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Associate Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 17 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution's most valuable features are the virtual applications and the scalability.

What needs improvement?

The customization and configuration could be simplified. Updates could be automated and simplified.

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

We're charged depending on the run time, but there are other costs as well, including costs for transactions and storage.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously we were using VMware. We decided to use the current solution to take advantage of its ability to scale.

What other advice do I have?

We use the cloud deployment model. I'd advise others to understand the costs involved before implementing the solution. There are transaction and storage costs as well as running costs. I'd rate the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated all of the other VM's.

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What is Amazon EC2?

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers.

Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. Amazon EC2 provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate them from common failure scenarios.

Also known as
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2
Amazon EC2 customers

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