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Nov 2018

We first placed AWS in Adopt seven years ago, and the breadth, depth and reliability of its services have improved in leaps and bounds since then. However, we're now moving AWS back into Trial, not because of any deficiencies in its offering, but because its competitors, GCP and Azure, have matured considerably and selecting a cloud provider has become increasingly complex. We reserve Adopt for when we see a clear winner in a field. For many years, AWS was the default choice, but we now feel that organizations should make a balanced selection across cloud providers that takes into account their geographic and regulatory footprint, their strategic alignment (or lack thereof) with the providers, and, of course, the fit between their most important needs and the cloud providers' differentiating products.

Mar 2012
While it can be all too easy to ignore geographical location of cloud-based services, for legal and technical reasons it can be a serious constraint when considering appropriate platforms. With the recently announced Brazil and Singapore regions, Amazon has made AWSbased systems more viable for people in areas previously poorly served by IaaS providers. In addition, they continue to add features to existing services, such as VPC. We remain confident in recommending AWS for those situations where flexibility in provisioning resources is key.
Jul 2011
Amazon continues to evolve the AWS cloud with services such as RDB, making it even easier to engineer and deploy cloud-based applications. Not every AWS feature is as mature as EC2 and S3, so you should carefully evaluate which AWS components to use. We feel comfortable recommending AWS where elasticity or on-demand computing are required.