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Sr Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Priced competitively, reliable, but difficult figuring out usage cost
Pros and Cons
  • "This solution is stable and reliable."
  • "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."

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
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Edison Macabebe
Chief Technology Architect - Agile/Devops Evangelist at Sandz Solutions
Real User
Error-free experience that is really well-tested
Pros and Cons
  • "The experience with Amazon AWS is error-free. That was also, of course, something that I really appreciate. That means it's really well-tested and, as published or as declared."
  • "I'm just bugged by the charges that I'm not really able to manage."

What is most valuable?

The experience with Amazon AWS is error-free. That was also, of course, something that I really appreciate. That means it's really well-tested and, as published or as declared. So it works as-is. I think the interfaces are really quite usable and something that I think is user friendly.

What needs improvement?

I'm just bugged by the charges that I'm not really able to manage. If there is so much little stuff, that I enabled from time to time, then I get lost. And then I tend to forget about that. It would be better if there was a corresponding notification as well. I would like to see a notification indicating you have not used this instance. You might want to turn it off so as not to incur the cost or something like that. But because most of my usage is charged to my credit card. It's disappointing and frustrating at times. If they could provide some kind of entry point. Something similar to WordPress where small businesses could have an easy way to come up with a site that could behosted immediately.

For how long have I used the solution?

My access to Amazon AWS is not so deep. I just set up VPCs and clusters or running an instance

How are customer service and technical support?

I would say I'm quite satisfied. They're very pleasant to talk to and very helpful.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I would say that the Microsoft Azure interface is a lot slicker. But the last time I use it was around 2018. So comparing the interfaces in the dashboard views I think the Azure has the edge.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was a little bit challenging because understandably it also tends to protect the user in terms of the security, both the user and the system. So if I understand and appreciate that level of complexity in setting how to access it, setting up the identities, and then once you get through it, I think the interfaces are really quite usable and something that I think is user friendly.

What other advice do I have?

I would certainly recommend Amazon AWS. It's very useful because you can easily try out your compute requirements, whatever storage or whatever other services that you may want. I would rate Amazon AWS at an eight on a scale 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)
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Digital Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Stable and scalable with a fast deployment process
Pros and Cons
  • "The initial setup is easy. The deployment is fast."
  • "The pricing could be a bit high at times. It's something they could improve upon."

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
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Lecturer and Researcher at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Very scalable, easy to use, and reliable
Pros and Cons
  • "The installation process is very simple."
  • "The product would be better if it was more secure."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution as a cloud computing platform. We use it for database storage. 

How has it helped my organization?

Application development and migration form On-Premise to Cloud

What is most valuable?

The solution is very stable. Its reliability is great.

We've found the product to be very easy to use. 

The solution is scalable. 

The installation process is very simple.

Technical support is very good. 

What needs improvement?

The product would be better if it was more secure. 

The stability could always be improved upon.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for a few years at this point. It's been a while. I've had a good amount of time to work with it. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. It doesn't crash or freeze. there are no bugs or glitches. It's reliable and the performance is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The product is scalable. If a company needs to expand, it can do so with ease. 

We have about 50 people using the solution within our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support on offer from Amazon is very helpful and responsive. I'm happy with the level of service they provide. They are very good. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not previously use a different product. We've always used AWS.

How was the initial setup?

The solution is very simple and straightforward. It's not complex or difficult. A company shouldn't have any issue with the process. The deployment is quick.

What about the implementation team?

Middle level

What was our ROI?

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What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You do need to pay for a license. We pay a monthly fee in order to use the product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes,I study form this ,https://comparecloud.in/

What other advice do I have?

We are using the latest version of the solution. I'm not sure of the version number off-hand. 

I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We're very happy with its capabilities. 

I'd recommend the solution to other users and companies. 

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?

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Frank Gerlach
President at Embedded Sense, Inc.
Real User
Top 20
Helpful documentation, great technical support, and good scalability
Pros and Cons
  • "The initial setup is simple and straightforward."
  • "There is a bit of a learning curve. That said, it's likely no different than learning any other cloud."

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
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Integration Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
The learning curve is shorter, but it needs better tools for monitoring performance and use
Pros and Cons
  • "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."
  • "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 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)
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Director of Technology at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable, flexible, always up to date, and works well as long-term or short-term storage
Pros and Cons
  • "It's a flexible solution."
  • "The interface is relatively complex."

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
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Naresh Rayakwar
Tech Mahindra Total Duration14 yrs TitleTech Lead for KPN Project at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable, scalable, and offers many services
Pros and Cons
  • "Amazon AWS is easy to use and in the past two years, I've never had any issues with scalability or stability."
  • "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."

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)
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