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Amazon Lightsail is the #12 ranked solution in our list of PaaS Services. It is most often compared to Microsoft Azure: Amazon Lightsail vs Microsoft Azure

What is Amazon Lightsail?

Lightsail is ideal for simpler workloads, quick deployments, and getting started on AWS. It’s designed to help you start small, and then scale as you grow.

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Amazon Lightsail Customers
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Amazon Lightsail pricing:
  • "The services that it provides are good for the price."

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Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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Good usability and customer service for a reasonable price

What is our primary use case?

We were using Amazon Lightsail to reduce our on-premises cost and also to make it available for use anytime and anywhere.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are the usability and customer service."
  • "I don't see this solution as enterprise-ready, for bigger companies like banks."

What other advice do I have?

This solution is still new in terms of containerized platforms. If you have your own vendor then Amazon may or may not support that. One of the biggest issues is the technology that is not supported on Amazon, which means that you can't migrate to the cloud. My advice for anybody who is considering this solution is that it is suitable for SaaS services. On the other hand, for IaaS, I would say that it shouldn't be used for financially critical data. The reason is that there is no security compliance. For example, your account information and confidential data should not be moved to this…
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