EC2 for Startups
April 28, 2021

EC2 for Startups

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

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

EC2 is easy to get started with there are a lot of online resources for help. We use it to serve our online Django-based Rest and Graph API's to support our online application. The SSH EC2 feature is very great and makes it easy during deployment from a local machine. The free tier EC2 instance comes in handy to develop and deploy a prototype for testing.
  • Hosting and deployment.
  • High performance computing.
  • Development and test environments.
  • UI is little complicated.
  • Limited information for the resources managed by Amazon EC2.
  • Networking is not as flexible as other providers.
  • Quick prototype deployment and testing leading to lower application production deployment time.
  • High availability.
  • Improved security with AWS security groups.

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Did Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) live up to sales and marketing promises?

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Would you buy Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) again?


The availability of free tier makes it a good choice to develop and test prototypes in early-stage startups.
The fact that the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud can be turned up quickly in case of an emergency, means that businesses have minimal downtime for their applications which makes Ec2 a great choice for backup and disaster recovery.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Dynamic scaling
Elastic load balancing
Pre-configured templates
Monitoring tools
Pre-defined machine images
Operating system support
Security controls

Using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Evaluating Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Competitors

The availability of AWS startup credits led my choice of AWS EC2.