AWS EC2 best in cloud computing era, quick scalable and economical
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 10, 2017

AWS EC2 best in cloud computing era, quick scalable and economical

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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

We are using Amazon Elastic Cloud (EC2) for our web applications and analytics work. Right now we have implemented it in few departments only but we are planning to implement it across the organization. EC2 is very helpful in providing infrastructure support for a growing business. Earlier we were relying on our in-house infrastructure team, but it's tough to grow infrastructure with your business growth. For a scalable infrastructure we decided to move to the cloud, and after considering many factors we find that AWS EC2 is best for our requirements.
  • One year free tier subscription, which makes it very cost effective for training the new resources.
  • Large communities with thousands of machines having preinstalled software as per need.
  • AWS EC2 has a very competitive pricing scheme with on-demand, spot instances plan and reserved instances.
  • Sharing AMI is the one of best features. You can share your machine image with another user.
  • Although AWS EC2 is best in the market, in addition, they could provide more robust monitoring tools for EC2 resources.
  • They don't have the facility to block IPs for inbound traffic. Although this can be achieved by carefully allowing the inbound traffic. But adding the flexibility to block IPs or exclude some IPs from inbound would be great.
  • They need to provide one dashboard where they could show the list of all the resources from a region. Right now a user needs to select a particular region to check the resources being used.
  • Return on investment is 100%, and it's less than our in-house infrastructure maintenance cost.
  • Best thing I will say about the return on investment is its scalability; we can handle any amount of traffic in few clicks.
The other big players standing against AWS EC2 are Azure, Google Cloud, and Salesforce, but still, they are growing in their field and stand far behind where EC2 is today. Other cloud services providers don't have a presence all across geography, which will cause a delay when your application is being accessed somewhere like South Asia. Support provided AWS EC2 is best in its class.
AWS Elastic Compute Cloud is one of the best cloud computing technologies among all their competitors whether its Azure or Google. AWS EC2 is available with very competitive pricing and based on the wide market it’s very easy to get AWS technical experts. And as it has much more functionality along with EC2 like S3 RDS route53, this makes it a one stop for all infrastructure needs.

Using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Best in its class.
Easy to implement.
Big community for support.
ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
None
  • Security
  • Creating AMI, Duplicating machine
  • While creating AMI, original machines get hung up for minutes, so you need to start one machine in advance before creating AMI.