EC2 is great when it comes to simplicity and performing
Ranjeet Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 07, 2018

EC2 is great when it comes to simplicity and performing

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

It is being used by whole organization. We use hundreds of EC2 instances. We are a small company so we do not have resources to maintain physical instances. EC2 solves this issue by omitting the need to maintain our own servers or machines.
  • Easy to maintain. We can elastically grow the instances as we need.
  • Can be distributed among several regions, hence it performs well.
  • Can be configured to restrict the access to instances outside specific IPs.
  • Can be tied to load balancer.
  • Spot instances available to bid for cheaper price.
  • There should be an option to upgrade to only CPU and memory, instead of getting overall big instances.
  • Sometime we are forced to upgrade or terminate old instances. They could support old instances.
  • Launch time of the instances has room for improvement. Could be faster.
  • I think, we have a positive impact overall. Easy to maintain.
  • Scaled and launched more servers at our peak hours
  • Managed all servers through console and SSH
  • But it is a bit expensive overall
Performs well and competitive price. Clear Documentation would be another factor. I have found sometimes documentations are confusing and misleading.
Well suited when we do not have space and resources to maintain and have in house servers. Less appropriate when someone needs instances just with high memory or CPU only. In this scenario it is a bit expensive compared to having in-house instance.