Amazon Web Services: What's It Good For?
A lot, even if it still gets damned with faint praise for its enterprise cloud services.
We still hear: "You've got to hand it to Amazon for having put together a great offering. Of course, for production applications, IT organizations require enterprise characteristics." And: "AWS is a fantastic resource that's used a lot for test and dev." The clear implication is that only developers find AWS's value proposition compelling, and when it comes time for serious computing, those applications will be hosted internally or placed with a different type of hosting provider.
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The relegation of AWS to the developer ghetto is by no means a given. The perception that AWS serves as a provider of inexpensive, unreliable computing power lags the market reality -- many organizations run production applications in AWS, attracted by its easy access and pay-as-you-go pricing.
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