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Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 15, 2020

My AWS experience

Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon Web Services is well suited for startup organisations that can benefit from immediate deployment of the virtual infrastructure and applications on a cloud platform. It's also cost-effective since you do not have to lay out a huge capital investment especially for small start-up businesses. AWS is also useful for organisations who need to rapidly deploy infrastructure to test applications and for those short-term projects that do not require permanent infrastructure. AWS can also be cost effective for running your disaster recovery environment on Cloud platform.
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Martha Batruny | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Each and every feature of this application is unique and is also efficient enough to help me to make suitable decisions for my company. Apart from this, if I talk about any concerns in it or any disastrous drawbacks then there are no words because this application is a lifesaver by every point of view without having anything to objectify. Moreover, this application provides me with the right of pre-built services, which benefit me when building custom cloud-based solutions.
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Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 26, 2019

Welcome to Cloud City

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If you need to expand your compute footprint quickly without having to go through the hardware acquisition process. Amazon Web Services can help quickly augment your on prem compute power to run the one off yearly processes without leaving you with unused hardware for 10 months of the year.

If you're looking to get out of hosting your own datacenter, AWS is a perfect replacement.

If you're looking to scale your website, or even host your own small business Amazon is the ideal solution.

Once you no longer need to worry about the underlying hardware to run your servers you can truly focus your time on adding value to your company.
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Calvin Nystrom | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The flexibility that Amazon Web Services offers is nearly unbeatable in comparison to any other cloud offering. AWS is constantly making improvements on existing services while simultaneously creating new service offerings. In our environment, we have a very heavy MS SQL footprint. AWS allows us to scale up our servers to the best possible instance size based on the current needs.
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Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the premier cloud provider, hands down. It scales seemingly infinitely, has great SLAs and quality support, and is always pushing out new products and features that are developer-focused. The focus on Infrastructure as Code (IaC) support with all products shows its focus on development and enterprise support.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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AWS is great for any organization, and can scale as your organization grows. If managed correctly, AWS will provide enterprise level reliability and availability at a reasonable cost. The more services that are added to AWS and the more complex environments become, you will have to add staff to properly manage AWS.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Amazon Web Services are very useful when we need serverless technologies or DB as service or Queue services etc. AWS has tons of services in all the aspects we need. it is a one-stop solution for all your cloud needs. But if we don't but your infrastructure in the right way you will end up paying a lot.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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I'm not sure where it wouldn't be appropriate unless someone was just starting out and maybe was super budget-conscious. I imagine there are some less expensive alternatives out there but honestly, the barrier to entry is pretty low.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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AWS is perfect for global computing and creating geo-redundant virtual stacks that can be architected for high availability. It's a great way to host mission critical applications as well as a place to try something new in a very short timeframe. Overall I have nothing bad to say about AWS services, they are robust, complete and highly scalable. Though we are a multi-cloud company, we use AWS for about 75% of our cloud hosted solutions.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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AWS is very well suited when you need cloud services (compute, storage, analytics, etc) on demand. It tends to be expensive if you are looking at long term workload deployments. It is also not well suited if you are new to public cloud deployments.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We find it a highly reliable IAAS offering. The large breadth of options and customizability is great. It's also highly mature as a cloud offering and comes with good support. We find it fully satisfactory for both the compute and storage use cases that we have.
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Denzel Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 18, 2019

Serverless Saviors!

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It is a well-balanced service for commercial-scale applications or at homes start-ups. You can experiment with different environments to find a configured that suits your needs, without the fear of long-term consequences. This allows for high performing, highly available architecture that is also cost-effective. You can configure your environment down to the minutia, or launch a wizard to handle it for you, allowing for mass-scale deployments.
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Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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AWS services are well-suited for organizations of all sizes. Using a backup app like CloudBerry Backup plus AWS S3 or Glacier would be great for a small office/home office media consultant, for example, backing up large quantities of multimedia data to the cloud. S3 buckets can (and should!) also be used to host website content for any size business.It is well-suited for small to medium-sized businesses who need to spin up a server for a specific application and can easily deploy EC2 instances. And of course, as we all know, the biggest enterprise businesses in tech use AWS services to host their cloud.

Who isn't AWS for? Well, there is something to be said about putting all your eggs in one basket. For those who are hesitant to move their businesses to the cloud entirely, I would obviously recommend against using multiple AWS services. Also, for organizations who have strict IT budgets, estimating AWS costs can be tough and might be frowned upon by their finance departments.
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David Sandoval | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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AWS is well suited for secure, highly available, low latency web apps, running databases (any engine), storing your data (sensitive or not), running microservices, serverless architectures or IaaS. It can be used by anyone even if you don't have any experience. It works for companies of any size, market, and geographic location.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Be it legacy or modern applications, AWS, offers wide variety of services enabling customers to develop and deploy their critical business web, mobile or containerized applications over the global AWS infrastructure that is super scalable, reliable and secured (of course you will need to ensure your application are designed properly to enjoy all these).
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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AWS is well-suited for mid-to-large scale operations. I do not recommend them for small companies with local operations, as it may be expensive and hard to setup/provision. Companies using AWS may need extra DevOps people to manage AWS resources in order to have the right resource with the rigth price. Mid-to-large scale companies can manage AWS more effectively and leverage their services efficiently.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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There are so many services offered by Amazon in addition to simply migrating your server to an AWS instance. We also use SES for our bulk email sending of client invoices (~30,000 per week). We use S3 buckets for storing image files that are on our server inside our internal and customer-facing web apps.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Amazon Web Services is well suited when we have a huge amount of data to store, process, manipulate and get meaningful information out of. It is also suitable when we need very fast data retrieval from the database. We also have deployed many cron jobs to schedule some tasks to be accomplished automatically.
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Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Amazon Web Services is well suited for companies or organizations that need to run specific applications or virtual services on servers. The cost-per-server ratio makes this ideal for testing and live deployment scenarios. It is especially ideal for smaller to medium size IT development teams. If you are looking to just set up a website, for example, AWS may not be ideal unless you are having it custom built.
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Stella Gillham | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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While we are a small company, we have millions of photos of our work, and AWS has been the perfect host. We have access at any time, and are able to archive data as needed. We are also able to access our archive without any trouble. It's a no-brainer, really. I don't see how anyone would want to go anywhere else. Our data is always available and secure.
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Jackie Bassett | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Infrastructure as a service is what every sized company should be doing these days, so we can all focus on our expertise. We were lucky that we chose AWS in our, and their earliest days as I can't imagine having built out several SBUs and then having to migrate over to them now. Google would prefer to own this space but we found them far less attractive to work with. Google's a search engine that sells ads. Even as Google try to build out fiber, they're never have the level of customer service that businesses relying on infrastructure need. Amazon, is really the only and the best choice!
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is well suited for quickly provisioning a web and application hosting platform that you are able to have greater control over managing additional resources.
It is well suited for databases.
It is well suited for storage.
It is well suited for experimental applications.
It is not as well suited authentication and user management.
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Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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AWS would be perfect for a small to medium size startup that does not want to put up a ton of money for IT infrastructure. AWS is NOT for someone just wanting to host a small website, as there are much cheaper alternatives for this. It is very easy to spend more than expected.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (38)
9.3
Dynamic scaling (40)
9.4
Elastic load balancing (35)
9.3
Pre-configured templates (35)
8.2
Monitoring tools (40)
8.4
Pre-defined machine images (35)
8.8
Operating system support (39)
8.8
Security controls (40)
9.2

About Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing services. With over 165 services offered, AWS services can provide users with a comprehensive suite of infrastructure and computing building blocks and tools. According to Amazon, AWS is suitable for organizations of any size, and helps to efficiently power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. AWS is also known for its service coverage, with over 69 Availability Zones across the world, allowing for users to experience lower latency and prevent their data centers from failing, which is important for cloud computing services.

AWS product range covers, but is not necessarily limited to, the following categories:

  • Analytics

  • Application Integration

  • AR & VR

  • AWS Cost Management

  • Blockchain

  • Business Applications

  • Compute

  • Customer Engagement

  • Database

  • Developer Tools

  • End User Computing

  • Game Tech

  • Internet of Things

  • Machine Learning

  • Management & Governance

  • Media Services

  • Migration & Transfer

  • Mobile

  • Networking & Content Delivery

  • Robotics

  • Satellite

  • Security, Identity, & Compliance

  • Storage

Pricing varies greatly across their vast scope of products, but AWS does provide an “AWS Free Tier” offering of services. Depending on the product, users can use the product for free indefinitely, a year, or in shorter-term trials.


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