Amazon Elastic Container Service Review

Stable and scalable with a valuable containerization feature


What is our primary use case?

We use this product for our workflows. We launch an ECS cluster on-demand to run a job and shut down the cluster after the job is completed.

What is most valuable?

The containerization is a valuable feature for us. You pay only for your use. For example, a job takes one hour, you only pay for one hour of the container. It's really scalable for the cost.

What needs improvement?

This is a really good tool, but it's complex because you need to understand how it works to get the best of this tool. It would help if things were simplified so it could be more user friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for six months. We are Amazon customers.  

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't had any problems with stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is definitely scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very expensive and we don't have an agreement for that. We just use them when necessary. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is somewhat complicated, but that may have been more about the skills we had internally. We needed to improve our skill set before using this tool, and that's why we took some time to implement it. Deployment was carried out internally and I'm the only person in the company using this solution. 

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

There's no license fee, it's pay as you go and the fee is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution for anyone thinking to implement it. 

I rate this product an eight out of 10. 

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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