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Pros
"The cost of hosting the solution is very reasonable. It's quite inexpensive."

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"Their technical support is really good. I am very satisfied.""We have seen an improvement in our infrastructure, as the code makes it very easy to deploy quickly to AWS.""As a service vendor, we have helped clients to achieve faster "go to market" on their products, and have provided highly flexible cost-effective system management solutions.""The solution offers a low footprint. We don't have to come up with a data center ourselves. We basically don't have to own any hardware. We just rent a slice of their platform and we have everything we need.""The most valuable features are load balancers, databases, and S3 buckets.""The most valuable feature is that it is simple.""There are a lot of features that I really like including ease of deployment, ease of build and release, and also that it is heavily focused on a PaaS or SaaS model.""The experience with Amazon AWS is error-free. That was also, of course, something that I really appreciate. That means it's really well-tested and, as published or as declared."

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"From a performance point of view, Huawei and Azure are faster. Alibaba isn't as good."

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"There's not much room for improvement but that being said, they can improve the overall process of the overall product features and backend.""An easier way to determine estimated costs quickly would be helpful.""This solution would be improved with the inclusion of hybrid Kubernetes management.""They should really consolidate and make things simpler rather than offer you hundreds of random options. The way everything is arranged really forces users to figure out everything on their own and then, on top of that, to calculate the total costs. There's an infinite number of combinations even just with cost calculations. It's just too much.""There are some limitations for certain applications that happen regionally and it is an issue for us.""They can launch the Oracle service in Azure, and we expect that this should be possible in Amazon AWS as well.""One of the problems that I have seen is that some of the products are not as mature as others.""I'm just bugged by the charges that I'm not really able to manage."

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"It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis.""I find that Amazon AWS is expensive.""The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The cost of hosting the solution is very reasonable. It's quite inexpensive.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is quite good and is one of the main reasons we still use it.
Top Answer: We use Azure and Huawei as well, and, from an ease of use perspective, those two are much better. Alibaba should work to make the solution simpler like them. The interface could be more user-friendly… more »
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EC2, Amazon Web Services, AWS
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Overview

Alibaba Cloud offers a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support growing enterprises worldwide, including data storage, relational databases, big-data processing, and content delivery networks.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

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Sample Customers
Schneider Electric, BorderX Lab, Royal Philips, Catchpoint, Conversant, Blogmint Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider24%
K 12 Educational Company Or School13%
Media Company11%
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Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company10%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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Alibaba Cloud is ranked 13th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 1 review while Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 11 reviews. Alibaba Cloud is rated 6.0, while Amazon AWS is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Alibaba Cloud writes "Good pricing and security, but lacks decent performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Perfect for startups and easy to implement but offers a confusing amount of tools". Alibaba Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Google Firebase, DigitalOcean, SAP S4HANA on AWS and Jelastic, whereas Amazon AWS is most compared with OpenShift, Google Firebase, IBM Public Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform and Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

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