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Pros
"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.""The main feature that I like the most is the variety of solutions that it provides. It provides some analysis, business information and more. It provides a wide variety of services.""There is less work for the DBAs. Everything is handled in AWS itself.""It has a dynamic scaling capacity which is very helpful."

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"What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor.""The stability is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""This product is very competitive.""It is 100% stable. It is also scalable."

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Cons
"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.""One area that could be improved is in data management. They could improve on the data side. For example, I see others with better cloud services and larger data computing capabilities.""We don't know whether to increase server capacity or alert notifications. We don't know which hard disc to purchase or what the next recommended CPU is. There should be an indicator. We would like to have more guidance.""Some of their well-listed services are not super configurable."

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"Technical support needs to be improved.""The solution needs to provide better integration between this solution and all other kinds of systems.""In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support.""Its security can be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing.""Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud.""The price could be lower.""There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side.""AWS is not an expensive product."

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"Dell EMC ECS is too expensive.""We are not paying for the license at this stage."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I like the technical support.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is comparatively quite high in comparison with that of Azure.
Top Answer: It is 100% stable. It is also scalable.
Top Answer: We are not paying for the license at this stage.
Top Answer: Its security can be improved.
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38,771
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35,063
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94
Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.5
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6,961
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5,714
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3
Average Words per Review
451
Rating
8.7
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Also Known As
EC2, Amazon Web Services, AWS
EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage
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Overview

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.

Dell EMC Elactic Cloud Storage (ECS) provides a complete software-defined object storage platform designed for today's cloud-scale storage requirements. ECS provides the simplicity and low cost benefits of the public cloud without the risk, compliance, and data sovereignty concerns. ECS benefits include:

  • Cloud-scale Economics: 60% TCO savings versus public cloud services.
  • Simplicity & Scale: Single global namespace, unlimited apps, users and files.
  • Universal Accessibility: Support for object, file, and HDFS all on a single platform.
  • Faster App Development: API accessible storage and strong consistency accelerates cloud apps & analytics.
  • Turnkey Cloud: Multi-tenancy, self-service access and metering capabilities.
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Sample Customers
Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider9%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm9%
Media Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise37%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise69%
REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise29%
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Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 101 reviews while Dell EMC ECS is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 4 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC ECS writes "A reliable all-in-one solution with guaranteed performance". Amazon AWS is most compared with OpenShift, Microsoft Azure, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and Salesforce Platform, whereas Dell EMC ECS is most compared with NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO, Scality RING8 and Microsoft Azure.

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