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Amazon Web Services

Overview

What is 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.

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Recent Reviews

Great for remote access desktops

9 out of 10
November 04, 2022
I use AWS to access a remote desktop which I require to access Microsoft-based applications that I need for my day to day use. It was a …
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AWSome

10 out of 10
December 28, 2021
Incentivized
We have a product that is a distributed system, SaaS on AWS. We use Route53 to register our domain and configure subdomains. We use EC2 to …
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Do NOT use AWS

1 out of 10
November 29, 2021
Domain registration for my small business. AWS system, processes, and staff cause me to lose money and they did not take responsibility …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Security controls (65)
    9.3
    93%
  • Monitoring tools (64)
    9.1
    91%
  • Dynamic scaling (64)
    9.1
    91%
  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (63)
    8.8
    88%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

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Pricing

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Free Tier

$0

Cloud
per month

Basic Environment

$100 - $200

Cloud
per month

Intermediate Environment

$250 - $600

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.clickittech.com/aws/aws…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $100 per month
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Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IaaS provides the basic building blocks for an IT infrastructure like servers, storage, and networking, in an on-demand model over the Internet

8.9
Avg 8.1
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Product Details

What is 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.


Amazon Web Services Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Amazon Web Services starts at $100.

DXC Managed Cloud Services, 9STAR EasyIdentity Cloud, and 9STAR Elastic SSO are common alternatives for Amazon Web Services.

Reviewers rate Elastic load balancing and Security controls highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Amazon Web Services are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Comparisons

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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Initial benefit is huge, once that settles it takes time to derive incremental savings vs. time spent to master the offering
  • Auto scaling helps with cost optimization and usage monitoring helps to push back against users who allocate more than what they need
February 09, 2023

What can AWS do for you

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Given us more ways to transmit data over the cloud
  • Has allowed us to branch out into new tech
  • Has caused us some disgruntled customers a few times due to a AWS outage.
November 26, 2021

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Negative - current setup will not able to use and investment made will be waste[.]
  • Positive - easy to use service , definitely for [the future]
  • Negative -- security and compliance issue.
Siddhartha Murthinty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It has positively reinforced our cloud based service offerings to our clients.
  • Our GTM approach has been remarkably increased with our ability to conduct cloud-powered demos.
  • AWS has empowered our agility to offer a multitude of solution-based service offerings as against a standalone service offering via our platform.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • We could have the same services with other quality providers for 60% less cost.
  • We could get systems up and running with 1 day or less of system training elsewhere, compared to weeks with AWS.
  • Our security is compromised as basic processes like replacing Private Keys for access are impossible in AWS consoles for EC2 and similar services. We either initiate new server groups or hack out the old keys on the servers by hand.
  • The RDS service cannot be backed up and restored without changing AWS technology, requiring a huge reconfiguration of SaaS servers.
  • Basic DOS protection requires more services, more training, and more complexity. For other services it's built-in.
Tanay Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Fast and quick deployment of the website on the cloud has helped us a lot in achieving client's expectations.
  • Single cloud is sufficient for multiple websites
  • Easy to use, manage and reduction of time while configuring the cloud
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • We're able to adjust our compute spend by suspending\powering off systems during off hours
  • Our server up time is higher than it was on premise. Our users are able to work without intteruptions
  • Compared to an on premise datacenter the cost is roughly the same if not slightly higher.
April 13, 2021

AWS Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Once you get going, we've found AWS quite straightforward and easy to use.
  • Cloudwatch alerting allows monitoring of systems 24/7.
  • Hassle-free OS updates.
Gnanasekar Mani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Due to the elasticity of cloud, we can scale up or down without any upfront costs, and this have saved a lot for us. During COVID, we have scaled down our resources to 1/10th of the actual capacity, and this had positive savings and this can't be done if its not for cloud
  • Support cost if we have enterprise plan would cost us a fortune
  • ROI would be so high if we opt for reserved type of instances but the catch would be there is lock in period.
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