Reduce costs and management overhead with Route 53
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 14, 2019

Reduce costs and management overhead with Route 53

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Route 53

DNS is a core piece of any internet backbone. Route 53 provides distributed and resilient DNS services with little effort. Moving to Route 53 is as simple as either updating your domain's name server records, or to move the domain to AWS. Route 53 provides a simple and inexpensive mechanism for managing and serving DNS traffic.
  • Distributed servers around the world. AWS handles this automatically, distributing DNS records to geographically diverse locations.
  • Simple, intuitive interface. Route 53 provides a web-based portal for viewing and modifying DNS records.
  • API services. Route 53 provides a robust API for accessing and manipulating DNS entries.
  • Integration with other AWS services. If you're using other AWS services, Route 53 integrates directly, allowing for aliases and load balancing.
  • Bulk entry of DNS records via the web interface can be difficult. Records are required to be in BIND format and can only be imported into an empty zone. Once records exist, you can no longer import in bulk via the web interface.
  • Reduced cost of management -- The Route 53 servers are managed by Amazon, so there is no need to have additional staff to manage and secure DNS servers.
  • Low cost to run -- Route 53 is very cost effective, and overall spend is based on the amount of DNS traffic generated each month.
I have experience running several on-site DNS services such as PowerDNS, djbdns, bind, and others. Route 53 removes the need to manage the server and DNS software, allowing you to focus on the DNS content itself.
Amazon Relational Database Service, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
DNS is almost always necessary, and Route 53 does this well. Even when not using other AWS services, Route 53 provides a reliable service worth investing in. The cost to run a Route 53 instance is minimal and the reduced overhead of not having to directly manage your DNS servers is worth the investment.