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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 offers a comprehensive range of cloud services, which we can utilise at a cost-effective price as well as offering the flexibility and scalability to fast-track deployment of server and storage infrastructure for our clients. We are also able to set up test / Dev environments for testing applications quickly as well as setting up secure cloud disaster recovery (DR) sites with minimal costs.
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Martha Batruny | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon Web Services is a very helpful platform because of its attractive interface that allows me to obtain and configure capacity information, with minimal friction, that perfectly suits our company. Moreover, it helps me to take complete control of my computer resources and helps to reduce the time required to obtain and to boot new servers, as well. Apart from this, it provides tools to be build-failure resilient applications and to isolate them from common failure scenarios, in a very efficient manner.
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Devendra Parhate | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Being part of RND team, we do data analytics at PetaByte scale. Amazon Web Services helped us to efficiently orchestrate pipeline and perform data analytics on EMR and Sage notebook. Using Cloudformation and Step functions, we can deploy the pipeline in production reliably without worrying about infrastructure. Also, Amazon Web Services support team was accommodating while setting up initial infrastructure and troubleshooting any EMR or Spark related issues.
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Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 26, 2019

Welcome to Cloud City

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Amazon Web Services as our primary compute platform. We run our primary applications and run our business from the Amazon cloud. As an IT professional, AWS cuts out the busy work of IT. AWS lets me focus on the needs to the business and not the needs of datacenter hardware. We're able to deploy new systems within minutes without needing to worry about having enough server capacity.
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Ryan Hart, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 25, 2019

AWS: short for Awesome

Score 10 out of 10
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AWS is used in many, but not all, departments within our organization. Leveraging AWS allows for our company to avoid upfront infrastructure investments and scale to customer demand with a very short ramp time (if any at all). Using a secure and best practice common cloud infrastructure mitigates much (but not all) of the security and business continuity risks.
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Calvin Nystrom | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We currently use Amazon Web Services in multiple parts of our organization. We use it for the development of our product, QA, Sandbox and UAT scenarios, as well as in our production environment. AWS allows us to reliably provide our customers with the services we have to offer. It also allows us to test the latest technologies and make future plans to develop our software to use them.
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Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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AWS 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use AWS for our IT infrastructure and Development platform. AWS is utilized by all departments within our organization. We have been able to improve IT infrastructure reliability and reduce costs at the same time.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We are using Amazon as a cloud service provider. We are using Amazon across all the departments in the organization. It has all the services we need, from virtual machines to serverless. We mostly use serverless, DynamoDB, S3 and virtual machines with virtual private cloud. So far AWS was really useful. We haven't faced any issues yet.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Amazon Web Services as the backbone of our software-as-a-service product. We use it to host media files for streaming, downloading, etc with our client app. Our product involves a wide range of media files: images, audio files, video files, documents, etc and some of them are quite large, so we store it all using AWS.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for hosting almost every imaginable type of application. We utilize it regularly and company-wide for trying new things as a POC as well as for mature application hosting. It is very easy for us to spin up new virtual computing environments, as needed, and on demand.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use a hybrid multi-cloud environment where we have multiple cloud vendors that include AWS, Google and Oracle (OCI). AWS (Amazon Web Services) is being used for the dev/test environment on-demand. It was earlier used for customer-facing workloads and analytics but was replaced by Google/Oracle.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Denzel Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 18, 2019

Serverless Saviors!

Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used by an individual department. It provides scalability without the need to manage server infrastructure. It offers versatile services such as data warehousing, machine learning, and performance monitoring. You also have control of who accesses what feature through identity and access management, as well as audit activity through Cloud Trail. It is easy to import your data into AWS, so start-up time is quick.
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Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Both within our organization and for clients, we implement several different Amazon Web Services. We mostly make use of EC2 for hosting private cloud servers/applications, Simple Storage Service (S3) for hosting data in the cloud, both for active use and backup, and S3 Glacier for archiving low-touch data to the cloud. All of these AWS services allow us to provide on-demand, infinitely expandable cloud services as needed.
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David Sandoval | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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AWS is being used by the IT department mainly. We take advantage of manged VMs, serverless databases, and different services in order to publish our web applications to external and internal users. It is also used by our analytics department for predictions.
AWS addresses operational costs related to on-premise infrastructure; it helps to simplify infrastructure management and in other cases, eliminating infrastructure management.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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As a managed service provider, we are seeing AWS as a preferred platform by the customers when it comes to moving their existing workload from the on-premise data center to cloud or deploying new applications. AWS as a leader in the space continues to release new innovative services each year helping customers meet not only security, scalability, and reliability but also to stay ahead in the game by adopting the latest technologies.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We migrated our transaction processing system from our own hardware in a data center to the AWS cloud. In addition, we migrated our accounting server as well. So our whole organization is now using it. We also migrated our Oracle database server to Amazon RDS and the performance increase was a nice surprise.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Amazon Web Services serves multiple purposes for our company. Depending on a clients requirement and budget, we use Amazon Web Services as database storage and for deploying our computing environments. It is generally used, accessed and managed by the team working on that particular project. Our company is a data science product based company and we sell products like inventory management tools, discount management, etc to clients.
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Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Our goal as a company is to ensure that our services are efficient and fast to load. After years of using traditional web hosts, we finally made the switch to Amazon Web Services and we have not looked back. Our biggest issues with traditional web hosting was the inability to store large amounts of data and the lack of scalability for our different applications. AWS allows us to run our services more efficiently and without absorbing the high cost of owning servers. For our business it's really about solving 3 problems:
  1. Scaling - The solution should be able to allow us to scale effectively without the hassles of setting up new servers.
  2. Cost effective - The solution should allow us to manage our costs effectively so that none of our clients have to pay more for our services.
  3. Integration - The solution should integrate well into our development teams coding and not slow them down.
Amazon Web Services has done these for us.
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Stella Gillham | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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AWS has completely changed our business, 1000%. We used to be tied to a server located in our office. Access was limited and we were constantly crashing, due to software updates or other items. AWS holds our entire database, which includes over 25 years worth of data. While not a direct reason, because we made the switch to AWS, we have been able to move to a smaller office space because we are not longer dependent on a space that includes a server closet. We've saved a considerable amount of money since the switch because we are no longer calling a developer to come in in an emergency situation to fix our server.
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Jackie Bassett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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AWS is Infrastructure As A Service for us so we can focus on what our core strengths are. We started with AWS 8 years ago for one of our Strategic Business Units and honestly waited for other competitors to meet or exceed what we received in services from AWS. While we did shop around, early on, largely for pricing reasons as our consumption increased across our entire organization. Then Bezos did what he's best at: he responded to market demand with even more elasticity, even greater service levels (for which he is known to be maniacal) and after all of our shopping around, we made a proactive decision to stay!
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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AWS is used because it was an easy-to-deploy infrastructure solution for our core applications as well as any future applications. It is easy to provision different resources, connect those resources, and provide a security to them relatively easily. It addresses the issue of spinning up a quick infrastructure with a customized configuration and still keep early costs very low.
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Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Before my company changed hands, my department underwent training for AWS. If you are going to use AWS, I highly recommend taking the training on CBTNuggets, otherwise you will be lost. The feature that I have used is S3 storage. It is ridiculously easy to use, and very affordable.
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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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