AWS is the industry leader
August 16, 2017

AWS is the industry leader

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

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Web Services

Being used as end-to-end platform to deliver services to customers. Using both IaaS and PaaS products. Deploying infrastructure as code across multiple regions.
  • Extremely rich and robust API's that simplify automation
  • Broad range of managed services so there is no need to build everything from scratch
  • Available in many regions making it possible to deliver services locally to meet compliance requirements.
  • Standardize service availability across all regions. Not all services are available everywhere.
  • Service limits can be difficult to manage
  • Isolating teams within a shared account is almost impossible due to inconsistent security policies/features.
  • Dynamic scaling has allowed us to match cost to revenue producing traffic
AWS is the industry leader and is far ahead in terms of a feature rich product offering along with worldwide presence
Well suited to elastic workloads where compute needs are dynamic. Great fit for applications which will scale horizontally (out) vs. vertical (up).

Not well suited for forklift migrations to the cloud. If you try to move your existing application to the cloud without re-architecting you'll get none of the cost benefits of dynamic workloads and your infrastructure will be less stable.

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