Fully featured cloud containers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated February 22, 2019

Fully featured cloud containers

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

EC2 is used by us for the majority of our servers. We use it to support cloud-based applications that run on servers. EC2 substitutes having to run servers locally in our datacenters. EC2 is just as basic virtual machine system that allows us to customize them in any way we want and add whatever software we need.
  • Easy to start and stop
  • Well priced
  • Completely customizable
  • Difficulty identifying exactly what type of instance you want/need
  • Networking can be confusing
  • Poor UI
  • It can be very easy to overspend and forget about running instances.
  • It can also be very easy to overspend by making instances too large.
  • The speed of deployment has been a huge improvement.
EC2 is an excellent service if you need to replace the power of a data center with many machines all interconnected with networking and a great automation system to set up your environment in a single button press. It is less ideal for smaller scale operations where you only need a server or two or expect to have very light load on your servers and don't need all the extra power provided by EC2.