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"Almost everything is good. It is a whole ecosystem. It is not only the storage, computing, or networking. It is interesting in the way all things are combined to form this ecosystem. It is a very well-built and logical ecosystem that has some small building blocks. These building blocks can be used in the right way to build a much bigger ecosystem that is robust, secure, scalable.""The initial setup is straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the backup ability. Most people are used to one type of backup solution that they're using, but most of these solutions have features that make it difficult to transfer to the cloud. I know that Veeam now gives people the opportunity to backup some on-premises solutions to the cloud. This feature is something that a lot of people are looking for.""The most valuable features I have found are the Database Migration Service (DMS) for monitoring the host and routing, Route 53, and EC2 tools. The DMS is not available in any other solution that I am aware of. They have a very flexible and professional solution.""The best features are flexibility and cost.""It has many choices of computer options, storage options, and even database options.""The most useful feature of Amazon AWS is it can be accessed from anywhere.""I like AWS for its scalability, reliability, and availability, and it's much more mature and user-friendly compared to some other cloud providers. The learning curve and time for deployment are also shorter."

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"The solution has encryption which we did not have before."

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"The interface is relatively complex.""Amazon tools are for more mature DevOps. The process and the Dev is very good, but it doesn't compare to the ease of using the Google Cloud Platform.""The features that should be improved are that there should be better clarity on their invoicing. There are so many things they charge for - high line items in the invoice. I think there should be more clarity and more ease of use with their billing. I'd like to see better ease of use of with the billing console and a clear dashboard to understand the usage.""There is no control of downtime.""The price could be better.""In terms of technical features, I don't see anything missing. The only two points in favor of other providers are the price and local support. The main problem that we see here in Brazil is the price. It is much more expensive than any other cloud provider. Their local support can also be better. We get more support from some of the other providers here in Brazil as compared to AWS.""I also use Google Cloud GCP and AWS cannot directly use the Azure EC2 consult. They could add that feature. Direct connection to the EC2 console server would be very useful.""The feedback we are getting from our customers, especially here in Turkey where the exchange rate fluctuates regularly, is that the solution is quite expensive."

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"Our account representative was inexperienced, they could improve on how they are managing accounts."

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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 solution is a bit expensive, we are still negotiating the price."
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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.

    Virtustream's xStream Management Platform provides a unified, cloudagnostic control plane that integrates infrastructure orchestration, enterprise application automation and a suite of business intelligence and service management tools.
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    Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Media Company6%
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    Computer Software Company46%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Media Company5%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 155 reviews while Virtustream xStream is ranked 12th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 1 review. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Virtustream xStream is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Virtustream xStream writes "Improves efficiencies, has encryption, and great mission-critical customer support". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, whereas Virtustream xStream is most compared with Microsoft Azure, SAP S4HANA on AWS, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and Oracle Cloud.

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