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Brian Corbell
Founder with 51-200 employees
When they first moved Amazon Seller Central to AWS CloudFront from AWS, I would see connections to Hong Kong and Singapore. Maybe I was sent there because the USA East was overloaded. I do not know. So, we started using Verisign for recursive DNS, and to host our own domain name(s), and I noticed, it fixed the problem. Every ISP and DNS server, either Unicast like Level(3) 4.2.2.1-4.2.2.6, Google 8.8.8.8, NTT was the best performer 129.250.35.250/251, Comcast was garbage, while on Comcast network 75.75.75.75, Verizon was good (FiOS [consumer and SMB], and Enterprise which is what we have aka MCI aka UUNET/Alter.net AS701/AS702/AS703), and SprintLink AS1239 was good. However, we just tested Sprint, and Verizon. Verizon provides backup services for us, actually tertiary, we provide our own secondary. So I signed us up with Verisign with DDoS protection, made Verizon secondary, and the feed server from us, feeds VeriSign and Verizon. That fixed the AWS CloudFront location issue, which to me, shows how poor AWS DNS is. We would get responses that are AWS Hong Kong, even when they moved to CloudFront to speed up Seller Central (I complained to corporate via a letter FedEx'ed to Amazon). I asked for a private MPLS link, which we would pay for, and we were told it would be worked on. During peak times, it would lag and time out, it was awful. It still lags, but I route as much as we can via the BRAS setup. View full review »
Ajay Mendez
Founder at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
We looked at all the cloud platforms. AWS had more breadth in the services they offered. View full review »
Fran Maita
Analyst at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
I was evaluating other avant-garde options but none were better than Amazon AWS. View full review »
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Osama Mustafa
Cloud Expert | DevOps | Oracle Consultant at confidential
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