AWS - a solid platform for building cloud solutions
Jeremy Snyder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated November 26, 2014

AWS - a solid platform for building cloud solutions

Score 8 out of 10
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2014

Modules Used

  • EC2
  • S3
  • EBS

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Web Services

AWS is the platform that we use to deliver secure, highly-available solutions in the cloud. We deploy it for the entire company, as well as for our clients.
  • High-availability; AWS has an amazing capacity for spinning up resources across multiple zones, territories and services.
  • Auto-scaling; This requires some expertise, but a solution with proper architecture can support a virtually infinite user base.
  • Security and compliance, but this takes some expertise and understanding
  • Billing support - Bills are verbose, but difficult to allocate across different projects or software stacks without creating (and then verifying) multiple billing accounts
  • Ease of use: documentation and community are powerful and large, but there is a learning curve to be able to leverage the full power of AWS.
  • Solutions - AWS is still very much infrastructure building blocks. Launching a solution, say scalable SharePoint in the cloud, is not in the AWS repertoire.
  • AWS has let us build our business. That's key.
AWS has more flexibility and a lower cost to get started. Also, AWS has datacenters that have gone through government compliance that we might later need.
AWS is still the platform of choice for our customers.
Good AWS uses:
Spiky, unpredictable or changing workloads
Large-scale deployments
Startups
Secure cloud solutions
Development, testing and QA environments