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. Web Services is a complete world that has helped with my workloadAmazon 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.,What I like in it, is its simple notification service which provides a mobile messaging feature to enable push messaging to my mobile devices as well. It helps in sending out notifications to all my teammates with full integrity. Responsive Support. Offers a variety of features that help to manage my workload.,It is a bit costly when compared to other tools. This application has great integration power, which enables me to work on different applications, simultaneously. This suits me well. It is playing a significant role in our company.,9,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.,Microsoft Azure,9,TargetProcess, Mailchimp, LastPass for BusinessGreat Service For All Your NeedsWe 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.,AWS allows us to scale up (or down) depending on our busy season. Our software has fairly predictable "busy" seasons, so this allows us to properly spend on infrastructure based on needs. EBS Snapshots allow us to create in-time based backups. We use these as part of our DRP/BCP.,Understanding the AWS bill is very confusing. Sometimes it is nearly impossible to track what charges are for which particular service is using which feature. The ability to tag all items, including Marketplace items for cost usage report would be especially useful. The cost usage report being more detailed when filtering by usage and cost allocation tags would also be exceptionally helpful.,10,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.,,10,SolarWinds N-central, LastPass for Business, Slack, Microsoft Office 365The 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,8Amazon Web Services (EC2)EC2 makes it very quick and efficient to launch specific "builds" of your virtual machine image, if configured. EC2 makes it very easy to find off the shelf "builds" of specific applications and services that might meet the needs of the company. EC2 makes it very easy to understand the status and health of your virtual machines with just a few clicks.,While the documentation is robust it is sometimes difficult to get access to an actual person who might be able to help with the design of your application and what Amazon service is most applicable.,EC2 allowed us to create an automated scaling application that monitored both the users and the tests being launched so that Janova could bring up or down workers based on the demand. This allowed us to control the cost of the monthly plan for users across all levels. EC2 allowed us to save on operational infrastructure costs as Janova did not have to invest in hardware or support costs.,9,9,Janova utilized the EC2 platform to launch our automated software testing tool, Janova, to run automated web tests securely in the cloud. EC2 allowed Janova to leverage the cloud capabilities to give every user the power of an extensive infrastructure without having to actually invest in one. EC2 allowed Janova to make it possible for users to run automated tests - up to 20 times more tests in the same amount of time.,,,Implemented in-house,8,Online training Self-taught,7,EC2 has many features that require teams to try different implementations in order to fit their needs so learning without formalized training can help, but it can also be a hindrance if teams head in the wrong direction.,No,7Cost 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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The customer support of Amazon Web Services are quick in their responses. I appreciate its entire team, which works amazingly, and provides professional support. AWS is a great tool, indeed, to provide customers a suitable way to
immediately search for their compatible software's and also to guide them in a
good direction. Moreover, this product is a good suggestion for every type of
company because of its affordability and ease of use.
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For the few times we have had to use their support, they have done a phenomenal job addressing our issues. Most of the issues we have had were either initial limits or billing inquiries. We have had one incident that ended up being resolved very quickly alongside their support team.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) support is hit and miss at the free tier, and OK at the paid tier. Since AWS is running so many different platforms, it is sometimes difficult to get an expert answer for a specific issue when it arises. When issues arise, it can often be hit or miss.
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Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (30)
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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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