Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

After working in the cloud for about two years I have a number of thoughts about some key vendors. Each vendor is different and there is no outright winner.

Here goes for Amazon:


  • Most advanced set of Cloud features in the industry
  • Largest choice of RAM, Core, and Disk options
  • Most flexibile hard disk solution (EBS)
  • Pre-pay gives generous discounts (41%+)
  • Fastest instance resize solution
  • The one to beat


  • Zero free customer service
  • Poor paid customer service
  • They are still over priced
  • A number of big outages over the last couple of years