AWS can be easy to use for main products, other difficult to even get started
December 01, 2018

AWS can be easy to use for main products, other difficult to even get started

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

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Web Services

AWS is used because it was an easy-to-deploy infrastructure solution for our core applications as well as any future applications. It is easy to provision different resources, connect those resources, and provide a security to them relatively easily. It addresses the issue of spinning up a quick infrastructure with a customized configuration and still keep early costs very low.
  • Launching a VIrtual Machine quickly, especially from AMI images from verified providers.
  • Launching RDS instances, configuring and managing parameters
  • Managing monthly costs and budget
  • Some resources parameters needed and prerequisites are difficult to understand, even with services that have well-known solutions that are easy to understand. For example, IAM and SSO solutions are more complicated and confusing than other services.
  • Generally, the User Experience is lacking WITHIN services is poor compared to other comparable platforms, however high-level access to the many services in AWS is good - as compared to other platforms.
  • Some services seem fragmented - as interrelated functions withing services don't seem to provide detail weel without some work. The billing area is an example of where getting and reviewing information is difficult.
  • Resource availability of free-tier resources is very low compared to needs before an application can become potentially profitable.
  • AWS requires less time to set up and configure than other comparable services, but not better than all services.
The particular services I am using in AWS is easier to set up and manage than Microsoft Azure. IBM Bluemix/Cloud previously has too many product beta and preview released along with their products. Microsoft also releases too many products in preview or beta.
It is well suited for quickly provisioning a web and application hosting platform that you are able to have greater control over managing additional resources.
It is well suited for databases.
It is well suited for storage.
It is well suited for experimental applications.
It is not as well suited authentication and user management.

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