AWS - fast and simple cloud virtualization
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 05, 2019

AWS - fast and simple cloud virtualization

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Web Services

We use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for hosting almost every imaginable type of application. We utilize it regularly and company-wide for trying new things as a POC as well as for mature application hosting. It is very easy for us to spin up new virtual computing environments, as needed, and on demand.
  • We like the native AWS RBAC authorization tools for controlling access without having to add other layers of complexity.
  • We like the robustness and simplicity of S3 storage services and the related APIs.
  • The ability to quickly provision and manage complex computing environments is 2nd to none in the industry.
  • Like any suite of applications they could benefit from having a team of usability experts make the products more intuitive.
  • Like most cloud solutions they could make it easier to understand the total costs associated with the various feature sets and related constraints.
  • Customer service in the technical support area could be improved - they could use a bit more of a personal touch at times.
  • We are able to test new ideas quickly using AWS hosting.
  • We are able to move from conceptual POC to fully hosted/architected cloud solution in minimal time.
  • We are able to build solutions that are 100% cloud as well as cloud-hybrid that orchestrate between our datacenters and the AWS cloud.
AWS is as good as any of the major cloud providers. I see a complete parity in this marketplace as innovations by one tend to be replicated by the others in short order. If you are looking to compare, or pilot, cloud hosting providers you must try AWS as they are a very strong offering that should meet your needs.
If you are from a large company or have a large account you will have more personalized support available to you. If you end up calling customer service you may get frustrated.

Do you think Amazon Web Services delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Amazon Web Services's feature set?

Yes

Did Amazon Web Services live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Amazon Web Services go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Amazon Web Services again?

Yes

AWS is perfect for global computing and creating geo-redundant virtual stacks that can be architected for high availability. It's a great way to host mission critical applications as well as a place to try something new in a very short timeframe. Overall I have nothing bad to say about AWS services, they are robust, complete and highly scalable. Though we are a multi-cloud company, we use AWS for about 75% of our cloud hosted solutions.

Amazon Web Services Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
9
Dynamic scaling
8
Elastic load balancing
8
Pre-configured templates
8
Monitoring tools
9
Pre-defined machine images
9
Operating system support
8
Security controls
8