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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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"The solution is very stable."

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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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"I think something needs to be done in terms of technical support."

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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.""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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"The program is cheaper than others."

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EC2, Amazon Web Services, AWSDigital Ocean
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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.

DigitalOcean has the fastest and most convenient cloud technology to help you easily and more efficiently manage your infrastructure so you can get back to coding. We provide all of our users with high-performance SSD Hard Drives, a flexible API, and the ability to select the nearest data center location.
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Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.jQuery Foundation, Pertino, TaskRabbit, Compose, InfluxDB, The Able Few
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company28%
Manufacturing Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company28%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Construction Company5%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise37%
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Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 22 reviews while DigitalOcean is ranked 9th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 1 review. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while DigitalOcean is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Helps us migrate clients to the cloud with ease, and allows us to provide a wide range of cloud services that live in AWS ecosystem and can interact with on-premises data centers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of DigitalOcean writes "Has a good system but it should have better security and customer support". Amazon AWS is most compared with OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform, Google Firebase and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, whereas DigitalOcean is most compared with Google Firebase, Alibaba Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Jelastic and IBM SoftLayer.

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