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What is Amazon EC2?
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
What is Microsoft Azure?
Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
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3132 Companies Using Amazon EC2
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A Better VPS
February 14, 2014 03:39
A VPS gives the full access that I need, because most of what I do has complex integrations and there is plenty of legacy - very stable, highly tuned code developed over two decades - that I carry with me. My use is also limited to during development, so there is no point going for a full server.
Amazon EC2 is a VPS, except it is cheaper.
Additionally, I used to previously take the code developed on my VPS and deploy it to whatever server the client brought.
With Amazon EC2 the deployment is already done. All that remains it to scale up, add other products like dns, mail, storage and so on, and change the billing so that the client gets invoiced. That makes the process that much more predictable and seamless, and the end result much more stable.
So far so good
April 06, 2014 09:18
Just started using EC2 myself, but it was the platform used by my previous employer, as well. They are getting easier to use, dashboard improvements over time were well done. Responded fast to outages. They offer a limited free tier which is perfect for my current project, allowing me time to build it to the point where I will need a paid solution. Overall, I'm liking it so far.
Azure for mobile dev
April 06, 2014 10:25
Windows Azure is more difficult to configure than some other cloud based technologies, however, it makes up for it with the incredible integrations and ease of development on mobile platforms (Android, iOS and of course Windows Phone).
The Azure Web Sites is a PaaS that is very easy to setup and is pretty powerful.
If you want VMs you can have them and even program when they come online.
There are tons of ways to use this service and there are a lot of free things you can get in order to try it out. The only downside is that you have to learn a new, although very powerful, platform.
imgur uses Amazon EC2
About a year and a half ago (written June 2013) we moved from dedicated servers over to AWS. Thanks to AWS, we no longer have to think on a server level. Instead, we think of everything as a cluster of instances, and an instance is essentially a virtual server where we don’t have to worry about the hardware. It’s a relief to not have to worry about the hardware behind the instances.
The clusters we have are: WWW, API, Upload, HAProxy, HBase, MySQL, Memcached, Redis, and ElasticSearch, for an average total of 80 instances. Each cluster handles the job that its name describes, all working together for the common goal of giving you your daily (hourly?) dose of image entertainment.
Below is a diagram of how they all work together:
Pathwright uses Amazon EC2
App servers, celery VMs, and a number of internal supportting systems run on EC2.
PlayCanvas uses Amazon EC2
Almost all our servers run from Ubuntu on AWS EC2, as it is robust and easy to work with.
Zinc uses Amazon EC2
We're in the process of moving to a SOA (service-oriented architecture), and each of our services run on a cluster of EC2 boxes behind an ELB. Our services are built primarily with Go and Ruby, depending on the requirements.
Instacart uses Amazon EC2
We liked a lot of things about Heroku. We loved the build packs, and we still in fact use Heroku build packs, but we were frustrated by lack of control about a lot of things. It’s nice to own the complete stack, or rather as far down as AWS goes. It gave us a lot of flexibility and functionality that we didn’t have before. We use a lot of Amazon technology.
Carbonmade uses Amazon EC2
We have over fleet of over 25 servers running at any given time that scales elastically with load.
nrise uses Amazon EC2
모든 서버는 EC2 를 이용하고 있습니다. 가격이 저렴하다고는 할 수 없습니다만 신뢰성 있고, 관리가 아주 편리합니다. 원하는 만큼 순식간에 서버를 증설했다가 필요없을 때 바로 반납해버릴 수 있기 때문에 스타트업에서 이만한 IaaS 를 찾을 수 없다고 생각합니다. 저희가 사용하는 지역은 도쿄입니다.
jessearmand uses Amazon EC2
To host VoicePing users management / login server and messaging router stack
hellstad uses Amazon EC2
When you need flexibility with compute power, memory, EBS, snapshots, security groups, etc.
Lumanu uses Amazon EC2
We use this both indirectly through Elastic Beanstalk and directly for running some servers continuously. AWS is a solid provider of cloud services.
tpp6me uses Amazon EC2
We use several EC2 instances each dedicated for a separate purpose - API servers, TCP servers for device, DB instances.
papaver uses Amazon EC2
currently using it play around with machine learning. the p2 instances have a tesla card in them!! not too bad for .90c an hour.
AngeloR uses Amazon EC2
We use ElasticBeanstalk to manage the applications/deployment/scaling functionality over top of EC2.
There are a few smaller ec2 instances that are customized for the multiplayer system.
shreyas-n uses Amazon EC2
Integrating Amazon's many AWS services, such as RDS, is a breeze if you're using EC2.
jflynn33 uses Amazon EC2
Because servers. Lots of them. Lots of configurations. Great for mission-specific functions. Video encoding, data aggregation, dedicated processing, mission-critical data stores. Anything you can't hang off your Heroku environment.
CloudRepo uses Amazon EC2
EC2 runs our application servers - the servers that do all the heavy lifting for CloudRepo.
yimoucao uses Amazon EC2
Reliable, cheap and pay on demand. I used it for data training with machine learning techniques.
Seen on Set uses Microsoft Azure
The Seen on Set website is hosted with Azure. We use SQL Azure for structured data persistence and Azure Web Apps is used to host the main web application.
thibmaek uses Microsoft Azure
Azure is used for deploying the bot to the cloud as a fallback to hardware device deployment.
PSESD uses Microsoft Azure
We currently host PRS and EARS on Azure as they are .Net apps, but we are currently porting these services to Scala and will be hosting them on Heroku with the other P2 SRX services.
heat uses Microsoft Azure
Serviço utilizado para deploy de toda a infraestrutura do projeto. Colocamos todas as peças do serviço no azure, garantindo uma forma rápida e garantia de escalibilidade.
Curabase uses Microsoft Azure
We are using virtual machines and now Kubernetes via their ACS (Azure Container Service) to make it scalable and highly available.
nickdecooman uses Microsoft Azure
Experience with the IoT Hub and the Azure Event bus. Also using Azure as storage provider for personal backup system.
SquadronROE uses Microsoft Azure
Blackbaud makes use of Azure and my current job is with Blackbaud. Therefore, due to the free credit and the ability to reuse tools, I rely on Azure quite a bit.
danielkovacs uses Microsoft Azure
My favourite cloud with all the great tools - web apps, mobile apps, storages, easy tables, blobs, app insights, cosmos DB... I think it is really usable and ergonomic. Plus point for mobile app.