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Scale up with EC2!
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September 14, 2018

Scale up with EC2!

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

We are currently using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) across the Engineering team as a way to deploy our applications. It allowed us to scale up from Heroku as we continue to grow. It also helped the ease of have all of our services under the AWS umbrella for accessibility.
  • Leverage S3 for backup, storage, and serve up large files
  • Increased bandwidth
  • Increased speed of deployment
  • Pay-as-you-use pricing model
  • Dependency on the product - major outages leave you in a tough spot.
  • Cross-region communication - complex to setup
  • Networking is less flexible compared to other providers
  • Faster deployments - allowing for hotfixes and features to get deployed faster
  • Speed - serving up assets to our user at a fast speed - no lagging, best-in-class server
  • Ease of scaling - ability to move quickly on scaling up on a platform that can handle it
I have used DigitalOcean and Google Compute Engine on a trial period. EC2 was the best choice for my team due to the level of features it offers plus the ability to integrate it quickly given that we were already using so many other AWS Microservices. Getting up and running with the team took no time at all.
If you're a small-to-medium sized company seeking to scale and continuing to grow, EC2 is a good choice for your company. Using EC2 allows for the ease of integration with other AWS products as well. If you're just starting out and looking for less complicated setup and cheaper options, EC2 might not be the best choice for you.