Amazon built for tomorrow's needs
April 29, 2016

Amazon built for tomorrow's needs

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

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Web Services

It is being used to support clients who are using Amazon Web service. Lot of clients are comfortable on the cloud, including financial institutions. We have been largely been using it for our marketing clients' requirements. It has been very convenient to scale and provide the solutions which are meeting today's market demands. Not sure how the world ran without AWS.
  • Ability to scale up and down to meet our global clients' seasonal demands
  • Is secure and gives the confidence to have an infrastructure that is dependable
  • Ability to cover all geographies is something that goes down really well with our clients. The types of services that meets all clients demands is also something that makes AWS an easy choice
  • Console access for instances
  • Would like to see AWS presence in all countries. At times for my global clients it has been a struggle to find alternate partners like Datapipe
  • Some campaigns needed dynamic scaling and setting up a massive infrastructure to meet the demands would have been impossible if it was not for the AWS services that we used. The traffic volume was enormous and AWS did an awesome job within the budgets we had in mind.
Azure is the other product that we have used for some of our clients. In certain places Azure was very competitively priced and clients chose to go with Azure as a platform. Billing by the minute is definitely a competitive advantage in certain cases. AWS pricing structures took some time for me to understand but it worked out well in the end.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Amazon Redshift
As already mentioned, it is critical to meet the demands of PII information to have a local presence everywhere. I have run into scenarios where I had to find other partners. In China, few years back, that was the case, but I guess Amazon has already addressed the issue. Amazon should keep continuing to cover all geographies.

Amazon Web Services 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