technical support? Tech support is amazing. How was the initial setup? The initial setup for Amazon AWS is straightforward. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Amazon AWS is really cost-effective. But the number of choices that you have to make can make the pricing very difficult. You have so many options, so it can be quite difficult to get into pricing. What other advice do I have? I would advise potential AWS customers to get the right training for the right solution. The training is, for the most part, pretty easy. It's easier than having a private data center. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helps us migrate clients to the cloud with ease, and allows us to provide a wide range of cloud services that live in AWS ecosystem and can interact with on-premises data centers What is our primary use case? I am an AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate as well as a Certified Cloud Practitioner, and I am currently pursuing the development specialty. I mainly use AWS to develop cloud solutions for clients. As a Solution Architect Associate with focus on development, my clients typically ask me to help them personalize AWS services as they pertain to the client's business. For example, I will often work with AWS SQS queues, ETL jobs, APIs and storage, and other services offered by AWS in the cloud. Generally, my work has more to do with development rather than architecture, and other AWS services that I use include EC2, S3, Lambda, API Gateway, Amazon Connect, Alexa, DynamoDB, ECS, and EKS. My daily activities are essentially focused around implementing AWS services for clients who want to migrate their existing computing infrastructure to the cloud. For example, if a data center is on-premise, our solution is to bring that data center to the cloud. This kind of migration includes moving all the applications that a company uses to the cloud in progressive steps. We also work to enhance their applications with extra code and the advanced features that the AWS cloud offers, like Lambda for instance. The clients that I work with — which include large organizations like universities — also use cloud providers other than AWS, including 3Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. I, however, specialize only in AWS and Azure. How has it helped my organization? Here is an example of how AWS has helped one of our clients: With Amazon Connect, we can track all activity in the past and in real-time, so we can know how many calls are in progress and if there are any problems. With a student payment system, for example, if a student has a problem because their credit card was rejected, we're able to trigger an SMS notification to somebody so they can contact the student to make a payment with a different form. The university is thus able to offer a streamlined payment service with automatic fallback options (e.g. receiving payments with a card reader in person) and all of this is automated thanks to AWS Lambda, which lets us handle customized metrics automatically and in real time. What is most valuable? The AWS feature that I most enjoy is Lambda functions. I primarily use serverless components because they allow you to process things without having to compromise on resources like when running EC2 instances or virtual machines. With minimal effort, you can scale up an unlimited number of processes, even concurrently, to process things. I frequently work with web APIs, so I use Lambda a lot in this area. What needs improvement? Recently we had a long conversation about functionality that is missing in Alexa — in Mexico, specifically. Alexa for Business is a service and platform that Americans can use to make a call to an Amazon Echo device or a telephone via the app. But in Mexico, we are not allowed to use that technology. This is a significant disadvantage of AWS for those living in Mexico. I also think that Amazon Rekognition could be improved. For example, I have used Rekognition to label things like trucks, buses, etc. Then we put a camera in front of a bus, so that we can send notifications if the bus driver overtakes another car on the wrong side of the road. However, it seems that Rekognition's machine learning doesn't yet have the capabilities needed to make this kind of labeling and recognition system work properly. Thus, we've had to resort to alternative solutions. And in terms of how easy it is to learn, Amazon doesn't have the most friendly educational platform. It is very obtuse, in fact. I have wasted a lot of time and effort studying through the official channels, so now I mostly use Udemy courses instead. They are very practical and much simpler, but I would still prefer to learn from the official educational platform if it were improved. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using AWS for about five years now. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability of AWS is very good. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I work with AWS Lambda all the time and I never have any problems with scaling. Recently, Lambda launched a new billing system, which is cost per millisecond. Before, we would get cost per hundred milliseconds, as the minimum, and now if we use only 10 milliseconds, then the cost for 10 milliseconds is exactly how much we have to pay. So that's great, because now I can scale my functions with a precise cost calculation. How are customer service and technical support? I currently have several issues with Amazon Connect because we can only obtain two telephone numbers by default. With this scenario, there was a very difficult process to let Amazon know that we are not working for ourselves in our console, and that we offer our services as a third party, in terms of SaaS and IaaS, to our customers. I'm not directly involved in the creation of accounts, and I just use them once they are created on the company or client's side. But in Amazon Connect, when we needed to add more users, the time response from Amazon was two or three days. We are subscribed to the developer support plan, and I think two or three days is a lot of time. How was the initial setup? Either my company or the clients usually have the console already set up when I start work on it, so there's not much in the way of setup that I can comment on. What about the implementation team? With the AWS projects that I lead for clients, it's basically just me that works on deployment, implementation, and maintenance. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? When it comes to professional certification in AWS, I implore others to study hard before your exams because $300 is a painful waste of money if you fail. With AWS products, there is a steep learning curve and I think there are so many aspects because it is really an ecosystem. If you are committed to reducing costs, or increasing performance, or optimizing in any manner, you have to know the solution really well. I think the best way to achieve this is by experience, but if you don't have any experience, studying hard is the next best thing to do. Which other solutions did I evaluate? The two alternatives I've considered are Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. However, because I am only certified in AWS, I don't know the difference between, for example, Microsoft functions in Azure and AWS Lambda functions in a commercial sense. In a technical sense, though, AWS seems to be more comprehensive in the programming languages that it supports. For example, with AWS Lambda functions I can program in Python, PHP, Go, and many others, but with functions in Azure, you are limited to fewer options. To our client, it's neither here nor there, because they're typically not involved in the actual development, but if you use Azure architecture then you're going to be limited to the programming languages that Microsoft supports. What other advice do I have? If you want to take advantage of all the benefits that AWS offers, then it's best to take the time to learn how the entire ecosystem, and each part of it, works. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Advance Consulting Partner
Date published: 2021-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good vehicle to start a small business, it is stable, and it has an easy-to-use dashboard What is our primary use case? I have my own company, so I am not personally working with it. Rather, my team is working with this solution. What is most valuable? My experience with AWS has been good. AWS is a good vehicle to get your business started without too much of an upfront investment. I like the flexibility of this solution. It's quick ramp up, ramp down, being able to provide the resources at a click of a button. If you wanted to try a new solution or try it out for a Proof of Concept then provisioning the EC2 and the S3 buckets is very quick. In addition to that, the sums of scaling operations. The dashboard is very easy to use. Its real-time support is pretty good. What needs improvement? I would appreciate more direct support from AWS. I have some good personal contacts with AWS and through that, I am able to get some help. But, on a professional level with a small to medium-sized enterprise that needs any direct support from AWS, it is not supported. It is typically a part of the business model. They encourage you to go through one of their Implementation partners. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for two and a half years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The overall stability of the product is good. How are customer service and technical support? We have not used the technical support from AWS, because we are a company without a partnership. We contact their implementation partners for support. We also work closely with our client's implementation partners who have been fairly helpful. They have been able to deliver. The technical support from AWS has not been very forthcoming. It is very difficult to get. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We also use Lambda functions, such as trolling, multi-threaded, and compute as a service model. That is very interesting. We liked it very much, and we use it for some of our clients. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Pricing is reasonable, but as your usage goes up, AWS has a provision for businesses, and there's an option of locking it for three years. I think that they also give discounts. Although, as your scale of operation goes up, I think the price probably becomes too high. As a startup business, it's very well priced, but if a number of transactions go up, clients have voiced that they are in a situation and feel a type of pressure and desire to move out of AWS. They feel this way only once the scale of operation goes beyond a critical mass or critical threshold. It becomes a completely managed service beyond a point, and then it no longer remains cost-effective. Our usage goes up as well as the monthly recurring costs. So the price is something they should definitely look at. They should look at some kind of cost or price optimization, as the scale grows up large, the more the economies of scale keep in. They should try to become more competitive. What other advice do I have? Overall, I am very happy in the technicality area. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, easy to use, with good support, and it is priced well What is our primary use case? The primary use case of this solution is for hosting your infrastructure. What is most valuable? It's very easy to use. What needs improvement? The activation process can be improved. Sometimes, the activation takes a lot of time. There are many components of the infrastructure. Integration with in-house applications could be simplified. For how long have I used the solution? We have been dealing with Amazon AWS for one year. We are using the latest version. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is a scalable product. We have 30 users in our organization. We plan to continue to use Amazon AWS. How are customer service and technical support? We have never had a problem with technical support. How was the initial setup? There is no installation for this solution. It's a cloud solution. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? There is a cost for any components you get. AWS is not an expensive product. What other advice do I have? I absolutely recommend this product. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2020-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scalable with a straightforward setup, but needs better UI What is our primary use case? I'm a service provider providing services to customers. I'm using AWS as sort of a generalization. There are 62 products offered by Amazon on cloud-related services, which include EC2, includes Silverlight, it includes a whole bunch of different solutions, F3, EBS, so we've got solutions that we have to support for all of it. What is most valuable? Glacier is one of the solution's most valuable features. The initial setup is straightforward. What needs improvement? The user interface (UI) needs improvement. Right now, it's not the best. The product's authentication method could be better. The pricing model could have a more competitive edge. It would be great, in a future release, if the solution offers unified hybrid management, or hybrid cloud management. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for four years at my current company. Personally, I have about eight years of experience with the product. I've worked with it for quite a long time at this point. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Generally, the solution is pretty stable. That said, when they have an event or an outage, it's pretty severe. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is quite scalable. A company that needs to expand the solution should be able to do so pretty easily. We have applications that run on AWS. However, in terms of administrators or interface people, that interface with AWS directly, we have probably about 80 users on the product. How are customer service and technical support? I personally have never conversed with technical support. That said, I haven't heard of any complaints about their level of service. From that, I would assume that our organization is largely satisfied with their support offering. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is not complex. It's pretty simple and straightforward. If you know the patterns for how to set up and host, it's a quick deployment. We normally automate all of our deployments anyway, so the deployment process itself is quick and easy. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The product is an a la carte service. It offers a set of microservices that are associated with it. Therefore, the solution pricing varies quite a bit. The pricing could be more competitive. If a company is questioning whether it's cheaper than owning a server yourself and running a server yourself, the general answer to the total cost of ownership is yes, it is cheaper. However, if you have to move data around a lot, it will not be cheaper. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We've evaluated other options as we use a variety of other solutions as well. We've evaluated a lot of other companies. What other advice do I have? We're an Amazon partner as well as customers of theirs. We're using the latest version of the solution. I would recommend that most small to medium businesses that they use a consultative agency or a managed service provider to help them with the product. Overall, I would rate the solution seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2020-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful support, stable, and the integration is good What is our primary use case? We have been using AWS for our own product. We are not direct users. Rather, our customers are using our product, which is hosted on AWS. What needs improvement? The cost should be reduced. They should have a better big data stack. For how long have I used the solution? We have been dealing with Amazon AWS for the last six years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? This product is stable and we plan to continue selling it in the future. All of our products are tightly integrated with AWS. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS is a scalable platform. How are customer service and technical support? The technical support is good. How was the initial setup? There is no installation for AWS, as it is a cloud product. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? AWS is expensive and the cost should be reduced. What other advice do I have? I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Reseller
Date published: 2020-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable, scalable, with S3 feature included, and priced well What is our primary use case? Most of our applications are installed on the AWS. The enterprise solutions are installed on AWS. What is most valuable? The most valuable feature of this solution is the S3. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for a couple of years. We are using the latest version. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's very reliable. We have not had any issues. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's a scalable solution. We have 25 users in our organization. How are customer service and technical support? We do not contact them directly. We reach out to our contractor and they contact AWS technical support. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was very complex. What about the implementation team? We have a reseller who helped with the deployment. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The costing model is very confusing. The cost is on a monthly basis. We are happy with the pricing. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Private Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cost-saving tool that is stable and has good support What is our primary use case? We use several tools that are part of AWS, which are onboarded to our infrastructure. We have five or six EC2 instances that make up our AppDynamics component of the link. We are using Paperclip for restoring files, and we use other scripts as well. These are tools that we use from day-to-day. What is most valuable? Using AWS is really helpful for saving costs. We used to have to budget a lot for hardware costs, but now we have EC2 instances that are based on the requirements. For example, if you want one CPU then the cost is based on that, whereas if you require more, then it is automatically included. What needs improvement? There should be seminars and online training sessions available from AWS because a lot of people who are not using it would benefit from having the basic knowledge or basic hands-on experience. If they gain experience with it, then they will be happy to use it in the future. Training could be in the form of more documentation or training videos. Any increase would make this solution easier to handle. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for almost two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We use AWS on a daily basis and it is really stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have more than 10,000 users on AWS and we are definitely planning to increase usage. We are the MNP and we have close to one million users in our India location. Currently, we are introducing our web support and once we need infrastructure to be installed, we will create more instances. How are customer service and technical support? The technical support is really good because whenever we we need help, we just raise a ticket and we get a solution. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I know a little bit about Azure and GCP, but I am only really familiar with AWS. From our perspective, 60% of users implement AWS. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is straightforward. We have the guidelines and documents from AWS, so it is easy for us. AppDynamics is also supporting us for the installation of their components. The time required for deployment is not long. Creating an EC2 instance only takes between 15 and 20 minutes. What about the implementation team? We no longer need a team for the installation. When we first started, they guided us, and now we have the experience that allows us to do it on our own. What other advice do I have? AWS and its cloud platform are getting to be well known through social sites and other sources. It is definitely a product that we recommend. We have experience with it and encourage other people to use it as well. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2020-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable with good reporting and good documentation What is our primary use case? We have a financial services application that's a very broad purpose API set. There are rest APIs for executing financial transactions and maintaining financial data. We also have a series of applications built on top of that. What is most valuable? Every aspect of the product is excellent. We have no complaints. The reporting aspects of the solution are excellent. The documentation that is on offer is very good. The initial setup isn't too complex. A company shouldn't have any problems implementing the solution. The stability is very, very reliable. The payment structure is very good. The scalability is excellent. There aren't really any limitations What needs improvement? The security right now needs improvement. It's not bad, per se. It's just that there's always room for improvement in security. I'd love to see guarding duties enhanced. The pricing could be a bit better. It's something that can always be improved upon. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for years. It's been a while. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is tremendous. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's extremely reliable. The performance is excellent. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The scaling is phenomenal. We use a lot of auto-scaling. It's really fantastic. If a company needs to expand, it can do so easily. In our organization, we have 15 users of the product. How are customer service and technical support? It is very seldom that we have had to contact technical support. That said, when we have, it's been very responsive. We are quite satisfied with the level of service provided. It's been very good overall. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is pretty straightforward. It's not too complex. A company that would like to implement it themselves shouldn't have any problems doing so. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is set up as a pay-as-you-go. It's very convenient. The pricing could always be better, but it's pretty darn good. We're looking into some options for some pricing improvements through some Amazon partners. There are not any additional costs to the standard licensing fees. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We did look at other clouds, however, ultimately, we chose AWS. We've been extremely happy with it. What other advice do I have? We are just a customer and end-user. I've been an enormous fan of AWS. It does exactly what I need it to do. It would be hard to convince me to use anything else. I would recommend other potential users to absolutely do it. It cannot be beaten. I'll never run a data center again. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. We're very happy with the product overall. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plays well with MuleSoft CloudHub and gives us access to proven infrastructure, tools, and technologies What is our primary use case? We use Amazon AWS together with MuleSoft's CloudHub, because CloudHub is an extension of Amazon VPC. As part of that, when we set up the infrastructure and everything, we will be interacting with Amazon products. And with big customers, we have data in the private cloud and within that private cloud we have the MuleSoft CloudHub which is connected through the organization's private cloud to a specific geographical AWS public cloud. Regarding security, we also have a number of layers there, too. As an example, we have seen approximately 300 ETFs developed for different areas, e.g. for United Arab Emirates and other customers. And the internal customers are also using AWS. All in all, there are approximately 10,000+ users who are using it, and things are going pretty well. What is most valuable? The reason I like AWS is that they have a large market share and a large presence. When it comes to our use case, a big positive is that MuleSoft and AWS are working together very well. So instead of competing against each other, they're meshing together. What needs improvement? There have been some issues in the past when it comes to file integrations in AWS's cloud products. However, there are now alternative solutions out there that are helping to integrate them all. One thing is that sometimes it becomes a problem when troubleshooting our tools because when you have some things local and some things remote on a foreign server, it can get complicated. We find that sometimes it's a challenge to gather the necessary information from logs and such because you need the proper agreement to capture those details. In the future, I would like to see Amazon move more into local clouds, by capturing more of the small market. Nowadays, spending a lot of money is not on the list of priorities for many companies, especially considering what's going on in the world. We want to leverage whatever amount is available and still get all the benefits of new AWS cloud offerings. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for a couple of years now. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The infrastructure of AWS is very stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS is very scalable. How are customer service and technical support? I've never worked with technical support personally because we have a lot of network engineers to handle that. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? When it comes to pricing, not all applications require that much performance. That's the reason why other cloud markets are also catching up, because the two predominantly high-performance platforms, AWS and GCP, are almost the same. Looking at the primary market for AWS, I see that there's a lot of customers who have only mid-level performance requirements, because you will have all these normal applications such as online auction websites, gaming applications, voice applications, and so on. These are not, for example, large monitoring applications, financial independents, or brick and mortar companies. So AWS caters to about 40% of the market when it comes to general applications. As it happens, in many cases, you simply don't need the high-performance offerings from AWS, nor the innovative products from Google Cloud Platform, which can come with large price tags. What other advice do I have? Overall, AWS is pretty good and I can definitely recommend it because it's a proven product. When you're solving big problems, you want — first and foremost — proven infrastructure, technology, tools, and mechanisms. Then slowly, you'll be able to remove dependencies by moving to others as needed. So for project initiation and everything, you get to rely on something which is rock solid and proven in the industry with a long track record. I know AWS can be an expensive option, but it doesn't have to be out of budget if you choose the appropriate level of product for your performance requirements. They can provide high-performance computing resources, while at the same time catering to the mid-level market with lower performance offerings. Previously, in the initial days of AWS, back in 2005/2006, there were some concerns about security and such things, but nowadays there is not much to worry about because a lot of those concerns have been taken care of. Recently, there has been another shift in attitude towards them, because not everybody is a big fan of public cloud because of what is happening in the world with respect to data privacy and everything. Regardless, the three big names of Microsoft, Google, and AWS are really grabbing the market, and IBM is also catching up well. Because of the data privacy concerns, however, I do see some customization in European countries who are interested in interacting with the cloud market at a more local level. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good storage and API gateway but needs a metadata framework What is our primary use case? We are primarily using the solution as real-time streaming to our data-lake. We also have microservices publishing to APIs. It's a customer 360 application. We also used the product for migration from on-prem Hadoop to AWS EMR. How has it helped my organization? We used to spend about $57,000 on-perm with another solution. Then we lifted and shifted to AWS. It came down in cost to about $33,000 while maintaining the same inner software with Apache Kafka. However, we then got into ECS Fargate, and that brought costs down further to about $22,000. When we removed ECS, we moved into a serverless Lambda for 45 million, and our billing is now $8000 per month. It's an amazing amount of savings. What is most valuable? The solution's API Gateway is very good. The storage on offer is excellent. Recently they improved a lot in the analytics that they have on the backend. It's great that the product is completely serverless. The implementation for end-to-end, for Lambda serverless implementation, is excellent. I do run about 16 million messages per day with their Lambdas, for my API microservices. The initial setup is not difficult. What needs improvement? We get a lot of exception errors, and we're working with AWS to figure out how to fix that. when we lift and shift . We get a lot of alerts. As our serverless Lambda is maintained by AWS, in a certain aspect, we need to gain some more visibility into what is going on when problem happens with AWS serverless Their metadata management in AWS needs improvement. They need a centralized metadata management tool, where it can be integrated with outside metadata tools with the API. We really need a central metadata framework. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for four years. It's been a while at this point. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability of the solution is very good. there are no bugs or glitches. it doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable. That said, initially, we did have a few problems, however, everything has ironed out. It's great now. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Scalability-wise, the product is very good. The Lambdas and the serverless architecture are very good on AWS. If a company needs to expand, it can do so with ease. We have a lot of APIs, and we'll run them on my customer 360. There are six departments that use the product. We have about 1,000 users currently. How are customer service and technical support? We've dealt with technical support in the past and have not been satisfied for the most part. Azure's technical support is much better. AWS often can't help us resolve our issues. But they brought some good consultants basing on our request and helped us . The account Manager always there when he took over this account . i recommend IAAS AWS , for IPAAS ( integration as platform service) and Hybrid cloud Azure Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We've also planed for Azure. We've found Azure to be much more helpful when dealing with issues than AWS has been. I prefer them over AWS in support , application development and integration as platform. But AWS has great products like S3 , API gateway , transit gateways , route 53 . AWS has more OS options than AZURE and database offerings. their EMR is good with spark and python but not well supported for Scala and HBase. AWS serverless offerings are very good with out any major problems which includes ECS with fargate and EKS . But we got a good support from account manager How was the initial setup? The initial setup is not complex. When we lifted and shifted faced lot of problems on EMR. Moved to ECS, as well as serverless Lambda, it's was that difficult then. That said, we had to think about how we run our Lambdas, and what problems we are facing or might face. We're also facing a few problems due to the fact that we use encryption, HCM. When we initially started loading this data, batch data, a lot of Lambdas came, and our limit in HCM is only about 5,000 a minute, however, it quickly jumped up to 20,000 which made it so that we could not load, and errors came up. We had to turn to AWS to get assistance. We just ask them if we can have space over a few days for 20,000 and then they scale it back to 3,000. they helped us In terms of the implementation strategy, ours took about eight months. The lift and shift happened within 3 months. Then, we took another four months as we had a lot of problems with our scale-up programming due to multiple issues - for example, libraries, EMR, AWS doesn't have. We faced some problems when we had to change our code according to AWS, or we have to bring in those libraries on our own. So that's where it took time, maybe four months. For ECS, it took about 30 days to move everything we needed to. We don't have a lot of staff to maintain the product. We have about eight people who are capable of doing so. For example, we have someone on infrastructure, who is an architect and we have an enterprise architecture team. I have four developers, two for API and two for Lambda, and one is a systems admin. What about the implementation team? Initial setup environment helped by AWS free . We were able to handle every aspect of the implementation in-house. We didn't need any consultants or integrators. We used our systems manager so that all of our deployments - including environments and keys - can be stored on our SSM. A lot was automated as well. What was our ROI? excellent in covid -19 situation . What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We saw a lot of cost savings when we switched over to AWS. It can really save a company a lot of money. Which other solutions did I evaluate? Azure and AWS What other advice do I have? I'm a user and implementer. The solution is on the cloud; it's always the latest version. It's constantly being updated, and we're always using the latest version. We use both public and hybrid clouds as deployment models. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-03-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up, flexible, and well-priced What is our primary use case? I am a consultant and Amazon AWS is one of the platforms that I use. What is most valuable? The best features are flexibility and cost. What needs improvement? Scaling is an area that can be improved. For example, I would like to be able to change the amount of memory that is allocated to a server. This would give us better performance. I know that it can be done but it isn't obvious how to do it. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with Amazon AWS for between two and three years. How are customer service and technical support? The technical support is good. We contacted them when we were working on a project and they were both knowledgeable and helpful. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is easy. There is some design that has to be done, including security and zoning. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price for AWS is good. What other advice do I have? I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:partner
Date published: 2021-03-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cloud computing platform that's easy to use, but the price could be better What is our primary use case? We use AWS for product development, testing, and storage management. How has it helped my organization? AWS has improved our organization by driving efficiency in our product development cycles. What is most valuable? I like that it's easy to use. What needs improvement? They could lower the cost. The setup could also be easier. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using Amazon AWS for about five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? AWS is fairly stable. There are always some issues, but not much. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS scales fine most of the time. It's just expensive. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We've used Azure, we've used Google Cloud, we've used DigitalOcean, and we used SoftLayer. We're primarily using AWS because 75% or 80% of people use AWS, and we want our product to run optimized on AWS. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is relative. It's easier than others, but it could always be easier. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It's expensive. It costs you an arm and a leg. It's just about your expertise to do it on-prem versus in the cloud. I think it's more cost-effective to do it on-prem, but not everybody has a lab or the capital equipment budget to staff a lab. So, they are defaulting to using a service. That's the trade-off. If you're going to scale, most of the time, people are going to build it in-house. To get development started and to get things moving quickly, the cloud providers offer a valuable service. The biggest charge is for storage, moving data back and forth, and the ingress and egress charges. What other advice do I have? I would tell potential users that there's a learning curve, but it definitely works. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a solid seven. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Robust, easy straightforward, and works well for our e-commerce solution What is our primary use case? We use Amazon AWS as an IaaS Cloud for our e-commerce sites. How has it helped my organization? Because of the stability and scalability AWS provides, our team can now focus on how to engage and delight our customers instead of constantly being fixing production issues. What is most valuable? We have not had any problems at all. In the 4 years that we have been using IaaS services from Amazon, we have not had any issues. It's a great IaaS cloud. They are the leaders. No cloud provider can match Amazon right now. Other providers are improving year over year, but Amazon is still ahead at least two years. What needs improvement? Working with AWS requieres your organization to invest in training your team to better use and take advantaje of all that AWS has to offer. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using this solution for 4 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? AWS provides without a doubt the most mature and stable IaaS cloud in the market. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have thousands of customers who are going to our websites to purchase goods and it takes a matter of minutes to scale the infrastructure both horizontally or vertically. How are customer service and technical support? Great services, assistance and response time from the AWS team How was the initial setup? It depends on how complex is the architecture of the solution to be deployed, in our case because Magento is sort of "native" for AWS it has been straightforward. What about the implementation team? We implement through a vendor team specialized implementing and managing Magento on AWS What other advice do I have? I would rate Amazon AWS a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A complete cloud infrastructure solution with many valuable features and great scalability and stability What is our primary use case? We have migrated on-premises infrastructure for a customer to the AWS cloud with different workloads, such as Windows, Linux, Oracle, and SQL Server. It is a public and hybrid cloud deployment. What is most valuable? It has several valuable features, but the load balancer, auto-scaling, and RDS database are the main ones. It is a complete cloud infrastructure solution. What needs improvement? In terms of technical features, I don't see anything missing. The only two points in favor of other providers are the price and local support. The main problem that we see here in Brazil is the price. It is much more expensive than any other cloud provider. Their local support can also be better. We get more support from some of the other providers here in Brazil as compared to AWS. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is very stable. There are no problems with its stability. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Its scalability is perfect and great. We have around 300 users. How are customer service and technical support? Their technical support is okay, but it can be better. This is something for which there is room for improvement. We get more support from some of the other providers as compared to AWS. How was the initial setup? It had medium complexity. It was not too complex, but it is never simple to migrate to the cloud. It took three months. Several people were involved in its deployment. We had 13 people in total. There were about eight people from our side and maybe five people from the customer side. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is much more expensive than any other cloud provider. What other advice do I have? I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable and scalable with a fast deployment process What is our primary use case? We're using the solution for version codes for various types of services. We also use the solution as a database. We use the platform to analyze data services. What is most valuable? The solution is very good at analyzing data services. The initial setup is easy. The deployment is fast. We really enjoy working on something that is based in the cloud. It makes things easier. What needs improvement? The pricing could be a bit high at times. It's something they could improve upon. We aren't missing any features right now. For us, the solution is perfect as it is. We don't feel anything is lacking. For how long have I used the solution? While my organization has been using the solution for years at this point, I have not been using it for the same length of time. It's been a while, however, it hasn't been that long. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is very stable. It doesn't crash or freeze. There aren't bugs or glitches. The performance is good. All of the services and requirements for our clients are currently working without any issue. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The scalability of the product is okay. You can expand it if you need to. We only have a few people currently using the solution in our organization. There aren't a lot of us using it. How are customer service and technical support? We've used technical support in the past. We've made tickets. Largely, it's been helpful. The response time is reasonable. We're largely satisfied with the level of support provided. How was the initial setup? We've found that, overall, the initial setup isn't too complex. It's straightforward and very easy. A company shouldn't have any issues with the implementation process. We didn't have trouble. Deployment times vary. It often depends on the services involved. We did an implementation in February and it was only five minutes. It can be very quick. It doesn't take too long. What other advice do I have? We are an AWS partner. I'd recommend the solution. Having a cloud available has been great. It makes things faster and easier and the deployment is pretty quick and very straightforward. I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten. I've been extremely happy with the product so far. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Robust, scalable, user-friendly, and support included when deployed What is our primary use case? We host the service for customer products. Those services are utilized by different product lines, which can be used on AWS. What is most valuable? One of the features offered is scalability on demand. It's user-friendly. What needs improvement? There are some areas that are not great. For example, with some Microsoft technologies such as .NET, you will have a difficult time deploying it on AWS. It works very well with open-source solutions like Java, but not with .NET technologies. I would like to see more alerts added to the system. Preemptive alerts would be very good. It is something that happens and you have to do a lot of configuration at that time, which can be complex. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for ten years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's stable and a pretty robust solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's a scalable solution that features scalability on demand, which is working perfectly fine. We change the core on demand. We can increase the capacity on demand. We have 10,000 users in our organization who are using this solution. How are customer service and technical support? We have dedicated support. Once we have deployed it, support comes as part of the service because it is incorporated with the solution. We get all of the support that we need. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was definitely complex, but not because of AWS. It is complex because we need to upgrade to be compatible with AWS, which is related to the product and not AWS. The setup of AWS is straightforward. We deployed it in a cluster way. Initially, it took a week to set everything up. The first time it took longer, then became straightforward. It only takes a couple of hours now. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Licensing can be purchased on a yearly basis, which is an auto-renewal. We also have an on-demand on-pay purchase. If, for example, we have provisions for other things and we have a three-peak season then we add more core, more hardware for the on-premises machines. During those periods it is on-demand but the rest of the time it is licensed with a yearly subscription. The pricing is reasonable. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution but there are some areas that need improvement. It doesn't integrate well with some technologies and preemptive alerts would be very helpful. I am happy with this solution, and I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Private Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feature-rich, stable, good pricing, and responsive support What is our primary use case? We are a car company and we use this solution for our customers. What is most valuable? It has a lot of features to keep up with. It has good reporting and documentation. What needs improvement? The dashboard and interface need improvement. It could be more user-friendly. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for half a year. We are using the latest version. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's highly stable. We have not had any issues with stability. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have not explored this area yet. My department is quite small. We have three to five people in my team who are using this solution. How are customer service and technical support? My experience with technical support has gone very well. They are very responsive. They are pretty cool. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We are using OpenShift to combine two platforms. How was the initial setup? It's pretty hard to deploy. Our IT takes care of this area. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We are happy with the pricing. What other advice do I have? Definitely, I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On-demand pricing, stable, scalable, and easy to use What is our primary use case? We use this solution to run some of our workloads. What is most valuable? We like the on-demand pricing. The ease of use is the biggest benefit. They deliver in terms of features. What needs improvement? In the next release, I would like to see better pricing. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for almost a year. I am using the latest version. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This is a scalable product. In my organization, I have 15 to 20 people who are using it. I don't see any reason why they would not continue using this solution. How are customer service and technical support? I don't have any experience with technical support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We did not use another solution previously. We started using AWS. How was the initial setup? It's all in the cloud, so there is really no installation. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? What attracted us was the on-demand pricing. It's a pay-per-use model. It is costly, but when you use the pay-per-use model, it is cheaper. The price could be cheaper, but it's better than what is available. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cloud computing services with useful analytics feartures. What is our primary use case? We mainly use AWS for migrating onto the cloud or for analytic services and machine learning. What is most valuable? I like many features, like the recently released useful analytics features. There are many from the data analytics or database side. What needs improvement? The price could be better. Support for data analytics could be better. I don't see much support for data analytics. They have a lot of support in Azure, but I don't see a lot of innovation on the data analytics side in AWS. For how long have I used the solution? I have been dealing with Amazon AWS for the last two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? AWS is a stable and flexible solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS is a scalable product. How are customer service and technical support? Technical support is customer-friendly and knowledgeable. How was the initial setup? The initial setup and installation are straightforward. They have very good documentation, and if you can follow the script, you can do it. I was trying to do it with the Datacom script, and I was able to make services like VPC and EC2 in the database cloud seamlessly. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The prices are somewhat on the higher side. It would help if they can bring it down, especially for the sporting segment and for on-demand instances. What other advice do I have? I would recommend Amazon AWS to potential customers. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a nine. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, flexible, and easy to configure and implement What is our primary use case? We are using it for File Transfer Protocol (FTP) services. We are using it for file transfers from the US to India via FTP. What is most valuable? It is flexible. It is quite comfortable to use for organizations. What needs improvement? It just needs to be improved from the security perspective. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is scalable. We have 200 to 300 users currently, and we might increase its usage. How are customer service and technical support? We don't have any challenges with technical support. We are fine with it. How was the initial setup? There isn't much installation. It is just about hosting things, which doesn't take that much time. It was quite easy configuration-wise and implementation-wise. What about the implementation team? We did it ourselves. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We evaluated Azure and other products. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution. I would rate Amazon AWS a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, easy-to-use and technical support is helpful What is our primary use case? We use Amazon AWS for cloud deployment of Automation Anywhere tool. What needs improvement? It should be more secure and have more integrations. For how long have I used the solution? I used Amazon AWS for about three months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is stable. For the cloud version, we require some installation platforms and we don't have a server with us right now. We require it from Amazon AWS. We can just plan and get the AWS server. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's scalable. How are customer service and technical support? We have one contact person for our organisation. Through him, we gave him our requirements, and he arranged all those things about AWS for our installation. We gave him the details of the quantity of RAM & hard disks, and our expectations. What other advice do I have? It's perfect to use. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Private Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-04-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, flexible, always up to date, and works well as long-term or short-term storage What is our primary use case? We use this solution for everything. It's our infrastructure. You can have long-term or short-term storage. You can have elastic servers, analytical AI, machine learning services, and API services. What is most valuable? It's a flexible solution. What needs improvement? The interface is relatively complex. It's not complex when you compare it to Azure, but with some other competitors, it is a little complex. The interface could be simplified. It's an area that needs improvement, as well as the price. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for five years. We are using the latest version. It's always kept up-to-date by Amazon. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's a scalable product. Everyone in our organization is using this solution. We have 100 users. We are not sure if we are going to continue using this product. We may move to Azure or GCP. We haven't made that decision. How are customer service and technical support? You have support but not very much. It's all do-it-yourself and you figure it out for the most part. You have outside consulting firms that provide the support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We use Azure, just for backups. How was the initial setup? There is nothing to install, it's cloud. It's easy. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The prices are a bit high. But they are the first ones on the market to really do this and they have a monopoly on it. Depending on what you get, you will have to pay for a license. For example, if you get SQL Server, which is a Microsoft product, you need to pay for a license. If you get other products, you may have to get a license. They will provide that or they will sell it to you. In some instances, it may be, that you bring your own licenses. Which other solutions did I evaluate? Azure has better services for some aspects, and Google GCP has obviously got some competing products. I think each provider has its benefits, advantages, and disadvantages. What other advice do I have? I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-04-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of services, simple to understand, with significant support What is our primary use case? There are different services, approximately 150 of them, this solution can provide. There are a few services I most commonly use. I am using it for the virtual servers, Lightsail which are lightweight virtual servers, and a simple storage service which is called S3. What is most valuable? Some of the valuable features I have found to be the virtual server is easy to understand, a secure environment, and AWS has a fast community for finding solutions to problems you might be facing. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using the solution for three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We have approximately 15 users using the solution in my organization. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The scalability of the solution all depends on the services that you are using. It is very easy to scale in the cloud if you want to launch multiple servers and if you want to vertically or horizontally scale up the servers. It can support many environments such as Windows and Linux. How are customer service and technical support? The support is fast at responding and resolving issues. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used Microsoft Azure and DigitalOcean previously. How was the initial setup? The solution is an on-demand service. There is a monthly billing requirement which is for the virtual machines we currently use. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is expensive compared to other providers because you need many of the services and it can add up fast. What other advice do I have? I recommend this solution to others and I plan to use the solution in the future. I rate Amazon AWS a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very reliable, fast to implement, and easy to scale based on the needs What is our primary use case? We used it for hosting our ERP and databases and the applications that we develop for working with our customers. We are using a lot of Amazon AWS services. It is a mixed environment, and we have a lot of components. What is most valuable? The capacity to grow dynamically based on our needs is most valuable. We can increase resources dynamically. It is also very reliable and fast to implement. What needs improvement? Their support can be improved. In some cases, their support is not as proficient as it can be. They should be quicker at getting back. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is scalable. It is very easy to scale if you need more resources. We have around 150 users of this solution in our company. How are customer service and technical support? They need to be faster. How was the initial setup? It was very easy and fast. What other advice do I have? I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Private Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable with good native tools and a relatively easy initial setup What is our primary use case? We primarily use the solution for our partner. We are using it for moving all the banking and insurance domains from on-premises systems to the cloud platform, which is managed by services. It is right from data integration, data inception to data processing, to advanced visualization and analytics. We are also using the AI and machine learning aspects as well. What is most valuable? We have been using the data ingestion. There are native tools which are AWS Glue, which we are using for data integration. We also use the Spark and Python-based integration which are both very good. The solution has very good Lambda functions within AWS. We also use AWS Redshift for data modeling along with the integration with Snowflake. The solution is very stable. The scalability is excellent. We've found the initial setup to be quite simple and straightforward. Technical support is pretty good. What needs improvement? The pricing could be more competitive. There need better integration tools whereby you could have widgets. It already technically has this, however, if they had widgets that could help with the journey from an on-premises legacy database management system, that would be ideal. There should be some accelerators that can convert and automate data pipelines into AWS so that users don't have to start from scratch. Basically, if we had accelerators and tools that can help fast track and leverage existing data schemas, models, and then also, data pipelines that are already set up, it would help items to be quickly migrated rather than doing everything from scratch on the cloud. For how long have I used the solution? We've used the solution for a couple of years. It's been a while. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability of the solution is very good. The product does not have any bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is the number one cloud product. It is extremely salable. A company shouldn't have any trouble expanding it. From a user perspective, I would say from accounts, we are primarily into banking and insurance. We have around four to five of our banking accounts using it. They are a mid-scale bank. We do plan to continue using the product. How are customer service and technical support? Technical support is good. Overall, they are the number one cloud provider and they have an overall very high market capitalization. The support they have on offer is very good. We're satisfied with the level of service they offer. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We have also used the Azure platform as well. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is easy. It's not overly complex. The deployment depends, however, it could take a few hours to maybe a day, as it is platform and software as a service. It is all managed by AWS. The installation and management require a bare minimum configuration. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The cost structure could be better. It needs to be more transparent. After COVID, it is competing directly with Azure - which is a bit more of a cost-effective option. It's also competing directly with Google. If they were cheaper, they would be much more competitive in the space. From a licensing perspective, the cost of ownership is based on usage. What other advice do I have? We are consultants. We are using the latest version of the solution. I cannot recall the exact version number at this time. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've enjoyed its capabilities so far. I would recommend this solution to other companies and organizations. There's a lot of due diligence which happens before organizations choose cloud solutions and then, of course, it needs to fit into the scenario. There is a cost-benefit analysis that has to be performed. It's a good idea to compare it to other platforms as well. Companies need to make sure it factors in the strategic landscape and the tools and technologies that the organization already has. If clients need assistance, we do participate in those strategic initiatives. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meets our needs in terms of features, good pricing, and reliable What is our primary use case? We need to do the ticket exchange with external customers for the ITSM domain. There is an exchange of the service requests between our customer and our company. What is most valuable? It is enough for us in terms of features. We don't have too many transactions, and it is sufficient for our current needs. What needs improvement? Our API Management solution is integrated with Lambda, and last year, we had an issue while upgrading Lambda from version 8.0 to version 10. It seemed like Lambda runtime was changed by AWS, and there was a bug that caused the downtime. The loading of the dashboard is slow. It could be because I am located in China. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for about two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is reliable. We had a downtime only once. The issue was not with the production environment. It was with the lower environment. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? There are a lot of people who are using this solution in our organization. There are not many transactions between the customers and our internal system, and we don't have a high workload. How are customer service and technical support? I had contacted them for another solution, and they got back just in a day. How was the initial setup? It was easy for us. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is subscription-based, and we are happy with its pricing. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scalable and easy to use with its own ecosystem What is our primary use case? We have, for example, a big analytical platform running on top of AWS. We have many Lighthouse projects in the digital space running on AWS. We have so many things running on AWS. We use it for storage services. We use it for computing services. Its use cases are really very broad. What is most valuable? The product is very easy to use. It's flexible. It's the leading cloud platform in the world, and it has a very wide variety of services. The product has a very good ecosystem of its own. The product has proven itself to be very stable. The scalability of the product is great. Technical support is quite helpful. What needs improvement? The solution could always be further improved on the commercial side of things. Amazon Web Services are not cheap. It would be ideal if it was less expensive for the customer. For how long have I used the solution? We've been using the solution for a couple of years at this point. We're a good AWS customer. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is very good. the performance is excellent. It doesn't crash or freeze. There are no bugs or glitches. Overall, it's excellent. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution can scale very, very well. If a company needs to expand it, it can do so without too much trouble. Currently, I would say, the number of end-users who use applications on top of AWS is only at about 1,000. We do have plans to continue to use the product and to expand it in the future. We will be scaling it ourselves. How are customer service and technical support? We've used technical support in the past. We've been very happy with them overall. I have no complaints. they are helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive. How was the initial setup? There is no installation or implementation per see. It's a cloud service. You simply have to sign up. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution can get rather pricey. It should be more reasonable. It's our main complaint about the product - the total cost of ownership is just too high. We aren't buying licenses, we are buying cloud services. What other advice do I have? We are an enterprise with thousands of applications. We have really a broad mix of infrastructure. We have a technology standard list of several thousand products. We use a lot of AWS services. We're a customer and an end-user. As a cloud-based solution, we're always using the latest version. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been very happy with it overall. I would recommend the product to other users and companies. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up, good support, and feature-rich What is our primary use case? We use the AWS Cloud service for storing company-related information. What is most valuable? The cloud-based infrastructure has several good products that people normally use. What needs improvement? We have had several issues with the products and services but as of now, there are no good alternatives. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for the past seven years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I use AWS several times each day, and we plan to continue using it. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have 7,000 users on AWS. How are customer service and technical support? The technical support and customer service are good. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have also worked with Microsoft Azure and I find the initial setup of AWS to be easier. How was the initial setup? The installation and initial setup are easy. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? This is a subscription-based product. This is not an expensive product but it would be an improvement if the price were cheaper. Google Cloud, for example, is cheaper. What other advice do I have? This is definitely a product that I recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Detailed dashboard, easy to follow documentation, and reliable What is our primary use case? I am using the solution to create my own virtual servers in the cloud. We use one of the servers to deploy the database for NoSQL database on MongoDB. MongoDB allows all types of databases. Here is a more detailed explanation. I needed to deploy a backup API that was not in the project I needed it for. To back up the API is essentially treating data from the MongoDB database. Initially, we implemented it locally and tested all the endpoints, and then we deployed it to the AWS services. We needed this to be online and to communicate with the front end, which is an angular app that says you receive the data from another database which is another NoSQL. What is most valuable? This solution offers a very detailed dashboard that has some metrics, such as performance and budget. You can find all the documentation on how to do almost anything. It supports multiple services where you can use Linux. Depending on your use case, you can also manage the allocations, for example, your hard drive and memory. Additionally, the solution is user-friendly, has intuitive dashboards, and plenty of graphs and charts available. What needs improvement? We had some problems with bandwidth because of high usage. There were so many queries going to the API and since we were on a budget, we did not provide the needed requirements for our software. At those times the performance was really slow, I needed to log in using a remote session to check whether there is a problem and if there was I had to restart the server. If you have the required budget and you know how to customize it, I think it would be working fine. In a future release, I would like to see more support for AI because it is the future. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using the solution for the past year. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is really reliable even when we were using it as a demo to showcase to clients. The cloud-based environment was secure for everything I used it for. It does not allow you to just log in for the remote sessions. You need to configure it to have a computer log into your accounts properly for user management. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is scalable, whenever you want to scale up the solution and improve it, they really offer you that opportunity. For example, increase the hardware and resources. How are customer service and technical support? The customer support is exceptional. I was having some problems with deploying the server and had to contact support. I began chatting with the chatbot and when it did not help me I was transferred to one of their support attendants. Once the ticket is submitted, they send you another email, in three days to check whether the problem was resolved or not. They are really helpful. Additionally, at one of the AI summits, Amazon had a room that was filled with many technical professionals. They all had different technical backgrounds willing to give support to those who asked questions. It was really helpful. How was the initial setup? The installation for me was straightforward since I have some technical background. However, I did still need to read some documentation. The installation documentation is good and informative. Those who are new to the solution can search the internet for information to guide them and there are courses online to follow too. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? When I first started using the solution I used a free trial, and then we upgraded to a pay-as-you-go subscription. We have an allocated budget of $50. I am happy with the pricing because the free trial project helped me progress. In our country, there are limitations for what payment methods we can use, we do not support PayPal, and credit card transactions are delayed. Hopefully, this gets better in the future. However, in other countries, this is not a widespread problem. What other advice do I have? The type of deployment of the solution depends on the need of the organization. There are some solutions that we deploy for the clients that we need in a more stable environment. In this case, we use the cloud. For testing purposes for internal projects, we use our own servers within the company. I think by the IP numbers, we can request to create a certain server and they created this for us. There are some clients that require a cloud-based solution, we have this capability but it is still in testing and it is not what we use our servers for. I would recommend this solution for companies like small companies just starting out. It would be really helpful for them. I rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cloud platform with scalability a key feature What is our primary use case? We use this solution for all modern application development and data-led processes as well as for building architecture, AWS Lambda and more scalable solutions for our clients on AWS cloud. I'm a practice partner of data analytics and AI. What is most valuable? This is a great cloud platform and scalability is an outstanding feature. It's very useful. What needs improvement? I think the solution could be more user-friendly, like Microsoft products. They could include a lot more applications and make free resources available. I'd like to see more code application within AWS to build modern and good applications. A lot of cases we deal with need to write a lot of code in AWS and it would be helpful if there were designer functionalities. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using this solution for six years. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This is a very scalable solution. Most of the enterprises use AWS today, it's the number one cloud provider today. How are customer service and technical support? AWS technical support is good. They have a partner that provides us with technical support. It's managed either by AWS or by partner support, and it's good. How was the initial setup? Because the solution is on cloud, there's no real installation. You download to the cloud and login. When it comes to infrastructure positioning you need to have different teams. It requires some infrastructure support but it's fully managed by AWS. We plan to increase usage. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Licensing options are either a monthly pay for use option or a contract option. What other advice do I have? I would definitely recommend this solution. I rate this product a nine out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-05-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to learn, easy to use, and useful services What is our primary use case? I used the solution to build clusters. We use clusters to scale resources. We can process terabytes of data daily in batch jobs and stream processing. I have approximately five terabytes of data daily being processed in batch jobs on the EMR process. We have a script that upscales the services, resources, and runs the whole computation process, and then shuts down the resources when finished. We will also use a flow as a pipeline to build the scripts in sequence. Additionally, my company has a lot of fraud detection solutions. We have solutions such as churn prevention, those models are now a product in AWS, and we use them. The resources and services that AWS provides are online 24 hours a day. What is most valuable? There are many valuable features, I find the EMR in the platform easy to use and to learn. The main services that are offered and used most often are easy to use. What needs improvement? Some services that are not used often have poor quality and need to be improved. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is decent with the solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is easy to scale the resources. What other advice do I have? I rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up with good stability and the capability to scale What is our primary use case? We primarily use the solution to deploy our systems in the Cloud. It could be virtual machines, containers, and servers as well. What is most valuable? We've been using EasyTune for elastic computing and it has been very helpful. It's the feature we're using the most right now. In general, the solution works quite well. The product is very easy to set up. The stability of the solution is very good. The solution scales well. Overall, the solution is quite complete. There aren't any missing features. What needs improvement? The cost management is too complex right now. The pricing of AWS is very unclear. They make it quite confusing. They need to make the cost structure easier to understand. For how long have I used the solution? We've been using the solution for two years or so at this point. It's been a couple of years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is very good. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is quite scalable. If a company needs to expand it, it can do so relatively easily. We have around 50 or so users on the solution currently. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is not overly complex or difficult. It's very easy. The setup is straightforward. Being on the cloud, the deployment is very fast. It only takes a few minutes. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The pricing is confusing. Sometimes there are hidden charges. What other advice do I have? We are AWS partners. We're always using the latest version of the solution. As a cloud-based solution, it constantly updates itself to the latest version. I'd advise users considering the solution that they really need to understand the costs and how they work with AWS. At some point, it can get confusing and it can lead to companies dealing with hidden charges. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. If it wasn't for cost management, I would rate it higher. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install, good dashboards, and good reporting What is our primary use case? I use Amazon AWS in a Windows environment. What is most valuable? I like everything about AWS, especially the reporting. I am happy with the dashboard. What needs improvement? I have trouble with the AWS command-line interface. The security could be improved. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for approximately three months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? AWS is a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I have not tried to scale when using AWS. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is easy. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price is good and licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis. What other advice do I have? I would rate this solution a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-04-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well managed, efficient, and accessible from anywhere What is our primary use case? We use this solution for our web application and we have around 20 users in the company. What is most valuable? The solution works very quickly compared to the SQL Server on Tran, and we can access it from anywhere. It's very well managed. What needs improvement? I think the product could be improved by simplifying the configuration. I would also like to see a reporting feature included, like you find in SQL Server. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using this solution for several months. What other advice do I have? I rate this solution a nine out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, stable, and scalable with a lot of services and integrations What is most valuable? It is very easy to set up. It is also easy to use. It has a lot of services and integrations. We've been able to integrate whatever we need until now. What needs improvement? Its subscription model or pricing model is too complex, which should be improved. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is stable. We have not seen any issues so far. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is scalable. How are customer service and technical support? We have interacted with them. They are good, and we've not had any issues with them. How was the initial setup? It is very easy to set up. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Its pricing model is too complex. What other advice do I have? I would advise others to do a test before going ahead and buying it. They should look at other cloud options as well. If you are going to use mostly Microsoft products, then go with Azure. For non-Microsoft products, go with AWS. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-04-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, flexible, stable, and has good IAM functionality What is our primary use case? We use this solution for the EC2, and IAM Management, and Lambda. I am using this solution to gain more knowledge, to educate myself. What is most valuable? I like that is very easy to use and that it's flexible. What needs improvement? The price needs improvement. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for one month. We are using the latest version. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's a scalable product. I am the only user of this solution. We plan to continue using this solution. How are customer service and technical support? I am a beginner, I am satisfied with the support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I did not use any other solution. How was the initial setup? There is no installation, it's a cloud solution. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It's expensive. It should be cheaper. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IaaS with compute, storage, and networking, that is reliable and highly scalable What is our primary use case? It's a powerful infrastructure as a service solution, IaaS. It offers compute resources, storage, networking, and databases to quickly create your cloud infrastructure. What is most valuable? Apart from the infrastructure as a service, the AWS Lambda, which functions as the service FaaS, is really powerful. It's a powerful way of quickly assembling or developing applications, which can be scaled immensely and also at a fraction of the cost because you are charged per the execution time of each function. If you are writing a small function as an AWS Lambda function, then you are paying only for those milliseconds for the time at which it runs. It's a very cost-efficient way of running applications in the cloud rather than running an EC2-compute instance, which is charged by the hour or by the minute. You typically have to keep the EC2 instance updating all of the time. Whereas in functions, a function is invoked only when a user is calling it. Or, the front-end is calling the backend function. Lambda is very powerful and it is also typically used as a mobile backend. Essentially, it's a very strong API-based backend for mobile solutions. It has many choices of computer options, storage options, and even database options. It's flexible, you can run any kind of workload on the infrastructure. What needs improvement? One feature I would like to see is to have a better or a more user-friendly web console. The web console of AWS is not so user-friendly. They can make it more user-friendly, which will be good for administrators or users of AWS. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for five years. We are using the latest version. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's very stable. It is highly reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is highly scalable. It's a very powerful platform. In my previous organization, there were 12 people using AWS. How are customer service and technical support? We have used technical support to an extent, and it's fine. We are satisfied with technical support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used Azure Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and I have a bit of experience with Google Cloud as well. How was the initial setup? You have to create an EC2 instance, which is the compute. We have to create that to get the compute platform, but you have to install your application. You have to patch the operating system and you have to upgrade your operating system. The operating system and upwards is the customer's responsibility in an EC2 instance. It's a straightforward installation because it's your application and your operating system just like you are on-premises, but you will do it on the cloud through a browser or through a CLI, a command-line tool. The deployment timeline depends on how complex your application is. Because you are getting the platform from AWS as a computing platform, you have to install your application. It depends on the complexity of your application, so it varies. Depending on how much you are using it, determines the maintenance. Typically, you will need different roles, you will need administrators who operate this environment, and if you are also developing applications, you would need developers. What about the implementation team? The installation and deployment can be done by yourself. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? You are not paying a licensing fee, you pay for consumption. You pay for your consumption and it' is typically paid on a monthly basis. It's a pay-as-you-go model. Some services are expensive, but the basic infrastructure services are a platform that is reasonably priced. What other advice do I have? We plan to continue using this solution, and I would definitely recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable, easy to scale, easy to set up, and the support is responsive What is our primary use case? Our use cases are essentially infrastructure provisioning for backend services. We also use it for environment automation. We use it for CIPD. So, this is like AWS Beanstalk. We use it for infrastructure provisioning, auto-scaling some of the container services as well, block storage, such as S3. What is most valuable? It's a suite of services. There is no one thing that you can pinpoint and say that this is the most valuable. AWS definitely works for us. What needs improvement? There are some subjective pain points, but we are pretty satisfied. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for six or seven years. We are not exactly using the latest version. We are using what Amazon rolls out. It's software or infrastructure as a service, so we use what Amazon has. We don' use the beta products and try to stay away from them. We only use what is generally available. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's a stable solution. It's definitely reliable, we have run enough critical business services on it. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It scales extremely well. Most things are inbuilt. It is easy to scale vertically and horizontally. How are customer service and technical support? It also functions on a tiering level, and that is based on what kind of customer you are. Internally, there is some tiering on which they respond to tickets. Overall the customer service support is pretty comfortable. They usually respond and resolve tickets fairly quickly. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is fairly straightforward. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? They have different pricing models for each suite of services. For example, if you are with EC2; E2 has spot instances and EC2 has on instances. You can pay upfront or you can reserve an instance. You can pay upfront or you can on an annual basis for certain machines, and you can keep them up which you get quite a competitive discount. You can take spot instances, as in certain predefined instances, that you can spin up when you need it, but those ten to be expensive because it's ad-hoc. You can also just go with the normal EC2 instances that are charged at the usual pricing rate. For us, it's use-case specific and we move between all three pricing options. Price can always be cheaper. What other advice do I have? As a customer, I would wholeheartedly recommend this solution to others. From our use cases and standards, most of the things are pretty much covered, so we're happy. I've been pretty happy with my experience with AWS. I would rate Amazon AWS a solid nine out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful trusted advisor tool, well-written documentation, but technical support could be faster What is our primary use case? We are using this solution for internet applications. What is most valuable? I have found the trusted advisor tool works well, we are using it to get some insight into the security status and the processing of the applications. Additionally, the portal for management has clear well-written documentation. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using the solution for two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We have not had any major issue with stability, it is quite stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The scalability is good. How are customer service and technical support? The technical support can take longer than expected sometimes. They could improve on this. How was the initial setup? The initial installation was easy. What about the implementation team? We did the deployment ourselves. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price of the solution is fair compared to competitors. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:partner
Date published: 2021-05-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cloud computing solution with great elasticity What is our primary use case? We're using several Amazon products. We use Amazon AWS Compute Service, AWS Elastic Load Balancing, and a huge private VPN or a virtual private network are created out of it. We also use an API Gateway. There are several products and several services that AWS provides, and we're using them. What is most valuable? The compute and the elasticness of the compute is really great. Whenever there's a load, it automatically adds the servers and then reduces the servers based on the configuration. This is really wonderful, more cost-effective, and it's been really good for us. What needs improvement? AWS support could be better. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for many years. How are customer service and technical support? AWS support could be better. It could be faster and straightforward. How was the initial setup? There's no initial setup or installation. It's all configuration. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? A few of our customers pay for it yearly and monthly. Sometimes, when it's related to the data, the pricing seems to be high. It could be cheaper on a transactional basis. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We did evaluate a couple of other products like Google Cloud and RTCloud, but our customers decided to go with AWS. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this cloud solution to new customers. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS an eight. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance, perfect for scaling, and offers good integration capabilities What is our primary use case? I primarily use it as a cloud-based platform that's easy to scale. What is most valuable? The solution offers easy provisioning and scaling on the fly. The performance is great. Everything is very clear and there are no complex procedures to follow. it's a very easy-to-use solution. The integration is very good. Integrating anything with it is easy to do. What needs improvement? In IBM we have IM, identity access management. For all the solutions in AWS, identity access is not quite so straightforward. Identity and access management on AWS could be made to be much more straightforward. That is something that they could work on. If they could work on that and use it for load balancing, that would be ideal. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for a year and a half or so. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution performance well. The stability is very good. there are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The scalability is excellent. Whatever your needs are, if you need to grow, Amazon can handle it. We have 20 people working with the product currently. How are customer service and technical support? I've never gotten to the point where I needed to reach out to technical support. I cannot speak to how helpful or responsive they would be. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We also use IBM. How was the initial setup? It's a cloud-based service. It's easy to set everything up. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? With the enterprise product, you have to pay for a license, however, if you are using the open-source version, you don't pay to license it. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We did not evaluate any other products before choosing AWS. What other advice do I have? As a cloud-based solution, we're using the latest version at all times. It's consistently updated. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. I would 100% recommend this product to other users and companies. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scalable as per the needs, quite stable, and priced based on the actual consumption of resources What is our primary use case? We are using it for hosting some of our workloads. We offer managed services for our customers, mostly in the space of security in managed IT services, and some of these workloads are hosted on AWS. What is most valuable? It is highly available and on-demand. So, you can scale up and scale down whenever required. Another thing that really attracts us is the pricing, which is based on the actual consumption of resources, and that's what really helps us. What needs improvement? They're really good on the business computing side, but there are other services where they can do really well. They can improve the data analytics platform and the data warehousing platform. Its pricing can be simplified a little bit more. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for more than three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is quite stable. We did not find any challenge in the reliability of the platform. How are customer service and technical support? We do contact their tech support, and we get the help whenever it is required. We are pretty much satisfied with them. How was the initial setup? It was not too complex. We are very straightforward and not too complex in terms of our infrastructure. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Its pricing can be simplified a little bit more. Even though they have been reducing it, I still believe they can do better as compared to GCP, Google Cloud. What other advice do I have? We advise people to go on AWS. We also do a readiness assessment for our customers. We do a kind of a TCO analysis for our customers, and depending on the use case, workload, and pricing model, we advise our customers. We do it for AWS, Azure, and GCP. I would expect customers to do the same thing. They should do a proper analysis because it depends on what workloads they want to move to the cloud. Based on that, they should select a hyperscaler. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-07-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very professional UI, easy to access, provides great security What is our primary use case? We are customers of Amazon AWS. What is most valuable? This solution is very easy to use and it has a professional interface. It's easy to access and is secure, two important features. What needs improvement? The cost of the solution could be improved, it's quite expensive. I find the networking to be overly complex. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using this solution for four years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is a stable product. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is scalable. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was complex because of the networking setup we needed to create. This could have been a problem with the networking site. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We currently use Azure as well. AWS offers a very good platform mask and is easy to use. Azure is good for creating virtual machines and creating VLANs is very easy with the Azure site. What other advice do I have? I rate this solution an eight out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good backup of CRM data of SalesForce What is our primary use case? I use Amazon AWS for backing up our data from the customer relationship management solution of SalesForce. For the moment, we have not made use of it for the restoration of any routes or data that is involved. What needs improvement? The solution should me made friendlier to use. As far as the automation is concerned, the backups should be scaled. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The pricing of Amazon is higher than that of SalesForce. We thought that things would be cheaper when it comes to Mexico and that a connection would be made between the facilities and SalesForce. What other advice do I have? I rate Amazon AWS as a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Private Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An on-demand cloud computing platform that has a lot of specific solutions for different use cases What is our primary use case? We usually use Amazon AWS to implement data lake solutions. We extract data from an AWS project that we implement, or we extract data from databases and centralize them with AWS components in AWS services. So, we create an infrastructure for our clients to consume their data. I like the components we use, like Amazon DMS or Database Migration Services, F3, and Amazon Athena. I think that these are the main components or the main services that we use. What is most valuable? I like that the products are specific and objective. We can resolve a problem using a simple configuration. It's so easy to implement a solution and solve a problem using AWS solutions. AWS has a lot of specific solutions for different use cases. I think that this is the most important thing that made us consider using AWS. What needs improvement? It would be better if there was a way to see which components were still on. We have some situations where I forget that some components are turned on. We forget some components are on, and we only see that these components are on when we see the bill at the end of the month. It would also be better if AWS had specialized firewalls or integrations with leading products. For example, a specialized firewall with content filtering. We were looking for some firewall tools, and we saw that AWS doesn't have any specialized firewall tools in its services portfolio. So, we are looking for other tools like FortKnox, Forcepoint, and Check Point because we didn't find the solutions in AWS services. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for about three years. What other advice do I have? On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a nine. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Economical, with good performance and good support What is our primary use case? We use Amazon AWS for website hosting, application hosting, and serverless computing. What is most valuable? Everything is good. It is easy to use. The performance is good. It's also very economical. What needs improvement? The pricing is reasonable but there is always room to be better. If it was offered for free, it would be better. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for three years. We are using the latest version. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have 20 people in our organization who are using Amazon AWS. How are customer service and technical support? Technical support is okay. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I use Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud as well. How was the initial setup? It's a cloud-based solution, there is no installation. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price is quite reasonable. With Amazon AWS, you pay as you go. What other advice do I have? Definitely, I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable and priced well, but technical support needs to be more proactive What is our primary use case? We use this solution in our company and for our clients' companies. What is most valuable? I like the IAM, the directory, and the storage. What needs improvement? They should implement the command shell by default. As it is now, to open the console, you have to download the command application. When you compare with GCP, they have the command shell inbuilt. It would make it more seamless for the administrator to include this. There are times where the machine is not connecting and you can't wait for the RDP because you have to create them quickly. Building a shell directly from the console is a good solution. This is missing by default. there are ways that it can be done and integrated. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with Amazon AWS for six years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is very stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is a scalable solution, but you can only scale-out. You can't scale up. We have approximately 200 users in our company who are using it. How are customer service and technical support? Technical support could be improved, they could be better. We don't get SLA with AWS. They give us a specific time for a solution but they don't advise further. We have to check to see if the issue has been resolved. There should be an automatic email to notify us that the issue has been resolved, by default. The need to work on proactiveness. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I also work with GCP and with Azure. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is easy. It is not complex. We have a team of 50 people who maintain all of our solutions. It's spread across the team to run 24/7. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The pricing is one of the best in the segment. They have actually reduced their prices, with the exception of the MLD which has increased. It's by design itself. They have placed the pricing well for a reduced market. What other advice do I have? I would rate Amazon AWS a seven out of ten. Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:partner
Date published: 2021-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has good flexibility and high availability What is our primary use case? We are hosting some education servers and web servers. How has it helped my organization? We have used Amazon AWS for a very large scale of server deployment. Also, we have run some tests using resources from AWS EC2. We don't have to go out investing for that resource, we just use them for a short period of time and we pay only for that usage. It has helped us scale quickly, and save a lot of money instead of buying those services. What is most valuable? The features with Amazon AWS that I have found most valuable are its flexibility and high availability. These are the most important and attractive points for me. What needs improvement? In terms of what could be improved, I also use Google Cloud GCP and AWS cannot directly use the Azure EC2 consult. They could add that feature. Direct connection to the EC2 console server would be very useful. For how long have I used the solution? I am certified on AWS from the cloud provider side. I use the RDS, Relational Database Solution, and the EC2 technology on AWS. I have been using it for more than four years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is quite stable. I have read a lot of reports from third parties, and they also have a robust testing methodology. And from my own experience, I can say that it's really, really very stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? In terms of scalability, the sky is the limit. There is no limit for scalability. If you have money to spend, you get whatever resource you want. How are customer service and technical support? We had some issues and we had pretty good support. They even created a special attach for us to solve our problem and they responded very quickly. If you buy the additional support, the support is really good. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is easier now. Four years ago it was harder, but nowadays it is a lot easier, because a lot of boiler plate set ups are done for you. So you can just start using it right away, even if you are not experienced. Four years ago, it was not like this, but it's better now. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? In terms of price, it is more expensive than other cloud providers, but it is worth it. It is not that much more, so you can go with it. It's not too bad. It's more expensive than the others, but it's bearable. What other advice do I have? On a scale of one to ten I would rate Amazon AWS a nine. To bring that up a bit, as I mentioned, I would like to have a direct connection to the EC2 server console. That's why I'm just not giving a 10. For anyone interested in using Amazon AWS, I would advise them to read the online documentation. It's very clear and shows you step by step how to use the system. If you need more advanced features, you can find a lot of resources on the internet and on their website. So if you want to use a public cloud, I strongly advise using AWS. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use with good performance and good technical support What is our primary use case? Web developers use the solution for application building, modernization, cloud transformation, new development, and budget solutions. It has a wide variety of use cases. What is most valuable? The solution is very easy to use. The product is nice and stable. Its performance is great. The technical support has been good. What needs improvement? The solution could offer better integration capabilities. The pricing is a bit high. It's an aspect they could improve upon. For how long have I used the solution? I don't use it in my current organization. I used to use it in my earlier organization. In fact, I don't really use it, however, we used to consult on it. I've been a consultant for about a year or so. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The product is stable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable. The performance is great. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? At my organization, there are around 100 users on the solution. How are customer service and technical support? Technical support has been good. I have not heard of any customer complaints. It's my understanding that they are helpful and responsive and users are satisfied with their level of service. How was the initial setup? I was not a part of the installation process. I cannot speak to how easy or difficult the implementation was. I have no visibility on that aspect. I'm not sure what the makeup of the technical team was or how many people were used to deploy it. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price of the solution can get expensive. They could work to lower it for their clients. Those that use the licensing do need to pay a fee. It can be paid on a yearly or monthly basis. What other advice do I have? I've worked as a consultant. We've been quite pleased with its capabilities. I'd rate it at a nine out of ten. I'd recommend the product to other users or companies. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scales well with an easy initial setup and good technical support What is our primary use case? We are a hospital system provider. We use the solution in order to provide provisions to the hospital. The client didn't want to host on-premises, and therefore we are using this product. What is most valuable? If there are issues, I come and check on them, however, I rarely use the solution, which suggests it's pretty problem-free. It works pretty seamlessly. The initial setup is very straightforward and I didn't have any issues with configuring the solution. The solution can scale quite well. Technical support is pretty decent so far. What needs improvement? The pricing of the solution could be better. It's a little pricey. For how long have I used the solution? I've been working with the solution for the past two years or so. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I haven't seen anything that would make me assume that solution can't scale as much as you need it to. It seems to be pretty scalable. There are no limitations. How are customer service and technical support? I've found the technical support to be pretty decent overall. You do need to give them some time, however, largely we are satisfied with their level of helpfulness. How was the initial setup? I am not extensively using the solution and I didn't do any work on the AWS; there's a DevOps team who will do the configuration. That said, it's very straightforward. I didn't face any complexity in configuring AWS, for example. What about the implementation team? As integrators, we can implement the solution for our clients. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It would be ideal if the solution cost the customer less. It's expensive right now. What other advice do I have? We're integrators and service providers. We offer services to our clients. We use a private VPN for the solution. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations, so long as the company doesn't care about the pricing. I would rate the solution eight out of ten, simply due to the fact that the cost is high. They lose points there. Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Integrator
Date published: 2021-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good availability, reliable, and scalable, but it's expensive What is our primary use case? There is a large list of products that are available in the cloud, from computing to mail hosting and server services that are available in the AWS cloud. They provide you with computing resources and IT services. What is most valuable? In terms of features, I would rate it a nine. This is a product that is easy to use and highly available. The availability is good, you can get any service you need immediately. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for five or six years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's very stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's a very scalable product. We have 200 users in our organization who are using AWS. How are customer service and technical support? They provide support at different levels. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? Previously, we did not use another solution. We use our own server in the cloud or we use AWS. How was the initial setup? It is in the cloud, there is no installation. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Pricing, I would rate a five out of ten. AWS is very expensive. It's paid on a monthly basis and you have to pay for the resources that you use. There is no licensing in AWS, you pay per usage. What other advice do I have? We have reduced usability to a few situations because we have our own hosting cloud server. I would not recommend this solution, I would recommend something from the competitors. I would rate Amazon AWS a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do not need to maintain hardware on-premises and can have full control over the infrastructure What is our primary use case? We are a product cocktail service company, and we deliver identity-based solutions that customers can subscribe to. The back-end infrastructure is hosted in AWS. How has it helped my organization? It helps us by saving money. Having a physical server on our premises is, of course, quite expensive as compared to building an EC2 instance in the cloud. What is most valuable? We use AWS in-built services like EC2, ECS, Lambda services, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, etc. AWS is a very big platform that provides a lot of services. The main reason why we use EC2 is because we are not dependent on maintaining the hardware inside our premises. Also, we have full control over the infrastructure, and we can modify it as per our own requirements. It is stable and scalable as well. Installation is quite easy. What needs improvement? Monitoring still needs to be improved. Better support for Windows Operating Systems would be appreciated. It is good for Linux but needs to improve for Windows. For how long have I used the solution? I've been dealing with Amazon AWS for more than four years now. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We are experiencing 99.9% uptime already, so we have had no issues with stability. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is scalable. We have configured our Auto Scaling options there, which enables us to install as the requirements increase. It auto scales the server. How are customer service and technical support? Technical support is okay. I will not rate it too high, but I think it might be because it is part of a basic plan. We do not have the enterprise support plan. How was the initial setup? You don't require much technical expertise to have an instance, so the initial setup is quite easy. What other advice do I have? On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Amazon AWS at nine. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install and has good storage, gateway, and documentation What is our primary use case? We have just started to use this solution. We are using it for Amazon S3 Bucket. What is most valuable? The storage is most valuable. The gateway and documentation are also quite good. What needs improvement? Its price should be lower. The price for in-house usage should be different from production usage. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for around a month. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I didn't use any other solution previously. How was the initial setup? It was easy to install. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Its price should be lower. Currently, the price is the same if you are working in-house or in production. If you have to do internal testing or you are checking if things are working in-house, you need to pay for that, and the price is the same. The price for in-house usage should be different from production usage. What other advice do I have? It is a good solution. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Priced competitively, reliable, but difficult figuring out usage cost What is our primary use case? We use this solution predominately to reduce the amount of effort we need to migrate to the cloud. What is most valuable? What needs improvement? We have had some difficulty figuring out how to monitor how many EC2 instances have been networked into our entire enterprise. We usually try to create a diagram outside of AWS. The types of information we are trying to determine are, for example, what hardware devices are interconnected, and when was the interconnection made. It is difficult to extrapolate budgeting costs and schedules from the information gathered from the usage of the solution in our systems. We are given a large lump sum of money at the beginning of the year for our budget but it is hard to summarize costs to put down on paper for justification or projections. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for approximately one year. What do I think about the stability of the solution? This solution is stable and reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We are planning on moving more of our systems to the cloud. Currently, we have approximately 60% of our applications on the cloud. How was the initial setup? Our developers found the installation a moderate level of difficulty, there was not anything that was complex. It is helpful to have some tutorials to follow. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is on a pay-as-use pricing model. The price of the solution could always be better but it is priced competitively. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We have evaluated Lambda, and in some cases, it might be a better option than EC2. However, we have decided to go with EC2 because it is closer to a drop-in displacement which works better with our applications, for example, Spring Boot and other similar variations. What other advice do I have? My advice to others is EC2 has its specific use case needs like other solutions, such as Lamda. If you have the need for a specific use case this solution could be the right choice. For example, it is possible to have your monolithic application on the cloud and decompose it into your microservice architecture or use it with Lambda capabilities. You can do this and have a high percentage of your application on the cloud. However, you need to be sure it is the right choice, it is something you need to be careful of. I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality features, flexible, and excellent virtualization capabilities What is our primary use case? We are using the solution for network virtualization. What is most valuable? 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. What needs improvement? If you have not had previous training or studied guides it will be a little difficult to use the solution. However, the difficulty also depends on what you are using the solution for. They can improve by providing more documentation, such as tutorials and videos. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using the solution for approximately five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I have found the stability very good. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The scalability is good. How are customer service and technical support? The technical support has been fine in my experience. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price of the solution is reasonable. What other advice do I have? Amazon AWS is the most powerful tool and is at the top for cloud and for virtualization. It has many features and products. It is wonderful and I keep learning from them. I would highly recommend this solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is stable and scalable, and has a pay-as-you-go license What is most valuable? It's quite stable and scalable. The price is good as well. What needs improvement? It would be good to see integration with a low code platform. They have one, but it is for intervention. It would be interesting to see it more developed. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using Amazon AWS for a year and a half. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's quite stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's a scalable solution. It is used by our entire organization. How are customer service and technical support? Our experience with technical support was as expected; they responded fast. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price is quite good; it is a pay-as-you-go option. What other advice do I have? On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Amazon AWS at eight. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable and easy to set up but can be a bit expensive What is our primary use case? I primarily used the solution more for a POC. The solution was primarily used for data lakes. However, my use case is more focused on getting the IDs up and running. What is most valuable? The dashboard is very good. The solution in general is user-friendly and easy to navigate. The product as a whole is very intuitive. The initial setup was quite easy. The product is reliable and quite stable. The solution is fine for static hosting. What needs improvement? I cannot recall coming across any issues or any missing features. There are some other issues I see, but that was more on the security side, not on EC2. That's more of a technical thing. I was not able to get it up and running, however, that was a different issue altogether. It was more due to my understanding of the solution. I want to use AWS as a full solution for my website - for domain and website hosting, and everything in between - however, I was not able to find everything together. They should work to make it an easy all-in-one end-to-end solution. The product is a bit costly. For how long have I used the solution? I've used the solution a bit, however, my specific experience is not up to date. My usage is not on the production side. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is very good. There are no bugs or glitches and it doesn't crash or freeze. The performance is good and overall, the entire solution is reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We haven't attempted to scale the solution yet, as we are still at the POC phase. However, ultimately, that is the plan and it is my understanding that it will scale well. How are customer service and technical support? We've yet to contact technical support. I can't speak to how helpful or responsive they would be. How was the initial setup? The initial setup, in the end, was pretty straightforward. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution can get to be expensive. What other advice do I have? We are using different services. We are using Alexa, for example, and static hosting. We do have a corporate account, however, we're not using a lot of services on it. I'm not sure which version of the solution we are using. We don't have a dedicated private cloud and therefore use a public cloud. I'd recommend the solution to others. Overall, we enjoy using it. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A scalable and stable solution What is our primary use case? In my role as an IT architect, I design solutions for many clients. We use the solution in mobile applications with a back-end solution What needs improvement? The response time of technical support could be better. It is not so good. While this can likely be attributed to our lack of a premium support contract, they should still show more consideration in their response time towards first time clients. Moreover, as things grow, the solution will need the scalability of Amazon services for it to be very secure. More scalability will be essential. It will be important for us to incorporate certain architecture-based ideas or configurations of the signature that would need to be included in our solutions or designs. As an example, we developed a mobile application that will reach 10,000 users of Amazon services within its first year. The following year, it is projected to reach around 100,000 users. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS during the last 12 months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I am very impressed by the solution's stability. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The scalability is very good, although having good security will require that its growth be in line with that of Amazon service. How are customer service and technical support? Technical support is not so good. How was the initial setup? Use of the four quarters service posed a problem for us during the initial setup. The setup of the initial quarters of service should be more transparent and clear to the user. Certain limits should be set up to match the varying needs of the users. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees. What other advice do I have? I feel the solution has been working very well. We have worked with around eight companies over the past year involving a variety of solutions. For some of these we implemented solutions that will be utilized by a large clientele. My role is that of an integrator. Editors and designers are other roles. As of now, we do not have a partner relationship with Amazon. I rate Amazon AWS as a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Integrator
Date published: 2021-07-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feature-rich, integrates well, stable, scalable, and has good support that responds immediately What is our primary use case? We use several features of this solution for many purposes. For example, we use CloudFormation for infrastructure as a service, Kinesis for the message queue, Lambda for integration services, and ATC for hosting. We also use S3 for storing the data, clustering, Multizone security, AVS to attach hard disk, and assistant. What is most valuable? It is easy to use. It has many features that we use. It integrates well. They upgrade a lot of applications. What needs improvement? If you are familiar with other cloud infrastructures, you can see that it is in need of some enhancements. It is easy to enhance it to make the clustering easier. At times, when you use CloudFormation to create five machines with a sequence name, it is difficult but can be done with Terraform easily. I would like to see CloudFormation made more in the programming way of thinking. You have some variables, LOB, IF statements, and inheritance, where it's not just the functionality that we have, but gives you the output. They could make it close to the programming language, even if it's a scripting language. They need more control over it such as an If-Then-Else statement and a sub-loop if possible. It will make it easier to create the infrastructure. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with Amazon AWS for more than seven or eight years. We are using the latest version. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is a scalable solution. I work as a consultant and have a couple of customers. Each customer is of a different size company but they are all over 1,000. How are customer service and technical support? AWS has very good technical support. They react immediately when you need help. How was the initial setup? When you speak of installation, you refer to applications already built or software in ATC to be installed. AWS doesn't sell applications, they give you an infrastructure as a service, application as a service, and a platform as a service but they don't give you applications to be installed. There is no installation required in AWS. The maintenance required depends on the size of the company. Some larger companies require a larger IT department while others don't require it at all. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? A license is required. Some customers will provide their own license and others will purchase it directly from AWS. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in it. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-08-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intuitive, reliable, and easy and quick to deploy What is most valuable? It is intuitive, easy to deploy, and rather quick to deploy and set up. There are a number of native services in the ecosystem. These services are built into the cloud and are mature enough to support you in many ways. It is relatively secure and definitely reliable for uptime. What needs improvement? Amazon still has room for improvement in terms of being more mature on the monitoring side and in terms of the native capabilities. Amazon should get their services portfolio stronger on OEM-based workloads such as Microsoft and Oracle. There are a lot of areas that still do not have offerings, so there is room to grow. I would be happy if they bring more maturity to the monitoring capabilities and SaaS offerings. They are strong on Infrastructure as a Service, but they are not mature on SaaS. Amazon is not at all a partner-friendly company. Support from Amazon is not at all good as a partner. For how long have I used the solution? We are a technology consulting and managed services company. For our customers, we've been designing solutions on Amazon Cloud for almost seven years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It has been stable so far. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is scalable. How are customer service and technical support? Support from Amazon is not at all good as a partner. We wouldn't lose sleep by not working with them as a partner, but we would continue to work on that technology. It is not at all a partner-friendly company. How was the initial setup? It is easy to deploy. You can quickly deploy and set it up. What other advice do I have? Considering the product, support, service, and maturity, I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of 10. Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A stable and scalable cloud computing solution with useful advanced features What is our primary use case? We use Amazon AWS because it has really advanced parameters and suits our business. What is most valuable? I like that it helps us do everything really fast, and its advanced services. What needs improvement? The price could be better. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using Amazon AWS for about four months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is stable, and there aren't any issues that I know about. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is scalable. How are customer service and technical support? I didn't notice any problems or issues related to this area, and everything was fine. How was the initial setup? The initial setup wasn't easy because we implemented this process over two months, and it was a complex process. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It's an expensive product. Which other solutions did I evaluate? My company considered not only one provider, and it was really a complicated process to review all the providers. We had our checklist of all necessary requirements, and it was quite complicated. We chose AWS because of its advanced features that let us do everything quickly. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to new users. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a nine. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-09-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A stable cloud computing solution with a valuable load balancing feature What is our primary use case? We use Amazon AWS for storage, networking, and remote computing. What is most valuable? I like S3, load balancers, and Route 53. What needs improvement? The price could be better. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for six years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is quite stable. How are customer service and technical support? There are so many references that I can refer to, and their technical support is great. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is straightforward. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price, in general, could be better. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to potential users. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS an eight. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-09-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely cost-efficient, easy to upgrade and expand storage with greatly improved interfaces What is our primary use case? General use cases of AWS are for those needing a managed cloud instance without the bulk costs for a legacy server. We are customers of Amazon and I'm the technology manager. How has it helped my organization? The benefit to the company is immense financial savings and the fact that you're able to see your monthly costs before buying anything. The AWS monthly calculator enables you to select your database, servers, volumes, and see how much everything will cost on a monthly basis. You can figure out what you'll be paying, so it enables a comparison; it's usually a third to half the cost of using an on-prem system. What is most valuable? Amazon is easy to upgrade, easy to expand storage and change your EC2 types. Each of those things usually takes at most five minutes to do, whereas on a legacy system you have to actually buy a new system or new hardware and have downtime for installation. Even then it may not be configured the same way and you might end up with a widespread outage. The advantage of using AWS is that all the testing's been done so you have proof that it works. We still do a cursory check, but they don't put anything out there that hasn't been vetted. Plus all the Atlassian tools are on AWS as well. The cloud instances they provide have a very robust network because there are over 160,000 companies that use the tools. Backups are really easy to access as are the automated backups of the VMs and the volumes. We're able to create a new volume from a backup in about two minutes, attach it to the server and view the data side by side to compare the old to the new. It takes 10 minutes total to get all the access needed. I've had very positive experiences with AWS and it's gotten a lot better over time with their improved interfaces. Everything's all interconnected now and within its own framework. We pull in other tools to the OS such as Docker but AWS provides tools like Yum that enable quick installation of things. It's typically part of the OS. What needs improvement? While the IAM security key is very secure, they only give you one chance to capture your key. If I'm already logged in and have an email address online, it would be better if it were sent in an encrypted manner to email so that you don't lose the key. I might create the IAM and then perhaps forget to capture it off the screen and then when I do need it, I realize I don't have it and have to create another profile. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using this solution for about 12 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I haven't had any problem with stability. We do multiple zone backups and multiple zone data and we haven't had any problems or slowdowns. We've had dealings with countries like India, where things are generally slower but with AWS there haven't been any issues. There's no wait time. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Scalability is good. I like the EFS expandable storage because it expands and contracts, you don't have to do anything with it and it's really inexpensive. Somebody may use it for temporary storage where they drop a terabyte of data that they need to give to a customer and then it shrinks back down when they're done with it. It expands and contracts as needed and that's also reflected in the cost. How are customer service and technical support? The technical support is very fast, very efficient and very knowledgeable. Even when I've asked questions and they didn't know the answers, they were able to find someone within 15 minutes that was able to help. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is pretty straightforward. The main thing is getting the security protocols set up in the proper order, otherwise it won't work. You have to go in and set up the main group and make sure to share it to your database. They've improved their documentation and it's a lot better but still lacks a little in some areas. If you've deployed before, setup takes a couple of hours, otherwise it might take up to a day. It's a lot faster on cloud; if you're working on-prem you have to jump through a lot of hoops because each team has its own security. They have scripting tools on AWS which allow you to set up your framework and you can use it as a template. We use an AWS architect for implementation and to make sure all the security is set up. And then we have a DevOps team that manages the OS updates. That's a team of three handling over 100 servers, VMs basically. Once a month they do the non-production patching with the production patching the following week. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Licensing fees are only applicable if you're using Red Hat or an Oracle database. You have to pay for both of those. If you're using Postgres or MySQL, there are no costs for the actual database application. There are no fees for individuals using Oracle Java, but businesses pay a license. We use an OpenJDK that is vetted by Atlassian so if you don't want to buy Java you can use the OpenJDK. What other advice do I have? My advice would be to do some homework, read as much as you can about the setup before you dive in. If you take an hour to review the setup and then put together your own process so you know all the steps required and you use a checklist, it simplifies things. Have some kind of system, whether it's a spreadsheet or a Confluence page where you're documenting the steps and keeping track of where you're at. Whenever I'm asked to do something, I can find a tool on AWS that I can vet for our customers, and for that reason, I rate Amazon AWS 10 out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-09-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to manage What is most valuable? AWS is easy to manage. What needs improvement? Some features may be better in Azure or some other portal. AWS could add some of those features. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using AWS for three to four years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? So far, I've had no issues with stability or scalability. How was the initial setup? AWS was already installed when I started working at this company, so I don't know. What other advice do I have? I rate Amazon AWS eight out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Private Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good in terms of deployment and user experience What is most valuable? Amazon AWS is good in terms of deployment and user experience. Their certificate management and load balancer are also good features. What needs improvement? The sorting model in AWS is a little bit complicated. When you are going through any component, you can get some surprising results. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using AWS for more than two years. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Scalability is something that people are looking for when they choose Amazon AWS. I like that it integrates well with IBM Resilient, which is like a serverless map. We have more than 5,000 employees in our organization. How are customer service and support? Amazon support is good. How was the initial setup? Setting up AWS was straightforward. It only took around 20 minutes. We used about five to 10 team members for deployment. For maintenance, we have an architect and some RDS specialists. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Amazon AWS could have more options and transparency in its pricing model. You need in-depth knowledge to adopt AWS. So someone without that knowledge base might not understand all of the costs associated with AWS. What other advice do I have? I rate Amazon AWS nine out of 10. I would definitely recommend it to others. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scalable, stable and easy to install with good tech support What is our primary use case? We use the solution for managed hosting of the connection servers of some of our clients. What is most valuable? The solution has a vast array of features and services. It offers many upgrades. What needs improvement? The price of the solution is comparatively quite high in comparison with that of Azure. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Amazon AWS for around two or three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution has good stability. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution has good scalability. How are customer service and technical support? I like the technical support. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was quite easy. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution could be more cost-effective. What other advice do I have? When it comes to cloud management, I have no complaints at present. I am a customer of Amazon. As we are, basically, only hosting cloud services, this is geared towards the end user. We manage two or three people. I would recommend the solution to others. Owing to the pricing, I rate Amazon AWS as a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-08-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful technical support, easy setup, and highly stable What is our primary use case? We have migrated all of our on-premise production environments to the Amazon AWS cloud and we use many AWS services. What needs improvement? The solution could improve by being more secure. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for approximately six months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS has proven itself as the market leader in the cloud solution environment and is highly stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is scalable. All of our production environment is hosted on Amazon AWS and we have approximately 12,000 users that use it. How are customer service and technical support? We have enterprise-level support that is very good from the AWS team. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We use other solutions, such as Microsoft Azure for UID and Google Cloud services for DCP. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is not difficult and it did not take us more than one day. What about the implementation team? We have a managed service provider that helped us with the implementation of the solution. We have a 60 person team that manages our data operations and infrastructure. The team consists of many levels, such as system engineers, architects, and managers. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We have a monthly subscription for Amazon AWS. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to sue, simple to install, and offers good scalability What is our primary use case? We primarily use the solution for web hosting. What is most valuable? The solution is very easy to use. The stability of the product is great. We have found the scalability to be very good. The pricing aspect of the product is pretty reasonable. It's not overly expensive. Installing the solution isn't a difficult process. It's easy. What needs improvement? The usability of the solution could be a bit better. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for about one year. It hasn't been that long. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The performance of the solution is good. It's stable and reliable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The scalability is very good. If a company needs to expand it, it can do so quite easily. We have three people using the solution currently. How are customer service and technical support? I've never actually reached out to technical support. Therefore I can't speak to how good they are at assisting clients. How was the initial setup? We find the initial setup to be pretty straightforward. It's not overly difficult or complex. The amount of time it takes to deploy the solution differs from company to company. However, if you would just like to just set up a server, it only takes about ten minutes. What about the implementation team? I handled the installation myself. I did not need any integrator or consultant assistance. It was all done in-house. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The pricing of the product isn't overly expensive. It's basically set up as a pay-as-you-go. Therefore you're only paying for what you need and use. What other advice do I have? I'm a customer and an end-user. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We have been quite happy with the solution and its capabilities. I would recommend it to other users and other organizations. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-08-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feature-rich, mature, and scalable What is our primary use case? We use mainly use the product for the infrastructure, the service components, and the storage. What is most valuable? The maturity that the solution offers is its most valuable aspect. It was one of the first solutions to market and has a long track record. It's very mature in terms of product delivery. It is very stable. The scalability is great. In terms of features, it's very feature-rich and it's got a good ecosystem from third-party vendors as well in terms of those that partner up with them for offering their services on Amazon. The security is good. Due to the fact that it's on the cloud, you can build your own security to meet your needs. It's enriched with great security features and capabilities. You just need to know how to run them. Technical support is quite helpful. What needs improvement? We would appreciate it if the product was cheaper. For how long have I used the solution? We've been using the solution since 2014. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is very stable. The performance is good. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Due to the fact that it is a cloud, users really do not have an issue with scalability. It can expand to meet anyone's needs. We have at least 200 users at this time. How are customer service and technical support? Technical support has been very good overall. they are helpful and responsive. We are satisfied with the level of support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? Before Amazon, we did not use other products, however, we now also use Azure and Google. How was the initial setup? As a cloud service, there really isn't an installation process that's required. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We use their subscription model. The solution could always be cheaper. We have a monthly recurring cost based on usage. What other advice do I have? As a cloud service, we are always on the latest version of the product. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten based on the feedback I've gotten from my team. I'd recommend this service for particular use cases. However, it is important that users understand how it works. For example, it's not like you buy a server and running in a data center. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A mature product that is extremely scalable and easy to expand What is most valuable? The scalability of the product is excellent. The solution is pretty mature. What needs improvement? In general, the cost management in Amazon is complicated. It's not too straightforward. That's a little bit of a problem that they have. Sometimes, their interface is kind of old. We see that they're trying to move forward and modernize, however, they've gotten a little bit behind compared to, for example, Azure, which obviously started later, and yet, has a better interface. Not better. I would like it if it was easier to reach certain items. For how long have I used the solution? We have quite a bit of experience with AWS. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have found scalability to be the most useful aspect of the product so far. it's very easy to expand to whatever size you need. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We also use Azure and Oracle. While AWS is more mature, Azure has updated its user interface and seems more modern in comparison. What about the implementation team? We implement the solutions for our clients if they need us to. We deal with AWS, Azure, and Oracle for the most part. What other advice do I have? We are an implementor. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We've mostly been pleased with the solution's capabilities. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful documentation, great technical support, and good scalability What is our primary use case? We primarily use the solution to host our control panel for our IoT devices. What is most valuable? The solution has very good documentation. The initial setup is simple and straightforward. The solution is scalable. The stability has been good. We have found the technical support to be helpful and responsive. What needs improvement? I cannot recall feeling there were any features missing. There is a bit of a learning curve. That said, it's likely no different than learning any other cloud. The pricing could be a bit lower, even though its costs are in the middle of the road. For how long have I used the solution? I've used the solution for about half a year. It hasn't been 12 months yet. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is good. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's quite reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I would imagine the scaling is very good. It's advertised as quite scalable and everything points to that being the case. However, I have not personally attempted to scale. We're still building the application, and therefore we aren't at the point of scaling. We have three people using the solution currently. How are customer service and technical support? Technical support is very helpful and responsive. They have been good so far. We have no complaints and are quite satisfied with the support we receive. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We did not use a different solution. We chose Amazon due to its good documentation and middle-of-the-road costs. How was the initial setup? While I wasn't a part of the initial implementation, it's my understanding that the process is very simple and straightforward. It's not an overly complex process. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The cost is moderate. It's not overly expensive. What other advice do I have? We are just customers and end-users. We don't have a business relationship with Amazon. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using. I'd recommend the solution. It's a good choice and one we stand behind. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We are very satisfied with the product so far. Likely, if the price was lower, we would rate it higher. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-08-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good automation, flexible with cloud maturity What is our primary use case? AWS is part of our network, we provide services to our internal customers and we have 2,000 plus applications which sit on the VMs and different blade servers. It's a mix, we're using a hybrid environment. I manage the company network and security; we are partners with Amazon AWS. What is most valuable? I value the automation and the stability of this product. Whether it is S3, EC2, the LSG, ASG, for us it's all good to implement. What needs improvement? AWS cloud has an issue with accessibility to the customer, it's very limited and if there's an internal issue, we won't know about it because they don't expose their APIs to many things. This is a generic cloud problem for all cloud products. It's not just AWS. It's Azure, Google, all of them have the same problem. They will never give you any information, and you can't even check their logs properly. That kind of transparency issue is critical because whether I'm using their infrastructure or not, I should have visibility with regard to what is happening in my network. I'd like to see compatibility extended to include additional applications which are widely used but not compatible on the public cloud. Without them, you can't build the ecosystems for each and every thing. I realize there are so many applications around and you can't source everything but I'd like to see additional compatibility. The solution has some limitations because you won't have the space for some of the applications. For example, Google is the only provider with a VMware product line. Some of the applications still need a physical server. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using this solution for six years. How are customer service and technical support? The support is average, just like other cloud providers. It's not so great but it's average. You can't always blame someone, but cloud architecture is like that. Visibility is an issue. They don't offer the latest services and if you don't know, you can just track back to your VMs or the services which you have deployed. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was quite complex. You're designing something and have downloaded the infrastructure of cloud providers which is always complex. Once you start using the solution it becomes easy. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is most cost-effective to go for a long-term license option, that way you get a better deal for the cloud. What other advice do I have? I think at the cloud maturity level, I would rate AWS first, Azure second and GCP has just started. In 2015/16, AWS had a lot of issues, but now they are coming up with better solutions and better flexibility. That said, the transparency issue is still there. Azure is good for the Microsoft product line and if you are using that you should go with Azure - they will give you better service. But for third parties, it's the same transparency issue, just like any other cloud provider. I rate this solution an eight out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-08-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scalable, robust, and offers many unique services What is our primary use case? The solution is useful in many ways. If you want to invest in on-prem infrastructure, it is going to be a huge cost. If you could add auto-scaling features and load balancing features on AWS Cloud, the e-commerce site can use the autoscale feature to handle any traffic threshold or additional workloads. I have two, three customers who are using this feature and they are getting benefits out of it. What is most valuable? Amazon, in terms of cloud infrastructure, is really robust. The product is scalable. They provide cutting-edge features compared to other cloud vendors. They offer many services that are unique to AWS. The availability is a good feature. They have certain criteria. For global virtualization, if you want to scale and operate across the world, AWS can provide the infrastructure without limiting the performance. They have those provisions such as availability. In terms of latency and other things, AWS is great. The online knowledge base is very helpful and has a vast amount of information for users. What needs improvement? The solution could always have better performance. Some extensions are better than others. We'd like it if the solution was more secure. For how long have I used the solution? I've been dealing with the solution for over three years. It's been a while. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is robust and stable. The solution is reliable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is highly scalable, especially for the storage part. They have storage called S3 Object Store, which is virtually unlimited. You can scale it to an unlimited amount. It's great. How are customer service and technical support? For AWS, if I compare it to Huawei, Huawei support, Huawei is better compared to AWS, however, AWS is better compared to Google and Oracle or SAP and all of those other clouds. Due to the fact that AWS has a very good knowledge base, you can easily find answers to any issue you might have. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I've also used similar solutions such as Oracle and Azure. I've also dealt with Huawei. How was the initial setup? As a cloud-based solution, there isn't really an installation process. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? While some clients will take a monthly subscription, we tend to do an SLA reseller with them for a one-year or three-year contract. What other advice do I have? I'm a reseller. As a cloud-based solution, we're always on the latest version. We don't have to manually update it. I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten. Even compared to other solutions, such as Oracle and Azure, it is much better. I've been a specialist for AWS for installation, however, I recommend solutions based on the company's requirements. However, it will help them in many ways. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:
Date published: 2021-07-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scalable with an easy setup and good technical support What is our primary use case? The solution is basically infrastructure to service the cloud. It can be used for everything. It can be for anything. It's an intelligently designed system that can run any workload, on any data for backup, for production, for anything you imagine. What is most valuable? The solution is very easy to install. In a few clicks, you get what you need. The solution is stable. The scalability is very good. Technical support is helpful and responsive. The initial setup is easy. What needs improvement? The solution would be better if it was more secure. That's an aspect they need to work on. For how long have I used the solution? I've been dealing with the solution for five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability and reliability are great. The performance is good. It doesn't crash or freeze and there are no bugs or glitches. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The scalability is good. A company can expand it as needed. It's not a problem. We have about 100 people on the solution currently. How are customer service and technical support? We've used technical support in the past, and they are fine. We've been satisfied with the level of service provided to us. How was the initial setup? As a cloud-based solution, there isn't really an installation required. Everything sits in the cloud. You don't need to download or install anything. The setup might take a few months. What about the implementation team? I handled the initial setup myself. I did not need any help from integrators or consultants. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? While you may have to pay for some of the product kits, it's a monthly fee for everything. What other advice do I have? As a cloud-based solution, we're always using the latest version. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. I'm pretty happy with the stuff you can do with it, however, I would like it to be more secure. I would recommend the solution to other users and organizations. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-09-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An on-demand cloud computing platform with a useful storage feature, but the price could be better What is most valuable? I like the storage, all the codes like Lambda and Amazon EMR. What needs improvement? The price could be better. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with Amazon AWS for seven to eight years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is scalable. Scalability has been good for us. How was the initial setup? I didn't take part in the initial setup on a very hands-on level. However, I hear from my architects and the development team that it's straightforward. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It could be cheaper, and Amazon could also be more transparent with its pricing. I would first expect any product vendor to give me the utmost transparency on pricing information. There shouldn't be any hidden costs. Their service offerings have a bit of segmentation, and they focus more on SMBs. They brought them onto the cloud and encouraged them to use solutions on the cloud. But strategically, they should probably improve that and offer some credits. What other advice do I have? I would advise potential users to use Azure if they want more stability, but I always warn about the costs. That's why I don't bring infrastructure to the business, and I find the customers with their own environment. There are multiple portions, and it's not straightforward for anybody to do. That's the bad side of it, but anybody can prepare. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a seven. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Private Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of connectors, high performance, and reliable What is our primary use case? I was using Amazon AWS in the medical market in my previous employment. What is most valuable? Amazon is a really good solution with high performance. They offer more connectors than some of their competitors, such as Microsoft Azure. What needs improvement? Amazon AWS could improve by being more secure and adding more features. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for approximately six years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS in my experience has been more stable than Microsoft Azure. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is scalable. We have approximately 50 customers that are using the solution. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We have moved from Amazon AWS to Microsoft Azure. I have found that both solutions perform very well. The main reason we switched was to allow us to manage where the data was to be stored. We wanted a data storage solution in France which most of our customers were requesting. Two years ago, Amazon did not have any solution to provide any storage in France. How was the initial setup? The level of difficulty for the installation of Amazon AWS is similar to Microsoft Azure. They are very difficult. What about the implementation team? We have a five-person team of DevOps and architects that do the implementation and maintenance of the solution. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? If I was going to compare the cost of Amazon AWS to Microsoft Azure, they are approximately the same. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install What is our primary use case? As the solution is cloud-based, we always use the latest version. We use the solution for our web platform business needs. What needs improvement? We like everything about the solution except for the general price. Most of Amazon's products are quite expensive. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Amazon AWS for five years. How was the initial setup? The installation is quite straightforward. What about the implementation team? We only need a single administrator for the implementation. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We are not happy with the general price and find most of Amazon's products to be quite expensive. What other advice do I have? There are 50 users making use of the solution in our organization. I would recommend the solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS as an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-10-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Secure, highly scalable, and reliable What is our primary use case? Amazon AWS can be used for storage, networking, and for many of the services they have available, such as databases, new site launches, and quick deployments. What is most valuable? Amazon AWS has improved a lot on security and is very good. Additionally, You can integrate your own security into their AWS platform. The reporting and analytics monitoring are very good features and we are using them extensively. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for approximately seven years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I have found Amazon AWS to be stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is highly scalable. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We have previously used older servers solutions from Dell, HP, and IBM. How was the initial setup? The installation of this solution is straightforward. What about the implementation team? The amount of people we need for the deployment depends on the use case and what type of business operations you are running. You can start with one resource based on the requirements and you can add the people as you need them. The majority of the people you will need will be for DevOps and you can scale your team as per your requirements. You can start with one at the beginning stage but you could end up needing a hundred thousand people but this depends on the business growth and many factors. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The pricing model of Amazon AWS is very good because there is an option to pay for what you use only, you do not have to give any money upfront to use it. However, we have some instances where we are on a monthly plan. When you compare Amazon AWS to Microsoft Azure, the pricing of both is almost the same. There are some instances when one is cheaper than the other in one area but it is difficult to pinpoint which one is cheaper because it depends upon a lot of factors, such as the use case. However, the overall price of both solutions could be reduced. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I have evaluated Microsoft Azure. What other advice do I have? A lot of organizations are moving from on-premise solutions to the cloud. There are a lot of case studies already in the marketplace which you can go there and find case study solutions to your business requirements. I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful storage, scalable, and stable What is our primary use case? We use the solution for many use cases, such as application hosting, virtual desktops, and disaster recovery. How has it helped my organization? Customers don't need to calculate what their future requirements need to be. They can start using Amazon AWS no matter what the requirements are and if they increase size it can support them. By using the solution they can reduce their infrastructure, which helps them reduce the cost and of their infrastructure. What is most valuable? This solution is used as the basic requirement for any virtual machines use cases, the storage is used for each use case. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for a year and a half. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. We have global customers on this platform. If you see the past records of Amazon AWS, there has been rarely any downtime or something happening. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is scalable., there are different tools that help to maintain the scalability of the solution. Many of the tools are free of cost. There is no restriction on how many people can use this solution. We have 500 customers in the Mumbai region and we plan to increase usage. How are customer service and support? There is vendor technical support but it is not required if they are taking our support. The customers can directly purchase their support. Our small customers, are purchasing AWS support and they are pleased with the support. How was the initial setup? The initial setup difficulty depends on the customer's environment. If it's a simple single virtual machine, then it's a simple setup. If it's an SAP-type workload on AWS, then it is somewhat complicated. If it is a small single-server implementation, it will take one day to deploy. Otherwise, from an application perspective, your team needs to handle everything and it could take beyond 15 days to one month. What about the implementation team? We have our own team that does the deployment. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price of the Virtual Desktop service from Amazon AWS could improve, it is more expensive than competitors. The pricing model we are using is pay-as-you-go. You only pay for what you use. The technical support from Amazon is extra and there are more than 200 services you can use that has a cost. What other advice do I have? My advice for those thinking about the implementation of Amazon AWS is to start using it, do not have fear to use these services. If you know how it works and you receive the right support, it always helps to reduce the cost and headache of IT. I rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, easy installation, and accessible from anywhere What is our primary use case? We are using Amazon AWS for security and for backups. What is most valuable? The most useful feature of Amazon AWS is it can be accessed from anywhere. What needs improvement? Amazon AWS could improve on security. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for approximately six months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I have not tried to expand Amazon AWS at this time. How was the initial setup? The installation was not complex. However, it could improve. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We pay for Amazon AWS annually. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable and provides smooth service for our customers What is our primary use case? We had previously been working on a local office server. Our local server wasn't performing well, so we switched to the AWS cloud service. We want to provide smooth service from our application to our end-users. For how long have I used the solution? We first deployed Amazon ASW five or six months ago. What do I think about the stability of the solution? AWS is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS could be more scalable. We have two versions of our product: desktop and cloud. And there are approximately 100 to 200 users there. How are customer service and support? We get our first-line support from our in-house support, and they deal with Amazon support. What other advice do I have? I rate Amazon AWS eight out of 10 Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from User friendly, scalable, and simple installation What is our primary use case? I do research and I am using Amazon AWS for storage in the cloud. What is most valuable? Amazon AWS is very user-friendly. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for approximately one year. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I have found Amazon AWS to be scalable. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS together. How was the initial setup? The implementation is straightforward. What about the implementation team? I did the implementation of the solution myself. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The license for Amazon AWS is expensive. I am currently using the free version. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very stable and scalable, but could use more integration What is our primary use case? Our primary use case of AWS, for most projects, is for hosting on AWS and developing locally, as well as testing some AWS environments. We are mostly using this platform from a developer point of view. AWS is our cloud platform by choice. What is most valuable? One of the most valuable things about it, besides the stability, is that you can forget about infrastructure because you're just doing it on AWS. I remember the times before AWS and other cloud solutions existed, and it was a huge pain to get real hardware, put it inside, configure everything, report everything, and do a scale. It was very, very difficult compared to how it is now. Not even just AWS, but what all these cloud providers are doing, I would say, is a huge advancement in technology. What needs improvement? AWS could be improved with more integration, but I can see that they're developing these features and working very hard on their platform. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with AWS for a few years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is very stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? One of the major points for AWS is the scalability that comes with it. You can monitor it really well, and you can even adjust down, or sometimes up. What this technology allows is very nice. AWS is predominantly used in most of the projects that we have. In my organization, there are thousands of users who are using AWS. How are customer service and support? I have never personally contacted tech support. How was the initial setup? There isn't really an installation for AWS, but you will need certain certificates to download the interface. I generated some certificates, put them on my machine, and then used them to connect to AWS services. It depends on the project, but there is usually only one guy needed for deployment. For bigger, more complex platforms, you may need two or three guys to deploy AWS. What about the implementation team? I implemented AWS myself. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? You pay for a license, and that's how you get your own account. These are usually not individual licenses, but rather for a group of people. I think these licenses come at some volume, but I don't know many details about the licensing. What other advice do I have? I rate AWS a five out of ten, but it's mainly because I don't feel very experienced in AWS. I have gone to the console many times and seen many features that I have never used. I'm sure I can learn quickly, though, because there is a lot of information shared on the internet about how to use it—there are a lot of resources that you can use to learn, and there are a lot of features available on AWS. They're working very hard on their platform, and I can only see their usage growing in the future. I would certainly recommend AWS to others. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for Redshift databases, but priced high What is our primary use case? I used Amazon AWS for a financial company. What is most valuable? Amazon AWS has a good Redshift database. What needs improvement? Amazon AWS is a very poor product for students. Microsoft Azure is a better solution. For how long have I used the solution? I have used Amazon AWS within the past 12 months. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used Microsoft Azure. What about the implementation team? I have implemented Amazon with the Redshift database for the ETL components. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I find Amazon AWS very expensive compare to Microsoft Azure. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I have evaluated Google cloud. What other advice do I have? I rate Amazon AWS a seven out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flexible and good for building machine learning workloads What is our primary use case? We're using AWS for limited purposes right now. The university has its storage, servers, and large amounts of data center equipment, and the cloud fills a niche. We put things in the cloud so that others have access. But from a storage standpoint, 95 percent of the usage is entirely on-premises. We might use it more in the future, but we're trying to build up a storage ecosystem right now. We'll likely build that around some open-source solution, like Ceph or MEAN.io, or something from a popular vendor. RedHat has Ceph storage too, and IBM has object storage. I'm not sure what the university will go with, but those are the ones we are looking at. We're using AWS S3 for general storage and storing images. We also use AWS as a platform for building some web services and things like that. What is most valuable? We've built several AI ML solutions and done lots of work on the GPUs available on Amazon servers. We did a lot of work around web spidering, natural language processing, and machine learning or deep learning workloads. What needs improvement? I think Amazon could improve some of the security or fine-grained access for metadata and many other things. From a cloud standpoint, Amazon provides more ways to restrict access or provide fine-grained access to different services. For the time being, I think the ecosystem is relatively secure, but there is room for improvement. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS is scalable. It's serving about 150 users at my company right now. All of the users are researchers who do their own thing. Each research team manages its own partition and has fine-grained access to all the services. Small groups of around 10 to 15 people manage their own respective groups as to all the requirements associated with AWS. How was the initial setup? We customized our Amazon AWS deployment. The process takes about three to five hours, depending on the ecosystems we are building. It depends on whether it is related to web services or the call configuration. Some configurations take no more than half an hour. If you're doing something involving the server, you need to personally install some servers and some of the other database-related stuff. I'm one of the AWS architects, but we have administrators who take care of the maintenance. I'm looking at some of the SNIA content, and it seems pretty good for object storage or some of the other storage-related options. I'm still trying to see which solutions are potentially more suitable for us. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I'm not sure about the licensing. I don't know what kind of subscription the university bought. I imagine it's similar to Cognizant, which had a usage-based mechanism. We bought yearly subscriptions for specific servers while pre-booking some of the server-based storage or computing infrastructure. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We've used Azure also. They are all fairly good. What other advice do I have? I rate AWS eight out of 10. I used to work in Cognizant and TCS before that, and we used different cloud services, such as Amazon and Azure. If you want some kind of public cloud infrastructure, I would go with one of these or maybe Google Cloud. The university is in the process of setting up its own storage or server ecosystem. We plan to store massive amounts of video, images, and other objects, like our AI/ML workloads. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon AWS is fantastic. What is most valuable? Amazon for DevOps is fantastic. Amazon has fast clouds, and the process and the Dev is very good. What needs improvement? Amazon tools are for more mature DevOps. The process and the Dev is very good, but it doesn't compare to the ease of using the Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud Platform is easier for the developer since it has many automation features. You can use the many tools to automate your info or create machines. Personally, I like using both. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using AWS for two years. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? AWS pricing is higher than other services. What other advice do I have? I would rate AWS a ten out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable and easy to use What is our primary use case? My primary use case of Amazon AWS is doing my Mac backup. What is most valuable? The most valuable features are how stable and easy to use Amazon AWS is. What needs improvement? Amazon AWS could be improved by lowering the general storage price. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for a couple of years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? This solution is stable. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I didn't previously use a different solution. How was the initial setup? This solution is easy to install. It's quite straightforward since it's cloud-based. It took half an hour at most. What about the implementation team? I implemented this solution myself. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I pay for a yearly license to use this product. What other advice do I have? I rate this solution a 10 out of 10. I would recommend it to others who are considering implementation. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great documentation with an excellent community and a reasonable pricing structure What is our primary use case? I use the solution for deploying some applications that use cloud computing. What is most valuable? It offers a lot of tools, which we leverage. At the moment I'm using Lambda service and also AC2 machines - as a platform as a service and infrastructure as a service. The pricing model is good. It's pay-as-you-go. You only pay for what you use. The solution offers a lot of very helpful documentation. There's also a great community that surrounds it that is quite helpful if you have questions or want to learn something. What needs improvement? Personally, I need to improve myself in terms of the knowledge I have around the product. My goal is to maybe get certified in order to understand it better. It would be helpful if they would be able to provide me with more certification information. It's a good platform. I don't have any issues with it at the moment. It would be ideal if they could provide automatic health reports. That way, I would be able to understand at a glance the state of my services at any given time. For how long have I used the solution? I've used the solution for three or four years at this point. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. We have many items deployed in AWS and we haven't had any issues. there are no bugs or glitches. It's problem-free. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS provides us with a lot of tools for deploying automatically when we are working, for example, in a new feature. We have options for automatic deployments and don't have issues with size. How are customer service and support? There's a lot of great documentation and community support. I'm learning a lot and can find any answers I need there. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I'm working with AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Computing right now. How was the initial setup? I work with my customer's solutions and I deploy into AWS to provide the end product for my customers. I don't directly deal with AWS implementations themselves. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The pricing is good and it's set up as a pay-as-you-go. It's not overly expensive. What other advice do I have? I'm just a customer and an end-user. I'd highly recommend the solution to other users. It's one of the best cloud options out there right now. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, scalable, and offers many services What is our primary use case? This solution has many use cases. Amazon AWS offers a lot of services, all of which are useful. How useful this solution will be for you depends on how it fits your business. What is most valuable? Amazon AWS is easy to use and in the past two years, I've never had any issues with scalability or stability. What needs improvement? This solution could be improved by a better licensing model, especially for third-party software. Amazon AWS could also potentially be improved by more free storage, but I think that it's okay when compared to competitors' products. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for more than two or three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? This solution is stable. I haven't had any problems with stability in the past two years. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This solution is cloud-based, so it's scalable. It is elastic, so as soon as you want to increase storage, you do so without any issues. There are about four thousand to five thousand people using AWS in my organization. How are customer service and support? I have contacted Amazon's technical support and it was quite an easy process. You will have a solution within 24 hours. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I didn't use another fast cloud solution before Amazon AWS. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is easy and you don't really need to install anything. If you understand cloud solutions, you can easily do it yourself. What about the implementation team? I implemented myself, with an in-house team. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We need to pay for everything. If someone is a personal user, they get one year free. But if you are using this as a professional or enterprise solution, then your company has to pay. The license pricing is comparable to that of competitors'. What other advice do I have? I rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten, primarily because I have a background in Java. Someone else with more experience in Microsoft technologies would probably prefer Azure. I recommend AWS to anyone considering implementing it because it's easy to use. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful service for a variety of applications What is our primary use case? We use Amazon AWS for many applications as well as Amazon's native services. We have a mix of content-based workloads and traditional legacy type of applications. What is most valuable? Amazon AWS contains a lot of helpful services. What needs improvement? Amazon AWS would be improved if it were more stable and if customer support's responses were faster. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for many years, somewhere between seven and ten. What do I think about the stability of the solution? This solution has been relatively stable. We had one issue sometime back, so the infrastructure could be more resilient. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This solution is scalable. How are customer service and support? I have contacted customer support and their response time could be faster. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We migrated to Amazon AWS from the Data Centers. How was the initial setup? The installation was straightforward. The installation time varies depending on workloads. What about the implementation team? I implemented through an in-house team. We have multiple teams for deployment and maintenance. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? There is no licensing cost. What other advice do I have? I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. I recommend this solution to anyone who wants to start using it. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good elasticity, good performance, and reasonable price What is our primary use case? I am using it for enterprise warehousing. I am using it for web development, data warehousing, and also for building apps. I am using its latest version. In terms of deployment, it is a platform as a service. What is most valuable? Macie is great. It is a service that makes recommendations on a data layer for cybersecurity. It is a great service. Its elasticity is good, and I haven't come across any problems with it. So far, everything has been good. What needs improvement? One thing that Azure offers that I think is good is Migrate appliance. So, Azure has a migrate appliance that allows you to run against workloads to determine the cost, preparedness, and scalability. I haven't found a similar feature in AWS. That kind of service would be great on AWS too if you could point it to the data center. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for well over five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I have not had any performance issues. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's very easy to scale. Its elasticity is good. If you want to scale up or down, you can. You can scale out. There is no problem at all. That's one of the features that I like about it. We have less than 50 people who are using this solution. How are customer service and support? I've not used their tech support yet. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We didn't use a different solution previously. They're the first. How was the initial setup? You need to know what you're doing. I know they're trying to make it easy. Some things are easy. Some things you have to know what you're doing. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It seems to be reasonable. It's the first one that I've used as a cloud platform, so they've set the benchmark for me, and now, I'm comparing everything else to them. What other advice do I have? I would advise others to just plan out what they are looking for in terms of use cases. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of 10. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has excellent cloud storage and compute services What is our primary use case? We use Amazon AWS as a data platform. What is most valuable? The features that I have found most valuable are its cloud storage and compute services. What needs improvement? Amazon AWS could improve on its data warehousing appliance. Its only cons are on the data warehouse side. AWS' data warehouse Redshift is not as good as it should be. In terms of what should be in the next release, I would say nothing much other than that AWS has a lot of services doing similar work. If they could consolidate and make sure that the services are defined appropriately, that would be an improvement. Currently, there is a duplicacy of work. For how long have I used the solution? I'm working with AWS for almost five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is very good. You do not need tons of people for maintenance, because a lot of automation will be brought in by AWS, and you can have one or two people to manage the platform. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS' scalability is very good. There are a lot of features that require scaling - the scale up and scale down aspects of load balancer, Spot Instances, On-Demand Instances, and all those things. You can configure your limits, and based on that, the computer infrastructure can be scaled up. There are tons of users using it. Whatever the project I work on, there are almost 200 users using it. There are lot of data engineers, data scientists, and business users using it. How are customer service and support? Customer and technical support are very good. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is straightforward. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The licensing costs are all similar. All charges are similar in nature, such as storage cost, compute cost, VM cost, or VP costs, and all those things. Two advantages on this point here are whether you take Spot Instances or if you reserve for long term usage, then you'll get a lot of benefit. If you want to use any third party services you have to pay from the Marketplace, but the other things are all pay-as-you-go kind of a model. What other advice do I have? Amazon has a great customer base and lot of success stories. That is one advantage that AWS has, whereas the others are catching up. Recently they have more case studies, but for overall breadth of the industry and breadth of the customer experiences, AWS has more customers. AWS has more services than the other competitors. My advice to anyone thinking about using Amazon AWS is that they need to set up the foundation well, and they need to choose the right partner to do the implementation. The more experience the partner has, the better the implementation will be. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS an eight. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good price, easy to set up and migrate, but could use some more integration What is most valuable? I'm not the developer, so I cannot judge the services provided by AWS, but we run our mobile banking application on AWS. Database-wise, it's heavily based on Elasticsearch, so this is probably one of the main features that we find most valuable. Aside from that, I'm not familiar with which AWS services we are using. What needs improvement? It's too early to say what needs to be improved, as we went live only at the beginning of this year. We started last year and went live at the beginning of this year, so it's still a work in progress. In terms of additional features we'd like to see, the one thing that comes to mind is better integration with Oracle. We have a lot of Oracle databases, and there is no other option to either migrate to PaaS, stay on-prem, or use Oracle Private Cloud. So better integration with Oracle is something we are looking into. It's the same story with AWS or Azure. For how long have I used the solution? We introduced AWS in production last year, so it's a relatively new development. How was the initial setup? Setting up AWS was pretty easy. It was straightforward to set up, and it took us a year to develop and migrate our mobile banking solution to the AWS cloud. Our migration experience was quite positive. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The pricing of AWS was attractive for us, so that's something that's okay at least for this transaction-based system. However, we still have some concerns about more data-driven applications or those that involve a lot of heavy uploading and downloading. So our whole data warehouse is still something that would not go into the cloud because of the pricing model. So if you stayed pretty much in the cloud, that's fine. What other advice do I have? I would rate Amazon AWS seven out of 10. We're really satisfied. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most valuable feature is the backup ability What is our primary use case? One of the most common use cases is people using the solution for hosting. Many people use it to backup their on-premises solution to the cloud. This is the most common use case I know of. What is most valuable? The most valuable feature is the backup ability. Most people are used to one type of backup solution that they're using, but most of these solutions have features that make it difficult to transfer to the cloud. I know that Veeam now gives people the opportunity to backup some on-premises solutions to the cloud. This feature is something that a lot of people are looking for. What needs improvement? I'm not an expert on the product, but if I had to suggest one improvement, I know a feature that would allow a person to back up his on-premise solution to the cloud directly with one click would be useful. This solution should be agnostic because sometimes a product that was backed up with Veeam is highly compatible with Commvault. I think it would be better if these backup features were agnostic. Viewing a build could also be improved. It's not easy to follow up on your consumption and see how much you're paying and how much you will be paying. Viewing the build could be more clear. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with Amazon AWS for three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? This solution is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This solution is scalable. How are customer service and support? Two years ago, I was working on proofs of concept and I got in touch with their support. It was okay and they handled it. How was the initial setup? The setup process was quite simple. What about the implementation team? My company implemented through an in-house team. My company also provides the maintenance for this product. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Amazon AWS is on the cheaper side, as their pricing is more competitive. There are no additional costs besides the license. However, Azure sells Microsoft licenses, so they have an advantage. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I was aware of Google Cloud and Microsoft Cloud, but I chose Amazon because they have better products and more features. At the moment, Amazon is the leader in everything. What other advice do I have? I recommend trying Amazon AWS. You have nothing to be afraid of, as long as you're clear that you can handle your build. This product is suitable for any company, whether small, medium, or large. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten, just because there's always room for improvement. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-11-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Installation simple, good performance, and easy to manage What is our primary use case? We use Amazon AWS for the services they provide. What is most valuable? Amazon AWS has good performance and easy management. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for approximately one year. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability could improve. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have two technicians using this solution in my organization. How was the initial setup? The installation is easy. What about the implementation team? I did the installation myself. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has good compute features and Relational Database services What is our primary use case? We use it to host our e-learning platform. AWS is a platform, wherein they give you a virtual instance of a server. So there is no version per se. They just give you a virtual server. The other software we use is free. We use it for conducting our exams and everything. We use a free, open source software, which is not a commercial software. How has it helped my organization? Remember, this is a plain vanilla platform. So we don't have to do any actual investment in servers and other things. That is the general advantage of cloud that everybody gets. You don't have to pay a lot of money. And at any point, if you feel you don't want to use it, you stop. It is as simple as that. What is most valuable? The features that I have found most valuable are their compute and their Relational Database Service. What needs improvement? The features that should be improved are that there should be better clarity on their invoicing. There are so many things they charge for - high line items in the invoice. I think there should be more clarity and more ease of use with their billing. I'd like to see better ease of use with the billing console and a clear dashboard to understand the usage. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Amazon AWS for almost three years. We are continually using it. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is very, very stable. No maintenance is required. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Scalability is unlimited. From one to 10, it is 10. We use it, but our training participants access it. A lot of people access it. In a year, at different points in time, 200 people might be using it. I don't think we will be expanding usage because we purchased a little more than what we needed. We don't need to spend any money now. We only pay our monthly charges. How are customer service and support? Technical support is good. If you raise a ticket, they're very good. Even with billing, if you have some issues they take care of it. If you are overbilled or you're not using it and then you turn one thing by mistake, and all of a sudden the bill has increased - they'll take care of it. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? Previously, we were using general hosting, they even call it shared hosting. But it was not scalable and it was not fast. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is all easy. It's very easy. Our deployment took just a few clicks. You are talking seconds. What about the implementation team? I had our technical team do it. But you need a technical person. It's not that anybody can do it or a person like me can do it. You need to have a technical person doing it. What was our ROI? We have seen a return of investment with Amazon AWS. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We are just a customer. We just pay monthly for the subscription cost. I mean, hardly $50. We are a very small company. What other advice do I have? My advice to anyone considering Amazon AWS is that they should plan properly for their spending and they should have good control over their technology team. Otherwise, if the technology team doesn't know enough and they keep on creating more services, you'll be surprised with the invoice. Technology and finance should work very, very closely in the cloud. On a scale of one to 10, I give Amazon AWS a 10. It's a really good product. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Offers many useful features and is easy to use What is our primary use case? We are essentially using a couple of virtual machines. We also use Amazon's transcoding services that convert video formats. We use it for internal purposes, especially for specific applications that it has. What is most valuable? One of the most valuable features is that Amazon AWS has a lot of data centers and regions where we can position our virtual machines for leverage. Amazon AWS is also easy to use. You can quickly spin up something, use Explorer, building proofs of concept, things like that. Once the proof of concept is built once and we know how things are going to look from a production perspective, we try to move everything to the data centers. These features and the ease of use are the main reasons why we use AWS. What needs improvement? There are no additional features I would like to see. All the features we require are already provided and we aren't looking for anything else beyond that. In general, the only feedback I have is about the startup programs they used to have. Startups would get a particular amount of credits so that people who are just starting their own business could export. This is no longer the case, but it was very good because it helped a lot of people start their businesses. Amazon should consider this again. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for three years. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This solution is scalable. How are customer service and support? I have never needed to contact technical support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I previously used Azure. I was working for a company that used Azure CSP, but I prefer AWS. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is straightforward. I'm technically proficient and did it myself. What about the implementation team? I implemented through an in-house team. We're a small, boutique-type company, but we are proficient enough. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? In terms of price, there are less expensive options. We are using open source technology, so there is no licensing. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I looked at Google Cloud also, but I still would prefer AWS. It has automation and scripts that we can leverage. People are familiar with AWS, so it's our top choice for public cloud. What other advice do I have? I absolutely recommend Amazon AWS to anyone who wants to start using it. I would rate Amazon AWS a 10 out of 10. That's the main reason why we're using it. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A user-friendly cloud computing solution What is our primary use case? We use Amazon AWS for our development and testing solutions. What is most valuable? I think Amazon AWS is easy to use, and it's a good service. I also like Amazon EKS because it's good. What needs improvement? Like anything, Amazon AWS has room for improvement, but it's not bad. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Amazon AWS for about three or four years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon AWS is a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Amazon AWS is a scalable solution. It was one of the important topics of discussion in our evaluation. How are customer service and support? Their technical support is good, very friendly, and provides us with a solution. How was the initial setup? I think the initial setup is easy, but you have to invest some time and learn how to do it before setting it up for the first time. It's pretty easy for a new user to set up. What other advice do I have? I would tell potential users to create a plan. It's very important to have a plan, especially if it's your first time. This is because different solutions and levels are charged separately with separate bills. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a nine. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, scalable, and reduces overhead costs What is our primary use case? My primary use case was as a place to migrate legacy systems. How has it helped my organization? AWS has reduced our costs and maintenance requirements. It also allows us to control our load in peak times and automatically increases or decreases your capacity as required. What is most valuable? The features I have found most valuable are S3 buckets and Lambda services. What needs improvement? An area for improvement would be API creation - a lot of tools are provided, but there can be issues with integrating them. There is also a cost underlay, in that at the end of the day, some costs are not in the picture, so AWS needs to improve its costing toolset. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability of AWS has improved over time and can now be well managed. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This solution is scalable to any limit. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I previously used Rackspace Openstack but switched because it required more manpower than AWS, and AWS is more cost-effective and tolerant. How was the initial setup? The setup was somewhat complex. It was done in three phases over a year. What was our ROI? This solution reduced our overhead cost by 30-40%. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Technical support is expensive to use. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I evaluated Oracle Cloud, but it was more complex to use and provided a smaller toolset than AWS. What other advice do I have? This solution is one of the top tools available for legacy migration. I would rate this solution as eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good services and integration capabilities but sometimes the configuration is off What is most valuable? The services on offer are good. I use the RDS a lot. I've recently implemented more systems on Amazon. They integrate well with various other solutions. Managing databases, and moving them from on-premises to the cloud is easy. What needs improvement? I need to read a bit more and figure out if the database configuration is off. I'm finding that the solution can sometimes be slow. If I have a complex database on the OCI and try to move in AWS, for example, sometimes I can't do it. I'd like it to be easier if possible. I'd like to see integration with MySQL. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for two years. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I've worked with Azure and Oracle as well. A big part of our database is on Oracle OCI. It might be as much as 70%. How was the initial setup? I can handle the implementation process. I've done a few lately. What other advice do I have? We're a customer and an end-user. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It makes deployment and management of infrastructure easier What is our primary use case? AWS makes deployment and management of infrastructure easier. We are using so many features, including Lambda, Elastic Beanstalk, Elastic Container Service, EC2 instances, and Landing Zone. We rely heavily on AWS, and we're constantly taking advantage of new features as they come out to see how they can add value to the business. What is most valuable? AWS's containerization is the most useful feature for us. What needs improvement? I'd like to see AWS implement consolidated billing for businesses operating under one group. We want to consolidate the functionalities but keep the billing separate. That is a challenge we've faced, and I feel it's something they can improve on. For example, maybe you have three businesses that are operating under one group, and you want each entity to have a separate bill for the respective workload that they're using. But in terms of technical expertise, you want to consolidate the technical support and function of the three accounts. That's an area where AWS is struggling. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using Amazon AWS for about four or five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? AWS is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? AWS is scalable. We're serving close to 7,000 or 8,000 end-users with it. How are customer service and support? AWS support is good. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? AWS is pay as you go. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We reviewed the main three cloud providers: GCP, Azure, and AWS. What other advice do I have? I rate AWS 9.5 out of 10. I would recommend it. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The integration is good, and their security products are interesting What is our primary use case? I use AWS for web services and platforms as well as a digital channel to buy my programs. What is most valuable? AWS is constantly growing in features with every new version. It's a good cloud provider with excellent availability. The integration is good, and their security products are interesting. Amazon is always innovating and delivering new products to customers. What needs improvement? I'd love to see an Amazon data center here in Peru. For how long have I used the solution? We started using AWS nearly six years ago. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Amazon is expanding its presence in Latin America, including Chile, Brazil, and Peru. The latency and communication will be fast with all these new data centers in South America. What other advice do I have? I rate AWS nine out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, scalable and flexible What is our primary use case? While I cannot say for certain, I believe that we are using the latest version. We primarily use the solution to rent servers for storing certain commercial applications. What is most valuable? I especially like the flexibility and scalability of the solution. It is totally scalable. What needs improvement? While feasible, custom configuration will be more time consuming than standard, although we have not encountered many instances which required us to seek support or advice. For how long have I used the solution? I believe we have been using Amazon AWS for more than 10 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is absolutely stable. This is one of its best features. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is absolutely scalable. Amazon allows us to scale up and then down, something important to one of our customers who was in need of temporary increases in the throughput provided to the servers. This allowed us to meet the client's needs for the days or weeks that they required more dynamically located servers, after which we were able to scale down. This we were able to do through Amazon. This was difficult to accomplish beforehand, as the client had private servers for which he was forced to buy machines which he would subsequently keep. How are customer service and support? I cannot comment on Amazon's technical support, as we have not made use of it. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We did use other solutions prior to Amazon AWS. We made use of local service and dealt with projects involving Google and Microsoft. We also used Microsoft Azure. Not long ago we used Microsoft Azure, though this is necessary with some of our projects. We have different projects which vary with the customer's specifications. Some utilize Azure, although most require the use of Amazon. When comparing Microsoft Azure with Amazon AWS, I do not see much disparity. It really comes down to a business choice. If the customer is familiar with Microsoft, then the testing team maintaining the product will need to be acquainted with it as well and its ongoing use is required. Similarly, Amazon will continue to be employed if this is already the case. As such, the difference betwen the solutions does not come down to considerations of a technical nature as they are largely similar. The primary consideration is one of business, the use of one solution and provider over another. How was the initial setup? When it comes to standard configuration, the installation is quick, usually taking one or two days to complete. Custom configuration, while feasible, takes somewhat longer. So far, we have not had many instances in which we required support or advice concerning custom configurations. The technical team would be in a better position than I to address any technical issues involved in the setup. From my perspective as a project manager, I feel what we have to be sufficiently good. There is much advertising, information on the advantages of the product and guides available. What about the implementation team? Installation was carried out by our own internal integration team, not externally outsourced. I did not handle it myself. It was done by a team specialist. The technical team responsible for the deployment consists primarily of engineers. What was our ROI? I cannot comment on whether we have seen an ROI, return on investment, as I do not possess this information. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The licensing cost varies with the project involved. Certain projects run around $6,000 per month, some less and others more. We handled many projects, each with its own complexities and specifications. The price ranges of the licenses varies with the complexity of the project. What other advice do I have? Broadly speaking, there is a need to rely on specialists for properly setting up one's accounts and addressing his needs. This is not specific to Amazon, however, but is something prevalent with all providers. I have assumed the role of both customer and integrator. In the past, I worked as a project manager with different projects employing Amazon products, services and software. For the most part, the solutions I used have been public, not private, such as AWS cloud. The number of users of the solution varies with the individual project. This can range from 20 to 200 to 500 users. Our teams have undertaken every role, be them architecture, development, design or testing. They are all internally integrated. I am a fan of Amazon products and generally recommend them to others. Of course, we employ Azure and Google products when the customer specifically requests these. Since all products have room for improvement, even when this is not apparent to me, I rate Amazon AWS as a nine out of ten. If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy deployment and integration with good pricing What is our primary use case? I've used it to create some internal projects for my organization, particularly for designing the infrastructure of those projects. What is most valuable? One feature I find most valuable is the easy deployment by using the channel model for serverless architecture. Another feature I find valuable is the versatility of the service S3 because it allows you to give permissions to describe the users from their own accounts, from external users, or external accounts. What needs improvement? On the console, they used to have some shortcuts making this solution easier to work with, but now we have been dealing with so many problems on the console, and some of the options are not very useful in my perspective, so they should bring back those options that make things easier to run some of the services. Most of the time the options are pre-selected, or you have to go with the default settings, but from my perspective, there are some services which are now more complicated to use than before. An additional feature I'd like to see in the future is more integration with public repositories, though some use their own repositories for security purposes, but I think it'll be easier to deploy services through public repositories. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using this solution for almost four years now. What do I think about the stability of the solution? This solution is stable. I've been using it for a long time and have only seen an outage in one of the regions. It's a good solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The scalability of this solution is good. How are customer service and support? The technical support of AWS is very good. When I need something, they reach out to me fast. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was straightforward. The complexity of the setup will depend on the number of services e.g. it's something that involves a lot of services, it could get complex, but for a complex setup, you could use things like transformation or Terraform because they will enable you to use infrastructure as a code to make it easier. There's a lot of things to configure. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Licensing of this solution is paid on a yearly basis. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I evaluated Microsoft Azure. What other advice do I have? This was deployed on the cloud. I don't remember which version because I didn't deploy it. I was not the person running the project of implementing AWS, but I know the client used it, but I don't know which version. It's not so difficult to use because there's a lot of tutorials. I'm not completely sure about the number of AWS users in our organization. We have a partnership with them so we have some accounts, but we don't completely have our load on AWS. We are mostly on Azure. Our main server is on Azure. On AWS, we mostly have some internal projects and services, but most of the main load is on Azure. We have a small workload on AWS. Sometimes we use it to deploy some of our best projects. We use it on some internal projects. It's a random thing so it could be 1,000 users or 50 users. I'll say approximately 200 to 500 users. We don't require too many people for deploying this solution because our projects are proof of concepts. Up to ten people from different departments would be needed for deployment if it's a business requirement e.g. people from Approvals and Projects, etc. As for increasing AWS usage, the organization sometimes thinks of moving some of the load to AWS because of good pricing, because currently, our main streams are on Azure, but it's not a sure thing. I'm unsure if there's any additional cost aside from the need to pay the license annually because I don't directly manage it. My advice to organizations looking into implementing AWS, especially if they're going to use it on a big scale, is to take advantage of AWS' organization model to make integration with their policies easier. It will also make administration easier for the different accounts, departments, and structure of the organizations thinking of moving to AWS. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable with good security but is difficult to set up What is our primary use case? I work on the AWS - the AWS Lambda portions of the Amazon cloud. What is most valuable? It's a good cloud for beginners. There is no downtime. The solution is reliable. Deploying resources on AWS is fairly easy and more secure than any other cloud. That's what our initial impressions are. What needs improvement? Amazon AWS is very lame in the sense that it's into some sort of beginner stage stuff. Most of our customers prefer Azure Cloud over AWS. Azure has lots of features, especially on the identity side. It has integration with the social media built-in plugins. It has integration with a plethora of applications. It has that sort of an ecosystem. Amazon, on the other hand, on most of the integration side, there are applications in Java or there are customer-specific applications and therefore we have to do the development. This is in contrast to Microsoft Azure, where we get the ready-made plugins. Our experience is AWS should be preferred for the financial sector where there are not very many changes. It's more minimal changes that come into play on the implementation side. We recommend Microsoft Cloud to most of our customers, especially when they want quick implementation and there are a plethora of things to integrate the cloud with. With AWS, we feel it has a lot of improvement areas. It's a good cloud, however, if I compare it with Azure, Azure is more of a feature-rich cloud. The initial setup can be a bit difficult. I expect AWS to come up with more identity features. They should have a very robust identity federation system, like what Azure and maybe Google Cloud are offering. Identity has some sub-verticals, like single sign-on and multifactor authentication and federation with some on-premise systems like ADFS servers or LDAP directories. Those things are very difficult to configure in AWS. AWS should come up with more connectors and more robust and user-friendly IdAM systems so that we can reduce time. We should be able to implement our projects faster. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for two to two and a half years at this point. What do I think about the stability of the solution? In terms of stability, the first impression is whatever services we have provisioned in the AWS cloud, we've never caught any issues where we needed to reach out to the Amazon support team. There is no downtime, for example. There are no application crashes. We don't need to plan any high availability or disaster recovery for any of our servers. In regards to that, Amazon is doing a very good job of offering good performance and reliability. How are customer service and support? We've never needed to solicit the help of Amazon technical support, In contrast, in the case of Microsoft, we definitely needed their help. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? Right now we are working on three clouds actually, Azure, AWS, and Google and we have SAP Cloud in the pipeline as well. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is kind of difficult. It's not just users going to Amazon and buying it from an Amazon account. You have to do a lot of configurations. On a scale of one to five, one being easy and five being hard, I'd rate the implementation process at a four. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We don't buy the clouds. We give them to the customers and our customers buy the tenants, the subscriptions. They are aware of the license documents with Amazon and the other cloud vendors. Once we have the subscription of a customer, we do the technical implementation. We don't get into procurement or subscription renewals or product updates or anything like that. We are more on the technical side. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We were doing some research on Oracle Cloud. Whether we are going to build the practice on Oracle Cloud or not, that's the call that has to be taken by my leadership. What other advice do I have? My job role is as a Cloud Security Architect. I prepare solutions and I sell them to the customers. My work primarily involves working on identity systems. I primarily work on the identity federation side. You have identities and disparate sources, and we prefer to have a single identity source using federations and then we prepare solutions around it and sell them to our customers. Those kinds of solutions are the ones I work in. My advice for first-time users is, if you wish to migrate your private data center to a private cloud where you have servers like VPN servers, radio servers, you have servers for your own applications, whether it's Windows, Linux, Unix, or ADFS, it's better to go for an AWS cloud. However, if you are looking for identity Federation or identity provisioning, then you need to go for a Microsoft Cloud. I'll rate AWS at a seven out of ten due to the fact that it's very secure. It has very good migration categories for the on-premises servers and applications to the AWS private cloud. I can't rate it ten out of ten due to the lack of IdAM features I've seen, and AWS has less of a user base as it's not very user-friendly. This is where Azure scores a lot higher for me. It's very user-friendly and it's feature-rich, actually. If AWS can develop a more feature-rich offering, it will be on par with Azure. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:partner
Date published: 2022-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scalable, easy to deploy, and makes a lot of sense if you are growing What is our primary use case? We're a native AWS customer and a provider as well. We have multiple solutions running in there, and we are also doing infrastructure as a code and infrastructure as a service. For example, we can offer you lower prices than the price that you would pay for an AWS instance because we are an official partner of Amazon. So, we are taking all the advantages of what we currently have with AWS. It is being used for ECM. In terms of deployment, from an AWS perspective, it is partly self-developed based on Terraform, and we are also using services like S3, S9, and all the things we have in AWS for DNS, but it is highly automated. When a customer comes in and says that they need an instance clustered with certain options and a certain amount of service, it's usually firing up one line of code, and then everything gets set up, including the infrastructure. We're working with its newer version. What is most valuable? Scalability is one of the biggest benefits we have. What needs improvement? We have a very good approach internally with what we have developed. It involved overcoming some hurdles regarding the single point of truth or single point of configuration, which is sometimes not that easy for AWS. There are dashboards and you have your web service, but bringing all these together and orchestrating is sometimes quite difficult. For how long have I used the solution? My estimate is six years, but it might be way earlier. We ramped up way early with AWS on the market and developed together with them. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is very scalable. Our customers are from every corner you can imagine. There is no specific type of customers we are serving. How are customer service and support? We have a direct relationship with AWS. We are not running with the usual support with AWS. We have other possibilities and are directly integrated. How was the initial setup? It is easy. With our solution, it's really a piece of cake. Even my seven-year-old would be able to set up a cluster with high availability, as long as I tell her what to enter. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is quite expensive in my very personal opinion. Going on-prem in a data center is, for sure, not as expensive as going to AWS, but when it comes to a point where you are raising and growing, it simply makes a lot of sense to stay in AWS. It is awesome in that way. I am not aware of any extra costs. Which other solutions did I evaluate? Azure is something that we are currently looking into as a second option, but there are no concrete actions planned. What other advice do I have? It boils down to two points. The first point would be to have correct planning. You need to know what you want to do and you need to be familiar with what you can do in AWS. The second very important point is that you need very stable and very good monitoring of your AWS instances. This is mandatory because if you fire up a very expensive environment and forget it over weeks, you need to pay for that. I've seen a lot of companies struggling to get an overview of all these AWS machines. It starts by tagging and so on. I would rate it an eight out of ten. Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2022-04-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable with good monitoring but the UI needs to be better What is our primary use case? We do have quite a lot of AWS deployments and clients in certain countries. We use it for spinning up environments, using infrastructure as code. We use it for disaster recovery and high availability for creating BMs for testing. Mainly on the service side, we use it for setting up environments and spinning up environments. What is most valuable? The monitoring is the most valuable aspect of the product. Technical support is available if you need it. The solution is stable. The scalability is okay. It's similar to what you would get with Azure. What needs improvement? The interface needs a bit of work. It's not intuitive. The solution's initial setup can be complex. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using AWS for about 15 years. It's been a very long time. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is fine. I haven't had issues with crashing or bugs or glitches. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution's scalability is pretty good. These solutions are pretty well known for not being able to scale well. They behave very differently at scale. I wouldn't say it's any better or worse than Azure is; it's probably on par. Internally, we have about 500 people using the solution right now. How are customer service and support? I have never used technical support myself, although it's my understanding that our team does from time to time. We do all the first line ourselves. Anything that escalates to the third line, we have contracts in place to help us get assistance. How was the initial setup? I found the initial setup to be pretty complex. It's just getting more and more complex, with the infrastructure as CodePipelines and that sort of thing. On a scale of one to five, one being the worst and five being the best in terms of complexity, I'd say it's a three. I have no idea what the operational side does in terms of maintenance. It's not an aspect that falls under my responsibilities. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I don't handle the licensing side of things and therefore cannot comment on the price of the solution. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We also looked at Azure DevOps. What other advice do I have? I'm a customer and an end-user. We use various deployments, including on-premises, public, private, and hybrid clouds. The deployment is dependent on the customer, the solution, and the service level agreements that we have. We use all of those models. We make our choice based on the requirement. I'd advise potential new users to actually do a shootout between the different products based on your use case and choose the right one. I would rate the solution seven out of ten. I'd rate it higher, however, the UI needs improvement first. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-04-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The whole solution is well designed and has decent documentation What is our primary use case? AWS has a wide selection of technologies for various use cases. What is most valuable? The whole solution is well designed and AWS has decent documentation, which is not to be taken for granted. I've also found that AWS is easy to use. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using AWS for about a year. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We have no problems with the stability. The issue we've had is that the deployment of services took a bit long in some cases. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We haven't deployed anything where scalability was an issue so far. How was the initial setup? Deploying AWS solutions is reasonably straightforward. Of course, with all these technologies, you have to understand their vocabulary and like the topology of the thing that they are offering. Implementing AWS IAM was a bit complex. Other than that, AWS stands out for usability. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? AWS is a cloud service, so it's pay-as-you-go. Some of the storage services could be cheaper. What other advice do I have? I rate AWS eight out of 10. It's well designed and well documented. Overall, AWS is a good public cloud platform. Before signing up for AWS, it's probably a good idea to think about pricing because some of their services can be obtained elsewhere for a better price. Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Integrator
Date published: 2022-06-14T00:00:00-04:00