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2018-07-30T09:01:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Amazon AWS?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Amazon AWS, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20LeaderboardConsultant

Same as I am telling my clients, When you are using AWS cloud you should think of the 5 pillars which are called AWS Well-Architected framework, these are :-


1- security


2- performance


3- cost


4- Reliability


5- operational excellence


Each one of them it's a very long topic, but to make it simple it's like when you need to build a building if the base it's not solid, in the future for sure you will have an issue and maybe in the middle of construction you the building will fall, same as for the cloud when you are using the cloud, you need to know exactly which services you will use and architect these services very well, the idea of the cloud is Automation, and eliminate human interaction as much as you can, I have seen client doing a lot of manual work in the cloud because they didn't take the 5 pillars into their consideration, the cost if you don't know what you are doing you will end up paying a lot of money for things you don't even use. it's a long discussion but I tried to make simple

2021-08-19T10:31:35Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Cost is the main issue one needs to consider. Need a whole heuristic view of what you use the AWS for, mainly for the data reporting, storage, backup/restore, etc. 


Data storage, for example. How you will use your existing data (if you have 30 years of them) or do you need just 10% of them for your current daily business. Then, 90% of your data could be site in AWS Glacier to save the storage cost.

2021-08-18T16:50:57Z
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Top 5Real User

Make sure you understand the cost structure of AWS. If you are coming from a traditional environment you need to identify the actual operation cost and the future state in AWS. You will have an important change on the financial cost, the main concern is to be able to explain cost integration and support benefits in the long term.  


From a technical point of view, this is the way to go or you will not be able to keep your technology up to date and take advantage of IT evolution. You will need to develop a roadmap to migrate while learning along the way.  

2021-08-18T00:01:33Z
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MSP

I would not select any specific public cloud provider without doing due diligence to what the customer specifically requires.


We work with the 3 primary cloud providers for our customers; AWS, Azure, and GCP.  A customer recently asked us to provide a comparison of AWS and Azure.


There's really not great differences between AWS and Azure but there are some.  The choice really needs to come down to the following criteria:


Region Availability, Sizing Availability (Depending on Application Requirements), Licensing costs, and finally the overall costs for services selected.


If your customer is a large Microsoft shop, getting the benefit of re-negotiating licensing costs by going to Azure can provide a very large benefit.


AWS is the Market Share leader but Azure is very close behind.  If Market Share is one of your primary selection criteria, then choose AWS.


Don't just pick one because you like them or your friend recommended them.  Get with a Cloud Partner and do the analysis for the customer's specific requirements.

2021-08-17T15:11:35Z
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Top 5Real User

For most of the customers looking for any public cloud service provider; as per my understandings, public cloud services should be acquired based on two basic going forward blocks/zero points/starting points to understand your needs.


1) The scale of business requirements and type.


2) Agility/Flexibility of existing IT infrastructure in-placed


For example, if you don't have any hardware/IT infrastructure in-placed and need to have a webserver for your new small business marketing website then instead of buying hardware/IT infrastructure it would be wise to get cloud services from any public cloud service provider or even you can get services from a web-hosting company that fits your budget; and then use it until you can afford it.

Then later on you can decide (based on business growth) to move further ahead to make your own IT setup or a Datacenter/IT infrastructure or even a private cloud. This example is lightning up the scale of requirement and type.

Another example, if you have a private cloud setup or IT infrastructure in place and need private cloud services to extend your business efficiency, flexibility, availability and simplicity. Then it would be a far cheaper and simple option if you choose that private cloud service provider who has the same manufacture public cloud connectors available from whom you setup your private could. This example is lightning up the Agility/Flexibility of existing IT infrastructure.

However, it is not wise in many cases and extremely expensive to put everything on a public cloud for small/medium business organizations.

I hope that it will help to get what you were asking for.

2021-08-17T10:47:25Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

comprehensive cloud services solution, but need a strategic roadmap to implement. It's a journey. 

2021-07-05T13:24:16Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten.

2021-09-16T11:58:48Z
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Top 5Real User

AWS is definitely best of breed. All three major cloud providers are very close though. 


So you really need to assess the features, costs, geographical availability, of each cloud provider and see which one suits your needs best. There are subtle differences in each so users should be aware. You should have a good DevOps leader who has the experience to evaluate your needs and suggest the best cloud provider. 


Best of luck. 

2021-08-18T05:46:27Z
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Top 5Real User

When it comes to cloud management, I have no complaints at present. I am a customer of Amazon. As we are, basically, only hosting cloud services, this is geared towards the end user. We manage two or three people. I would recommend the solution to others. Owing to the pricing, I rate Amazon AWS as a nine out of ten.

2021-08-17T12:50:56Z
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Top 10Real User

I would advise potential users to use Azure if they want more stability, but I always warn about the costs. That's why I don't bring infrastructure to the business, and I find the customers with their own environment. There are multiple portions, and it's not straightforward for anybody to do. That's the bad side of it, but anybody can prepare. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a seven.

2021-08-12T15:29:40Z
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Top 5Real User

I'm a customer and an end-user. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We have been quite happy with the solution and its capabilities. I would recommend it to other users and other organizations.

2021-08-06T17:54:05Z
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Top 10Real User

We are just customers and end-users. We don't have a business relationship with Amazon. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using. I'd recommend the solution. It's a good choice and one we stand behind. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We are very satisfied with the product so far. Likely, if the price was lower, we would rate it higher.

2021-08-03T22:14:33Z
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Top 20Real User

I think at the cloud maturity level, I would rate AWS first, Azure second and GCP has just started. In 2015/16, AWS had a lot of issues, but now they are coming up with better solutions and better flexibility. That said, the transparency issue is still there. Azure is good for the Microsoft product line and if you are using that you should go with Azure - they will give you better service. But for third parties, it's the same transparency issue, just like any other cloud provider. I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2021-08-01T08:06:47Z
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Top 5Real User

Definitely, I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten.

2021-07-13T19:54:26Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

As a cloud-based solution, we're using the latest version at all times. It's consistently updated. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. I would 100% recommend this product to other users and companies.

2021-07-11T12:32:45Z
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Top 10Real User

We advise people to go on AWS. We also do a readiness assessment for our customers. We do a kind of a TCO analysis for our customers, and depending on the use case, workload, and pricing model, we advise our customers. We do it for AWS, Azure, and GCP. I would expect customers to do the same thing. They should do a proper analysis because it depends on what workloads they want to move to the cloud. Based on that, they should select a hyperscaler. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of 10.

2021-07-10T16:43:41Z
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Top 10Real User

We are using different services. We are using Alexa, for example, and static hosting. We do have a corporate account, however, we're not using a lot of services on it. I'm not sure which version of the solution we are using. We don't have a dedicated private cloud and therefore use a public cloud. I'd recommend the solution to others. Overall, we enjoy using it. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten.

2021-06-23T10:08:22Z
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Top 5Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a nine.

2021-06-20T09:51:32Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a good solution. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten.

2021-06-03T13:00:28Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice to others is EC2 has its specific use case needs like other solutions, such as Lamda. If you have the need for a specific use case this solution could be the right choice. For example, it is possible to have your monolithic application on the cloud and decompose it into your microservice architecture or use it with Lambda capabilities. You can do this and have a high percentage of your application on the cloud. However, you need to be sure it is the right choice, it is something you need to be careful of. I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS a seven out of ten.

2021-06-03T10:04:56Z
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Top 10Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Amazon AWS at nine.

2021-05-28T15:08:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would definitely recommend this solution. I rate this product a nine out of 10.

2021-05-28T12:18:52Z
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Top 10Real User

We are an enterprise with thousands of applications. We have really a broad mix of infrastructure. We have a technology standard list of several thousand products. We use a lot of AWS services. We're a customer and an end-user. As a cloud-based solution, we're always using the latest version. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been very happy with it overall. I would recommend the product to other users and companies.

2021-05-13T12:02:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This is definitely a product that I recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2021-05-12T15:27:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Amazon AWS a seven out of ten.

2021-05-11T09:36:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

We plan to continue using this solution, and I would definitely recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten.

2021-05-05T19:31:06Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2021-05-05T16:07:14Z
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Top 20Real User

As a customer, I would wholeheartedly recommend this solution to others. From our use cases and standards, most of the things are pretty much covered, so we're happy. I've been pretty happy with my experience with AWS. I would rate Amazon AWS a solid nine out of ten.

2021-04-21T10:07:08Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution. I would rate Amazon AWS a ten out of ten.

2021-04-19T07:39:35Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten.

2021-04-05T10:13:56Z
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Top 20MSP

We are AWS partners. We're always using the latest version of the solution. As a cloud-based solution, it constantly updates itself to the latest version. I'd advise users considering the solution that they really need to understand the costs and how they work with AWS. At some point, it can get confusing and it can lead to companies dealing with hidden charges. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. If it wasn't for cost management, I would rate it higher.

2021-04-01T09:48:49Z
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Top 10Real User

We're integrators and service providers. We offer services to our clients. We use a private VPN for the solution. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations, so long as the company doesn't care about the pricing. I would rate the solution eight out of ten, simply due to the fact that the cost is high. They lose points there.

2021-03-30T07:27:15Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We have reduced usability to a few situations because we have our own hosting cloud server. I would not recommend this solution, I would recommend something from the competitors. I would rate Amazon AWS a seven out of ten.

2021-03-26T16:10:15Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend Amazon AWS to potential customers. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a nine.

2021-03-09T10:57:17Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten.

2021-03-03T06:47:28Z
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Top 20Real User

I would tell potential users that there's a learning curve, but it definitely works. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a solid seven.

2021-02-23T20:04:16Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate Amazon AWS a ten out of ten.

2021-02-23T02:49:55Z
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Top 20Real User

We are an AWS partner. I'd recommend the solution. Having a cloud available has been great. It makes things faster and easier and the deployment is pretty quick and very straightforward. I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten. I've been extremely happy with the product so far.

2021-02-22T21:21:03Z
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Top 20Real User

Definitely, I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten.

2021-02-22T14:53:47Z
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Top 5Real User

We are just a customer and end-user. I've been an enormous fan of AWS. It does exactly what I need it to do. It would be hard to convince me to use anything else. I would recommend other potential users to absolutely do it. It cannot be beaten. I'll never run a data center again. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. We're very happy with the product overall.

2021-02-19T15:00:22Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution but there are some areas that need improvement. It doesn't integrate well with some technologies and preemptive alerts would be very helpful. I am happy with this solution, and I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten.

2021-02-19T09:27:05Z
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Top 5Real User

We are an AWS customer. We're using the latest version of the solution. It's always updated, as it's on the cloud and is constantly the latest. I'd recommend the solution to others. We've been pretty happy with it in general. I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten due to the fact that they're very flexible. They can be overzealous and challenging at times, however, they really believe religiously in their product, and you can go find many people that know how to use AWS.

2021-02-16T22:53:48Z
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Top 10Real User

I'm a consultant. If the customer wants an AWS solution or AWS consultancy, I give these services to them. If they want some local provider, I also work with them. We are using the latest version of the solution. Most of my clients don't know the technology and don't want to get into deep technical knowledge in terms of the solution itself. They don't want to manage AWS. They just want to let someone manage their infrastructure and AWS services for them. There aren't too many large companies dealing with AWS on a massive scale in Turkey. I don't really deal with larger entities anyway. So long as an organization's focus is not on pricing, I would recommend the solution. In general, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-02-11T17:45:21Z
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Top 20MSP

I would recommend this solution. It is a cloud leader, and it is a safe bet. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten.

2021-02-11T12:47:59Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Overall, AWS is pretty good and I can definitely recommend it because it's a proven product. When you're solving big problems, you want — first and foremost — proven infrastructure, technology, tools, and mechanisms. Then slowly, you'll be able to remove dependencies by moving to others as needed. So for project initiation and everything, you get to rely on something which is rock solid and proven in the industry with a long track record. I know AWS can be an expensive option, but it doesn't have to be out of budget if you choose the appropriate level of product for your performance requirements. They can provide high-performance computing resources, while at the same time catering to the mid-level market with lower performance offerings. Previously, in the initial days of AWS, back in 2005/2006, there were some concerns about security and such things, but nowadays there is not much to worry about because a lot of those concerns have been taken care of. Recently, there has been another shift in attitude towards them, because not everybody is a big fan of public cloud because of what is happening in the world with respect to data privacy and everything. Regardless, the three big names of Microsoft, Google, and AWS are really grabbing the market, and IBM is also catching up well. Because of the data privacy concerns, however, I do see some customization in European countries who are interested in interacting with the cloud market at a more local level. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten.

2021-02-05T16:56:27Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Everything is good in this solution. They are number one, and they have done everything. The number of services is very huge, and they have taken care of everything. We plan to keep using this solution. I would rate Amazon AWS a ten out of ten.

2021-02-01T10:27:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I'm just a consultant. I don't have a partnership with AWS or any other company. AWS is a key part of the whole microservice cloud computing. I would recommend the solution to other organizations. However, if I'm a multi-billion dollar retailer and I need to depend on something, how do I trust a company that can shut me down on a whim? That's a real problem. That moves AWS down and it moves Azure up just on my recommendation list. From a technology perspective, it's well-proven, it's extensive, it covers just about everything you want to do. That's what I talk about with clients mostly, is the technology side. While I used to rate the solution ten out of ten, the fact that Amazon can just kill a company on a whim makes me lower my rating. Currently, I'd rate it at an eight out of ten. It's great in almost every way. However, a company needs to understand that AWS can kill your company in a moment if it feels like it.

2021-01-31T08:09:28Z
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Top 20Consultant

I rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten.

2021-01-31T06:48:17Z
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Top 10Real User

I'm not very experienced in the solution yet. I don't have a clear view of all that is offered, but with the experience that I do have, I'm pretty happy with the features and it is difficult for me to find where they are lacking. Currently, I am switching to Redshift, which is one of their solutions that is already deployed. I can't say that I'm missing anything from their roadmap, so far. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten.

2021-01-29T10:24:40Z
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Top 20Real User

We're using the latest version of the solution. The cloud is instantaneously upgrading us to the latest version. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. We've been pretty happy with the product so far. Overall, I would rate it at an eight out of ten. If it offered better support and had a more user-friendly setup I'd likely rate it higher.

2021-01-28T09:09:53Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

In summary, this is definitely a product that I recommend because it's stable. Also, The capabilities and features are better than some of the competitors. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-01-27T09:45:01Z
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Top 20Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a five.

2021-01-22T22:04:26Z
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Top 20Real User

Overall, I am very happy in the technicality area. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten.

2021-01-21T19:04:13Z
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Top 20Consultant

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten.

2021-01-15T09:59:39Z
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Top 10Real User

If you want to take advantage of all the benefits that AWS offers, then it's best to take the time to learn how the entire ecosystem, and each part of it, works. I would rate Amazon AWS a nine out of ten.

2021-01-14T06:40:45Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution. Amazon AWS cloud is pretty mature in terms of availability for most of the infrastructure components. It is a one-stop shop that gives everybody simple steps to get things done, which is great. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten.

2021-01-12T11:23:35Z
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Top 20MSP

I would advise potential AWS customers to get the right training for the right solution. The training is, for the most part, pretty easy. It's easier than having a private data center. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a ten.

2021-01-06T20:43:58Z
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Top 20Real User

We're an Amazon partner as well as customers of theirs. We're using the latest version of the solution. I would recommend that most small to medium businesses that they use a consultative agency or a managed service provider to help them with the product. Overall, I would rate the solution seven out of ten.

2020-12-10T16:47:45Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-09T11:58:22Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I absolutely recommend this product. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten.

2020-12-07T10:05:31Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

AWS and its cloud platform are getting to be well known through social sites and other sources. It is definitely a product that we recommend. We have experience with it and encourage other people to use it as well. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-11-27T09:41:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend AWS to other interested companies. It's a very stable platform. It's easy to use and you don't have to be an expert to deploy your first project. Obviously, you'll need to make use of some advanced features, but in that case, support is always available. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

2020-11-11T08:12:04Z
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Top 10Reseller

I feel that you shouldn't basically stick with any particular cloud provider. If you really want to take the benefits of a multi-cloud environment, you should not build your applications focused on any particular cloud provider. You should build something that is generic, and whenever required, you should be able to switch to any kind of cloud provider. People tend to actually focus on one particular cloud provider, and they start building their applications to cater to that provider. You shouldn't do that. You should reap the benefits of all cloud providers. This is what we also say to our clients. I would rate Amazon AWS an eight out of ten. It is really good as compared to the other cloud providers such as Google Cloud.

2020-11-03T20:12:50Z
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Top 20Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon AWS a rating of seven.

2020-10-27T21:52:25Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate it a seven out of ten. In an RDS environment, we only get the CPU utilization and this thing. The growth rate and free space increases. Getting the CPU utilization is 99% or 90% sometimes. 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.

2020-07-23T07:58:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I would say to somebody who is moving to the cloud that it is very easy to start with. At the same time it is also important to make sure they have a very strong partner or a very strong team in-house. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Amazon AWS an eight on product and technology. But overall I would rate them seven if I include services and support.

2020-07-22T08:17:00Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice for anybody who is considering AWS is to try exploring and use it. I think that it will save you a lot of time. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-07-12T11:48:49Z
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Real User

I would certainly recommend Amazon AWS. It's very useful because you can easily try out your compute requirements, whatever storage or whatever other services that you may want. I would rate Amazon AWS at an eight on a scale of ten.

2020-07-05T15:50:00Z
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Top 10Vendor

The deployment varies, as some of our customers would like the hybrid cloud while others want a public cloud. I have recommended this product to our customers and will continue to do so. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-07-05T09:38:00Z
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Top 10Real User

My advice to anybody who is researching AWS is to consider their budget. If the budget is available then it is a good choice, whereas, for those who want to spend less, I would suggest using Oracle instead. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're a startup company. It's a very small company with only 20 people. Everything we use is cloud-based. We're simply a customer of AWS. We don't have a special relationship with the company. I'd warn others considering using the solution that the environment is vast and complex, and a company will need a lot of tools at their disposal for research and to understand the product. If there are people within the organization who already have experience with the architecture or with similar solutions within the AWS environment, that will help make implementation successful. It's important to bring people who have previous AWS architecture experience into the organization. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. It does do everything we need it to do, however, as a small company, figuring it out is a big effort. Making it more streamlined or straightforward in the future would probably give it higher marks.

2020-06-15T07:34:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution a 9.5 out of ten. It's the leader in the public cloud and a leader in the market. I would recommend it to any customer using another solution. I would offer it as an alternative to another similar solution like IBM, Google and Azure.

2019-02-05T07:16:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardConsultant

None

2018-11-15T17:46:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is a platform of high quality and commercial versatility. It is of the best that exist in the market.

2018-07-30T15:38:00Z
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Real User

Look for what is required to deploy the apps in your particular organization. For example, if it's AI-driven then probably Google is a better cloud to go after. If there are a lot of Microsoft applications or if developers or the IT staff were trained in Microsoft software, then Microsoft Azure is a better fit. I would rate AWS an eight out of 10 because it helps companies get started fast.

2018-07-30T09:01:00Z
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