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. king of cloud servicesAWS is the premier cloud in most organizations. AWS is used by the entire company, from Engineering to HR, to try to solve all problems possible with code in a version-controlled manner. AWS tries to solve all technical problems that an organization has with scale and off-premises. Since AWS constantly releases new products, it maintains a premier edge.,Strong support with contracts. Industry-leading features. Consistently updating products to stay on top. Listening to user feedback to improve systems.,Can be expensive compared to other providers and on-prem solutions. Features can lack quality documentation and be half baked (at times). Initial setup can be frustrating and time-consuming.,10,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.,7,7,Microsoft Azure and DigitalOceanLeading IAAS. Customizable and broad offering. Solidly reliable.We've chosen AWS as our infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) solution across the whole organization for all our development environments, i.e. dev, staging, and production. We build custom-coded apps (full-stack). We specifically use it as our cloud solution for compute, storage and content delivery.,Great levels of service, with strong infrastructure maturity. Lots of cloud service options, third-party programs, and APIs available. Highly flexible and customizable.,Pricing is a bit complicated and can be slightly opaque in the outset, but AWS has pricing calculators to help out. The vast array of options available can be a challenge to navigate and figure out at first.,10,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.,Google Cloud AI,9,IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose), MongoDB,8AWS for all your needsI am an independent consultant. As such, I provide software solutions and consulting services to customers with different needs. AWS gives me the tools to cover much of their needs, so it is for me a key tool in the performance of my activities, specifically as application server, databases and files through IaaS go.,Performance, Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) allows you to host your resources without worrying about high consumption peaks. Easy to use. The learning curve for its main functions is relatively easy and well documented. Price. The price is very competitive in the market. Variety of tools at your disposal.,Account management. If you manage many accounts AWS, management can become somewhat disorganized, as AWS does not offer many tools for internal control. It has many tools at your disposal, but you may not know them all. They could see how to promote and introduce the tools that you use less to display its advantages. It could extend free trial accounts indefinitely in exchange for advertising or something like that. Some users complain when the free trial ends and charge them without notice.,10,We are a small company. AWS has had no negative impact at all. AWS gives you the option to start using the service for a free account, which always starts to develop, so the investment is zero. Customers are very satisfied with their performance. That's a good tangible.,Google Cloud Storage and Google App Engine,Cloudant, TeamViewer, Apache Tomcat,EC2 RDS S3,No,9Cost effective web servicesWe are using AWS S3 and EC2 to host our customer's campaign website, public videos clips, content management system etc. S3 is really easy to setup and we don't need to put a lot of effort to maintain it; the bandwidth is virtually unlimited and it is very helpful for video download. The availability is great, so we don't need to worry about server or storage failure. Scale up the server in just a few clicks.,S3 -> Virtually unlimited bandwidth, works well with Edge servers (CDN), super easy to setup E2C -> Again, easy to setup and maintain,No datacenter in Hong Kong Weak in Enterprise services (SLA),10,Positive, save time, save initial hardware investment,Azure,Windows Azure,Yes,Price Product Usability Vendor Reputation,I will likely use Amazon web services, although Microsoft Azure is more mature right now, Amazon web service is still cheaper and easier to setup and operate for most of my clients. Both offer very good security but Microsoft has its edge as it has data center in Hong Kong.,No,3,Yes,Sorry, none I can think of. Thank god AWS does not have a lot of issues so I don't need to deal with the support,Upload files to S3 Reporting tools Create VM,Reporting - the figures, what's the definition? CDN, cache management!,9Hard to go wrong with AWS!The development and administration tools work well, including a consistent API and adequate management console. In terms of business process, it provided an effective "escape valve" for new product development that would have been much more onerous to deploy if we had to provision physical hardware and arrange for associated IT resources.,AWS has a record of occasional severe outages, which has a cascading effect on the large number of high-profile services that now run on its infrastructure. Despite the spectacular nature of these outages, it is unlikely that a self-managed data center would achieve significantly better uptime. It is also the case that AWS outages can be mitigated with effective use of multiple deployment 'zones' and regions. This is something that any mission-critical application should be doing anyway as part of disaster recovery preparations.,It would be difficult to quantify the ROI exactly, but it virtually eliminates capital expenditures on hardware and at least halves the need for IT labor.,8,8,50,4,It is used to host a set of custom services (built and deployed as Java web applications) to supplement a primary application that runs within the Salesforce platform.,,,Implemented in-house,10,Self-taught,It was relatively easy for a developer to learn how to use it for simple scenarios. Setting up more complex virtual infrastructure with multiple tiers, redundancy and failover is more of a challenge to to take on from scratch, but a number of companies offer support in the form of deployment templates and additional services.,Once you get to the point of configuring your machines, there is not much difference between physical and virtual. You still need to maintain the operating system, configure networking, etc.,No,5,9,9,,Salesforce,No.,,We did not negotiate.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an expert first platform that allows significant customization, but sacrifices ease of use. As a platform, it is definitely an experts-first platform with a significant learning curve and some technical overhead. Since it is the market leader, there are also significant free resources to help get up to speed.
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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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