One-stop solution for all your IT needs
May 28, 2020

One-stop solution for all your IT needs

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Web Services

We use Amazon Web Services as a cloud service provider for most of our IT requirements. The ease to set up and run an application on AWS has made it our go-to choice. It helps avoid the hassle of setting up and managing infrastructure and lets us focus on our application quality. We leverage S3, EC2 , Elastic BeanStalk, Lambda, CodePipeline, CloudWatch and a lot of other AWS components regularly for our application development and deployment.
  • Easy to use even for beginners.
  • Free tier for 1 year with access to most offerings.
  • Pay only what you use model.
  • Helpful & quick real-time support.
  • Highly reliable and fault tolerant.
  • Due to the various services provided, it can become a maze for beginners.
  • If not monitored and managed carefully, huge bill can pile up.
  • For larger scale applications using AWS becomes expensive, better to go for on-premise servers.
  • It has helped us deliver applications faster and to a much more global audience.
  • Elastic Load Balancer and Auto-Scaling Group has helped us manage the peak application usage hours, and help eliminate downtime.
  • It has helped us in monitoring our application more efficiently.
The broad range of services offered by Amazon Web Services clearly makes it a better choice vs competitors like Google Cloud Platform. It also has a more global footprint due to availability across more regions and zones. However if cost effectiveness is the key parameter, Google's cloud offering takes the crown.
Amazon Web Services boasts a really quick and helpful support with multiple communication options as well. For instance, on my personal account I incurred a minor charge due to mismanagement of a service. Upon contacting support, they quickly explained the issue to me and upon request waived the bill as a first time error.

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

Yes

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?

Yes

Would you buy Amazon Web Services again?

Yes

Any firm small or big can fulfill all their IT requirements using AWS. Although it is best suited for small or medium sized organizations who don't want to invest in an on-premise infrastructure and want a ready-to-go solution even larger organizations can utilize many AWS services as stand-alone features which can be integrated with third party apps.

Amazon Web Services Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
10
Dynamic scaling
10
Elastic load balancing
9
Pre-configured templates
8
Monitoring tools
9
Pre-defined machine images
9
Operating system support
9
Security controls
10