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2018-07-30T09:01:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Amazon AWS?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We have a monthly subscription for Amazon AWS.

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

The solution could be more cost-effective.

2021-08-17T12:50:56Z
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Top 20Real User

It could be cheaper, and Amazon could also be more transparent with its pricing. I would first expect any product vendor to give me the utmost transparency on pricing information. There shouldn't be any hidden costs. Their service offerings have a bit of segmentation, and they focus more on SMBs. They brought them onto the cloud and encouraged them to use solutions on the cloud. But strategically, they should probably improve that and offer some credits.

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

The pricing of the product isn't overly expensive. It's basically set up as a pay-as-you-go. Therefore you're only paying for what you need and use.

2021-08-06T17:54:05Z
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Top 20Real User

The cost is moderate. It's not overly expensive.

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

It is most cost-effective to go for a long-term license option, that way you get a better deal for the cloud.

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

The price is quite reasonable. With Amazon AWS, you pay as you go.

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

With the enterprise product, you have to pay for a license, however, if you are using the open-source version, you don't pay to license it.

2021-07-11T12:32:45Z
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Top 20Real User

Its pricing can be simplified a little bit more. Even though they have been reducing it, I still believe they can do better as compared to GCP, Google Cloud.

2021-07-10T16:43:41Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution can get to be expensive.

2021-06-23T10:08:22Z
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Top 20Real User

Its price should be lower. Currently, the price is the same if you are working in-house or in production. If you have to do internal testing or you are checking if things are working in-house, you need to pay for that, and the price is the same. The price for in-house usage should be different from production usage.

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

The solution is on a pay-as-use pricing model. The price of the solution could always be better but it is priced competitively.

2021-06-03T10:04:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Licensing options are either a monthly pay for use option or a contract option.

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

The solution can get rather pricey. It should be more reasonable. It's our main complaint about the product - the total cost of ownership is just too high. We aren't buying licenses, we are buying cloud services.

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

This is a subscription-based product. This is not an expensive product but it would be an improvement if the price were cheaper. Google Cloud, for example, is cheaper.

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

The price of the solution is fair compared to competitors.

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

You are not paying a licensing fee, you pay for consumption. You pay for your consumption and it' is typically paid on a monthly basis. It's a pay-as-you-go model. Some services are expensive, but the basic infrastructure services are a platform that is reasonably priced.

2021-05-05T19:31:06Z
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Top 20Real User

They have different pricing models for each suite of services. For example, if you are with EC2; E2 has spot instances and EC2 has on instances. You can pay upfront or you can reserve an instance. You can pay upfront or you can on an annual basis for certain machines, and you can keep them up which you get quite a competitive discount. You can take spot instances, as in certain predefined instances, that you can spin up when you need it, but those ten to be expensive because it's ad-hoc. You can also just go with the normal EC2 instances that are charged at the usual pricing rate. For us, it's use-case specific and we move between all three pricing options. Price can always be cheaper.

2021-04-21T10:07:08Z
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Top 20Real User

It's expensive. It should be cheaper.

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

The pricing is confusing. Sometimes there are hidden charges.

2021-04-01T09:48:49Z
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Top 20Real User

It would be ideal if the solution cost the customer less. It's expensive right now.

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

Pricing, I would rate a five out of ten. AWS is very expensive. It's paid on a monthly basis and you have to pay for the resources that you use. There is no licensing in AWS, you pay per usage.

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

The prices are somewhat on the higher side. It would help if they can bring it down, especially for the sporting segment and for on-demand instances.

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

It is much more expensive than any other cloud provider.

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

It's expensive. It costs you an arm and a leg. It's just about your expertise to do it on-prem versus in the cloud. I think it's more cost-effective to do it on-prem, but not everybody has a lab or the capital equipment budget to staff a lab. So, they are defaulting to using a service. That's the trade-off. If you're going to scale, most of the time, people are going to build it in-house. To get development started and to get things moving quickly, the cloud providers offer a valuable service. The biggest charge is for storage, moving data back and forth, and the ingress and egress charges.

2021-02-23T20:04:16Z
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Top 20Real User

We are happy with the pricing.

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

The solution is set up as a pay-as-you-go. It's very convenient. The pricing could always be better, but it's pretty darn good. We're looking into some options for some pricing improvements through some Amazon partners. There are not any additional costs to the standard licensing fees.

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

Licensing can be purchased on a yearly basis, which is an auto-renewal. We also have an on-demand on-pay purchase. If, for example, we have provisions for other things and we have a three-peak season then we add more core, more hardware for the on-premises machines. During those periods it is on-demand but the rest of the time it is licensed with a yearly subscription. The pricing is reasonable.

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

The pricing can be very difficult to determine due to the fact that there is so much selection.

2021-02-16T22:53:48Z
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Top 20Real User

Due to currency fluctuations in Turkey, we find the product to be on the more expensive side. There are other, cheaper options on the market.

2021-02-11T17:45:21Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

When it comes to pricing, not all applications require that much performance. That's the reason why other cloud markets are also catching up, because the two predominantly high-performance platforms, AWS and GCP, are almost the same. Looking at the primary market for AWS, I see that there's a lot of customers who have only mid-level performance requirements, because you will have all these normal applications such as online auction websites, gaming applications, voice applications, and so on. These are not, for example, large monitoring applications, financial independents, or brick and mortar companies. So AWS caters to about 40% of the market when it comes to general applications. As it happens, in many cases, you simply don't need the high-performance offerings from AWS, nor the innovative products from Google Cloud Platform, which can come with large price tags.

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

I work on the technology side, I don't work on the financial side. Therefore, I really don't have any clue how much it costs.

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

The price could be better.

2021-01-31T06:48:17Z
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Top 20Real User

For our infrastructure, the cost is approximately $25 per device, and you have to include the other tools that we have in the cloud, for a total of approximately $200,000 per year. Our tools included several databases and Kubernetes. If the price was a little bit cheaper, I would consider this solution to be a ten out of ten.

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

The pricing of the solution is quite good. It's very reasonable and very affordable. That said, I don't deal with billing and licensing directly and therefore don't have the exact numbers in relation to how much we pay.

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

This is a subscription-based service and there are licensing fees.

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

The price can be better.

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

Pricing is reasonable, but as your usage goes up, AWS has a provision for businesses, and there's an option of locking it for three years. I think that they also give discounts. Although, as your scale of operation goes up, I think the price probably becomes too high. As a startup business, it's very well priced, but if a number of transactions go up, clients have voiced that they are in a situation and feel a type of pressure and desire to move out of AWS. They feel this way only once the scale of operation goes beyond a critical mass or critical threshold. It becomes a completely managed service beyond a point, and then it no longer remains cost-effective. Our usage goes up as well as the monthly recurring costs. So the price is something they should definitely look at. They should look at some kind of cost or price optimization, as the scale grows up large, the more the economies of scale keep in. They should try to become more competitive.

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

The costing model is very confusing. The cost is on a monthly basis. We are happy with the pricing.

2021-01-15T09:59:39Z
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Top 20Real User

When it comes to professional certification in AWS, I implore others to study hard before your exams because $300 is a painful waste of money if you fail. With AWS products, there is a steep learning curve and I think there are so many aspects because it is really an ecosystem. If you are committed to reducing costs, or increasing performance, or optimizing in any manner, you have to know the solution really well. I think the best way to achieve this is by experience, but if you don't have any experience, studying hard is the next best thing to do.

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

Licensing is on a yearly basis. I believe we are satisfied with the current pricing. Otherwise, we would have switched to another vendor.

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

Amazon AWS is really cost-effective. But the number of choices that you have to make can make the pricing very difficult. You have so many options, so it can be quite difficult to get into pricing.

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

The product is an a la carte service. It offers a set of microservices that are associated with it. Therefore, the solution pricing varies quite a bit. The pricing could be more competitive. If a company is questioning whether it's cheaper than owning a server yourself and running a server yourself, the general answer to the total cost of ownership is yes, it is cheaper. However, if you have to move data around a lot, it will not be cheaper.

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

AWS is expensive and the cost should be reduced.

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

There is a cost for any components you get. AWS is not an expensive product.

2020-12-07T10:05:31Z
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Consultant

I think it should be less expensive. There are many variables involved in pricing, such as data transfer, and several other things. You have to be very precise, and really detailed, and account for each and every thing. Only then can you do an estimation of how much the application hosting will cost you. You can't afford to be missing a single piece. There are a lot of pieces that get embedded into costing for each service. So, it's complicated, and I really wish it should have been simpler.

2020-11-18T16:44:23Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The price could be lower. Currently, we spend between $300 to $1,000 dollars a month to use this solution. We try to avoid using a license if we can.

2020-11-11T08:12:04Z
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Top 20Reseller

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.

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

Considering the kind of services they provide and the space they play in, compared to other solutions like Microsoft and Google, I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing. The pricing tiers; I like the way that they have dynamically structured the pricing mechanism; however, for small players, it's pretty expensive. They're a successful company so I suppose many clients are willing to pay that kind of money for the services that they provide.

2020-10-27T21:52:25Z
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Top 20Vendor

The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS.

2020-07-05T09:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I find that Amazon AWS is expensive.

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

The calculating of costs is quite difficult. There are all kinds of variables to consider and it's all very unclear. It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis.

2020-06-15T07:34:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardConsultant

AWS pricing Reasonable & affordable by any business size, Small, Medium or large.

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

Before choosing you can read other opinions and opt for the best tool that has aesthetic value and focus that is on par with Amazon AWS.

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

I think the pricing becomes a problem as the IT organization grows. They need to give better pricing when companies grow.

2018-07-30T09:01:00Z
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