Easily Setup, Scalable and Manageable Virtual Computing Environment
April 30, 2021

Easily Setup, Scalable and Manageable Virtual Computing Environment

Jacob Biguvu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

EC2 provides the virtual computing environment to be used for multiple uses. Web applications can be launched. Databases can be installed when users want full control to manage the databases. Migration applications such as attunity (Qlik) replication tool, Oracle Goldengate etc, can be launched for the migration purposes such as database migration. EC2 can be used for data integration, data transformation, and data mining purpose. EC2 as the name implies has the capability to scale up the capacity vertically according to our needs.

Pros

  • EC2 can be used for multiple purposes.
  • EC2 can be used for installing Web Application and Middle application
  • EC2 can be used for migrating the data from one source to another source
  • EC2 can be used for data mining, integration and transformation purposes
  • EC2 provides scale up and scale down capability by managing instance type

Cons

  • EC2 would require often to upgrade with the security patches which cause a burden to manage. Amazon releases new AMI (Amazon Machine Images) which has latest patches frequently. Customer has to upgrade the EC2 with the latest AMI. This is not simple work but could be manageable using automatic scripts. However, it is tedious task.
  • EC2 does work fine and best return on investment.
AWS support team would respond fast and provide the support more than expectations.

Do you think Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)'s feature set?

Yes

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

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) go as expected?

Yes

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

Yes

EC2 is the best service and using for the past 7+ years without issues.
EC2 can be used for many purposes. EC2 is not best when Amazon provided the expected service and support. For example, AWS Lambda was best to run certain jobs that run within 15 mins. EC2 is not required for the jobs which will be run within 15 mins. Following the best practices of AWS architecture, certainly helpful.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
10
Dynamic scaling
10
Elastic load balancing
10
Pre-configured templates
10
Monitoring tools
10
Pre-defined machine images
9
Operating system support
10
Security controls
10
Automation
10

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