Amazon EC2 Features List

Amazon EC2 Reviews

Amazon EC2

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

4.5/5 (20 reviews)

Amazon EC2 Feature Summary

  • Amazon Elastic Block Store
  • Auto Scaling
  • Multiple Locations
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • Elastic IP Addresses
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) Clusters
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
  • VM Import/Export
  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • AWS Marketplace
  • Enhanced Networking

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Amazon EC2 Feature Reviews

8 reviewers had the following to say about Amazon EC2's features:

Anonymous
Software Developer/Build Engineer (Information Technology and Services company, 501-1000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Very convenient, saves a lot of time and money

2015-09-05

In fact, with no real training on the product, I was able to get a full stack of servers up and running in under an hour.

Pros

A variety of operating systems are averrable and can be bought up at the click of a button. Third party software is also available through amazon marketplace, and most tools can be licensed through AWS and even come preinstalled and preconfigured on EC2 images.

Cons

Monitoring - AWS offers cloud watch monitoring for EC2 instances, but we still found ourselves reaching out to a third party vendor for a true APM solution for the software running on our EC2 instances.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Product Manager, MindSphere City Solutions (Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing company, 10001+ employees)
Verified Reviewer

Best compute service on the planet

2018-01-10

Pros

1) wide variety in options - compute optimized, memory optimized, network optimized instances 2) wide variety in pricing options - ondemand instances, spot instances, reserved instances, dedicated instances 3) easy to use and administer 4) corse monitoring and fine grain monitoring available 5) integrates seamlessly with other AWS services

Cons

Default limit is 20 instances per region. It could be high for small micro instances. The good news is that you can submit a request for more resources.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Ben McClure

Verified Reviewer

Immediate access to unlimited server computing potential

2018-04-23

Pros

EC2 is an incredible service offering unlimited computing power for any server applications, and best of all offering it 24/7 at the drop of a hat.

Cons

The interface is complex and not very intuitive.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Clint Rankin

Verified Reviewer

Convenient, saves time and money

2018-04-19

Pros

Was easy to set up with no real training.

Cons

Only thing I can say negative is that I feel the vpn pricing is a bit high. Could be more competitively priced. Also it can be cumbersome to figure out where your server is at until you get on the right geographical location.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Joel Brache

Verified Reviewer

The Standard for Cloud Computing

2018-05-08

Pros

I've documented the process, so the next time this happens, I will be able to get back up and running in minutes.

Cons

The biggest con to EC2 is the shear vastness of features, tools, and functionality.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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David Coallier

Verified Reviewer

Amazon EC2

2016-04-28

You still need to know your way around servers, automation, security, etc but it's very useful.

Pros

Understanding how to deploy for the cloud is essential. Once you know how to do it, you can easily end up with an extremely resilient infrastructure which would have typically required a large investment.

Cons

To use and automate your infrastructure as well as use the other associated products, you will need to be quite advanced in computing technologies.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Patrick Delgado

Verified Reviewer

Very Impressive Dynamic Platform

2016-01-29

I have been using the Amazon EC2 web services since they deployed it several years ago and I have to admit Amazon is leading not only in the online retail goods sales space but they are now encroaching upon the online cloud space which is very ubiquitous in 2016.

Pros

I've been extremely impressed with Amazon's open source integration into virtually all other services especially e-commerce which is why I recommend this app.

Cons

Gosh, I have to admit there really haven't been any Cons in my opinion which is why I recommend this app.

Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Strategy & Operations Lead (Marketing and Advertising company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Strongest compute capabilities for develoeprs

2018-04-02

Pros

Incredibly easy to get started, great user community, lots of online blog and forum help, relatively well priced.

Cons

A little simplistic and lacks major enterprise features that any large company should look for when purchasing compute.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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