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John Laham
Real User
Google Cloud Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
May 11 2017

What is most valuable?

Elasticity has always been AWS's mandate. The flexibility of their platform from a systems perspective lives up to its... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have been providing consulting services around the cloud solution for the past four to five years, during which AWS... more»

What needs improvement?

* I would have hoped that their networking model was a little more network oriented and flexible, as is their systems... more»

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

Be careful with your consumption, especially when you are testing things. Costs can creep up on you relatively fast,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

AWS was sort of the first of its kind, so I did not use a different solution previously. However, today I find myself a... more»

What other advice do I have?

Picking a cloud platform is not a process that should be taken for granted. The leading cloud service providers today... more»
GregSchulz
Consultant
Server and StorageIO Group (Storage IO): Independent IT Advisor, Author, Blogger and Consultant with 1-10 employees
May 11 2017

What is most valuable?

* Virtual machines, both Windows and Linux based * Blob storage * Azure file storage * SQL server

How has it helped my organization?

This product has facilitated development, testing, rapid deployment, spot resource needs, with a remote off-site that... more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface is great if you like tablet, a.k.a., Windows type functionally. The PowerShell is robust. However,... more»

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

Do your homework, understand the type and sizes of resources, see if there are any extra fees, and find out what tools... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have deployed, and continue to use: * AWS EC2 * EBS * S3 Glacier * Route 53 * Lightsail * Google * Bluehost DPS * An... more»

What other advice do I have?

Don't be scared, be prepared; do your homework. Look beyond lower cost and instead focus on value, enablement, ease of... more»

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