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Real User
Principal Technical Trainer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to quickly spin up instances on demand with zero upfront costs or infrastructure is the most valuable for me. This significantly reduces the time it takes to… more »

How has it helped my organization?

One way we have used AWS EC2 is to be able to orchestrate the creation and termination of temporary instances used for training and demo purposes. Instead of having to… more »

What needs improvement?

Built-in and/or integration with other services to proactively identify potential failures before they occur. For example, if capacity is low in an availability zone… more »

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

EC2 pricing is somewhat transparent, in that AWS provides pricing for all instance types. However, the number of pricing options can be confusing, i.e., on demand vs… more »

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

Local VMs were being used before switching to AWS EC2. Local resources were not scalable and increased operational complexity. They were also costly to maintain.

What other advice do I have?

Take note of usage costs for all related services being used. For example, running an EC2 instance with vendor software may require paying for EBS volumes, Elastic IPs… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.
Consultant
Full Stack Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Scalability, reliability and easy to use settings. These features are essential for our company. The services our company offers to our users require high scalability. We… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped to reduce costs with infrastructure.

What needs improvement?

Price and availability. I think Amazon could offer lower costs for customers who have a high use demand, as in our case. Nowadays, the cost for little use is attractive… more »

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

Price is attractive, but at a large scale not so cheap, especially if you use many services. Regarding licensing, we don't have any issue with it.

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

We've used Google Cloud Platform. We switched because Amazon AWS offers more services and a lot more settings.

What other advice do I have?

You have to consider some factors, like scalability of the services offered by your company. If you need to be online 24/7, then you need a powerful and reliable… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were using Google Cloud Platform before using Amazon AWS. We've also analyzed DigitalOcean and a Brazilian datacenter named Locaweb.
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Consultant
Company Owner at a tech services company
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The serverless architecture solutions are most valuable, and the ability to start with little cost, and then expand as needed.

How has it helped my organization?

As our infrastructure work is outsourced, it's not easy provisioning servers. Even virtual servers take time. Using serverless architectures means no need to involve the… more »

What needs improvement?

I think the whole AWS stack is very disconnected from each other. in the .NET space, everything just works nicely together. In the AWS stack, there is a lot of head… more »

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

Pricing appears to be cheap, however, it is extremely difficult in calculating what something will cost. Someone accidentally starting a EC2 server could end up costing… more »

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

Prior to the AWS stack, we were mostly a .NET stack. Our company partnered with AWS, and looking at their offerings, seemed just using their EC2 offering would be a waste… more »

What other advice do I have?

For small startups it makes perfect sense. For large organizations with R&D team/budget, it may make sense. For medium-size companies, where they just need solutions built… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

For some services like API Gateway, we did look at some other options, however, the serverless architecture concept was new and not available as a stack with any other… more »

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

Netflix, Expedia, TimeInc., Novaris, airbnb, Lamborghini

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