Amazon AWS Review

Provides stable, on-demand cloud computing platforms

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to deploy our products.

Within our company, there are at least five people using this solution. Usually, they are technical people — some software developers and a couple of infrastructure managers.

Whether we decide to increase our usage with this solution depends on our business development.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to deploy a production environment using Oracle Database, an API integrator, or by using our development tools. 

What is most valuable?

It's easy to manage. We can use a wide range of technologies with AWS.

What needs improvement?

It's very easy to configure and to use the platform, but we would like to be notified about our consumption. The consumption is a critical point for us because we are not always using the platform, but sometimes we receive high charges — high amounts of money for services that we didn't even use during that month, for instance.

I would like to receive some alerts when my consumption is getting out of the normal range.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Amazon AWS for roughly two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's pretty stable. We haven't had any problems with the platform. Overall, I think it's quite optimized.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability-wise, haven't had any issues. We work with small to medium-sized solutions so we haven't really needed to test the limits.

How are customer service and technical support?

We haven't really had to contact technical support. The documentation is very complete and easy to understand. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We tried using a Google cloud platform, but we had some configuration problems with some programs like WordPress. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very straightforward. I wasn't involved in the deployment, but I believe it took less than four hours.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price could be lower. Currently, we spend between $300 to $1,000 dollars a month to use this solution. We try to avoid using a license if we can.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend AWS to other interested companies. It's a very stable platform. It's easy to use and you don't have to be an expert to deploy your first project. Obviously, you'll need to make use of some advanced features, but in that case, support is always available. 

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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