AWS is the trend setter in Cloud Hosting
March 28, 2021

AWS is the trend setter in Cloud Hosting

Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

We are using [Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling] instance to host different types of Web Applications. These range from CMS, APIs and MySQL databases. We start with a micro instances and then increase the configurations as the application user base increases.
We have also used the load balancer for our product based application. Features like Security Group and Virtual Private Network are just great,
  • Launch configuration allows contol of each instance.
  • Launch groups are easy to configure
  • Very Stable in Production
  • Integration with CloudWatch to monitor the Group
  • AMI dropdown in Launch configuration is not user friendly. The list is long
  • There is a learning curve to understand AWS terminology
  • It has saved us time, since we don't need to manually monitor during busy seasons.
  • It is easy to manage than Kubernetes
AWS UI's are better to use. They are cleaner.
Azure UI looks crowded. AWS instance is faster than Azure. Load balancer
emphases in AWS is useful.

Do you think Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling's feature set?

Yes

Did Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling again?

Yes

It is great if you
want something less sophisticated than Kubernetes. There is less complexity in scalling and there is freedom in configuring how you want to scale. Downside is that you can scale one particular micro service, maybe its not the best fit for a micro service based application.