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Amazon EC2 Pros

OU
Security & DevOps Analyst at Newtopia Inc.
Amazon EC2 is highly scalable.
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SR
Chief Technology Officer at Ongil Private Limited
The ability to bring up servers and then do the computation and deposit means we don't have to maintain a data center. Everything is virtual and the security is also taken care of. It helps us to achieve compliance. Being a small startup with the security features that AWS provides helps us with compliance.
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Venkateswarlu Paturu - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager / Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
All of my lower maintenance overheads are taken care of. I don't have to worry about it.
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Amazon EC2
May 2022
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VinayKumar2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Data Engineer at Seven Lakes Technologies
The most valuable features are the scalability options, low maintenance, and options to upgrade. AWS support is also pretty good. The generation upgrade is pretty simple and standardized.
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VinayKumar2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Data Engineer at Seven Lakes Technologies
The most valuable feature of this solution is the ability to have standard operating systems along with the Windows, Linux operating systems, and their maintenance-free structure, which we prefer.
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SS
Founder & CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The Key Management Service (KMS) feature is very helpful for security. It encrypts the data that is being saved. Cloud storage is also very helpful, and it could be AWS S3, which a lot of people use.
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ASHOK YADAV - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the AMI-related features. A very good feature of this solution is the customizable AMI. It is a very good feature provided by Amazon. The encryption technologies are also very good. We are using KMS, etc.
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VA
Senior Manager -Datacenter Planning and Operations at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is EC2 is scalable, so when you want to move to market, you don't need to wait until your provision is fast, you can just go and provision it and then easily install your application.
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Naresh Reddy - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Solutions Architect at OORWIN LABS INC
Amazon EC2 has plenty of scalability options to decrease or increase the number we need. Based on our bandwidth usage we may go for a higher or downgrade level. We can do it ourselves.
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VamsiMohan - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Huber
EC2 is secure and stable, and we have no complaints about it on AWS.
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Amazon EC2 Cons

OU
Security & DevOps Analyst at Newtopia Inc.
It's not the best of the best because we still have issues with downtime. We still have issues with the cost of storage, with all these different instance styles, and how much it costs. They cost an arm and a leg the higher you go.
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SR
Chief Technology Officer at Ongil Private Limited
In terms of improvement, they could build some client-side desktop tools that provide easier connectivity to Amazon.
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Venkateswarlu Paturu - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager / Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Technical itself could be a bit more helpful, especially when it comes to integration assistance. When we talk to the technical team, often it's some issue with integration and they'll tell us to talk to the other company. Often, the other company will look at everything and not see an issue from their end and then we are at an impasse.
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Amazon EC2
May 2022
Learn what your peers think about Amazon EC2. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2022.
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VinayKumar2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Data Engineer at Seven Lakes Technologies
Support doesn't share or give insights on OS-based issues. That needs to improve because if someone is buying an EC2 instance with the Windows server and SQL license, the client expects that there will be a minimum level of support.
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VinayKumar2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Data Engineer at Seven Lakes Technologies
One of the challenges is the AMI upgrades.
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SS
Founder & CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
They should fix the key pair name functionality and provide the ability to assign multiple key pair names to an EC2 instance. It is a key pair feature, and it provides you the ability to actually log into the server. It is basically like a password. In terms of new features, it should have the ability to increase and decrease the instance size based on certain times of the day. We should be able to do this without turning off the EC2 instance. Currently, you have to turn it off and then turn it back on. It should also have HTTPS or SSL integration.
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ASHOK YADAV - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
They can build automatic features for ENSS or network drive. They have the Control-M feature. Similarly, they should have a feature for the network drive that can be mapped. I have not seen such a feature. They have a lot of products but those are quite costly. There is no cheaper option available for the EC2 instance for syncing two drives. If these features are available, it would be good.
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VA
Senior Manager -Datacenter Planning and Operations at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ease of migrating applications could be improved.
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Naresh Reddy - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Solutions Architect at OORWIN LABS INC
We're expecting to have Graviton instances. Graviton means it's not internal, it's a low-cost instance. At present time, Graviton is not supported for a few packages.
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VamsiMohan - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Huber
EC2 could be improved with easier migration.
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Buyer's Guide
Amazon EC2
May 2022
Learn what your peers think about Amazon EC2. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2022.
597,415 professionals have used our research since 2012.