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Martha Batruny | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It is a completely effective and efficient tool.
  • It provides a variety of workloads including data processing, game development, warehousing, and many more ways to save time and money.
  • This is so useful for testing and monitoring mobile applications.
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Devendra Parhate | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Able to spin up spot instances at a cheap rate resulting in cost reduction.
  • HIPAA compliance.
  • Security provided using IAM roles and policies with storage encryption, and KMS provides an easy mechanism to store data securely.
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Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 26, 2019

Welcome to Cloud City

Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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Calvin Nystrom | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • AWS has allowed us to properly budget our infrastructure and IT costs. This helps us plan our expenditures for future development and projects.
  • AWS has allowed us to leverage some of the newest technologies (FSx) to make our software offering one of the most dependable in the industry.
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Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Easy to recruit engineers with AWS experience.
  • Decreased focus on equipment maintenance, more focus on development efforts.
  • Creates a strong issue around vendor lock-in when maximizing the use of products.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • ROI has been great since we have been able to reduce costs and improve reliability.
  • AWS has been able to fill all of our business objectives, since AWS provides a vast array of services at a reasonable cost.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • We are able to test new ideas quickly using AWS hosting.
  • We are able to move from conceptual POC to fully hosted/architected cloud solution in minimal time.
  • We are able to build solutions that are 100% cloud as well as cloud-hybrid that orchestrate between our datacenters and the AWS cloud.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • AWS makes it easy to deploy short term workloads with ease reducing the overall OpEx.
  • It also made the overall IT more agile with fine-grained chargeback capabilities, reducing excess provisioning of capacity upfront.
  • AWS also provides the flexibility to be have a multi cloud environment without vendor lock-in.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • AWS has definitely delivered a high ROI. The ability to dynamically scale, i.e. grow on-demand across any server environment and geo is excellent.
  • Once you get going, we've found AWS quite straightforward and easy to use.
  • AWS offers various productivity-boosting features, such as templates, 3rd-party offerings, APIs, cost calculators, etc.
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Denzel Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 18, 2019

Serverless Saviors!

Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • We have reduced our S3 operating costs by 70% migrating to S3-IA.
  • We save an average of 50% by bidding of spot instances and high capacity hours.
  • It has allowed us to automate a large amount of our workload.
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Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: I have been saved by spinning up an emergency EC2 instance on more than a few occasions. Be it for disaster recovery, or just to set up a server for testing. For IT departments, having basically the entirety of Amazon's network infrastructure at your fingertips is invaluable.
  • Negative: I have definitely been burned by AWS cost overruns, usually due to the services being too useful/successful for their own good, introducing mission creep. Basically, if you set up a solution for a client using AWS, they are so pleased they want to expand what AWS is used for. You can explain costs estimates using Cost Explorer but either stakeholders don't pay attention or continue to tweak plans during implementation, then are surprised by AWS monthlies. Not entirely a dig on AWS, but pretty common in my experience.
  • Positive: Glacier usage eliminates the need for on-premise archive solutions and having staff physically move archive media offsite for DR purposes.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Enabling organization to be much more agile meeting immediate business needs.
  • Reduced overall costs of owning and maintaining IT infrastructure in-house.
  • More visibility and controls in IT expenditure.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • AWS gave us the flexibility of having one to thousands of servers from day one.
  • We did not have to invest in the servers from day one and we had a saving of 40%.
  • As AWS is expensive compared to its competition, our opex grew higher than the companies using other services from AWS competitors.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Our main reason for migration was better redundancy, building this ourselves was cost prohibitive.
  • We are able to accomplish more with our system using existing staff by using the AWS tools that are available.
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Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Using Amazon Web Services has allowed us to develop and deploy new SAAS solutions quicker than we did when we used traditional web hosting. This has allowed us to grow our service offerings to clients and also add more value to our existing services.
  • Having AWS deployed has also allowed our development team to focus on delivering high-quality software without worrying about whether our servers will be able to handle the demand. Since AWS allows you to adjust your server needs based on demand, we can easily assign a faster server instance to ease and improve service without the client even knowing what we did.
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Stella Gillham | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • We've saved over $10,000 in the 2 years we've worked with AWS. We no longer have to pay to upgrade our internal server, we have no downtime. We no longer depend on our developer to come and 'fix' the server when it fails.
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Jackie Bassett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Profitability: We've a team of very hands-on engineers and what they would need to build what we now get from AWS, would not have had the level of profitability we get with AWS. At first, our inhouse team really wanted this work inhouse. Now, they're very grateful it's not. Billing is always accurate and automated with full justification in every report. We can plan our growth far more accurately.
  • Flexibility: We can onboard new customers in an instant. We can give greater service levels to our current customers, just as quickly and dynamically too, if their needs change.
  • Ease of use: seriously, one or two phone calls is pretty much all we've ever had to make when our needs change and it's been that easy for the last 4 or 5 years now.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Resource availability of free-tier resources is very low compared to needs before an application can become potentially profitable.
  • AWS requires less time to set up and configure than other comparable services, but not better than all services.
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Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • I have seen people spend a lot of money just playing with AWS because they had no idea what they were doing. Pay attention, and know what you are getting into before you do anything.
  • My previous company was in the process of moving entirely to AWS, and I know it had to be cost effective because they had datacenters at over 20 locations.
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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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