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"I like that is very easy to use and that it's flexible.""Amazon AWS contains a lot of helpful services.""I like S3, load balancers, and Route 53.""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.""The installation process is very simple.""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.""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.""We are mostly using EC2 compute and other resources. Most of our managed services are in AWS, which some of our clients prefer."

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"Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications.""Google App Engine's most valuable feature is self-management. You do not have to manage the infrastructure underneath where all the functions are happening, such as load balancing deployment and version management, they are managed by the system itself."

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Cons
"I would appreciate more direct support from AWS.""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.""The usability of the solution could be a bit better.""Requires better integration with other cloud products.""The availability could be better.""Its subscription model or pricing model is too complex, which should be improved.""We have had several issues with the products and services but as of now, there are no good alternatives.""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."

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"Difficult to assess how pricing is managed.""The only concern is that there is a number of the offerings which are built on their own proprietary technologies. With some of the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate to other cloud providers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis."
  • "I find that Amazon AWS is expensive."
  • "The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS."
  • "I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."
  • "Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "AWS is not an expensive product."
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    Overview

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

    Google App Engine is a Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) provider that equips web application developers with all the resources and tools that they need to develop, test, and run their applications on Google's infrastructure. Everything is built into the kit, so with one download of the SDK, you'll be well on your way to first-rate apps.

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    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider19%
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    Media Company6%
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    Media Company22%
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    Non Profit11%
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    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 152 reviews while Google App Engine is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 2 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Google App Engine is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Ability to test before deployment and security authorization are key features". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and Dell EMC ECS, whereas Google App Engine is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail, Heroku and IBM Public Cloud. See our Amazon AWS vs. Google App Engine report.

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