Amazon AWS Review

Easy provisioning means quick time to market when a new environment is required


What is most valuable?

  • RDS: Because of its auto-scaling, multi-zone availability, and its quick spin up of database servers.
  • EC2 Servers: For the agility of server provisioning and the AMI automations.
  • Lambda: Because of AI capabilities by writing functions that trigger on events.
  • Route 53: For traffic engineering.
  • WAF: For security and multiple other features of AWS.

How has it helped my organization?

Rolling deployments, quick time to market;

From one day deployment time, it came down to 15 minutes.

Easy provisioning means quick time to market when a new environment is required.

What needs improvement?

The console's UI could be a little better, a fluid User Experience is missing.

For example, in order to see the instance details properly, we have to scroll the description part up or down, which is not a recommended way of doing it.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Just once, when MongoDB infrastructure could not mount to EBS.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

Excellent. 10 out of 10 for this.

Which solutions did we use previously?

IBM Softlayer and Azure. Both are not automated to the level that AWS is automated.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward.

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

Pay per use.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

What other advice do I have?

Migrate to AWS for speed and agility, combined with its security features.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:
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