AWS fits like a glove
May 17, 2014

AWS fits like a glove

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Web Services

As the organization transitions from an in-house to SaaS model AWS was procured for hosting certain capabilities. This early-stage effort has signaled the validity of the transition model for future applications. Results have reduced inhouse IT expenditures and provided a simplified enterprise connectivity architecture through interface standards and high-performance bus speeds.
  • Complete Failover and Disaster Recovery services which scale to your desired need
  • Several service level options from dynamic storage pricing to pre-allocated
  • Customer service responsiveness -- issues are resolved with a quick email or phone call rapidly
  • Service Availability has been ok, yet a couple large outages brought down the service for "too long"
  • Service Availability is worse than some competitors based on known metrics
  • The efficiency of application integration with other services has been greatly increased
  • Internal resources are no bogged down with custom interface challenges
  • IT does not need to implement and maintain the hardware infrastructure necessary to support the application
The publishes uptime statistics of cloud vendors over the past 7 years. Use this as a baseline comparison for your business needs, but be sure to understand the HA & DR capabilities as they will probably offset the poor uptime statistics you will see for AWS.
AWS has met our requirements, including the pricing. There is no need to move off of AWS at this time.
AWS is a very scalable Platform as a Service (PaaS) -- making it usefull for all sizes. With AWS the failover model can be complicated in terms of selecting the right option for you. Failover within a distribution center is one level, while zone level fail over is a larger one. Be sure to understand your capability needs and discuss with AWS these different choices.