Amazon AWS Competitors and Alternatives

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Edgar Parra
Real User
Technical Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 16 2018

What is most valuable?

Azure Active Directory, Azure VMs, Azure network security groups (NSG), and monitoring endpoints across different... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Azure is a platform which allows our organization to be agile. It very quickly provisions servers, infrastructure, and... more»

What needs improvement?

Azure ARM console can be a bit overwhelming at the beginning. If you are not aware of costs, pricing, etc., you can end... more»

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

Use Azure price calculator before embarking on an Azure deployment. This will help you understand straight away what... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I used AWS (Amazon Web Services), but mostly because I was involved in a project. AWS is also a great solution, but I... more»

What other advice do I have?

Run Azure on a 30 day trial and see how you feel about it, then make the decision to switch to the full Azure usage.... more»
Marcelo Gusmão Gumiero
Real User
Android Mobile & Software Developer Engineer & TI Manager at Nova Palma Energia Ltda.
May 11 2017

What is most valuable?

Google Cloud Functions: Allows us to create functions without any infrastructure apart from the Google App Engine.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We already use this technology in our company to build our Android and iOS mobile applications and to communicate with... more»

What needs improvement?

In my humble opinion, Google Cloud Functions (which is still a BETA version) needs to have more control over the... more»

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

They have a free tier that will cover most projects. For more intensive use, you pay as you use it, but the price is... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We tried to use the AWS cloud. They have a very good solution, although the documentation is a little verbose, in my... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say that they should go ahead with Google App Engine and Google Firebase.
Anonymous User
Real User
System Programmer at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Free Tier is basic if you simply want to test your development or if are not sure whether the product you are trying to launch will be... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It lets you forget about everything not related to development, while allowing great load variations.

What needs improvement?

The programming interface is not easy, but I can't talk deeply about it, as I have used a framework which hid the API. I can't detail anything... more»

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

It has really competitive pricing when talking about low usage tiers, but prices rise quicker than other options.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I didn’t have a previous solution. This was my first option, due to it being the only one with a real free tier.
MiguelFlores
Real User
Gerente de TI at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 15 2017

What is most valuable?

We have been using: * Cloud Servers * Cloud Files * Cloud Sites * Cloud CDN Bandwidth * Cloud Bandwidth * Manage... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The tourism business is seasonally based, therefore our infrastructure needs are variable. This service works perfectly... more»

What needs improvement?

We have local invoicing issues for tax payments. As Rackspace doesn’t have offices in Peru, it is considered a foreign... more»

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

The service includes licenses (for operating systems, databases, etc.). Asset management is easier with services like... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously we used a local service provider.

What other advice do I have?

Add the Manage Service Level.

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