Amazon EC2 Room for Improvement

Ogaga
Security & DevOps Analyst at Newtopia Inc.
In terms of what could be improved, it depends on the server. I would say they are so much better these days with updates, especially when it comes to Linux servers and there are so many material updates. AWS is really on the ball with ensuring that security practices are there, etc.. Windows is just the same old Windows. The problem is not Amazon but Windows itself. View full review »
Venkateswarlu Paturu
Service Delivery Manager / Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The issue that I have seen, earlier, not now, maybe around 2014, was that the ports that we wanted to deploy to weren't all open. In general, we need to have a specific request made to get these ports opened. We had to go through a little bit of analysis and it was not quite straightforward. We needed to raise a request to open such ports. That was the only problem I've not seen it in a long time, and that was with AWS in a special case. However, these days, I don't have any such port issues right now. We don't have any custom ports used at this point in time. Technical support could be more helpful when it comes to dealing with integration issues. View full review »
reviewer1406829
Lead Data Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
One of the challenges is the AMI upgrades. For example, EC2 is running on a different AMI, and when we are trying to upgrade, it has mandatory manual processes involved. This is a problem for us. This is an area that we are looking forward to being taken care of or augmented. Also, when we start doing upgrades, we start losing network connectivity. We have some issues with the cost, as it's expensive. They don't have much in the way of optimized support or OS-level support. Also, there is not much visibility in terms of the upgrade. This is an issue that we are facing at the moment. We would like to see it have something quicker. When we reboot the EC2 instance, the time it takes to come up is a little on the higher side. We are not sure if it is better on the reserved instance, but with the on-demand instances, it's not great. There is no easy way that a preliminary support guy can quickly check why the system is down, or whether there is a network issue or not. These are things that are still convoluted and could be simplified. View full review »
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reviewer1257582
Associate Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The customization and configuration could be simplified. Updates could be automated and simplified. View full review »
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