Amazon EC2
August 30, 2016

Amazon EC2

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

This is our primary data store. We use it for both versioning our deployment builds as well as for storing static assets. This addresses the business problem of having a server to store assets as well as giving us the ability to store multiple versions of files that we deploy to production. Its bundling and easy interface make it an obvious choice.
  • It is incredibly easy to manage the content both in their dashboard and the terminal
  • It's makes scaling trivial
  • The price per benefit ratio is the standard
  • It can be complicated for new users
  • It is one of the pricier solutions, but you get what you pay for
  • Sometimes understanding how to interface it with other products is difficult
  • It has allowed us to scale in the most cost effective way
  • It has allowed to easily version control our assets so we can always roll back and not risk losing sales
  • It migrates very easily in case there is a worst case scenario
  • The backups are top notch
EC2 is the standard for flexibility, reliability, user experience, and scalability. It could compare to something like other external servers that only provide a command line option to access. Amazon allows for a dashboard to control user access, so security is rarely a problem. In addition, you have access to Amazon's full suite of products for integration which makes it easy to add new features as your company grows.
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Heroku
It's great for almost any situation, both big and small. The only time I would not recommend it is if the use case is incredibly trivial or the user is trying to save money. It's definitely the perfect option for any startup that needs a solution when they're small but also the flexibility to scale as the company grows.