Top 30 AWS cloud services

AWS Consultancy 2nd Watch profiled how its customers are using Amazon’s cloud

Amazon Web Services consultancy 2nd Watch this week released the findings of an analysis of 100,000 public cloud instances to determine the 30 most popular services being used.

It’s not surprising that AWS’s two core products: compute and storage, lead the pack. 100% of the environments 2nd Watch examined were using Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), the massively scalable object storage service. 99% of customers also were using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the on-demand virtual machine service. 100% of customers use AWS Data Transfer, because if you have data in the cloud, you need to transfer it in or out at some point.

2nd watch 30 aws services 2nd Watch

There are some other surprising results. The fourth most used service among 2nd Watch customers (a whopping 89%) is Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), a platform for enterprise and mobile messaging. Many 2nd Watch customers use public cloud best practices by recording their usage of Amazon’s cloud by using AWS Cloud Trail (73% of users), a service that provides detailed logs of activity in an aWS account.

Other products have surprisingly low usage. Less than half of 2nd Watch customers use Amazon Virtual Private Network (Amazon VPC), which provides logically isolated VMs to customers and are the default EC2 instance type.

2nd Watch’s study also points to some of the challenges Amazon faces in breaking in new products. Less than one in five 2nd Watch customers use Amazon’s new in-house applications named Workspaces and Workdocs, which provide virtual desktop and a storage sharing services. Only 11% of customers were using AWS Storage Gateway, a service for bridging on-premises environments to the public cloud. And only 10% were using Amazon Kinesis, the company’s event-processing engine.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Amazon Web Services

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Brandon Butler

Brandon Butler

Network World
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Cate Bacon

Aruba Instant On AP11D

The strength of the Aruba Instant On AP11D is that the design and feature set support the modern, flexible, and mobile way of working.

Dr Prabigya Shiwakoti

Aruba Instant On AP11D

Aruba backs the AP11D up with a two-year warranty and 24/7 phone support.

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?