Amazon AWS Review

Scalable as per the needs, quite stable, and priced based on the actual consumption of resources


What is our primary use case?

We are using it for hosting some of our workloads. We offer managed services for our customers, mostly in the space of security in managed IT services, and some of these workloads are hosted on AWS.

What is most valuable?

It is highly available and on-demand. So, you can scale up and scale down whenever required.

Another thing that really attracts us is the pricing, which is based on the actual consumption of resources, and that's what really helps us.

What needs improvement?

They're really good on the business computing side, but there are other services where they can do really well. They can improve the data analytics platform and the data warehousing platform.

Its pricing can be simplified a little bit more.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for more than three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is quite stable. We did not find any challenge in the reliability of the platform.

How are customer service and technical support?

We do contact their tech support, and we get the help whenever it is required. We are pretty much satisfied with them.

How was the initial setup?

It was not too complex. We are very straightforward and not too complex in terms of our infrastructure.

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

Its pricing can be simplified a little bit more. Even though they have been reducing it, I still believe they can do better as compared to GCP, Google Cloud.

What other advice do I have?

We advise people to go on AWS. We also do a readiness assessment for our customers. We do a kind of a TCO analysis for our customers, and depending on the use case, workload, and pricing model, we advise our customers. We do it for AWS, Azure, and GCP. I would expect customers to do the same thing. They should do a proper analysis because it depends on what workloads they want to move to the cloud. Based on that, they should select a hyperscaler.

I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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