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Pros
"I like that it's easy to use.""It has several valuable features, but the load balancer, auto-scaling, and RDS database are the main ones. It is a complete cloud infrastructure solution.""Newly introduced features advance capabilities.""The most valuable feature is the availability, as we work in different availability zones.""The AWS feature that I most enjoy is Lambda functions. I primarily use serverless components because they allow you to process things without having to compromise on resources like when running EC2 instances or virtual machines. With minimal effort, you can scale up an unlimited number of processes, even concurrently, to process things. I frequently work with web APIs, so I use Lambda a lot in this area.""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.""Technical support is quite helpful.""Amazon AWS has a good Redshift database."

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"Google App Engine's most valuable feature is self-management. You do not have to manage the infrastructure underneath where all the functions are happening, such as load balancing deployment and version management, they are managed by the system itself.""Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications."

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Cons
"They currently have fewer regions in Asia, especially in India, China, and other places. They can maybe put more data centers in this region.""The setup of the solution is not so easy, it requires various skills to complete it. The whole implementation can take a month.""While feasible, custom configuration will be more time consuming than standard.""The solution can get to be a little expensive.""I'd like to see AWS implement consolidated billing for businesses operating under one group. We want to consolidate the functionalities but keep the billing separate. That is a challenge we've faced, and I feel it's something they can improve on. For example, maybe you have three businesses that are operating under one group, and you want each entity to have a separate bill for the respective workload that they're using.""I want to use AWS as a full solution for my website - for domain and website hosting, and everything in between - however, I was not able to find everything together.""I'd like the solution to be more plug-and-play.""The overall convenience and the ease to use could be improved."

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"The only concern is that there is a number of the offerings which are built on their own proprietary technologies. With some of the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate to other cloud providers.""Difficult to assess how pricing is managed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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    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.

    Google App Engine is a Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) provider that equips web application developers with all the resources and tools that they need to develop, test, and run their applications on Google's infrastructure. Everything is built into the kit, so with one download of the SDK, you'll be well on your way to first-rate apps.

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    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Media Company6%
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    Media Company22%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Non Profit11%
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    Financial Services Firm27%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Large Enterprise69%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Google App Engine and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 151 reviews while Google App Engine is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 2 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Google App Engine is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Ability to test before deployment and security authorization are key features". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and Dell EMC ECS, whereas Google App Engine is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail, Heroku and IBM Public Cloud. See our Amazon AWS vs. Google App Engine report.

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