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ianstewart

18 Reviews

Cloud Back-Up - Servers

01/31/16

we are backing up our servers to amazon simple storage service and it is far better than good cloud storage and azure. all three costs similar price and cutting down to match others which gives customers cheaper solution. S3 is is very faster and most of the time it is faster than transferring in networks.
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ianstewart

18 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

01/31/16

Amazon glacier was one of the best archiving solution you can ask for but it has changed since the arrival of google nearline. it would been a far better review if i had done this last year because it was one of the best then and 4 hour respond time really killed the competition.
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ianstewart

18 Reviews

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

01/31/16

amazon aws content delivery network is really one of the best in this genre. i have tried more than 3 various CDNs and never got something faster like this. my webadmin is so happy after we moved to this and our webpages get very faster connections.
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A Day

24 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

01/29/16

We are using S3 and glacier for most of our third party backups and third set backups. it is always easy to manage storage in all region and billing cant be any more transparent. Very easy to upload with even free software like S3 browser and dragondisk.
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A Day

24 Reviews

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

01/29/16

If you are using other amazon services then it is a perfect CDN for you.If you're already using AWS S3 , this will be the easiest tech implementation experience you've ever had! Yes you'll need to have been the one who set up S3 but it'll be super fast and easy and your asset load times will be really smooth and faster.
Free-tier service is available for one year following your registration date, with certain bandwidth and feature limitations but hey it is free :). Pricing varied by region and AWS Cloudfront charges HTTP and HTTPS requests as well.
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A Day

24 Reviews

Desktop as a Service - Large Biz (100+ Users)

01/29/16

We started using this whe nit was initial stage and as we dont have to manage VDIs, we decided to give it a try. WorkSpaces by Amazon only delivers the Windows 7 Experience via Windows Server 2008 R2. As a result of Microsoft's SPLA, no other licensing is needed. Amazon also offers Active Directory integration. The best thing is that it can run on raspberry pie as well. highly recommend this .
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A Day

24 Reviews

Cloud Back-Up - Servers

01/29/16

I am using amazon simple storage solution for all my server backups. it is very fast and reliable. Uploading daily incremental backups and mail archives with cloudberry, s3 browser and dragon disk and backing up our webserver to s3 directly and it never been so easy. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants to try cloud server backup solution.
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A Day

24 Reviews

Cloud Back-Up - Files

01/29/16

i am using amazon web service glacer as my files archive for 3 years. it is the perfect place to dump all your archives and forget about it. retrieving time is 4 hours so that is a drawback now, not before, as google offers nearline product with retrieval time of 3 minutes or so. but you cant get anything cheaper and relieable for this price.
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jabos

20 Reviews

Cloud Back-Up - Files

01/27/16

I am using amazon S3 for backup my file server as a third set of backups. it is very fast and very reliable. i am using it for variety of services such as website backups and stuff. you can store data in your region regardless of where you live and which is great in terms of compliance. also using free tools to upload/download data so cost-wise it is a great service.
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jabos

20 Reviews

Desktop as a Service - Small Biz (1-99 Users)

01/27/16

i have tested this for our company but it is not quite good compare to the rivals. i expect more speed with the services and expected it might improve over the time but hasn't changed much. prices are changed rapdily to compete with azure and other rivals but service is not getting any better.

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Tim Porterfield

35 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

01/18/16

We currently use AWS for plan "C" backups and transfers. The price has been very reasonable and the dashboard has been easy to use. Customer support has been very helpful in resolving any issues we've come across. #spiceworks

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Ric Howe

20 Reviews

Cloud Back-Up - Files

01/08/16

Completely trustworthy so far. We have used Glacier for over a year now for data archive as a plan "C" recovery option. Prices for storage are very reasonable for storage. We have yet to utilize a download attempt of our recovery in a test environment using the low cable internet speeds. However its comforting knowing i always have a 3 month backup readily available in a catastrophe. #spiceworks

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Justin DeMatteo

11 Reviews

Cloud VM's (Public Cloud)

01/04/16

Great one stop shop for any of your hosting needs. We use for cloud VM's and have been for about a year now. Haven't had the first issue with them. Great customer service and speedy response to questions.

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Dataless

10 Reviews

Cloud VM's (Public Cloud)

12/22/15

While I have been running a Virtual Environment for many years it wasn't until this year that I started trying out many of the public cloud options.

I gave AWS a shot and I have to say they have a lot of features and additional services.

Having all of these services integrated can certainly make AWS a one-stop-shop for moving your infrastructure online.

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fmatthews

24 Reviews

Bare Metal Cloud (Private Cloud)

12/17/15

I am using amazon S3 for 3 years and never felt any need of change. it is very fast and easy to sync with network. i am using some free access solutions and they are awesome. using it for website backups and DR file backups

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abhim

10 Reviews

Bare Metal Cloud (Private Cloud)

12/15/15

SWS workspace not a bad product. But it needs imprivement. it is laggy as hell and that I have already lost one chunk of work.Setup is easy or complex depending on whether you need to integrate with an on-premise Active Directory. I have used standalone so it was pretty easy.An annoyance is that you cannot use Microsoft’s standard remote desktop client, but only Amazon’s apps. #spiceworks

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Syypher

11 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

12/14/15

Amazon Glacier was great. We were looking for a cloud long term storage for our database admin and he was able to find and incorporate this into snapshots of our VMs. The backup would go on over night and eventually get transferred over to the glacier services for long term storage. Which was fine for 2+ year old snapshots for what we needed. Which was strictly backup and not accessibility.

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Doug Hubbard

5 Reviews

Cloud VM's (Public Cloud)

12/14/15

Very simple to set up and work with. Lots of images to start from (and tools to migrate in house images to their format).
Makes it easy to get a system up and running in a hurry and the pricing is amazing compared to running something in house.
For anything from a quick one off instance to a data center in the cloud AWS can handle it for you.
Things can be as complex or as simple as you want and with their API you can automate almost anything.
A very solid choice if you need cloud services
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marilyn3

4 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

12/09/15

i was introduced to the world of AWS only 1 year ago. I was skeptical about the whole cloud server storage and backup storage etc. But amazon S3 gave me new perception on how powerful and painless it can be. You only have to pay for what you use and it is faster than any other solutions i have ever tried. Noe i am backing up some of my data with dragondisk software. #spiceworks

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nhammond

21 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

12/08/15

It is one of the best services we have for server back-end when you are using AWS EC2 or other services. We are using this for years and never had issues so far. IO rates are really good and we are also using elastic blocks for EC2. A great services from amazon, cant find any fault but the only downside is their interface is a bit bad comparing to azure or google cloud storage. they need to work on it. #spiceworks

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nward

13 Reviews

Cloud Back-Up - Servers

12/07/15

AWS EC2 is very intuitive and easy way to get a VM up and running within seconds. Great documentation and examples as well. But the whole interface suck when it comes to designing. i want something simple than too many information in a single page. but apart form that, it is really a great server solution. i have around 5 backup servers waiting to fire-up as a backup and i dont have to pay anything until i start using it which is awesome #spiceworks

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nward

13 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

12/07/15

Amazon S3 is one of the best business class storage service designed for business. I am using this for years and never had a problem and yet to find an issue. IF you have any servers or using other services from amazon, this is the storage you are looking for. I am running a lot servers in EC2 and using S3 as back-end storage. The pricing is more clarity than glacier and you can calculate how much are you going to spend. A great sulution for developers and sysadmins #spiceworks

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adpa

7 Reviews

Cloud Back-Up - Servers

12/07/15

I am using Amazon EC2 for 3 years. We are able to leverage AWS EC2 in our development and integration life cycles to minimize the cost of equipment and employees, because we don't have to manage the physical hardware.Even though the prices are set up for enterprise they do seem high for small to mid level businesses, compared to other alternatives. One thing that needs to be improved is IAM users and roles configurations which are complex to configure and understand #spiceworks

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jden

4 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

12/07/15

S3 is the best storage solution out there for static hosting.Its easy to get up and running quickly and new customers get free storage and data transfer for a year . It worked like a charm for my previous project where I use it for storing random files for installations as well as for shared files.They have nice REST API and APIs on top of REST end points in different languages, you could use pretty much for anything.

The only feature I really dont like most is their web console. The S3 web console lacks simple feature like sorting or even searching. Amazon has had some high profile outages but these have mainly been around their EC2 products so no problem with S3 . #spiceworks.

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thomasjohn

17 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

12/07/15

before i moved my job, I used S3 supplement the online storage for our clients.As a startup the ability to host all of our cloud services without the need to manage our own IT infrastructure has been key to our ability to scale.
as a new user, first thing you will notice is the simplicity of it. there are no learning curve to pass and within free trial period , you can be master of this great service. So Make sure you try it with the free amazon level for a while and try some of the tools that work with it before you put a ton of files in there.#spiceworks.

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thomasjohn

17 Reviews

Cloud Back-Up - Servers

12/07/15

EC2 is massively scalable, which allows you to pay for only what you actually use. We are using it as backup servers as a prt of DR strategy. As part of AWS, EC2 is one in a plethora of sometimes overlapping resource solutions. The ever changing nature of AWS means an operator must be constantly focused on the AWS platform to keep up with changes. The best thing is, it is quick to deploy servers with minimum effort.I have built web/android applications that use EC2 as backend and provide great support. All-inall a great service from amazon. #spiceworks

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IK7

14 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

12/07/15

I am using Amazon web service products for years and one of the best services they offer is Amazon Simple Storage Service (s3). I wasn’t really in to cloud at first but it appears s3 designs for business and it helps to build a strong backup and online archive system. I am using glacier as a part of this for life cycle transitioning and can’t find any better solution. I have tried and using google cloud storage but for backup purpose, I felt s3 is the best. I don’t really like glacier as it has no clarity in pricing but with s3, you know what you are getting into. #spicerworks

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smiler2

10 Reviews

Cloud Disaster Recovery (DRaaS)

12/04/15

We are curretnly using AWS for DR. configured everythign from S3, cached storage, EC2, gateway-VTL to AWS RDS. AWS has made server hardware troubleshooting a thing of the past. I love their services and up time is simply incredible. it is a great thing to manage everything to keep a painless transition to DR and it is great. Love AWS tools. #spiceworks

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Mayaram

10 Reviews

Cloud Disaster Recovery (DRaaS)

12/04/15

We use AWS for some mission critical applications with keeping AWS EC2 servers as live ones and inhouse servers are testing servers. I love their services and up time is simply incredible. I'm able to get servers up in less than 5 mins.. For the price they charge, and with the flexibility that it provides it's an excellent service. They support a good range of OS choices, and provide a good range of managed services at a reasonable price on very flexible contracts. #spiceworks

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jden

4 Reviews

Cloud Back-Up - Servers

12/04/15

one of the easiest cloud solution to start with and implement. With APIs, you can literally do anything program-wise but the problem is you need to get past the awe-full interface. there is a learning curve but it could been avoided if they design the interface a bit better. But once you past that, it is very easy to use and depoly VMs. #spiceworks

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abhim

10 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

12/04/15

Currently i manage around 8 TB data in S3 and ~20TB data in glacier and i have to say i am pretty please with this. S3 response is faster than moving my NAS file in network. Glacier is not something i want to use for future as 3 - 4 hours response time is not good. may be replacing glacier with nearline. But so far , pretty happy with their service. #spiceworks

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Lewisw2

6 Reviews

Bare Metal Cloud (Private Cloud)

12/04/15

I have used amazon S3 and glacier with EC2. i kind of like it when i am using with other aws products because of its neat integration. also using s3 for offsite backup with dragon disk and cloud-berry software. I really like S3 when it comes to transfer any size files to other location. using s3 browser and it is a 1 minute job and you get fastest downloadable link. highly recomend S3 for backups #spiceworks

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adpa

7 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

12/04/15

I am using AWS storage for years. I started using glacier and realized in need a lot more than that when i need to retrieve anything. Glacier is perfect for those who just need to archive everything , not retrieving chuck data. So i started using S3 and it is worth for $0.03/gb. The storage is really fast and i can download it faster than copying a file from my external NAS server. S3 pricing is pretty straight forward but beware using glacier when you need anything back from it, you could end up with hefty charges. #spiceworks

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danmitchell

9 Reviews

Cloud Back-Up - Files

12/03/15

Amazon web services are so far the best cloud backup provider with their S3 and glacier solutions. Glacier is only for archiving not for any retrieval purpose but s3 is a very powerful tool for any kind of storage facilities any company need. Read/write ratio is far better than any other company including azure and google cloud storage.#spiceworks

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101011

10 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

12/03/15

I love amazon cloud file storage. i am using it for bakups, ftp services for my current company. using s3 for three years now and glacier about 2 years. you might find S3 is one of the fastest cloud storage you get these days aprt from microsoft azure.#spiceworks

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John Kulin

2 Reviews

Desktop as a Service - Small Biz (1-99 Users)

12/02/15

It works. CS is easy to get hold of. Tons of email.mobile notifications.
Speed and connectivity is what we wanted and they delivered and it saved us money from our last service. Rated this a 4/5
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Mildy Vein

1 Reviews

Bare Metal Cloud (Private Cloud)

11/10/15

Pros

Easily scalable.
Able to get email/mobile notifications if issues with servers.
An easy to use and navigate GUI.

Cons

Price!
I know it’s more tailored to large enterprise, so some price structures seem quite extreme for small to medium size business .

Conclusion

Amazon Web Services is well suited for us as we don’t have to deal with physical infrastructure and want a high level of security and availability. Though if our needs increase in the future, we will have to revisit if it’s still cost efficient to pay per min or built local infrastructure.

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Brad Hiemstra

1 Reviews

Cloud VM's (Public Cloud)

11/06/15

After years of a 'fingers crossed and eyes closed' update procedures, and a couple moments in the fire. We decided to take the higher route and move our testing to the cloud. After the initial investment in time of setting up a similar environment on AWS, we update all of the VM's to our current production versions and began testing. Once we had everything working as close to production as we could we were set to start breaking things (patching). This time with out the fear of losing production time, or our fingernails.

We have been using AWS for a little over 6 months now, and it has saved our tails a couple times already. We chose to use the hourly charge service and we end up spending less than .90 cents an hour when we are testing. Management was easily convinced to spend the extra cost a month to ensure we are up as much as possible in production. They have been very happy, which means we are happy.

We have also started to use the service for training our new techs. We setup a small environment of a couple servers and hosts. Then we break a couple things like dhcp, dns, and maybe some gpo's set to mess with them. I give them a small explanation of what isn't working and tell them dive in. Even if they don't resolve the issues, they are getting familiar with the OS's and we don't have to babysit them like we would on a production machine. If they break it, no big deal.

Overall we have been very happy with our decision to move our testing to the cloud. We are now looking at possibly moving a couple of our non-critical VM's up there permanently, and switching to a set monthly charge.

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Scott Holcomb

1 Reviews

Hybrid Cloud

11/03/15

No doubt hybrid is the intelligent solution to guard critical core functions of any business - single point of failure is unsafe in any enterprise. AWS provides the connectivity to synchronize real time up and parallel processing for a fraction in cost that a single failure would cost if hybrid is not implemented

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Kate Erickson

2 Reviews

Cloud File Storage

10/18/15

I'm loving Amazon S3. It's a huge help to be able to upload any type of document - PDF, Word, Excel, and even JPG's - and be able to link them on our site and in our emails.
The one thing I haven't figured out how to do on Amazon S3 yet (which is why I'm only giving it 4.5 stars) is easily moving files from one folder to another. It would be a big help in terms of organization to not have to delete it, reupload it and then relink it.
Hope this helps!

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