Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

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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

AWSome

10 out of 10
December 28, 2021
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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Popular Features

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  • Dynamic scaling (64)
    8.1
    81%
  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (63)
    7.9
    79%
  • Security controls (65)
    7.9
    79%
  • Monitoring tools (64)
    7.5
    75%

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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
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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 Scorecard

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

7.6
76%
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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 Integrations

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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 Dynamic scaling highest, with a score of 8.1.

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

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Makes it easy to access applications that are otherwise not available on my Mac OS
  • Sign in and VPN connection are quick and reliable
  • Tech support was complicated to navigate for set up
Prashant Chaudhari | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to use
  • Highly reliable and available
  • Good support from the support teams
  • Cost effective
  • User Interface for some of the services can improve (for ex: ECS)
  • Support plan pricing needs to consider start-ups
Andrew (Andy) Richman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Variety of databases and tools.
  • Many cloud security tools support over 90 security standards and compliance certifications.
  • AWS Lambda lets developers run coding without provisioning or using a managed server.
  • Could use a simpler interface for provisioning.
  • Billing does not include all the information I need.
November 26, 2021

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Provide details usage bill along with notifying on threshold[.]
  • Console is user friendly[.]
  • Have all the products require for DC[.]
  • It is not easy to use enterprise application with AWS such as Oracle ERP.
Debobrata Bose | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Containerisation using services like ECS, EKS
  • Cloudformation where its create infrastructure as a code
  • Cloudwatch where it monitor and traces the various activity and events
  • FIS Fault Injection Simulator which can be used to do Chaos experiments
  • Traffic Manager and DNS Routing
  • Migrating workloads and services from on-prem to AWS
  • Easy movement of Files and date from local on-prem network storage to AWS
Siddhartha Murthinty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Physical Security: We chose AWS because the data is stored in AWS data centers located inside nondescript facilities.
  • Multi-featured Cloud offering: We utilize AWS's offering of services for computing, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, and security.
  • Least Privileged Design: Our cloud uses a microservice architecture consisting of several small services working together. These services are logically separated into several different AWS accounts to minimize the blast radius of security incidents.
  • Traceability: If we could ensure that all cloud actions are being logged and monitored such as AWS API actions, that would be great.
  • We might want to include access to servers and services being logged to external systems to prevent tampering.
  • Incorporate more than the current five following cloud regions: United States, Canada, Europe - Germany and Ireland, Japan, and Australia
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Provides clear links to access support
  • Responding to support requests
  • Resolving support requests
  • Escalating support requests
  • Allowing access to a complaints process
  • Reviewing support processes to detect issues
  • Providing managerial or even supervisory oversight of their support teams
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Wide range of services/tools available on a single platform
  • Fast and reliable cloud services
  • Rock solid security for your applications and deployments
  • High availability across multiple locations around the world
  • Regular updates and improvements in the tools and services offered
  • Some tools like CloudFront and SES need improvement
  • Extensive training is required to work with different tools of AWS
  • Costing for some services is high
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Excellent training material and documentation available for each tool and service of Amazon Web Services.
  • Large user community and support available online.
  • Scalable as per the demand and requirement.
  • Management of services used is very easy from the centralized dashboard.
  • Some tools have very complex UI to use.
  • Costing for certain tools and services is bit on the higher side.
Tanay Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to use and manage
  • Detailed documentation for every service and tool
  • Robust and fast
  • Real time support
  • It really becomes hard sometimes to choose configurations for a server which would be suitable for your pocket and project.
  • You need to be experienced to use Amazon Web Services at it's fullest.
  • Billing is a little bit confusing.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The platform is extremely agile, we will typically get a new server request fulfilled within minutes
  • AWS hardware is reliable, we don't worry about the on premise data center environment.
  • They have tools and services that allow you to create anything you need.
  • AWS can be overwhelming with the vast amount of services they provide. It can be tough to pick the right option to fit the goal you're trying to accomplish
  • There is some reliance on your own skills to create tools\functionally that isn't native. Like scheduling backups.
  • There is a steep learning curve to the platform.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • AWS is particularly good at eating up your money if you don't budget and plan your deployment properly.
  • It's like a candy shop for IT Geeks who love automation and workflows.
  • You name the service you want to deploy on the cloud, chances are someone's built it for AWS.
  • See the first entry on my Pros list.
  • Billing can be a bit confusing, so get familiar with it!
  • It's Amazon, and they have a virtual monopoly on the cloud.
Rahul Chhajed | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Starting an instance and accessing it for testing purpose, demo or production deployment its always easy.
  • All the things which are available over AWS are pretty well managed and easy to use.
  • You might find everything you required for an product and other development over AWS.
  • Its suitable for both either an enterprise or an startup
  • Various resources and documentation are available in case you struck somewhere.
  • Amazon market place is great but its not that straight forward to subscribe then activate it in your instance. Example Openvpn.
  • Sometimes its really hard to choose the correct configuration which is suitable for your product as well pocket.
  • You need to be experienced if you want to use AWS effectively and efficiently
Gnanasekar Mani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Great Functionality
  • Competitive pricing
  • Wide community following
  • Nearly 100 % uptime of most of the services
  • Variety of Availability zones and regions
  • Services can be sometimes having downtime
  • So many newcomers have come to the category, want to learn from them as well
  • Some services are associated with high cost due to low competition in the category
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Website CDN
  • Caching server for desktop support (software installer files).
  • Reliability, it has been set and forget.
  • It is such a vast product that finding what you need can be a challenge.
  • There is a learning curve, but once you figure it out, it's fairly simple.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • AWS provides a large offering of different services that are used in deploying applications.
  • The services integrate well with each other. We look to leverage AWS managed services wherever possible.
  • AWS customer support is outstanding.
  • The learning curve to truly get operating in AWS is not insignificant.
  • It can be tough finding quality engineers that are competent working in AWS.
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