Amazon Web Services - Continuing the standard for cloud computing
April 08, 2021

Amazon Web Services - Continuing the standard for cloud computing

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

We use Amazon Web Services in a number of ways across the entire organization. It addresses the need for flexibility and reactive infrastructure that you cant find in a bare metal environment. It is also great to POC a new design or product as it is very easy to spin up, scale, and evolve as needed
  • scaling
  • security and access management
  • cost tracking
  • infrastructure as code
  • UI is clunky
  • cost tracking is good but could be simpler or implied
  • Helps to mitigate fixed cost, e.g. more on demand
  • Costs can spiral if you dont have safe guards in place
  • By requiring cloud native design we have saved many dev hours in the long run by putting these designs in place
Amazon Web Services has a much more seasoned and known set of tools. The learning resources and documentation is much more prevalent and applicable to more scenarios which definitely helps with implementation. Google cloud does offer comparable products, and the user interface is a lot more intuitive in my opinion however AWS is the market standard.

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?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Amazon Web Services go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Amazon Web Services again?

Yes

Amazon Web Services is really made for any type of project. They are seemingly always offering new products and features. It preforms best in a dynamic cloud native environment when you have services that need to scale up and down. On the flip side of this you'd likely be able to get better bang for you buck from other providers at fixed rates if you have steady needs/scale

Amazon Web Services Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
10
Dynamic scaling
10
Elastic load balancing
9
Pre-configured templates
7
Monitoring tools
9
Pre-defined machine images
8
Operating system support
8
Security controls
9